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2017 Wedding Trends

Jan 25, 2017 11:00AM ● By Kendra Kaiserman

On Trend

Special Wedding Section 2017
Photo by Simply Smith Photography

"Naked" Cakes:

“Naked” cakes, which are unfrosted or partially frosted, are typically decorated with a simplistic array  of berries or fresh flowers. Naked cakes have seen an increase in popularity everywhere.

Highlight Your Love on Social Media — Or Don't:

It seems that everyone is on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter nowadays. Posting short videos and customizing your own wedding day hashtags are fun ways to share the best of your big day with your loved ones.

Prefer an unplugged wedding? That’s becoming a trend, too. Ask friends and family to refrain from using the phones on your wedding day with a sweet little message on a chalkboard.

Signature His & Hers Cocktails:

Let your personality shine through your favorite libation! This trend can help your budget, too, by allowing you to allocate drinks being made for guests rather than having an open bar with endless possibilities being offered.

Freshly Picked:

Local in-season flowers create an organic and natural feel for your wedding reception. You can also save money by going with in-season blooms due to increased availability from your floral professional.

Not a fan of flowers? Consider going with greenery exclusively—definitely on trend for 2017.

Lighting Everywhere:

Creative use of lighting continues to dominate in wedding design trends. The use of vertical space (lighting hanging down), creative lantern ideas and lighting draped from tree branch to tree branch are some of the ways that modern brides and grooms are achieving a romantic look.

Lounge Style Seating:

Long, rectangular tables intermixed with circular tables help break the monotony of an all-round traditional reception seating plan. This gives the reception less of a conference feel and more of an intimate lounge feel.