Every wedding season has its own style. Some wedding seasons are based on the trends of the day, while others follow the literal seasons of the earth. If you’re a bride planning a wedding for this winter and are still looking for a few ideas to put the final touches on your wedding, check out the top 10 winter wedding trends we are expecting for 2016-2017.
1) Add Fall Fruits to Your Centerpieces
Pumpkins and pinecones have always been a fall and winter wedding design favorite, but we’ve got to say—they’re overdone! It’s time to switch gears to other fall and winter fruits like juicy pomegranates, lingonberries, or persimmons. Add them to your centerpieces or even make them a part of your catering. Your guests will appreciate the change.
2) Replace Fall and Winter “Colors” with Neutral Palates
So many brides get caught up in getting the color palates just right to match the season, but 2016-2017 is all about independence. Think cool earthy palates instead of bright or overly dull colors. Greens, pastel pinks, and golden hues are ideal for fall and winter weddings in 2016-2017.
3) Go Woodsy
Implement wooden elements into your wedding wherever you can to stay on theme. Wooden welcome signs are a great idea, as are slice wood serving plates. Think outside the box, or the building, and go with forestry design features that perfectly reflect the changing season.
4) Go with Winter Greys
Winter weddings often focus on crisp, clean and striking white colors for their design elements. However, this year we’re seeing a refocus on to more cool colors like greys and even blues. From softer green colors coupled with sliver tones to cool greys combined with light blues, the color changes of this year are sure to make a big splash with brides this winter. We’re really falling in love with these hues, so you may want to check them out for yourself.
5) Metallic everything is in!
Want to wear metallic shoes under your gown? It’s in. Want to add metallic colored dinner napkins? Go for it! This year it’s all about shining things, especially in the décor elements of fall weddings. Add those touches to your wedding and you’ll be right on trend.
6) Naked Cakes
That’s right, brides and grooms are steering clear of textured wedding cakes in favor of naked or nearly naked sweet concoctions. The naked cake trend doesn’t skimp on flavor but does add a uniquely artistic vibe to any wedding. Some brides are opting for a naked cake with a drizzle of caramel or ganache overtop for a finishing effect. Ask your baker about this trend to learn more.
7) Two-Piece Wedding Dresses
You wouldn’t think it since fall and winter are the coldest months of the year, but two-piece wedding gowns are becoming a thing in 2016-2017. You can also opt for reception gowns to make your event truly memorable. Lace is in again this season.
8) Dahlias are the Flower of Choice
Wine colored wild dahlias are the hottest flower for fall and winter weddings in 2016-2017. Succulents, acacia, and Brazilian berries are all popular with florists this season as well. Embrace this trend with your wedding bouquet.
9) Creative Foods
Out are traditional wedding menus and in are the crazy creative foodie type goodies. From waffles to donuts, brides are thinking outside the mainstream to surprise and delight their guests this year. Think gourmet coffee stations and taco-bars for the best results.
Monograms at weddings have always been a favorite, but the latest trend has monograms as one centralized theme, not on every piece of napkin in the building. Reach for marquees instead of personalizing all of your déco
Well, there you have it, the hottest wedding trends for 2016-2017. Let us know what you think of these trends in the comment section below!