A red and pink ombre wedding cake is instantly Valentine's ready.
When outfitting your bridesmaids, take a cue from multi-colored conversation heart candies.
Guests will l-o-v-e you after they spot your offering of Valentine's Day-inspired treats. Want to really wow them? Set up a hot cocoa station to fend off February chills.
In lieu of traditional favors, create a makeshift flower shop and allow guests to select their own blooms to take home. Take the tandem bike out of storage early for a piece of charming, romantic wedding decor.
Games. In an effort to entertain guests, couples are turning to the tried and true: games. From interactive Mad Lib wedding programs to lawn games at outdoor cocktail hours, games are being used as a way to break the ice between guests. This playful trend is a great way to get your friends and family mingling.
Food trucks are the way to go. With food trucks and passed multi-course meals, the sit-down dinner is being replaced with more interactive options. Set up stations that feature your favorite eats, like a raw bar with a waiter live-shucking oysters or wine and cheese pairings with an on-site sommelier. If you don’t want to forgo a plated dinner, host a cool cocktail hour and serve the main meal family style for a twist on the expected.
Décor trends are going au naturel. If you can’t celebrate under the stars, bring the outside in. Add some oversize potted trees to a ballroom for an instant forest effect. Or incorporate natural elements like wood and stone into your table settings. Greenery (not just the color) continues to trend—it’s easy to manipulate and can give your décor an undone but beautiful look. Bouquets are getting bigger too and some old-school styles, like cascade and pageant, are making a serious comeback.
Metallic Dresses and Breezy Silhouettes
Sparkly gowns—gold, silver and metallic beading—flooded the bridal runways. The ball gown is making a comeback too, perfect for a formal evening wedding. Also hot? Breezy silhouettes and airy skirts. These effortless dresses (think: flowing fabrics like tulle and organza) have an ethereal vibe and are well suited for a destination affair or even a second look. Detachable skirts, floral embellishments, and off-the-shoulder looks will also be making their way down aisles this year.