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2017 Wedding Trends

Posted: Wednesday January 18, 2017

Are you recently engaged and now planning the wedding of your dreams? Here are some of the key wedding trends of 2017 that will help shape the perfect wedding this year. These won’t be going away anytime soon, so get ahead of the game now, and start planning a truly unforgettable day.

Neutral colour palettes are going to be big news this year as brides and grooms move away from ivories and blushes, instead opting for a crisp and neutral colour scheme. Simplistic and elegant themes are key for the new season, with emphasis on the notion of ‘less is more’.

Unique and creative catering was a big hit in 2016, and it’s still going to be just as strong throughout 2017. Think fun food trucks, themed food stations, and DIY creations that get everyone involved.

Incorporating local, seasonal produce into the wedding menu is an enormous trend for 2017 which is some great news! We’re very lucky here in Essex to have a wide variety of world famous ingredients right on our doorstep that will really wow your wedding guests; from Mersea oysters and fresh caught seafood, to regional wines and ales, local farmed meats, and Tiptree jams in your afternoon tea.

The 2016 fashion runways were sprinkled with wedding dresses featuring capes. These will really take the wedding aisles by storm this year. If you’re really looking to make a statement on your big day, a caped dress is absolutely the style for you.

Pretty bow detailing is also going to be big in 2017 bridal fashions, ranging from small and subtle to bold and dramatic, on trend brides and bridesmaids will be rocking the bows this year.

For the modern bride, choosing a wedding dress in a soft pastel shade of lilac, yellow, blue, or pink, is the ultimate fashion choice of 2017.

Bringing all the fun of the fair to your wedding is the way to entertain guests this year. We’re thinking coconut shy, hook-a-duck, arcade games, beat the buzzer, wheel of fortune - simply let your imagination run wild!

The silent disco will also be a popular entertainment choice at weddings this year, making it possible to meet all types and tastes of music, with very little budget spend.

We also think drone photography will become bigger and better throughout 2017, as more couples opt to capture their day through exciting angles and creative overhead group shots.

2017 wedding decor is all about embracing back to basics and natural elements. Wedding venues will be dressed with wood, vines, leaves, and simple floral arrangements, giving a rustic and yet whimsical ambiance.

Geode wedding cakes have taken the social media world by storm recently, and geology will play a big part in wedding venue decoration this year, too. Jewels and gemstones are a quick and easy way to add a glamorous and luxury finish to your day.

Much like most of our day-to-day lives, weddings today are becoming increasingly digitised. We’re seeing electronic invites, save the dates, and app usage, along with wedding hashtags on Instagram and Twitter. There are endless possibilities for those couples and their guests that wish to incorporate tech into their wedding day plans.

To see some of these ideas come to life, head over to our 2017 wedding trends Pinterest board!

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