August 29, 2017
Well friends, as we dive into the next wedding season, I wanted to share some of my favorite 2017 wedding trends with you all! And, let’s be real, a lot of these are timeless, so just go with the flow.
I’ve been working on upping my Pinterest game, so you’ll see a lot of similar vibes throughout my boards! I’d love it if you followed along!
1. Loose, organic bouquets.
Okay, this isn’t a new trend and it is no secret that they are my favorite, but how could they not be? I love the way these bouquets are filled with texture and balance, despite the fact that they aren’t perfect spheres.
2. Mismatched bridesmaids dresses.
I think this is such a fun idea! Let your girlfriends pick out dresses that flatter their body in a plethora of colors within a color palette. This adds a fresh vibe to your wedding that I can’t get enough of.
3. Speaking of bridesmaids – keeping it intimate, or dropping the wedding party all together.
Yeah, this one is a little shocking. I wrote a blog post about it awhile back because the concept of no wedding party was so bizarre to me. Thomas and I opted not to have an official wedding party and it eliminated so much stress from the planning. My girls were all still with me (yes, even for the very early hair and makeup) but we dropped all of the formal traditions. It was refreshing.
4. Ensuring your day represents YOU and YOUR love.
Some of my favorite planners live by this philosophy. Your wedding day should be yours and only yours. Do you have a phrase that is “yours?” Make it your cake topper! Do you have numbers that are impactful to your relationship? Make them your table numbers! Are you musicians or poets? Incorporate that into your ceremony. Don’t be afraid to break the rules – it is your wedding day!
5. Escort cards > seating charts.
Wait, there’s a difference? Yeah – that was a shocker for me too for a few years. Escort cards are individual cards (or other items) that have a guest’s name along with their table number. They are laid out in alphabetical order, so that guests can quickly find their name and enter the reception hall. Seating charts are often one large mirror or board with names arranged according to where the guest is sitting. This can create a bottleneck, as guests are searching through dozens of names to find their own name, and the associated table. My friend Amber taught me about this one – so she gets props here!
I feel like I’m cheating with that one, considering it is Pantone’s color of the year. But for real, adding some greenery to your decor is such a beautiful way to liven it up! I could go on, but instead I’ll suggest you check out this styled shoot we did back in March at Haus 820.
7. A last dance all to yourself.
While all of your guests prepare for your grand exit, take a song and enjoy this moment all to yourself.