Hot Wedding Trends For 2015
If you’ve just got engaged and are feeling overwhelmed by all the trends battling for your attention, Wedding Ideas magazine’s Rachel Morgan is here to walk you through the ones that are set to be big news over the coming months…
The 2015 bridal catwalks have been awash with wonderful one-shoulder wedding dresses – and we love it. This elegant design looks best with a lightweight, Grecian-style gown, a tan and toned arms – now, where’s my gym pass?
Colour me beautiful
White or ivory not for you? 2015’s dress collections also boast a range of colours including blue, grey, mint and pink. If you want to stand out from the crowd, this is the perfect way to do it.
It’s not all about the front of your dress, you know. Your guests will be staring at your back for the majority of the ceremony so give them a treat in one of 2015’s prettiest designs. From full lace to deep cowls, the back of your gown will need to make as much impact as the front.
FOR YOUR RECEPTION…
No extra evening guests
Deciding on a guest list is one of the hardest things to do. Who comes to the day? Who comes to the evening? Ditch the stress and have one list for everything – that way, you can skip the evening buffet and have a continuous flow of canapés and 4 courses during the day instead.
From pom poms and fairylights to origami birds and colourful paper chains, 2015’s prettiest wedding reception decorations will be above your head – so don’t forget to look up.
[photo courtesy of Kerrie Mitchell]
Naked ombre cakes
Naked cakes are a huge trend as we go into 2015, especially for country or rustic weddings. But give yours a twist with an ombre effect and let the different coloured tiers do the talking.
Social media weddings
Enable your guests to follow all the action of the wedding – from the hen night to the honeymoon – by creating your very own hashtag.
The biggest flower trend for 2015, floral crowns are a wedding essential for boho brides or those getting married abroad. Not brave enough to do it yourself? Give them to your bridesmaids and flower girls instead.
[photo courtesy of Ryan Browne]
AND 2 TRENDS WE’RE GOING TO SKIP…
The ‘you’re not invited’ card
The trend that was big in the US last year, but surely us Brits are too polite for this to catch on… right?
The mass thank you email
In this digital age some couples are forgoing the traditional, individual thank you cards and instead opting for mass thank you email instead. A thank you that isn’t personal misses the point completely – we hope this is one trend that doesn’t catch on.