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Top Wedding Trends of 2017

by Kristen Bergeron February 08, 2017

Top Wedding Trends of 2017

What's Hot for Weddings in 2017?

One of our favorite things about running The Wood Reserve is having the chance to be a part of the incredible wedding industry. We love the way that a million different tastes and styles can all come together in their own unique ways to create an event that's so exquisite and unforgettable.

No matter what feel you're going for, however, there's always certain trends that are sure to pop up more than once. We've taken a look at some of our favorite wedding blogs and have found that the following suggestions are some of the biggest hits for 2017!

1. Circular Ceremonies are In!

Circular Wedding Ceremony Seating

While there will always be room for traditional church pews and seating in rows at weddings, circular seating for your ceremony is going to be a hit this season!

Is there anything more intimate than feeling surrounded by your closest family and friends as you commit yourself to the love of your life? Not only will the emotion of the moment feel more palpable, but your guests are sure to appreciate the close-up vantage point as you exchange your carefully written vows.

2. Bite Into the "Almost" Naked Cake!

Unique Wedding Cakes - Naked Cake

While fondant and buttercream are absolutely divine, some couples just want a little less when it comes to their wedding cake. Let's face it - fondant usually tastes pretty terrible and sometimes the buttercream needed to achieve a certain look is just way too much.

Naked cakes are a gorgeous alternative that still let you have a beautiful cake to cut without all the sweetness added on. These confectionary masterpieces even play into the rustic, simple look that so many brides are hoping for nowadays.

3. Dangling Decor Offers a Whole New Look 

Floral Dangling Wedding Reception Decor

Flowers and decorations aren't just for the tables anymore! Dangling decor over your reception space is sure to create the romantic visual you've been hoping for. A whimsical play on traditional centerpieces, these beautiful pieces will definitely leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Whether you choose flowers, lights, or unique chandeliers; set yourself apart with this contemporary new style.

4. Be Bold with Your Color Choices!

Bold Wedding Colors Greenery

There's no arguing that classic white and feminine pastels are go-to wedding favorites in terms of a color scheme. This year, however, it's all about pairing these lighter shades with bold, vibrant colors!

Pantone has even named a shade called "Greenery" its "Color of the Year." Brilliant shades of green, purple, and even orange will create such a statement for your wedding look. So don't play it bold!

5. Bring the Outdoors In with Natural Elements

Natural Wedding Decor

Spinning off of the bold color trend is a demand for more natural decor. Whether it's greenery, moss, stone, or wood (a personal favorite of ours!) it's all about bringing the outdoors in and creating a natural space for your guests.

This refreshing escape from traditional design elements will create an effervescent feel throughout the room.

6. Skip the Sit-Down Dinner!

Donut Wall for Wedding

There's no denying that sit-down dinners are elegant and sophisticated, but in recent years, wedding parties are starting to find them a little bit boring. Go out on a limb and choose something completely unique to tickle your guests' taste buds.

Food trucks are all the rage, family style dinners create a fun feel, and unique food displays are sure to get people talking! For Florida locals, the donut walls that are done by The Donut Experiment are one of our favorites!

No Wrong Answer in Weddings

Just remember, whether you choose one of these trending ideas or not, you can't go wrong with your wedding.

Stick to the ideas and designs that you love and you're sure to have an incredible day!



Kristen Bergeron
Kristen Bergeron


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