The 2018 Wedding Trends You Need To Know About

Sunday, June 24, 2018

We’re halfway through the year already – where has it gone? There’s still plenty of time for getting hitched though! Whilst with some wedding traditions you’ll want to stick to timeless classics, there are some new beautiful wedding trends that will give your day an extra pop of loveliness.

Bride and groom coming out of their wedding venue with guests scattering confetti

We’ve combined our experience with what people are loving over on the ‘gram to share the hottest wedding trends of 2018 that you need to know about. Besides, finding out what’s hot in the year you say “I do” is vital when it comes to planning your special day.

Getting ready to book? Read our mistakes to avoid when planning your wedding hair and make up post.

Relaxed wedding dresses

Forget boned bodices and pouffey skirts – this year’s dresses are floaty and romantic, with a bohemian vibe. We’ve seen plenty of unfussy, extra-long chiffon veils and trains, complementing a more casual look. Don’t be afraid of not making a statement – these dresses are just as beautiful as a full ball gown.

Model wears a relaxed wedding dress at the Gemma Sutton Hair and makeup shoot at Blenheim Palace

Industrial venues

Classic chateaus are out this year in favour of funky, city-centre industrial venues. Converted warehouses with exposed bricks and pillars set off softer elements of decoration with an edgy feel. This type of venue is often a ‘blank slate’. This allows the couple to make their mark with personalised touches in flowers, table settings and lighting.

Table wreaths

Wrapped around a chunky candle or trailing the length of the table, table wreaths are all the rage as couples sway away from tradition ‘tall’ centrepieces. Think beautiful British meadow and include some pretty green foliage to bulk them up. There are plenty of beautiful flowers to include, no matter what time of year it is, so ask your florist for the best ones to include.

Bride and groom and her brigade of bridesmaids walking past the vicar holding their bouquets - Hair and Makeup by Gemma Sutton

Colour of the year: Ultraviolet

The Pantone colour of the year is Ultraviolet – a passionate purple hue. “Intuitive ultraviolet lights the way to what is yet to come,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, said in a statement. Perfect for nuptials. You can inject this colour into floral arrangement, bridesmaid dressed and buttonholes, and even confetti.

Bowl food

Well, if it’s good enough for Meghan and Harry…! The aim of the game here is to allow guests to continue talking to one another whilst enjoying some amazing taste sensations. The Royal couple opted for pea and mint risotto and a slow-roasted pork belly, served with apple compote and crackling. Delicious!

Bride surrounded by her bridesmaids carrying bouquets and laughing

Ella Delancy

Ella lives in West London with her partner, Will.

She loves nothing more than a crisp white wine on a summer’s day, poring over blogs and guides to choose her next exciting travel destination.


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