Weddings, like any art, style or culture, follow trends. And each year brings a new set of wedding aesthetics that can make your big day stand out. Seeing as weddings are our passion, we can’t help but notice when new ideas and styles come into fashion.
So, we thought we’d share with you our top ten trends of 2015 so far. Some of these we absolutely love and are set to become firm wedding favourites for years to come. Others might pass out of style again just as quickly. Either way, we’re excited to see what happens.
No flowers decoration
Everyone loves flowers but let’s face it, they’re not the most eco-friendly form of decoration. That’s why more and more people are opting out of the floral style and choosing a greener path. We mean this in more ways than one, as greenery can have just as big an impact as colourful flowers.
Why have the flowers and centrepieces on the table disrupting the conversation? Raise them up, hang them from the ceiling and you can really lift the whole mood of the wedding.
Ever been stuck on a boring table at a wedding? Thought so. The whole idea of communal dining is that it’s a more sociable experience where everyone site together and eats. It works well in rustic settings but with the right styling, you can communal dine in any setting.
Something we know all about here at The Wedding Portugal. Why choose a venue because its close to home when you can make the destination a part of the big day? With plenty of incredible venues across Portugal, why not celebrate your big day in an equally special location?
Long sleeve dresses
Long sleeves are in for 2015. But don’t worry because so are cut outs, so you won’t be completely covered up on the big day.
Face it, the selfie is here to stay so why not embrace it? Send a selfie invite. If you think about it, it’s probably the only time when it’s 100% fine to be completely about you. After all, it’s your wedding day. Just remember to make it fun and don’t take it too seriously. Basically, that means no pouting.
Hair accessories and tiaras
It’s not all about the dress either. Draw the eye to your beautiful wedding hair with an eye-catching tiara or accessory.
Who said that a wedding has to be just one day? Why not make it last as long as possible. Over a couple of days or a weekend your guests will get to know each other and you’ll have plenty of time to fit in everything you want. Why limit yourself to one special day?
Food and drink stations
Keeping everyone fed and watered is part and parcel of a successful wedding. So, as well as the main meal, a few well placed food and drink stations throughout the day and night will keep everyone in a good mood and dancing ‘til dawn (provided that’s what you want of course).
And finally, every year there seems to be one colour that dominates weddings. This year it is most definitely marsala. This sultry yet sophisticated tone works in almost any wedding environment, which is why we’re seeing it everywhere.