Top Wedding Trends to Watch in 2018

Top Wedding Trends to Watch in 2018 />

03/30/2018

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Wedding trends come and go and each season has its own must have touches. We’ve monitored the top wedding planning publications in the industry and here are some recurring trends that are at the top of the chart for this year's brides!

Planning your big day? Here are six wedding trends that are hot for couples tying the knot this year.

Trading "Rustic" for Modern "Boho"

Goodbye mason jars, itchy burlap and even itchier hay bales, hello free-spirited and whimsical personal touches that are eclectic and modern. Boho decor is more about a relaxed vibe and incorporating nature with subtlety. Decor can incorporate crystals, dreamcatchers, colorful and woven textiles and lush florals such as cascading bouquets, flower crowns, and blooms woven into braids.

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Hanging Florals

Hanging florals create a beautiful, lush atmosphere that is uber romantic and brings the outdoors in. Hanging floral arrangements are a great way to bring the eye up and make your reception venue look like no detail has been overlooked, including the ceiling! Cascading flowers help balance the room and are incredibly elegant in a whimsical, unexpected way. Plus, they make for a gorgeous photography backdrop.

Silver and Chrome Are the New Metallics

Metallics are here to stay, but instead of the gold, brass and rose gold shades which have been popular for the past few years, couples are incorporating silver and chrome into their color scheme. Silver and chrome shades can be found in everything from dress accents to centerpieces and wall decorations.

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Lush Velvets

Velvet is rich, elegant and is a bit of a tie-in to the boho trend but with a vintage and royal edge. Lush velvet can show up in footwear, vintage-inspired hair accessories and even cropped shrugs worn over bridesmaid dresses for a fall or winter wedding. Velvet is also a beautiful, tactile fabric to use in your wedding decor. Think elegant runners, a classic guest book in velvet and even your guest invitations or place cards.

Unique Reception Food and Cake

Taco bars, signature cocktails inspired by the wedding venue or a couple's love story, food trucks, macaron pyramids or donut pyramid "cakes" -- these are all fun trends that highlight a couple's unique personality as part of the reception menu. A wedding reception, after all, is for many of us the biggest party we'll ever throw. Why not make the food uniquely you?

Ultra Violet: Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone Ultra Violet is the color for 2018, so it's not surprising that it's being incorporated into weddings, from bridesmaid dresses to decor. This bold color looks equally as beautiful in spring and in summer, especially with the greenery and pastel flowers in season those times of year, but it is equally as stunning in a fall wedding or a winter theme event.

Are you busy planning a wedding in 2018? Are you incorporating any of these wedding trends into your big day? At Brides by Alejandre we offer a beautiful line of custom wedding dresses in lace and duchesse satin styles that will compliment the latest weddings trends.