Getting married this year but still have big day choices to make? If so, congratulations! This is the blog for you. We look at this year’s most popular wedding trends so you don’t have to! Don’t forget, this day is for you and your partner to remember for the rest of your lives so make sure you pack in lots of personalised ideas that represent your journey as a couple. With lots to consider like the wedding reception, venue and catering, it can all become a little overwhelming. Keeping a wedding checklist can be an excellent organisational tool alongside your seating plan and schedule.
Bold Wedding Flowers and Metallic Venue Decoration Ideas
With last year’s wedding flowers focus being on big greenery, this year there has been a shift towards bold and moody colours like purple. Wedding bouquets have become smaller and increasingly of a single colour, or even in wreath form, which has also become popular for table displays at wedding receptions.
In terms of table settings, wedding flowers follow this same trend, with the addition of coloured candles and intricate stationary. The vintage wedding theme seems to be a continuing theme but adding a pop of colour can really make your wedding stand out.
In recent years there has been a shift from traditional silver and gold wedding venue decorations, to rose gold and copper. Copper cutlery, centrepieces and candle holders can add something different and is well matched with the moody colours. Geometric shapes and hexagonal structures will also be seen this year, as lanterns, cakes and general decorations.
Wedding Reception Ideas to Keep Your Guests Happy
For starters, it seems like many couples are cutting the guest list, deciding instead just to invite their nearest and dearest and making their experience even better. Instead of a traditional wedding reception, the growing trend is for an after-party theme and more fun! With this comes neon party signs, disco balls, and pre-ceremony cocktails. To further entertain your guests, DIY photo booths and cameras are always a winner, adding some memories to your wedding guest book.
In terms of wedding catering, chefs are being asked to prepare international dishes, packed with interesting foods the bride and groom love, instead of the traditional meat dinner. This includes street food and other outdoor catering. Even the bar is moving outside! With prosecco vans and many mobile catering options like pizza ovens. View all our wedding catering options here.
We hope you have an amazing wedding! For more ideas, Pinterest is a great source of inspiration and you can create your own wedding mood board. Get in touch here, if you would like to talk to us about our wedding catering or bar hire, or our wedding planning services.