The Best Wedding Trends for 2018 according to planners

Another year, another influx of fresh wedding trends for 2018 to get excited about! While a lot of wedding traditions you’ll want to stick to timeless themes, there are some new 2018 wedding trends emerging that will set your day apart from the rest and make it even more personalised to you and your groom’s taste.

From floral updates (in fashion and flora), to new food and décor trends, here’s what 2018 will bring in wedding newness. Pinterest boards at the ready – take a look at our ultimate guide to 2018 wedding trends…

Colour Of The Year – Ultra Violet

The Pantone color of the year has been revealed! And this is always a big indicator of what’s to come in wedding trends… Last year’s colour of the year was Greenery and we saw an influx of brides opting for green decor within tablescapes, installations and bouquets. 2018 is all about Ultra Violet purple. So expect to see plenty of purple floral inspiration, as well as invites and table decor; like napkins and plates, plus new-age additional like crystals and agate coasters used as name places. It also makes the perfect partner to gold accents to luxe up any Ultra Violet styled look.

Quirky Dessert Tables

While we’re still obsessed with our wedding cake or alternative – doughnuts and macaroons, 2018 will see more brides going for a dessert table over the traditional last course. This way you can get really experimental with your puds. Choose cheesecake, meringues, multiple flavors of cookies and you can even add a wedding trifle into the mix! This way, everyone gets more dessert – what’s not to love?

Hanging Floral Installations

These have already started to appear in some of the most stylish weddings of 2017, but for 2018 expect to see more of a creative approach to floral displays. Hanging flowers or greenery above tables creates a great dynamic to the space, playing with heights and viewpoints. It also gives more space on tables if you’re choosing more candles or big sharing plates.


Moving on from rose gold accents, 2018 will see similar metallic touches in the form of a more industrial look copper. The great thing about this material, is that it’s super cheap! But looks so effective – especially when reflecting candle light – so lanterns and tea light holders will be key. You can also incorporate copper details in cups, cutlery, chairs and even ribbons. The effect will particularly look great for an autumnal wedding color palette.

Transparent Elements

Wedding Planner & Blogger, Charley at London Bride (, tells us 2018 will see a surge in see-through settings and décor. ‘Everything from the venues themselves think Glasshouses, or light bright spaces with full windows to Perspex hanging seating plans, tablescapes featuring an abundance of glass details with printed goods on semi-transparent paper. Great for modern and minimalist couples who like clean lines and Scandi vibes’.

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