Walking down the aisle this year and don't want to look like last year's news? 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for wedding trends in fashions, flowers, and venues. Following are five current trends that you don't want to miss.
Rose Gold Everything
Rose gold is 2016's wedding ceremony "it" color. The hue will be well-represented on the banquet table and at the bar -- think rose gold frosting florets on cakes and chilled white zinfandel in elegant wine glasses. Some couples may even extend the trend to jewelry and choose rose gold wedding bands instead of platinum or white gold. The color will also be seen on wedding dress detailing such as sashes and bows, on wedding attend attire, on tables as tablecloths, napkins, and table runners, and in bouquets and altar flowers. Roses, peonies and carnations, and baby's breath are all examples of flowers that can be found in this particular shade. Other soft metallic accent colors sure to be seen in this year's ceremonies include muted gold and copper shades. Strive to create an effect of natural, understated glitz rather than an all-out, showy scene.
Local Flowers for Altar Arrangements, Table Decorations, and Bridal Bouquets
The local food and beverage movement has been in full swing for several years now, and instead of fading away as trends tend to do, it's showing signs of having all the staying power that makes a classic. If you'll be serving adult beverages at your wedding, for instance, the libations are sure to include several quality selections from local vineyards, microbreweries, or distilleries. Organic wedding bouquets will be walking down the aisle in 2016 in bigger numbers than their traditional, pampered hothouse counterparts. Herbs and green foliage will also be used in abundance in floral decorations this year. For instance, you may decide to decorate your tables with handfuls of fragrant mint mixed with local garden or wildflowers, carry an armful of just-blooming apple blossoms, or intersperse spring bulb flowers such as daffodils and tulips with lush green salal branches. If you're not sure of what kinds of flowers and herbs are local to where you live, your wedding planner can help you make excellent arrangement and bouquet choices using what grows naturally in your area.
Personalized Intimacy and Romance
Bridal ceremonies of the past few years have been highly influenced by royal weddings -- something that usually happens for about five years after a major player on the world's royal stage ties the knot. However, Prince William and Lady Catherine are working on their third child now, and wedding trends have moved on as the young couple settles into domestic happiness. The ceremonies of 2106 are more likely to have personal meaning for the couple rather than be an adaptation of a lovely royal fantasy. Brides and grooms are choosing venues such as an old pear orchard in the foothills of a mountain range, an old prairie church with boards bleached by the sun, or country grange halls in the towns where their parents or grandparents lived.
Mismatched Wedding Attendant Attire
Much of the relief of those called on to perform bridesmaid duty in 2106, one of this season's biggest trends in wedding attire involves mismatched wedding attendant attire. Instead of bridesmaids all decked out in the exact same style and color, bridesmaids dresses will reflect a chosen palette or be completely free form -- as in bridesmaids choosing what they'll wear. Instead of ending up with an unflattering dress in a stiff fabric, 2016's bridesmaids will be wearing dresses they can keep for other occasions.
Boho Wedding Gowns
Boho was big back in the 1990s and continues to be a staple of artistic and off-the-beaten-path types of wedding ceremonies, but Boho-inspired gowns already making a big splash on the 2016 mainstream wedding scene. Look for flowing dresses with an off-the-shoulder cut with lots of beadwork and lace. Boho wedding dresses aren't just white, either -- cream and blush-colored gowns will be big this year.
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