7 Must-Have Wedding Trends For 2016

A new year brings with it a range of new styles and trends which are predicted to take the wedding industry by storm. Impress your guests by being bang on trend with our top picks for 2016!

1. Bold Lighting

Candeliers

Lighting is so key for any event and in 2016 it’s really going to come to the forefront. This year is all about being bold. Whether you go for candles or statement chandeliers make sure you wow your guests with your lighting design.

 

2. Mix & Match Styles

Mix Match
The days where you had to pick one theme and stick to it are well and truly gone. You can go vintage-Bollywood, rustic-meets-glam or even bring the outdoor inside with pops of colour. The year 2016 is all about mixing and matching different styles and layering textures to create unexpected, bold, yet gorgeous looks.

 

3. Patterns

Patterns

Don’t be afraid to make a statement at your event whether it be your linens, plates, invitations or other stationery. While colour is making a comeback, if you really want to take things to the next level then go for patterns and layer them up.

 

4. Loose organic Florals

Loose Organic Floral

Brides want their weddings to be elegant and subtle but unfussy at the same time, which is why less structured floral arrangements are becoming more popular. Loose, wild romantic florals were big in 2015 and this trend will be carried into the new year, but enhanced with more organic outdoorsy elements such as feathers, greenery and wood.

 

5. Pre Wedding Cocktails

Pre Ceremony Drinks

Before the civil ceremony begins many couples are opting to treat their guest to some pre-ceremony cocktails to lighten the mood, helping the festivities to kick off before even taking their seats. This can be accompanied with a round of canapés or nibbles for the guests to mingle over.

 

6. Calligraphy

Cake Topper

We love beautiful hand-written calligraphy so it’s exciting to see it everywhere in 2016. We’re not just talking on the invites or paper goods, but from laser cut cake toppers to leaf place cards – calligraphy will be popping up everywhere.

 

7. Be Seated

Seating

The typical round-table seating is now being faded out with couples tending to opt for a mix of either very long, rectangular tables, or a mix of long tables, surrounded by smaller square and round tables, to create a more intimate vibe. Lounge areas are also back in, helping to create a more informal vibe for cocktail and after-party hours.

(Images courtesy: Pinterest)

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