The end of the year is the most popular time of year for couples to get engaged. What a great way to start a new year with a new goal of creating an awesome celebration! Planning a giant party is no easy task whether your timeline is 2 months or 2 years – there are hundreds of tiny details to handle to make your big day the best day ever!

Our Wedding Specialists, Amanda Wood and Taylor Leavell, have some recommendations when it comes to the top wedding trends for 2018!


When you begin the wedding planning process, a good way to start is to pick a color scheme that you can incorporate into the decorations and attire. The Pantone color of 2018 is ultra-violet. This dark purple color will absolutely POP in floral arrangements and groomsmen ties.


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Mauve, Rose Gold, Blush, and Berry are all trending colors in the purple spectrum. All three pair well with gray and white. Steel gray and navy continue to be the neutrals of choice.

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Metallics like gold and copper are excellent accents that can really make a wedding sparkle! These colors can sometimes lose their shine on paper and look yellow or brown, but metallic colored candle holders, vases, jewelery, as tiny accents send a glamorous vibe to the day.

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Can’t decide on a color? Be creative with patterns and geometric shapes. Marble or metallic accents like sign holders, backdrops, make bold colors really stand out.

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“Edited, clean, personalized timeless touches are replacing DIY elements that drain the budget,” says our wedding expert Amanda Wood. A few DIY details are fun, but don’t go too overboard.

Flowers and Bouquets arrangements have moved from uniform to free-form with multiple tiers and layers. Simple arrangements with a few big flowers are less bulky than arrangements with multiple kinds of flowers and colors.

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If you’re considering Ultra-Violet, consider lavender or orchids for your bouquet. The bright purple color will really stand out in your arrangement.

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Multiple height garden style floral arrangements around colorful candle holders can really make your accent colors pop and create a balance of color throughout the room.

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Many brides today are also opting out of a traditional veil and wearing floral crowns or clips instead for a more natural look.

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You can’t go wrong with cake. Many brides are now adding floral accents to cakes. Bakeries today have lots of different techniques they can use to decorate such as airbrushing, painting, and lacing to customize each cake. One note of caution: Bright icing colors can make a cake look gorgeous, but it might change the flavor or texture.

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Not a cake fan? Mini- desserts are becoming increasingly popular. Donuts, macarons, pies, cake pops, and cupcakes are a way to personalize your dessert menu.

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When you order a cake, you’re often limited to 1-3 different flavors.  With tiny desserts, especially cupcakes and cake pops, you can add even more flavors to create a more diverse variety, and your guests will love to sample more than one.

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Customization is key to make your wedding memorable. As a busy bride, you might not be able to see every guest, but adding personal touches like old photographs, personalized signs, and decorative frames really can make everyone feel a part of the experience.  Mix and match sign holders, candles, and frames to help keep the organic feel.

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Once the music starts, most of your guests will get out of their chairs and mingle. If You keep more guests at one long table and seat them family style rather than smaller round tables. Family style service allows guests to choose what they want without having to leave their tables. It’s a nice compromise between buffet and plated. You can also make personalized table runners or long floral arrangements instead of individual centerpieces.

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Like our recommendations? Come meet with our wedding experts today! Taylor and Amanda are standing by to help make your Jonathan Byrd’s Wedding Dreams Come True! Call Today for a Free Consultation!



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