2018 Wedding Trends

2018 Wedding Trends Predictions

It’s your actual wedding day and those on the guest list; new friends, old friends, relatives, church members, invitees from your workplace and your loved ones are all seated. Looking around at their faces; they’re all beaming in admiration.

Even though you may not have spent too much, they think there’s something about your wedding… Of course they know that they love you and wish you well, and they think that both of you are so cute together.

What they don’t know, however, is that we’re all psychologically wired to respond to certain conventions, even when we are not aware of them. When they are thinking “wow… what a wedding!” they’re actually riding a moment – a trend.

Here are a few wedding trends sure to unlock the “ooohs and ahhhs” in 2018.


Every year experts spot a trending colour, but the colour doesn’t necessarily have to be a single hue. It’s usually a colour blend, where two or more colors overlap each other to create another colour.

For instance, in 2016, for the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity were chosen as the colour(s) of the year. According to British Vogue’s colour trends, 2017 happens to be a year of colour confidence, and Fuchsia, Zingy Yellow and Tropical green now rule. Experts at the Pantone Colour Institute also agree on the green spectrum of things, and have announced Greenery as the colour of the year for 2017.

But what about next year??? Well, according to the Pantone Colour Institute, next year is looking like a Metallics and intense colours like - Powerful Pink and Minion Yellow year. Once again, Popsugar Fashion seem to agree, predicting bright shades like Yellow and soft hues like Lavender to trend in 2018.

What’s the point? Be aware of these colour trends, but most importantly, remember that your wedding is yours, and you can choose whatever colour you want.


Giving favours to your guests is a long standing tradition but in 2018, add your own subtle, unique touches to your wedding and reception with personalised favours.

Whatever favours you’re buying, make sure they’re inexpensive, varied and unique, but most of all, try to pick out gifts that are more personal in nature. A great favour isn’t only beautiful, it’s personal. It’s got to have carefully selected details that are meaningful to you and to your guests.

Take the pains to make a list of your guests’ names so you don't leave anyone out. Write out ideas next to their names, and after shopping, get them customised.

Giving personalized gifts is a great way to surprise your guests and make them feel special.


You probably already know this on some level, but the lighting you choose for your wedding is critical to the beauty and functionality of the space. Lighting is also very important for photography.

There are 3 basis kinds of lighting: background, task, and decorative. Each serves a specific and necessary purpose, and if layered properly, can show your venue to its full advantage.

In 2018, trends are showing that that there’s going to be a tendency to splurge with really exciting lighting, and with the recent advances in technology and creativity in lighting technology, the spectacular is becoming more accessible and affordable. It’s worth the investment to upgrade to decorative or romantic lighting that will accent your wedding photos, especially.

Flower Trends

Long a symbol of love and beauty, flowers have never gone out of style. Yet, some flower colours, varieties and designs are especially popular among more tasteful decorators. So, while the best advice may be to follow your own taste and sensibility, there are some flowers that experts predict will be cutting edge in 2018 for fashion conscious flower lovers everywhere.

on.Staying in line with the colour predictions for 2018, Peonies, Carnations, and Camellias are some options that you can go with. Include them in your bridal bouquet and centrepieces, or if budget permits, consider designing a cascading flower wall at your recepti

What’s more? Flower crowns and hair garlands are in, and they’re expected to still be trending by next year. If you are interested in flower crowns, you can find some DIY ideas on Pinterest.

BusyBrides top tip for saving on budget for your flowers regardless of how small or large your floral display may be, pick flowers that are in season for your wedding date , you will get more for your money if they don't have to be shipped from overseas and will look much fresher for your day.


Food now is not only considered as a basic need but also a means of expression. If you’re having a marquee, what is becoming an ever popular option for a field wedding is meals on wheels! Getting your good old fashioned pie and mash from a van, you’ll be amazed what some of these caterers can turn out from a van in the middle of a field, or a rustic style BBQ or hog roast are still popular as ever, providing good food for less! Getting your guests to pick and choose from the offerings is definitely an increase on the more hands on approach which gets your gusts more involved in the wedding. Then there’s the crepe vans for your dessert to finish off with some delicious food.

However, as prices for weddings are forever increasing, BusyBrides suggest that you opt to cut your cake before your wedding breakfast and ask your caterers to cut up and use for your dessert. Not only does it save on a few bob, but it’ll make sure that your wedding cake is all used up, as most of the time, it goes to waste and you don’t have to pay out twice for dessert! Serve it with cream or ice cream to transform it to a yummy dessert. Picking great sponge flavours can be another way of experimenting and showing off your personality. BusyBrides two favourite cake designers are Bunty’s Wedding Cakes and Vanilla Cake Design who do the most amazing cherry chocolate.

Many trends are easily identifiable, but while trends are important, you should never forget the most essential thing about a wedding. A wedding is about getting joined forever to the person you love most in the world, and nothing should detract from that fact.

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