Wedding season is almost here, with the plans for Spring weddings truly underway and the wedding fairs starting for those planning for the later months. With so many elements to decide on, we've picked out our favourite trends of the year. You'll recognize some that have carried over from last year and spot some new trends that are just emerging.
1: Wild Flowers
One of the big flower trends for 2015 is having the look of freshly picked flowers for your bouquets and arrangements. This rustic, relaxed look usually involves a variety of flowers that will compliment each other and the season. Picking some that will definitely be in season and choosing a local florist can help to keep your costs down. Your arrangements can also be complimented with other seasonal elements, like acorns and pine cones in autumn, and red berries in winter.
2: Tiered Wedding Cakes
The tiered cake is making a comeback! Wedding cakes are changing to be suited to the bride and groom's taste, with more couples choosing adventurous flavours in place of the classic fruit cake. Try having a selection of flavours over the different layers, or even having a 'naked' cake – that's a wedding cake without any icing on it. With all that cake to be eaten, it can be doubled up as the dessert after your wedding dinner.
3: Food and Drink Trucks
Eating at weddings is becoming less formal and some couples are opting out of a sit down meal, in favour of food being available all night. If you want to create a relaxed, party-like atmosphere, a food truck might be the missing detail you're looking for! From hot dogs and chips to cupcakes and sweets, any tastes can be catered for. If you decide to go for a food truck, make sure you have enough of them to avoid any long queues for your guests.
4: Floral Invitations
Dramatic, bright, and bold ones. Invitations are being steered towards a floral trend this year and they're going to be something that stands out. With strong colours on your invitations, no-one will be able to pass over any of the important details. Beautiful calligraphy surrounded by illustrative flowers is the go-to look, with postcard invitations being a popular choice. These invites are a great modern twist on vintage paintings and are sure to fit in with any wedding.
5: Stand Out Groom
Grooms are getting more involved in wedding planning and now it's time for them to stand out against the crowd too. A quirky look is a less conventional choice, but has a bit more fun in it! Stylish suits can now be found in tweed patterned material – they'll still have the classy tweed look about them, but the groom won't get too hot. Another stand out trend is the blue suit, which can be made even more bold by using yellow accessories such as his tie, socks or shoes.
6: Ariel Photography
Wedding photographers and videographers are now offering more ambitious viewpoints of your special day. Using drones to fly their equipment in to the air, you can capture the day from a birds eye view. This could give you great photographs of your reception and guests, by getting everyone in without the hassle of posing for the camera! This type of photography would be ideal for an outdoor wedding, to show off the beautiful landscape and area that you've chosen.
If a veil isn't quite your thing, bridal headbands can make the same impact and be worn through both your ceremony and reception. There are headbands to cater for any style of bride – from glamorous crystals to laid back flowers and everything in between. Headbands compliment any hairstyle, up or down, and are sure to be on your accessory list for the day.
8: Powder Colours
Light coloured dresses for the bridesmaids, teamed up with a bright bouquet are on trend this year. Natural and powder colours are very popular, alongside reds and pinks. If you're wanting your bridesmaids to look a bit different from each other, the same dress in various light colours can be a fantastic way to do this. You can even incorporate your colour scheme in to an ombre wedding cake, or the bride's dress if you're feeling brave!
9: DIY Weddings
Wedding DIY is one of those things that can elevate an event and can help the bride and groom to save money to spend on their honeymoon. We've collected some ideas that can make your wedding day even more unique like incorporating a chalk board table plan, wooden signs for directions, home made sweet favours, hand made stationary and why not set up your own photo booths with a vintage style camera and props.
10: Rustic Theme
Rustic themed décor can create a personal and intimate atmosphere at your wedding. Copper replaces silver and gold this year, adding a bit more warmth to the colour scheme. Natural decorations and centrepieces tie in perfectly with it, contributing to a relaxed look. Wooden tables and chairs without any coverings on them will fit right in, and will look beautiful topped with wooden table decorations. Our heart table decorations are laser engraved with the couples surname and wedding date, and now is your chance to win 100 of them for your own wedding! Click the image below to ENTER!
Melissa (Forever Bespoke Marketing Team)