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WEDDING BLOG

2018 Wedding Trends You’ll Want to Use for Your Big Day

January 2, 2018 | nicole

Are you in the midst of planning a 2018 wedding? Shake up your wedding design with the latest in wedding trends! The great thing about trends, whether in fashion, interior design, or wedding decor, is that you can pick and choose what resonates with you to add a modern touch to your overall look. From bridal fashion to what to do with your table decor (spoiler alert: it’s not what you might think!), these 2018 wedding trends have a little something for every upcoming wedding.

Celestial Themes

Couples are seeing stars in their wedding design for 2018 and we think that idea is out of this world! Whether you take design cues from literal space – the sun, moon, and stars – or space-adjacent ideas like astrology, there are so many unique and beautiful ways to add a celestial vibe to your wedding. We especially love the use of moon phases and constellations in the wedding decor below!

photos by Addison Jones Photography, event planning by Auburn + Ivory; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch, event planning & stationery by Tom Gautier; see more from this wedding here!

photos by Maggie Grace Photography, event design by Emily Aitken Events, floral design by Just So. Event Floral, furniture by Blush Creek, brass moon decor by Simply Grove, brass eclipse decor by Mixed Greens

photo by Bek & Addison Photography, event planning by The Veil, photo booth by PhotoStreamKC; see more from this wedding here!

photos by Mathias Fast, stationery by Bright Room Studios; see more from this wedding here!

photos by Maggie Grace Photography, event design by Emily Aitken Events, floral design by Just So. Event Floral, furniture by Blush Creek, brass moon decor by Simply Grove, brass eclipse decor by Mixed Greens, macarons by Flour Child

photo by Dearheart Photos, rentals by 4every event; see more from this wedding here!

photos by Brandi Potter Photography, floral design by Fields in Bloom KY, rentals by Love Hunters, macramé hanging by The Living Wall

photos by Mathias Fast, event design by Top Knot Events, stationery by Bright Room Studios; see more from this wedding here!

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Bell-Sleeve Wedding Dresses

Long-sleeved wedding gowns aren’t anything new, but the 2018 version is all about the bell sleeves! Pairing romantic lace with ’70s vibes has never been prettier than this year’s biggest bridal trend.

photo by Chris and Ruth Photography, wedding dress by Rue de Seine via Hey Love; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

photo by Sam Landreth Photography, wedding dress by Dreamers & Lovers; see more from this bridal collection here!

photo by Shannon Stent Images, wedding dress by Tuscany Bridal; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Free the Bird, wedding dress by Rue De Seine via The Bridal Atelier; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Local Embers & Co., wedding dress by a & bé bridal shop; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

photo by Sarah Joy Photo, wedding dress by Rue de Seine; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Sam Landreth Photography, wedding dress by Dreamers & Lovers; see more from this bridal collection here!

photo by Jordan Voth,  wedding dress by Rue de Seine; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

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Geometric Ceremony Backdrops

Geometry isn’t new to the wedding decor world, but 2018 is going to see a lot of geometric ceremony backdrops in particular! We love the triangular A-frame arch design and have been seeing more and more of the full-circle backdrops popping up in majorly on-trend ceremonies. Looking for something totally different? Get inspired by shapes and do something all your own!

photo by Immerse Photography, floral design by Naomi Rose Floral Design; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

photo by Anni Graham Photography, floral design by Flora Organica Designs, rentals by Something Borrowed; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography, event planning by Ivory & Beau; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Joseph West, floral design by Flower Vibes, rentals by Aztec Events and Tents; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Cassie Rosch, event planning by Calluna Events, floral design by Lace & Lilies, decor & rentals by Yonder Floral + Decor House

Kimonos

Looking to add a bit of boho to your bridal look? Skip the leather jacket and opt instead for a dreamy kimono! Whether you choose velvet or fringe, patterned or white, a bridal kimono gives your style a sense of free-spirited romance.

photo by Olivia Strohm Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Lalor Photographie, wedding dress by Ma Chérie Bleue; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

photo by Olivia Strohm Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Shari + Mike Photographers, kimono via True Value Vintage; see more from this wedding here!

