It seems like 2017 was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kind of year, and while we’ll miss it – it’s time to look to 2018. And, you guessed it, that includes wedding trends! After all, there’s a lot to look forward to. I mean, we have a royal wedding right around the corner, and Meghan Markle is simply fire.
So what will be hot in 2018? What will brides gravitate toward? Are you worried you won’t be up to date in the current trends? Don’t stress over it or your wedding! You can check out the rundown below for a list of trends we think are going to take off.
The Diamond-less Engagement Ring
We already know that Millennials are less likely to choose a diamond over other gemstones. In fact, the list of things this generation is killing runs deep, but diamonds remain high on the list. We see no reason why that trend won’t work its way into weddings. In lieu of traditional diamond jewelry, look for brides to rock alternative gemstones. Pearls have shot to the top of the list over the last year or so, as have sapphires. But be forewarned: There are as many options as there are brides. If you’re in need of a little education, check out this handy guide on the different types of pearls. You’ll be glad you did. And while we’re on the topic…
In general, the gemstone is exploding in popularity. Blame it on celebs like Kim Kardashian (remember her Jackie O. photos?), Taylor Swift, and Rihanna, all of whom regularly rock pearl jewelry. But pearls aren’t limited to necks, ears, and wrists on the big day. The gemstone that’s long been known for elegance and class will now adorn everything from bouquets and cakes to table centerpieces and place cards. And don’t assume that pearls have to be white, either. We love Golden South Sea jewelry for weddings.
Don’t be scared. We weren’t sure about it either, but we’re willing to bet you’ll fall in love with this trend. Basically, it works like this: Ask your guests to stick to a particular color palette and leave the rest to them. If it sounds simple, that’s because it is. But it sure does make for some beautiful photos. Best of all, you can save a ton of money on décor because your guests pretty much become the décor! If you need some help, check out this guide. It’s all about picking colors that work well together.
Fresh fruit, buttercream frosting, and spongy vanilla cake, oh my. If having a cake that actually tastes good is high on your priority list, 2018 is the year for you. Naked cakes are here, and just in time. Look, we love fondant as much as the next guy…well, at least the way fondant looks on a cake. But this pastry essential can be gummy and tasteless, and nobody wants to spend a ton of money on a cake that doesn’t taste good.
Look for velvet, corduroy, and even denim to make a lot of appearances at weddings in 2018. All of these fabrics can be dressed up or down – though we must admit, denim and corduroy probably won’t work well for black tie affairs. Don’t be afraid to experiment with alternatives. A black or deep red velvet can provide just the right amount of pop to your wedding dress.