Posted: Monday March 14, 2016
2016 has well and truly started and with the turn of a new year, we often see new ideas, new trends and new must-have elements shaping the perfect wedding day. Here we look at the growing wedding trends of right now that are set to continue throughout the year.
The Pantone colours for 2016 are a romantic blend of warm pale pink and soft tranquil blue - reflecting connection, balance and wellness. This palette lends itself well to the wedding day - think soft pastel base hues of pink and purple, married with decorative accent tones of blue and grey.
Metallic shades are still very much the trend this year. A versatile aspect of styling that instantly adds subtle glitz and glamour to any wedding theme. Expect to see elements of gold, silver, bronze, copper and rose gold throughout wedding decor this year.
Providing a unique culinary experience for wedding guests is important this year as more and more of us ditch the traditional evening buffet in favour for personalised food options. Gourmet food trucks, self-serve platters, build your own pizza, fancy sandwich or dessert, and live cookery shows are all set to be big in 2016.
In line with the personalised wedding experience, we’re seeing a rise in the number of couples designing and serving up their own signature wedding cocktails as a memento for their day. Choose a unique blend made up of both of your favourite drinks, or offer a drink that’s special to you as a couple.
This year’s colour trends are likely to work their way into the bridal party dresses with delicate metallics, sparkles and embellishments perfectly accentuating any style of wedding dress while soft pastel shades continue to remain a big hit for bridesmaid dresses.
In terms of dress styles and shapes, the bridal runways have been flooded with latin flamenco inspired gowns with lots of ruffles and tiers taking the lead. Two-in-one gowns with removable skirts are definitely a growing trend, as are pretty embroidery patterns.
2016 is set to be the year of the wedding guest with fun, playful games taking a strong focal point in the wedding reception of the year.
Sing your heart out with some karaoke, play a game of giant connect-4, snap some shots in a DIY photobooth, smash up a pinata, get involved in a croquet match, or win some prizes in traditional fairground games.. the possibilities and enjoyment are endless.
Incorporating a personal touch into the wedding day is very current right now. Couples are continuously seeking to mark out the day as uniquely theirs. This means personal monogrammed logos everywhere, customised food and drinks, and even 3D printed decorations and cake toppers.