5 Fresh Wedding Trends of 2016


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Wedding trends tend to change from year to year, providing new brides with something new to look forward to. While certain trends continue to dominate, each season provides new, fresh ideas to consider when you’re planning your perfect day. Let’s reflect on the exciting wedding trends of 2016, which you can continue to see well into 2017.

1. Avoiding over-decorating

Minimalistic lifestyle is becoming popular and it’s starting to spillover to weddings. Couples are moving away from lavish decorating and detailed additions, and instead keeping the décor simple and sweet. Instead of filling the tables and the dance floor with quirky detailing, couples are just using a few impactful pieces like candles and basic floral arrangements. Furthermore, the emphasis is moving away from décor to booking the perfect wedding venue and focusing on treating the guests with food and entertainment.

2. Filling up with comfort food

Wedding food used to be all about providing new experiences. Couples wanted to opt for fancy food items, which guests wouldn’t normally be enjoying – duck, pates, salmon and so on. But 2016 wedding food was all about homemade food with a twist. Couples spent a lot of money, but they wanted something comforting and perhaps comfortable – mac’n’cheese, burgers and tomato soup.

3. Cream-colored bridesmaid dresses

Although the traditional rule has been to dress the bride in white and contrast this with colored bridesmaid dresses, 2016 changed the trend. Instead of trying to find a color that fits the wedding theme and one that all your bridesmaids liked, couples opted for cream-colored gowns instead. The color choice actually worked nicely and it provides more options for bridesmaids in terms of finding the dress. You don’t need to worry too much about having different designs in the color, which guarantees everyone gets a dress that actually fits their body type. Furthermore, a quick glance at fashion retailers on Frugaa showed, finding affordable cream-colored bridesmaid gowns was really affordable and not hard at all.

4. Wedding ceremonies in national parks

Perhaps since last year was the National Park Centennial, getting hitched in nature became a popular option for couples. The stunning scenes of our national parks definitely provided the perfect backdrops for wedding ceremonies and photos. Although outdoor weddings have always been a popular option, 2016 took the concept to a whole new level with these park weddings. It’s definitely worth checking out with the closest national park if organizing a scenic wedding could be an option for you as well.

5. Decorating with metallic shines

In terms of wedding theme colors, metallic shines took control in 2016. You could see the new trend in combination of the industrial wedding look. Table decorations were all about metallic jars and cans, with copper wires adding twists to detailing. The industrial, metallic shine was also present in the dresses, with even the brides opting for a touch of golden glisten with shoes and accessories.

The above wedding trends were fresh and added a new twist to weddings in 2016. They are also wedding trends we expect to see next year as well – all of them add more comfort and fun to the big day.

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