To give you some exciting new ideas to consider for your wedding, here are some of the top trends that we’re expecting to see throughout 2018.
You may have heard that Pantone have recently announced their 2018 colour of the year: Ultra Violet! Staying on trend couldn’t be easier when you have such a fun colour to work with; whether you choose to incorporate it in your flowers or if you’d like to be a bit bolder and add splashes of colour to your dress, we’re sure you’ll be the talk of the town.
You’ll definitely be the centre of attention however, if you decide to embrace these two more speculative colour trends for 2018. According to a number of wedding planners and professionals, black and navy are making a comeback, allowing brides to include a darker hue and embrace a dynamic, modern, monochromatic twist for their wedding day.
For décor, metallics are still definitely on trend, although rose gold appears to be taking a back seat in 2018. Taking its place is a combination of silver and chrome, or copper, depending on whether you’re looking for warmer or cooler colours to complement your venue and flowers.
The biggest trend in florals for the 2018 wedding season is elegantly decadent hanging displays. These displays can range from petite mason jars of flowers, all the way up to fantastically elaborate constructions of blooms and greenery to create a stunning impression.
Another big change in floral decoration is the introduction of the wedding wreath. No longer just for Christmas, these wreaths are often used by brides who are looking for something a bit more two dimensional for table centres, or a way to simply and beautifully decorate venue spaces.
Floral holders are also getting a revamp in 2018 with brides leaning towards an eclectic mix of modern and vintage containers for their flowers, from urns to buckets, or delicate vases to candelabras.
There are a number of venue trends coming up in the 2018 wedding season. Pippa Middleton, when she married James Matthews back in May 2017, brought a very unusual wedding venue into play in the wedding industry: a glass marquee. The trend seems to have continue into 2018 with a rise in popularity of transparent settings and locations.
At The Brewery, for our summer party in 2017, we were able to transform our 18th Century courtyard into a tropical greenhouse with a glass roof. While that’s not complete transparency, it’ll offer you perfect views of the wonderful outdoors, or protection from the rain should British weather make an appearance.
There is also the desire for more entertainment for guests. Whether that’s interactivity or audio visual spectacles, couples are looking to provide more for their guests. With our fantastic event design services, at The Brewery, we’ll be able to give you a memorable occasion with much to keep your guests excited and involved.
Quirky dessert tables are still consistently appearing in wedding trends, allowing the couple to choose a few more of their favourite desserts and flavours, instead of being limited to only a few. Go wild with doughnuts or add an elegant touch with macarons or petit fours.
More couples nowadays are also opting out of the traditional 3-course meal and instead choosing food that they love. This can range from big sharing plates, to portable pizza ovens, to street food vans. As this rise in popularity continues, a big trend for 2018 will be the introduction of more exotic cuisines to grace the menu, which can be provided by our talented, award-winning chefs at The Brewery.
If you’re getting married during the 2018 wedding season, we hope this blog has given you ideas and insights into what you could use for your wedding to make it a truly memorable affair.