Are you tying the knot in 2016 and still mulling over certain details for your wedding ceremony and reception? Then this list of consisting of the latest crop of stylish wedding trends might come handy.
Double-Duty Wedding Dress
Embark on your happily-ever-after wedded bliss by tying the knot in style and getting more bang for your buck. Opting for a convertible wedding dress can help you quickly change outfits from an elegantly frothy ceremony ensemble to a dazzling cocktail dress for the reception. A convertible wedding dress may come with a skirt overlay that can be whisked aside after the ceremony.
Metallic Color Palette
In 2016, you might want to consider color schemes that feature metallic tones. But steer clear of silver, a shade that has long lost its luster in weddings. A rustic outdoor wedding reception, for example, can gain a touch of class from copper-toned lanterns or centerpieces. Rose gold is especially trendy this year, so it is expected to show up on anything from dessert frosting to rose-colored cocktails.
Desserts other than the traditional tiered wedding cake are popular in 2016. Upgrade to fun sweet treats like mini popsicles, ice cream sandwiches, cupcakes, and doughnuts. If you are still adamant about having a cake, naked cakes are surefire hits in weddings. Instead of conventional frosting, naked cakes are decorated with fresh flowers or fruits.
Instead of floral centerpieces, potted trees and ferns are seen more and more these days as focal points for wedding reception décor. For added glitz, adorn the branches of crab apple or flowering quince with sparkly material or flowers made from crepe paper.
Instead of potted trees, centerpieces featuring arrangements of in-season blooms, spiky flowers, and greenery are also trendy. The floral centerpieces sport a “just picked” look and serve as refreshing alternatives to flower-shop bouquets and wreaths.
Boho Bride and Bridesmaids
Channel bohemian chic this year with off-the-shoulder and flowing dresses, crocheted lace, textural embellishments, and flowers in the hair. For an effortlessly beautiful look, nix overt styling in hair and makeup. Another stylish trend that has been cropping up across the country is mismatched styles and colors for bridesmaids.
Bare Backs and V-Necks
Low-cut or completely bare backs in wedding dresses are in. If you are contemplating one with a stunning cleavage-baring bodice, consider looking elsewhere for an equally gorgeous style that shows your fabulous backside. Another ultra-flattering trend in wedding dresses is the wide V-necked cut that slims as it shows off the collarbone. This sophisticated style is especially perfect if you have broad shoulders because the V-neck opening offers a visual effect that narrows the shoulder.
Instead of dinner, a budget-friendly brunch reception may be the way to treat your guests. Think of serving mimosas and having a waffle bar where guests are free to choose their toppings.
In 2016, laid back and bereft of contrivances seems to be the overall theme. The stiff formalities of traditional weddings of the yesteryear make way for relaxed fun.