This year certainly flew by and, with it, came many new trends whereas others took their last stand on the way out of the wedding industry (I’m looking at you, burlap!). With 2017 on the horizon, we have some ideas of what to expect and we are excitedly waiting to see how next year’s couples incorporate these unique trends into their wedding celebrations.
Here are some of our favorite trends to keep an eye out for in 2017:
Shades of blue
We foresee a lot of blue color palettes on the horizon. Navy has been increasingly popular in our recent weddings and, with couples loving the ombré gradient look, we expect to see azure shades throughout the upcoming year! Metallics and neutrals are still ever-popular and look brilliant paired with sapphire hues.
It is time to brush off your geometry textbook—shapes and angles are increasing in popularity! We have seen a rise in requests for geometric chandeliers and other accent items, so we foresee much more of this fun trend. From lighting fixtures to centerpieces to furniture, everything is better with angles.
We have had an increasing number of couples asking about velvet and how to incorporate the rich fabric into their wedding. We could not be happier. Velvet is a thick, soft fabric that exudes romance and warmth—perfect for any wedding. We expect to see velvet showing up in linens, drapery, and even on the wedding party themselves!
Wood, geodes and slate—oh my! Surely you’ve seen the trendy geode cakes by now. If you love the look, you’re in luck. Couples are incorporating natural elements into their wedding designs more than ever, which pairs perfectly with the metallic and neutral trends. Natural florals with lots of greenery are also a great accent for tablescapes, cake tables, bars, and any other space with heavy traffic.
These are only some of the trends that will arise in the upcoming year, so be sure to keep an eye out and stay on top of what’s ‘in’ and what’s going out of fashion.
Kevin Dennis is the owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services, a full-service event company based in Livermore, California. Dennis is the current chapter president for Silicon Valley NACE, and the immediate past national president for WIPA.