1. Elegant & Unfussy Florals
Loose cascading floral arrangements with that “fresh-picked” vibe. No bride wants to appear high maintenance as she walks down the aisle, and an elegant bouquet with lots of greenery is both simple and beautiful.
Keep it inexpensive by accenting your real roses and lilies with silk flowers and faux-greenery from your local craft store! Add those glitter ferns, or that slightly off-color English Ivy, or even those strings of pearls and crystals to make your bouquet truly unique and with a touch that a local florist may not achieve perfectly.
You can even make designing and crafting bouquets a fun Bridesmaids’ Bruncheon activity. Nothing says true bonding like hot glue and ribbons!
2. Include the pets.
The most well-behaved family pooch may just become the ring bearer. And the not-so-well-behaved will only be relegated to the photos and kept away from the cake. Some we’ll even get to see in their best formal wear!
3. Perfect Palettes
Rich colors enhanced with metallic accents – watch out for the rose gold & coppery bronze. And while they debuted in 2015, we’ll definitely be seeing more mix-&-match bridesmaids dresses this year.
4. Vintage & vintage-inspired rings
Unique and sparkly heirlooms, paired with all things art nouveau and regency-era. Pretty blush silk, chantilly lace, and pearls abound with the return to yellow gold bands and settings.
5. After Parties
All the celebration of a wedding reception and much less of the formality. We think this will coincide with the increase in elopements and intimate ceremonies.
6. Twist on Tradition
Individual sweets instead of a triple-tiered wedding cake. We’ve seen everything from tiers of donuts or cupcakes to pumpkin pie to peach cobblers, but it’s been rarer in 2015 than we think it will be in 2016. Sweet southern wedding? Expect the cobbler and vanilla ice cream! Channeling the French? Bring on the macarons!
Have you spotted any trends you think are sure to surprise us this year? Let us know in the comments!