Now that we are more than halfway through the year, many brides-to-be will be considering a Christmas wedding! After all, winter weddings are popular for many couples and offer great opportunities for bride and groom to get together with family and enjoy festive fun too. These upcoming months not only offer opportunity for planning, but also reflection on the wedding trends earlier in the year. Taking inspiration from what was popular and successful before is after all important.
Some trends you should keep in mind
1) Food for freedom – in terms of wedding catering, an increasingly popular choice is a high-class buffet, rather than a sit-down meal, so guests can be free to eat what they like, when they like. This can cut down on waste and encourage guests to move around and converse
2) White still works – it appears that the traditional wedding dress colour is going nowhere. Dresses of the purest white are still popular, especially designs with a little lace or embellishment
3) Keep Christmas in mind – summer weddings saw seasonal shades take a key role: for example daffodils and yellow shades were particularly prevalent in spring. In turn, you shouldn’t be shy of including Christmas colours into the design of your day – for example festive reds and greens within decorations are sure to stand out.
4) Historic is hot – following on from the popularity of Game of Thrones, people desire a place to get married which packs a punch. Historic cities are currently popular and offer brilliant photo opportunities – for example Bath, Cambridge, York and Durham