There’s plenty to rave about in 2016’s wedding trends, from the smaller, more intimate affair to metalics, to the “reveal it (almost) all” wedding gown. Down The Aisle shares the Top 5 Wedding Trends For 2016:

1. Metalics–Bright-colored combinations paired with splashes of metalics are the big hit on the runway and in décor. While we’re still seeing Gold and Silver as top choices for metalics, we’ve also noticed Rose Gold—even on the bride’s ring finger—making its way towards the wedding design theme. Elements such as glittered vases and table runners as well as chairs, plates, cutlery, and table legs are areas we’re seeing the metalics, which can simultaneously add a hint of glam and warmth to the details.

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2. The See Through Trend –It’s on the red carpet and now it’s made its way to the wedding aisle. Cut outs and lace designs that showcase a peek of revealing skin. Grab the fashion tape, because whether it’s done tastefully or to shock, the see-through trend has arrived.

 

3.Long Tables –Especially popular with barn weddings, the long reception table versus a round table is trending. Long tables are not only a remarkable way to play-up your space, they’re unexpected, and give guests that “family tradition” feeling. Use one continuous long table to really transform your space, especially outdoors!

Flickr Photo by Andy (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Flickr Photo by Andy (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

4. Smaller Weddings – A large 150+ guest list has been declining while the trend has moved to a smaller guest list. Don’t misunderstand—going “smaller” doesn’t mean that you’re going “informal”, or that the details and personalization no longer matter, it’s that having a smaller wedding allows for more time mingling and socializing with guests. Many of our couples are even opting for a longer cocktail hour to allow for meaningful socializing and spending time with their loved ones before hitting the dance floor. Couples are also realizing that having a smaller guest count, means that there’s more wiggle room in the budget to hire better-quality wedding pros—always worth the investment in our eyes.

 

5. Braids Are In, Jewelry Is Out –Since roughly 90 percent of brides choose strapless, jewelry has become the obvious “norm” with regard to enhancing a neckline. Not anymore. Tousled one-sided braids and intricate braid chignons are all the rage. While pearls are still a common tradition with brides, some are skipping jewelry altogether to allow the focus on the bride’s showstopping hair, while nails and make-up remain neutral and subtle.

Flickr Photo by Wicker Paradise (CC 2.0)

Flickr Photo by Wicker Paradise (CC 2.0)

Want to incorporate some of these trends in your wedding day to elevate it to the next level? We’ll help connect you in the right direction, reach out to us for a chat!

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