Nobody wants their big day to be the same as everyone else’s. That would be a total waste, right?
Part of what makes a wedding day special are all the details that go into it. Most of your guests have been to weddings before, and no bride wants their celebration – all the effort that goes into it – to be indistinguishable from all the rest.
So, what’s a bride to do?
How do you make something that people remember in the way you want it to be remembered?
One easy way to achieve that is through décor. We’ve created this handy list of current wedding décor trends, and some ideas you can use to ensure your big day is extra special.
When brainstorming design, texture is something that often gets forgotten. However, textures play a huge part in décor.
Rough textures, such as a handwoven basket, a rug, or a plant make a space feel welcoming and cozy.
Smooth textures make a space feel ultra-sleek and sophisticated.
When decorating your venue, think about the overall vibe. If you want cozy and warm, select pieces with texture. In modern décor, this looks like:
- Pampas grass
- Eucalyptus sprigs and other greenery
- Textured Linens
If your goal is burnished, minimal, and modern, opt for smooth:
- Geometric shaped glass candle holders
- Décor made from metal
Think sleek and sculptural.
It’s okay to use both as well. They play off one another wonderfully. Just make sure that the texture of whatever look you’re going for dominates.
Suspended from Above
Hanging floral arrangements, silks, lights, and beaded garlands from the ceiling is a big trend these days, and we love it! The effect is transformative. It instantly makes the space seem more glamorous and enchanting.
If you’re hosting an outdoor wedding, you can still pull this off by suspending flowers or glittery lights from tree branches. You can also use beams from a pergola to wrap billowing silks or line with bouquets.
Geometric shapes are showing up more and more in wedding décor. They’re usually gold or another shiny metallic. People group them together to create a feature wall, hang them like mobiles from the ceiling, or use choose geometric-shaped candle holders and vases.
They look stunning next to swooping fabric and delicate blooms, lending a clean modern touch.
Bold Rich Colors
A new trend in wedding décor is swapping out the pastel shades for bold pigmented tones. Pale pink bridesmaid dresses have been replaced with terracotta, moss green… even marigold.
To see what we mean, check out Bella Bridesmaids. Not only do they have a huge selection, their dresses come in every shade imaginable – yes, even floral patterns too.
Colored glass is another thing that’s super trendy. You’ll see it grouped together with flowers in centerpieces. And let’s not forget the floral arrangements, which are vibrant and bright.
Unique Intentional Lighting
Nothing quite transforms a space like lighting, and using it for maximum effect is something many modern couples choose.
Picture a place that’s illuminated by harsh white fluorescent bulbs, for example, so bright you can see every pore. Every speck of dust.
Now, turn out those lights and illuminate the space with about 20 pillar candles.
It’s a whole new mood.
It’s inviting, and the soft flickering light alludes to something special.
There are strategic ways to use lighting to help set the mood. Colored lights give off a party feel, Candlelight, or soft tungsten light with a golden tone makes the space feel intimate and warm.
Custom neon signs are a trend that many people love, and it can be a fun way to add a touch of personality and whimsy.
Light that comes from the ground and points upwards illuminating a tree or other point of interest makes the place feel magical.
Candles make any space extra romantic. They can be incorporated as part of the table setting, or arranged on the ground to create a warm glittery perimeter – in a safe, responsible manner, of course.
The human eye is drawn to vibrant hues, and eye-catching colors command attention. This trend is almost gaudy – in the best way possible – but it’s always lighthearted and fun.
The maximalist trend embraces piling on texture, pattern, and color. It can be combined with an aesthetic, such as western, rustic, or Barbiecore, and it’s all about bringing in the elements related to the theme. Not being afraid of being bold and bright.
Maximalism means doing your décor up to the max, yet still taking the time to make sure the pieces you choose look good, and the overall effect works. You don’t want it to be too chaotic and overwhelming.
Perhaps the key thing to remember, regardless of trends or anything else, is that your wedding day should be a reflection of you. Choose things that you think are beautiful and meaningful, and bring them into the space. If you pull in your favorite colors, and all those little things you think are special, you really can’t go wrong.