Wedding Trends for 2016
Trends in weddings come and go, then come back again, it seems. Or rather, so it used to seem. These days the focus is on the individual and wedding guests are increasingly unfazed by the unfamiliar. Anything goes, so what goes for 2016? Here’s a few predictions and ideas for you.
By this we mean the bridesmaids aren’t all stuffed into the same gowns, despite their different figures and complexions (hurrah!). This allows the girls to feel more comfortable and dress to their best on the day. Additionally, the gowns and dresses won’t be consigned to the wardrobe for ever after.
Cake is over
Wedding cakes are taking a bit of a break at the moment, with couples choosing a tower of profiteroles, or colour-co-ordinated macaroons. Current faves include anything ice-cream related, but it’s your call.
Wide v-necked bridal gowns
Already on the runways at wedding shows, these classy gowns work for all sorts of figures. They draw attention to the collarbone and create a slimming effect as they draw eyes to the waistline. They’re not plungy or revealing, though, so retain modesty and sophistication.
Early weddings can be celebrated with a brunch instead of a formal dinner. This works well in hotter climates, as the ceremony is over before noon and people can eat and relax before it gets too hot. If you’re shying away from formal, why not serve it by a pool?
Of course married life is the greatest adventure, but why not start as you mean to go on and try an outdoor pursuit-themed wedding? Hire out a rustic campsite and get an adventure photographer in?
Crochet lace gowns
Especially good for winter weddings, as they offer more warmth. Many brides are going for woollen gowns – either knitwear or crochet. It adds a lot of interest and texture and doesn’t look too frilly or foamy, as the gowns of yesteryear were wont to.