Weddings are consistently being reshaped by new trends and this effects everything from wedding decor or wedding decoration to choice of venue, plus everything in between.

Here are a few wedding decor and wedding decoration trend ideas for you to consider.  The A-Z of current wedding trends:

Your choice of venue will effect your wedding decor in every way

An important decision for any bridal couple is choosing the right venue. The natural environment sparkles the bold statement of beauty.  Therefore, the barn, forest, loft, breweries, greenhouse and farm wedding are the in wedding venues. In second place, are beach wedding venues. Brides and Grooms are currently opting for serene and natural environments. Couples have moved away from wedding venues of town-halls, hotels and corporate statures. This also improves wedding budget as wedding decorations are less brash than in a more corporate venue.

What type of entertainment is trending in weddings?

Moreover, no wedding wants bored guests.  Wedding entertainment is about guests interacting with performance floaters. For example a hired caricaturist, magician, Elvis impersonator and stormtroopers.  Moreover, talented solo entertainers scattered throughout wedding venues are trending. Again, solo pianists and harpists are also on the rise spilling angelic vibes. DJ’s are less popular. DJ popularity has been overridden by live bands.  The wedding decor photo booth has become exaggerated. Other than scattering some fun party props on the tables for fun photos – the photo booth has sailed on.

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Themed Weddings are on the up | Say hello to Star Wars wedding decor

Themed weddings are popular, for example Disney or StarWars. Likewise, superhero weddings are at the top of the wedding theme list and wedding decor or wedding decoration.  Furthermore, stormtroopers are a key element in the appearing acts of the performance floaters.  The groom team is enjoying the Marvel and DC Superhero Cufflinks and Superhero socks. Perhaps Mothers will start dressing up as Wonder Woman or Dads as Captain America.

Click here to check them out: Grooms Team Goodies

Stormtrooper Cufflinks

Food and Bar

Wedding food styles have moved away from the traditional menus. Wedding food is the human element of festivity.  Similarly a variety Snack platters on chunky wooden platters is popular.  Food areas have become better known as grazing stations. Gazing stations filled with different breads, fruits, meats, cheeses, chocolates and decedent desserts. Food trucks are still popular at laid-back weddings. Foods at weddings has become the centre point of wedding decoration. Food has become decorated, tantilising our tastebuds.

Similarly, collaborative food stations like popcorn bars with a selection of toppings are popular. Likewise are tea bars, guacamole bars, and donuts station. These stations are a centre focal point of the wedding decor.  Equally important are the artistic edible displays. Not only-but also, the popular drink is the different flavours of classical gins. The gin family has grown substantially at wedding bars.

Food Buffet Wedding Table

Customised Wedding and Personalised Wedding Decor

In addition, brides and grooms are enjoying a customised wedding.  Customised Weddings are blends of uniqueness.  Anything goes in this category. For example:  Customised gift boxes, personalised badges, hangers, tshirts, mugs, flasks, cufflinks, shoe stickers, ties – to name a few.  Moreover, grooms are more involved in the wedding plans, ideas and preparations than ever before. This is likely due to the element where both Bride and Groom throw in creative sparkles into their own unique wedding decor and wedding decoration.  Click here for some awesome ideas:  Customised Goodies for You

Personalising even goes as far as scented smells. Scented smells reminds guests of the #bestweddingever.  Moreover, custom blends of perfume spritzed on invites, gift favour of a scented candle or perfume spritzed throughout the venue. Likewise, are the customised gift favours which are appreciated by wedding guests.  Weddings are an exciting creative zone of uniqueness.  Click here for some special ideas:  Gift FavoursGroom Customised Gift Box

Whilst customising is sought after, Brides and Grooms enjoy large perspex seating plans.  The customised seating plan is placed at the entrance of the wedding reception. Together with the seating plan, is a large wedding agenda.  Guests like to be well informed of what is happening and when. Click here for some awesome ideas of Wedding Signs

Wedding Colours are the primary in wedding decoration

Rose gold and blush pinks have been replaced with wedding colours of nudes, pastels and rust. Pastel colours of green, pink, blue, mint are trending.  The whole ‘white wedding’ theme is less popular and being seen as more clinical.   Rigid colour palettes are also being dumped. Bold colours in the metallic ranges are becoming popular. Rust is the upcoming wedding colour and in most wedding decoration. There’s so many shades to choose from. White is naturally a top wedding colour.  White has many shades, from neutral beige or vanilla or navajo white or ivory or eggshell or cream.  However there’s also off-white colours in the white category.  Off-white colours have become more popular than the pure white shades.

