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Latest 2017 Wedding Trends
When you are planning a wedding, the latest trends can be a double edged sword. On the one hand, your special day will be lovely and memorable in the moment. On the other hand, well, we’ve all seen those awful wedding dresses and hairstyles our mums wore in the 1980s. The key to an on-trend wedding is to find subtle ways to integrate the latest fashions, while still maintaining a timeless look that will hold up in the photos you’ll show your grandchildren. But how do you do it?
We’ve heard from the top wedding planners and bridal magazines on the biggest wedding trends of 2017. Here’s how you can use them to make your special day spectacular:
Weddings are no longer a monochromatic celebration. After a few seasons of the elegant all-white look, brides are once again seeking to be wed among bright colors. This means colorful paper lanterns as outdoor decor, bold wedding accessories like centerpieces and hairpieces (think the Snapchat flower crown come to life), and even wedding gowns featuring subtle shades of pink and blue.
You can use colors to your advantage by going big in your reception space. Don’t be afraid to decorate with lots of florals, and don’t limit yourself to just a few colors. Go crazy with the color wheel and brighten your nuptials with oranges, blues, pinks, and greens. It’s sure to leave your guests in awe.
Of course, the bright and bold approach isn’t for everyone. On the other side the spectrum, many couples are going all natural for their wedding floral arrangements. This means using garland, boxwood hedges, and other greenery to highlight the ceremony and reception space. This look is a perfect way to incorporate current trends in a timeless way; after all, natural plants will always look lovely, and “greenery” was named the Pantone color of the year for 2017!
Can you believe it’s been seven years since that viral wedding party danced down the aisle to Chris Brown’s “Forever”? In the near decade since, couples have really upped the ante on their ceremony and reception grand entrances. This is hardly a surprise; everyone can record video on their mobiles now, and that means anyone’s entrance has the possibility to go viral!
In 2017, wedding planners agree that grand entrances are really going to the next level. Flash mobs, confetti cannons, and even acrobats and fire dancers are becoming options for wedding entertainment. In addition, some couples are steering away from the “traditional” wedding entertainment, like the bouquet and garter toss. These days, it’s less about tradition and more about what the couple wants.
You might imagine that all these changes – bright colors, acrobatic performances, and the like – are intended to charm a large audience. A wedding is, at its core, a party for two people and their families, so why not take extra care to entertain all your guests? While the intent may still be to entertain, it turns out that many weddings in 2017 are intended for a smaller crowd. That’s right, destination weddings are on the rise. And Key West happens to be the second most popular destination spot in the US (Yes Vegas is first)
Destination wedding packages also cover much of the details for you, so you don’t have to stress so much about wedding planning.
However you decide to celebrate your wedding day, it is most important to remember the man or woman you’re going to call your spouse at the end of the day. Celebrate your love first and foremost, and you’ll have a wonderful wedding!