Every year, new ideas and details are created by talented wedding planners, floral designers and wedding vendors of every type. For 2018 wedding trends, pros from across the country shared with WeddingWire the colors that will be adorning various details, how to create a rustic 2.0 look, which foods and desserts guests will be enjoying and some of the interactive experiences and details that guests are sure to notice.
“Couples today,” Beth Bernstein of SQN Events in Chicago, explains, “want their guests to really notice the effort gone into planning the wedding. It’s not just about personalizing the wedding to the couple. It’s about who their guests are and what they mean to them.”
Here’s a look at the new 2018 wedding trends, and the details to bring them to life, for your upcoming wedding.
Navy is the new black.
As an alternative to formal black, brides and grooms are opting for dark blue as the neutral shade in their wedding’s color palette. Beth says that midnight blue is now the color of choice for formal weddings. “Instead of a classic black and white engraved invitation, couple’s are opting for a deep midnight blue letterpressed invitation,” she explains. “And we’re seeing a lot of navy blue bridesmaid dresses too.”
Silver and chrome = the metallics of the moment
And metallics are here to stay, but instead of gold, brass and rose gold, which have been popular for the past few years, couples are bringing silver and chrome into the mix for 2018 wedding trends. “Now that we’re seeing so much of the 1970’s influencing home décor lately, silver and chrome are making a comeback,” shared Melissa McNeely of Events by Melissa McNeely in New York City.
A return to formality
Couples are going back to formal weddings according to several wedding planners. “We are anticipating a stronger presence of uber-elegant weddings in 2018,” says Nora Sheils of Bridal Bliss Event Planning in the Pacific Northwest. “We are seeing cleaner florals, classic tuxedos, and a hint of sparkle.” Beth agrees, adding, “We’re seeing formal with a bit of whimsical, so it’s formal but not stuffy.”