• Lesley McCall

The Wedding Trend Report 2018


Working as a wedding stylist, I have seen my fair share of different trends come and go. When I first started The Rustic Wedding Company in 2014 there was a huge demand for handmade bunting and anything made of out hessian. It was our bread and butter so to speak and we literally sold hundreds of metres of bunting and hessian table runners in our first year alone.

Then along came the requests for sequins, rose golds and mixed metallics. Sequinned table runners and table cloths, sparkly bridesmaids dresses and mixed metallic props all became super popular indeed.

On the 1st of December last year we decided we wanted to do a bit of research into trends so that our clients could stay ahead of the game and we posted our very first Wedding Trend Report for the upcoming season. (find the 2017 report here)

We predicted foliage would be hugely popular, calligraphy and copper would continue to top the charts and that you'd be seeing tonnes and tonnes of drippy, semi-naked cakes - and boy were we correct!

So this year we are happy to announce we have put together a new Wedding Trend Report for 2018!

We've literally scoured the internet to bring you this list of upcoming predictions. We've looked at home interior trends & predictions for 2018, have been following fashion trend releases from top designers and spent hours and hours searching through pinterest & instagram (most certainly the best two places for inspo if you ask me) - not to mention all the time we have spent tralling through top wedding blogs too.

So here is a run down of our predicted wedding styling trends for 2018.

1. Circles & Hoops

Literally anything circular is going to be huge next year.

Clusters of circles covered in foliage and made into backdrops are going to be super popular, as are huge circular arbours and archways covered in flowers and greenery for ceremonys & top table backdrops.

Hanging circular table plans, menus & other wedding stationery and large ceiling floral installations will all be topping the trends list next year.

We may even see some circular bridal or bridesmaids bouquets making an appearance too. (We just love this idea! It's so nice to see something new and refreshing enter the wedding world.)

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hoop wedding bouquet

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circle hoop backdrop

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2. Velvet

Smooth and svelt, velvet is looking like its going to be big next year too. We've seen an influx of velvet gowns, velvet bridal shoes and velvet styling details making an appearence on the blogs and can confirm that we love the luxury look of this new trend.

From velvet backdrop drapery to velvet table cloths to trailing velvet ribbons on bridal bouquets and grooms suits. The velvet trend has arrived with a bang in the styling world!

the wedding trend report 2018

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3. Macrame

Macrame has been around for years. (literally since the 60's & 70's) but it has recently made a huge comeback at boho weddings.

It's also really popular with home interior stylists right now and some high street stores are beginning to stock small mass produced items for all to buy.

We have seen a lot of Macrame used at boho themed weddings on pinterest and blogs recently and I predict that next year it is going to become a bit more mainstreamed with more and more couples choosing to include it in their decor.

We're going to see macrame table backdrops, macrame table runners and chair backs, hanging macrame decor and macrame ceremony backdrops everywhere next year.

the wedding trend report 2018

image by Magda K Photography

the wedding trend report 2018

image by Magda K Photography

wedding trends 2018

image by Magda K Photography

wedding trends 2018