The Hottest Wedding Trends Right Now

Wedding pros, HGTV fans and real brides share the trends they're inspired by right now and what might be just around the corner.
By: Briana Mowrey
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Flower Crowns

"Hair flowers. Can't wait for this trend to trickle down from Pinterest/magazines to real wedding bookings. It's a '60s, '70s throwback, but can be totally modern. Great for flower girls — keeps their hands free, makes them feel like they're wearing a 'princess' crown." -Facebook fan Bloom Boxx

Rustic Overtones

"Loving the rustic barn weddings. Mason jars, wildflowers, wood crates and lots of ivory lace and burlap!" -Facebook fan Lisette Bocker

Art Deco Elegance

"'Gatsby-inspired' is the big buzz word. If you're looking to evoke the Gatsby feeling, go for a majestic museum or grand hall and accent your ensemble with a few art deco accessories and a few glamorous elements of decor." -Sara Murray, BHLDN Stylist

All That Glitters

"I'm definitely anticipating more sheen, sparkle and metallics!" -Sabrina Soto, The High Low Project

Classic Glamour

"Classic, glamorous looks are back in a big way: modest lace dresses, champagne coupes, bold red lips, vintage beaded clutches and crystal brooches." -Cathleya Schroeckenstein, editor-in-chief, Weddingbee

Sweet Spreads

"Instead of a traditional wedding cake, we got a bunch of pretty little cakes from Miette in San Francisco. This way there were a bunch of awesome flavors to try." -April V. Walters, 29, San Francisco, CA

Prints + Pattern

"We're seeing more prints in wedding decor, from sweet florals to graphic prints like stripes and chevron, or even plaids. Go bold in color or use metallic and shades of white for a more subtle palette. Prints are absolutely stunning and add an unexpected element to your wedding decor." -Sara Murray, BHLDN Stylist

All Things Vintage

"Vintage ... it's just such a reminder of the past when my grandparents were married and life was simple." -Facebook fan Julie Zieg

Photo Booth Fun

"We really liked having a photo booth guest book! It was a great way to get a memento of our smiling guests." -Courtney P.K., 36, San Francisco, CA

Stripped-Down Desserts

"Naked cakes! I love that they can look rustic or chic and the fillings and cake take center stage instead of icing or inedible fondant." -Facebook fan Milica Simmons Carter

Offbeat Attire

"The dress is more creative. The brides are more daring at making bolder choices." -Sabrina Soto, The High Low Project

Succulents Everywhere

"We used succulents in our centerpieces, corsages and boutonnieres. We were also able to give away and re-plant the succulents after the wedding." -Courtney P.K., 36, San Francisco, CA


"White is a strong trend for the bridal party and even wedding guests. No longer is it a faux pas to wear white to a wedding — we're seeing bridesmaids pop up in white left and right." -Sara Murray, BHLDN Stylist

Signature Cocktails

"We loved creating unique cocktail recipes to represent each of us." -Courtney P.K., 36, San Francisco, CA

Tea Party

"Thrift-store teacups and teapots for flowers as centerpieces/table decor. [They're] vintage and romantic without looking commercial." -Facebook fan Kimberley Lyons

Small Bites

"Plates and portions are flirtier; it's more about the mingling and dancing. Wedding trends are becoming more free-spirited and personal to the couple." -Sabrina Soto, The High Low Project

Candy Buffet

"I'm a big fan of the candy bar, using candy in the colors of the wedding." -Facebook fan Denise Toungaian-Schwartzman

All-Natural Elements

"I'm seeing more indoor/outdoor elements. Bringing nature indoors; whether it's through rustic sources, grasses or wood textures and incorporating that into your decor." -Sabrina Soto, The High Low Project

Mason Jars

"Mason jars, Mason jars, Mason jars! You can use them in so many ways for cheap. Glam them up or leave them plain for a simpler look." -Facebook fan Callie Brown

Doughnut Towers

"Doughnut tower instead of a traditional wedding cake!" -Facebook fan Johanna Parker

Monochromatic + Ombre Accents

"For this upcoming year, I see ombre as a trend that will continue to pop up in wedding decor — using tonal pieces to accent bridesmaids' ensembles, ombre cakes and monochromatic colors in overall decor." -Sara Murray, BHLDN Stylist

Seaside Ceremonies

"I just love coastal weddings! The natural scenery provides a beautiful backdrop for any wedding style." -Facebook fan Sara Jernigan


"I love the concept of using vintage/antique birdcages to collect the cards and well wishes." -Facebook fan LaToya Nana Yaa Robinson

Bold Palettes

"Color trends include pastel shades of coral, pink, mint, gray, yellow and lavender, but there are bold colors like plum, navy, and black and white making a strong showing this year, too." -Facebook fan Linda Sawyer

Going Retro

"I would like [my wedding] to be like a 1950s garden party!" -Facebook fan Esther Garnier

Paper Flowers

"I am really looking forward to making some beautiful paper flowers for my sister's wedding." -Facebook fan Eileen Maldonado-Toohey

Family Ties

"The salute to the couple's heritage. My daughter had a picture of her grandparents and parents with their wedding cakes. The cake topper was the one her parents used. And the bride and groom from her grandparents' cake was placed on the cake, too." -Facebook fan Alice Carroll Noe

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