2018 Wedding Trends We Cannot Live Without

March 29, 2018

While traditional weddings with white dresses and beautiful churches will always be elegant and classic, more and more millennials are leaning away from conventional nuptials and focusing on memorable, modern celebrations. Whether you are planning your own wedding, helping a friend map out theirs, or simply dreaming of the day you walk down the aisle, there are a few contemporary trends popping up that we absolutely love.

Invitation Innovation

First impressions really are everything! More and more couples are incorporating personality into their invitations … because frankly, they are a small preview of what is to come on the big day. Get ready to see custom-painted invitations with foil stamping, watercolor, embroidery, and calligraphy on paper, wood, perspex, or felt.

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Neon Signs

 Yes, you read that right. Neon. Signs. Couples are including this fun piece of wedding decor to welcome guests at the entryway, catch the attention for photo-opps, or hang over the altar during the nuptials.

Photo credit: Olguin Photography


Tiaras and Pearl Encrusted Hair Accessories

It’s your big day and you deserve to feel like a princess, so do not be afraid to wear that tiara. More and more brides are swapping out veils and flower crowns for tiaras … we love it! Embellish your headpiece with a thin band of leaves or crystals if gemstones are not your thing.


Photo credits: Brit & Co; Sarah Joy Photo


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Bell Sleeve Dresses

Long sleeved wedding dresses are extremely whimsical and feminine. Think romantic lace for your big day with a slight twist of the 70’s.

Photo credit: Photographs by Calleigh; and Mahay 


Who doesn’t love to dance at weddings? But now, couples are adding interactive and “so 2018” entertainment into their special day. A few ideas include electronic guest books, date jars and photo-booths to capture fun moments.


Photo credit: One Love Photography on the Knot; and weddingwire.com 

 Food, Food, Food

Long gone are the days of three course meals at every wedding. Younger couples are opting for alternative appetizers and dinner options, like a raw sushi bar, grazing tables, or food trucks! 

Photo credit: Wedding Window / Brit & Co

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Black is Back

Who would have thought that black was welcome on your wedding day? Whether you add black accents to your wedding dress (yes, it can look chic), wedding cake (oh, my) or table place settings for your wedding guests, this dark tone will add elegance to the ceremony.

Photo credit: Jamaica Weddings Blog

Photo credit: Emma Loves Weddings

What do you think of these trends? Which ones will you be incorporating into your wedding?