Wedding Trends to Watch out for in 2016


This past year, we saw many beautiful wedding trends from two-piece wedding dresses to tech oriented wedding photography styles, out of the box wedding venues, and more. Wedding designers and stylists are buzzing with excitement for what to watch out for in 2016!  Next year’s wedding trends will not disappoint! Here are some of 2016’s wedding trends that will be sure to excite trendy brides!

Metallic Colour Palettes

DreamDay Invitations 2016 Wedding Trends Rose Gold Metallics

Metallic colours have always been favoured to glam up any wedding. However, in 2016 we will find this design used just about everywhere; wedding dresses, wedding invitations, table decor and more. Silver will take a backstage with rose gold being the focal choice of metallic to be highlighted in your wedding design.

Sentimental Decorative Elements

DreamDay Invitations 2016 Wedding Trends Sentimental Decor

Add a personal touch to your reception décor by featuring sentimental trinkets from your travels as table centrepieces to tell your love story (for example an ornament of the Eiffel Tower to represent the location your beloved proposed).

Creative Seating

DreamDay Invitations 2016 Wedding Trends Creative Seating Plans

We recently wrote a blog post on Creative Wedding Seating Styles and Ideas that will be of great use in 2016. Designers have forecasted that wedding receptions may move away from traditional seating choices and styles to more out-of-the box options.

Sit Down Dinners and Gueridon Service

DreamDay Invitations 2016 Wedding Trends Sit Down Dinner Gueridon Service

While 2015 was all about food stations, we will be moving onto classic sit-down dinners with pre-set menus. Imagine how beautiful your sovereign menu cards will be. That will also mean you should include food preference information in your RSVP card when sending out your wedding invitation package! However, apart from the wait staff serving your choice of menu, brides and grooms can also opt for gueridon service (a trolley service, where food is cooked, finished or presented to guests at their table from a moveable trolley).  Dishes that can be served via gueridon service include Caesar salads, and steak tartar to name a few.

Pretty Wedding Cakes

DreamDay Invitations 2016 Wedding Trends Naked Wedding Cakes

Naked cakes are still on trend. Naked cakes are unfrosted or partially frosted for a refined and classy look to a rustic cake. They can be finished off by accessorising them with berries or fresh flowers.

DreamDay Invitations 2016 Wedding Trends Handpainted Wedding Cakes

Apart from “naked” cakes, you can still opt for a completely fondant covered cake which can then be accessorised with hand-painted icing. This wedding cake style is versatile and elegant. Many brides who love the idea of watercolour wedding invitations and stationery can carry the design through to the wedding cake. All you need is to use similar brush strokes and colour palettes used on the outer facade of the wedding cake.

Image Credits: Brides, The American Wedding, Ashley Bride Guide, Intimate Weddings, Ruffled


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