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Neon Signs

We’re big fans of wedding decor that can be repurposed in your home and no statement piece makes a more seamless transition than a custom neon sign. Have one made with your last name, your favorite phrase, an inside joke, or a cheeky shape to add a little light and a lot of fun to your ceremony or reception decor.

photo by Olguin Photography, floral design by The Grounds Florals by Silvia, neon sign by Neon Poodle; see more from this wedding here!

photos by Eden Strader Photography, event planning by Spell Bundle and  Tealight Weddings, floral design by Pink Pineapple Florals, rentals by Signature Party Rentals and Spell Bundle; see more from this wedding here!

photo by A Fist Full of Bolts, event planning by Zac Campbell; see more from this wedding here!

photo by a sea of love, see more from this wedding here!

photo by Emily Magers, event design by Ivy Weddings and Events

photo by Katie Hoss Photography, event coordination by Events With a Kick, neon sign by Echo Neon Studio

photo by Wild Souls Studio; see more from this wedding here!

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Bridal Tiaras

If veils and flower crowns aren’t really your thing, you’re in luck because 2018 is all about the bridal tiara! Keep it simple with a thin gold or silver band of leaves or go bold with a crystal-embedded crown.

photo by Sarah Joy Photo; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Rebel Rabbit Photography, hair styling by Torrey Duerr Hair, crown by a.b. Ellie; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

photo by Amber Phinisee Photography, makeup by DaNina Nicole Makeup Artistry; see more from this wedding here!

photo by The Kitcheners; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Allie Appel Photography; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Kate Drennan, hair styling by Peggy Sue’s Parlour; see more from this wedding here!

photo by LAYERS, hair styling by Chelsey Margrave; see more from this wedding here!

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Hanging Table Decor

An amazing way to take your 2018 wedding decor to the next level is by raising the roof with it! Take a holistic approach to your reception design by decorating your space from floor to ceiling.

photos by Yeah Yeah Photography, event planning & floral design by Saffron Events; see more from this feature here!

photos by Dearheart Photos, event planning by Kraak, floral design by Liezl Kotze Floral Art, rentals by Baie Goeters; see more from this feature here!

photos by Chris and Ruth Photography, event planning by Alago Events

photos by Diktat Photography, event planning by Varawedding, floral design by Aisle Project; see more from this wedding here!

Wheat & Pampas Grass

Are “natural” or “organic” words you’ve used to describe your 2018 wedding? Then this trend is for you! Pampas grass and wheat make for an eye-catching accent throughout your wedding design that’s both elegant and earthy. Add a stalk or two to your bouquet or incorporate it into your ceremony arch or centerpieces for an unexpected look.

photo by SUEGRAPHY; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Immerse Photography, floral design by Naomi Rose Floral Design; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

photos by Jeff Brummett Visuals, event design by Junebug Weddings, floral design by Bows and Arrows, rentals by Coral Lane TX; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

photos by WonderFerris, floral design by Rosebud and Willow, rentals by Pretty Prop Shop; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

photo by Anni Graham Photography, floral design by Flora Organica Designs, rentals by Something Borrowed; see more from this wedding here!

photos by Eden Strader Photography, floral design by Pink Pineapple Florals, rentals by Signature Party Rentals and Spell Bundle; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Lilly Red Creative, event design by Ema Giangreco Weddings, floral design by Fabio Zardi, macramé by My Macramania; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

Which 2018 wedding trend is your favorite? For more inspiration, check out these sweet wedding cake trends for 2018!

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6 Comments

  1. Huge fan of the hanging decor, although I’m saddened to not see anything about burlap here.

  2. Gorgeous!! I am all for the bell sleeves. Yes please!

  3. Oh wow! The Nordic black and gold table arrangement has me!
    Beautiful sets of ideas well gathered guys!

  4. Simply awesome. I love all the trends especially that floral one.

  5. Totally in love with the celestial theme table setting and mood!

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