Pinterest has released its report on what’s trending for in the world of weddings, based on what’s been pinned by brides-to-be on the social curation website over the last year.
These are the hottest trends you can expect to see at weddings in 2017:
1. Taco bars
Searches for taco weddings were up 132% over the last 12 months. The popular trend allows guests to build their own tacos while the bride and groom mix and mingle.
2. Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses
Image: Georgia Young Couture
The off-the-shoulder look is really big in fashion in general at the moment, so it isn’t surprising that it’s gaining popularity with bridal looks. Searches for this style of wedding dress are up 158%.
3. Drip cakes
Drip cakes have replaced naked cakes as the must-have wedding cake… searches for these are up 437%!
4. Floral print bridesmaids dresses
Photo: Caroline Duncan Photography
Ready-to-wear dresses that are affordable and stylish are preferred by Milennial brides, with floral prints the front runner at the moment.
5. Wedding tattoos
Couples are choosing to commemorate their wedding day with ink. This includes wedding bands, the date of their wedding, bouquets and so on.
6. Autumn weddings
Image: Caroline Duncan Photography
Spring-time is traditionally the most busy time of year for weddings, but more and more brides are opting for Autumn when the days start to cool off and the colours are rich and vibrant. There’s been a 280% increase in searches for autumn/fall weddings.
7. Smaller or no bridal parties
Big bridal parties are on the way out. Lots of brides are now opting for one or two or even no bridesmaids at all!
8. Greenery wedding decor
Greenery is Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017, so it’s no surprise that it’s featuring heavily in planning for weddings. Many brides are ditching flowers for foliage in their wedding styling.
Pink is big in fashion right now, and that’s translating to weddings as well. Searches for “dusty rose weddings” are up 255% over the last year.