13 Hot Wedding Trends for 2015
Being a wedding vendor means that I’m obsessed with all things wedding related and that I see a lot of trends happen throughout the years. Here are my top 13 trends that I know will be hot in 2015!
1. Downton Abbey Theme
Although the burlap theme may have ran it’s course, the vintage theme is still alive and very popular for Spring and Summer weddings. My favorite finds are from The Whimsical Rose who specializes in renting out authentic Vintage English China & Accessory Rentals in Charlotte, NC. The owner, Heather, is the sweetest and always posts really fun vintage themed ideas to the business’s Facebook page! Check her out if this is a theme you are into!
image: The Whimsical Rose
2. Lots of Greenery
Brides will be thinking less of lots of color this year and setting their weddings to a more natural tone with lots of greenery!
image: Martha Stewart Weddings
3. Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”
This WILL be the wedding song for 2015. It’s the sweetest <3
4. Tossing the Burlap
With the rise of Pinterest a couple of years ago, every southern belle wanted to incorporate burlap into their wedding theme. This year we’re likely to see less and less of this fabric selection.
5. Sparkles for Days
We’re finding more and more brides opting for full sparkle gowns or putting their maids in sequins from head to toe. PAH-LEASE call me if this is what you’re thinking of doing. I will give you an amazing incentive if this is the style you’re wanting to go for.
image: Rock My Wedding
6. Tossing the Photo Props
Again, Pinterest pressured all of us to want that ampersand prop, lots of chalkboard signs, and a prop for every single photo from your engagement session and wedding day. These days couples are realizing that the props aren’t what make or break the photo. It’s the couple. This photography studio is D.O.N.E. with the typical photo props and moving on to more creative ideas. Unless your hanging out in the photobooth, leave the props at home this year.
7. One-Of-A-Kind Dresses
Brides want exclusivity and are steering away from the typical David’s Bridal gowns (there’s nothing wrong with a David’s Bridal gown, by the way!). Now Brides have the option to hire seamstresses to custom design their wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses, and flower girl attire. My favorite local dress designer has to be Kim Glass. She’s amazing and has made 2 bridesmaid dresses for me and wedding gowns for 2 of my very best friends. She even made one of the wedding dresses convertible so that the bride had one look for the ceremony and a completely different look for the reception.
8. Dapper Grooms
We’re noticing more grooms getting involved into the wedding attire process. We’re noticing more tailored looks and grooms that want to look less like they are going to the prom and more like they are heading to the Grammy’s.
Suit by: Jack London
9. New Age Dress Rentals
This year is going to be all about the rentals for the ladies. We all say it, “Oh you can totally wear that bridesmaid dress again.” But do we EVER wear it again? Nah. How come all the guys can rent a tux, but the ladies have to buy their dresses? Not anymore. Online sources like Rent The Runway and Little Borrowed Dress, allow the Bride to find the perfect designer dress rental for the rehearsal dinner and the perfect bridesmaid dresses for her ladies.
With the pressure raining down on every bride + groom of this generation to have the perfect wedding with a perfect seating plan so no one sits next to an ex or a bridal party that isn’t offended by their position, we’re finding that more engaged folks these days are finding it easier to make the decision to elope. It’s less pressure and it’s ultimately ALL about you two. Of course, you’re going to want photos of the moment, so call me when your planning this idea on a whim. Even if you’re thinking of doing it this weekend… or this afternoon. :X
11. Double Uses
Brides are getting smarter about their wedding decor purchases. They are purchasing items that can be used again for another purpose. Like lantern centerpieces that are later gifted to members of the wedding party and photo prints as wedding favors rather than a bags of candy.
12. Registering for your Honeymoon
For those who don’t need anymore towels or spatulas, opting to have guests contribute to your honeymoon is an awesome idea. The last thing you want to do after you just spent thousands on your wedding is to spend a ton more on your wedding moon and come home broke. Sites like Wanderable.com and Honeyfund.com are becoming more and more popular. Guests can help pay for your airfare, butler service, meals, scuba diving, couples massages, and room + board.
13. Styled Bridal Portraits
You’re wedding day will not be long enough. On your wedding day I want you and your fiance to live in the moment as much as possible. Sure, we’ll make time to take creative and stunning portraits of you in your favorite dress ever on your wedding day, but bridal portraits help make that gown purchase all the more worth it. My 2015 brides are asking to go further with their bridal portraits by going to stunning locations that we’d never be able to photograph at on your wedding day. We’re bringing in vintage rental furniture, floral walls, the flower crown you wish you could wear at your wedding, your horse, or even your grandmother who may not be able to make it to the wedding. It’s a personalized photography session that is quite literally all about the Bride.
image: Style Me Pretty