When it comes to wedding planning, do you stay on-trend? Or do your own thing?
The link at the bottom is an article published on Laurenconrad.com (in collaboration with Style Me Pretty.com) with their picks of the “huge” wedding trends of 2016. Between Lauren Conrad, and Style Me Pretty, these people probably have the experience and know what they are talking about when it comes to the wedding industry. Nonetheless, lets discuss their top ten wedding trend picks:
- Take a fashion risk – I agree with this sentiment. Gone is the old “bride costume” of the poofy white dress and veil. Dress designers are now offering fashion forward alternatives in an array of colors. Be bold!
- Grooms wearing navy instead of black – Well, I love navy, so I might be biased. I love the navy trend. However, classic black is never a bad decision either.
- Rose gold and copper instead of gold and silver– Yes! So much yes! I never liked gold anyway.
- Floral print bridesmaids dresses – Ok, I can’t say that I’ve seen a lot of this. Not sure if this will become an actual trend or not. I guess we’ll see what the upcoming wedding season brings.
- Smaller, more intimate weddings – Perhaps these small weddings, labeled here as a ‘trend’, are more prevalent because of other factors: Money, educational status, home situation. The cost of a wedding keeps rising yearly, and keeping the guest list minimal is the easiest way to bring down cost. Also, more millennials are focused on their careers, and not looking to get married right out of college. As time goes by, your social circles get smaller, which will translate to a smaller guest list.
- Green foliage- Yeah I’ve seen it first-hand… eucalyptus seems to be the new go-to for florists’s and brides-to-be. And, why not? It’s pretty and smells good.
- Natural-looking hair and makeup – I was given the advice to make sure I looked like ‘me’ for my wedding, and that’s just what I did. I ignored some of the suggestions from friends and family, and decided to keep it simple and natural to my daily beauty aesthetic.
- Have a bold accent color – Sure some people go with the bold accent color (see Hillary’s wedding) but I don’t think I would call this a trend. There are still plenty of muted tones and neutral colors in the weddings I’ve seen so far in 2016. Even the Pantone colors of the year are pastels!
- Black-tie dress codes in casual wedding spaces – Is this a trend? I honestly don’t know about this one. Black-tie is great, but I can’t comment on the casual atmospheres. Can anyone else attest?
- Whimsical bouquets – Have we moved away from the tightly-wound bunch of white roses or lillies? Personally, I used succulents in my own bouquets, my friend Valerie had an all-brooch bouquet. I think it’s safe to call this one a “trend” for 2016 weddings.
Click below to see the article in it’s entirety, and the photos from Stylemepretty.com. Are these 10 items trends? Let me know your thoughts!
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