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The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017

The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 | CHWV

With 2017 just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to look at wedding trends for the year ahead.

From fabulous flowers to creative cakes, we’re set to inspire and delight, and get your wedding planning well on the way.

The dress

The most important thing about your wedding dress is that you choose something you love and feel comfortable wearing. Saying that, it can also be fun to follow fashion trends when looking for your dream gown. When it comes to designers, US based Houghton are certainly the cool kids on the block, and a great starting point for inspiration. Boho lace, tiered skirts, statement sleeves, bow details and off-the-shoulder styles are all hot for 2017. Capes are also on trend, and a lovely alternative to a veil.

The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - The dress | CHWV

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The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - The dress | CHWV

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As for colour, white and ivory are the mainstays, but if you’re going to add a shade, make it pink. With accessories, stick to one or two statement pieces such as a fabulous hairpiece or oversized earrings.

The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - The dress | CHWV

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Stationery

If you’re on the hunt for wedding ideas for your stationery, Illustrations are the new monogram. Find a stationery designer who will create an illustration just for you. It’s totally personalised, and a design that you can carry through your wedding day, from your invitations to table plans, and even on to your cake design and table decor.

The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - Stationery | CHWV

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Flowers

We’re all in love with nature, and want our flowers to reflect all that is wonderful about the great outdoors. Arrangements should look like they are fresh from the garden with an abundance of lush greens and a design that is relaxed using seasonal blooms. Greens should embrace nature - we’re not talking vibrant shades of lime here, but natural hues of olive, moss, sage and kale.

The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - Flowers | CHWV

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Food

Interactive food and drink stalls remain popular, enabling guests to help themselves from an array of delicious treats, from champagne and oyster bars to less formal (but equally tasty!) wood fired pizza ovens.

The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - Food | CHWV

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The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - Food | CHWV

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Trend setting couples are looking for quirky, unusual food concepts which, done well, can be great fun. However, it’s always crucial to consider your guests and sometimes, food that is too unusual can be unappealing.

Choose drinks that match your food choices. Cool beer, for example, with pizza and margaritas with a Mexican food station. Gin is an ever popular choice, so consider having a gin bar, or creating gin cocktails for your guests.

The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - Food | CHWV

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Cakes

Couples are in for a treat when it comes to choosing the wedding cake. 2017 offers an abundance of choice, from the traditional white-tiered cake to doughnut towers and beautiful naked cakes. The drip wedding cake made its entrance in 2016 and is here to stay. Put simply, these cakes are decorated in such a way that the icing appears to drip down the sides. Delicious! Metallics make their way in to cakes too, with striking silver and gold leaf adorning wedding cakes.

The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - Cakes | CHWV

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Décor

On trend weddings for 2017 are minimalist in style with an abundance of luxury. Details are simple, but no expense is spared when it comes to ensuring everything looks beautiful and tastes delicious!

The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - Decor | CHWV

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Nature plays an important role with greenery a main decoration. Other than that, tables are pristine and simple with elegant candles, china and glassware. Move over wood – when it comes to furniture and texture, acrylic and perspex are hugely popular – whether you decide to seat your guests on Louis Ghost chairs or stand your cake on a Perspex plinth.

The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - Decor | CHWV

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The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - Decor | CHWV

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Colour schemes

Popular in 2016, metallics are here to stay and we see 2017 moving towards copper tones alongside gold and silver. Theme your entire wedding, or choose just a few showpiece elements, and complement with an accent colour that suits the time of year and your chosen venue. Nude is another on trend shade, giving and overall look that is clean, fresh, feminine and luxurious. Accompany with pure white or add gold for a hint of evening glamour.

The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - Colour schemes | CHWV

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The Hottest Wedding Trends For 2017 - Colour schemes | CHWV

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Entertainment

Bands and DJ’s remain popular, with personalised bars and beautiful dance floors. But, 2017 is all about the after party. Many couples are looking to recreate that ‘Oscars’ vibe with late bars or nightclubs or venues without curfews where they can party the night away. Prepare yourself!

 

If you’re looking for even more wedding trends and the hottest styles, along with loads of advice for planning your wedding, download our brand-new Ultimate Wedding Guide today! It’s completely free and is packed full of everything you could need to make your planning as easy as possible!

 

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