Wedding Trends 2018

A new year, another influx of fresh wedding trends for 2018 to get the inspirational juices flowing! There are some definite timeless elements to stick to when planning a wedding, but you might want look at ways to add some sparkle with new 2018 wedding trends From floral updates (in fashion and flora), to new food and décor trends, here’s what 2018 will bring… 

Food & Drink Trends 

Quirky Dessert Tables – While we’re big advocates of wedding cakes, 2018 will see more brides going for a dessert table alongside the cake. This way you can get really experimental with your puds. Choose cheesecake, meringues, cookies and you can even add a wedding trifle into the mix! This way, everyone gets more dessert – what’s not to love? 

New Take on Food – Modern couples are more often opting out of the traditional 3-course set menu for their wedding breakfast. Instead, choosing food they love – from big sharing plates to food vans and portable pizza ovens, wedding food is definitely seeing a change. For 2018 we predict more alternative options like Mexican, Japanese and Peruvian inspired cuisine. 

Decoration Trends 

Hanging Floral Installations – These have already started to appear in some of the most stylish weddings of 2017, but for 2018 expect to see more of a creative approach to floral displays. Hanging flowers or greenery above tables creates a great dynamic to the space, playing with heights and viewpoints. It also gives more space on tables if you’re choosing more candles or platters plates. 

weddingFloral Updates – Grace & Thorn founder Nik Southern says next year’s focus is not just about flowers but vessels too! ‘Brides are loving the eclectic mix of vintage and new pieces. Coloured glass, geometric shapes, concrete and vintage cut glass.’ And On the flower front? Nik says, ‘The bolder the better, pastels with a punch of colour if you want to play it safe.’ 

Wedding Wreaths – Not just for Christmas, wreaths are becoming a popular alternative decoration for weddings across all seasons. Wispy grasses, sweet smelling eucalyptus and wild flowers, these bohemian rings will have your guests impressed by your modern flower installations! 

Copper – Moving on from rose gold accents, 2018 will see similar metallic touches in the form of a more industrial look copper. The great thing about this material, is that it’s super cheap! But looks so effective – especially when reflecting candle light – so lanterns and tea light holders will be key. You can also incorporate copper details in cups, cutlery, chairs and even ribbons. The effect will particularly look great for an autumnal wedding colour palette. 

Transparent Elements – Wedding Planner & Blogger, Charley at London Bride (, tells us 2018 will see a surge in see-through settings and décor. ‘Everything from the venues themselves think Glasshouses, or light bright spaces with full windows to Perspex hanging seating plans, tablescapes featuring an abundance of glass details with printed goods on semi-transparent paper. Great for modern and minimalist couples who like clean lines and Scandi vibes’. 

Wedding Attire 

3D Florals – 2018 brings in a whole new season of wedding dresses and we’re seeing a lot of romantic flowers adorning otherwise fairly minimal gowns and veils. For inspiration, look to Viktor & Rolf or Oscar de la Renta, who have nailed the whimsical feel perfectly. 

Pearls – The accessory trend that’s coming back strong. Not just in earrings, but headpieces, rings and embellishing dresses, too. A classy way to incorporate embellishment, if you’re not a fan of sparkle. 

Extravagant Capes Wedding cover ups are back in a big way… Inspired by the catwalk, chic flowing capes are a huge trend for brides getting married in 2018. 



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