Rust colour palette

Rust Colour Palette

Metallic colour palette

Metallic Colour Palette

Flowers and more flowers expressed in wedding decoration

Brides and Grooms are moving towards a more minimalist approach. A minimalist approach with bold aesthetics.  Winter Weddings encompass different styles and colours of velvet fabrics.  Pam-grass is at the top of flower displays. Floral centerpieces are popular. Bold statements are seen in the colourful smoke-bombs during photo-shoots.  We’re also becoming more considerate of the environment and the footprint we leave behind, the eco-conscious wedding.

Pamgrass flower display

Groomslady and Bridesman

Certainly, there’s a shift towards a no-gender-matter.  Groomslady and Bridesman roles are popular. We’re in a fun era, where we can create whatever we fancy. Find some pretty cool Bridesman badges at Wedding Badges in All Roles

Wedding Dress

In medieval weddings, there was not much practicality or comfort for a Bride. She would suffer with tight corsets, bulging headpieces and floral hairdo’s.  Floral hairdo’s could take her 8-12 hours to set.  Brides are now opting for practicality and comfort.

Pockets in the wedding dress are popular. Strapless wedding dresses are losing their appeal.  Classic and sleek column cuts are trending. Bridal wedding dresses with sleeves are becoming popular. Perhaps this inspiration came from Megan Markle’s long sleeved Givenchy wedding gown. A timeless minimal elegant dress.  Ms. Markle chose Clare Waight Keller to design her wedding dress.  Ms. Markle chose Clare because of Clare’s elegant aesthetic and relaxed demeanor.  Popular bridal dresses are the sophisticated, minimalist styles.

Megan Markle wedding dress

Megan Markle’s wedding dress

Bridal Wedding Veil

Brides are choosing veils of soft tulle, sometimes embroidered with lace edges or embroidered flowers. But mostly, more than 2-5 meters in length.  Again, a possible influence from Ms Markle’s veil.  Her dress was augmented by a 5 meter long cathedral veil. Ms. Markle’s veil took about 500 hours to make.

Cathedral Bridal Wedding Veil with Lace Edges

Cathedral Bridal Wedding Veil with Lace Edges (Product code V046)

Bridal make-up

In fact bridal make-up is opted towards the all-natural look. Therefore the no-make-up look, with make-up.  It’s the number of spa treatments leading up to your wedding day such as microblading, microneedling and face treatments that are important. In other words, these treatments improvise the no-make-up look. This ‘no-make-up look’ contributes to the more relaxed wedding decor and wedding vibe which weddings have moved towards.  Bridal make-up has moved to a very natural application, sometimes bolded by a bright red lipstick.  Similarly, a bright red lipstick paired with really strong eyebrows to create a defined look.

Bridal Hair

Certainly, a wedding lust is hiring a hairstylist and make-up artist to set up in the ladies room or in a nearby beauty booth.  This set up accommodates bride and wedding guests to touch up their makeup and hair throughout the celebrations.  Almost every girl’s dream!  Bridal hair is trending on a few platforms, primarily with plaits and bridal braids. Loose and wavy bridal hair is also becoming popular. Reigning supreme is the weaving of flowers or bridal head vines into the hair. Brides are opting for more relaxed weaving of flowers or bridal head vines to match the way wedding decor has moved to a more relaxed vibe. For instance, here:  Bridal Hair Ideas I need

Bridal Wedding Vine Headpiece (Product code H050)

Bridal Wedding Vine Headpiece (Product code H050)


In conclusion, we see that the shift is towards a more minimalist approach. A minimalist approach, yet bolded by aesthetics.  We see the boldness sneaking through in colours of rust and metallic in wedding decor. Venue choices are opting towards a natural outside setting of beauty. Together with booms of interactive entertainment such as live bands, solo pianists, harpists and the performance floaters.  Most importantly, weddings are a celebration. A celebration to merge the interactions between two sets of families and friends. The stage is being set to accommodate this in all aspects, expressed through wedding decor and wedding decorations.  Above all, the food platters give us all that and more. To sum up, weddings are naturalistic and simplistic – sparkled with splashes of sophisticated and bold elegance.

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