Wedding Trends for 2016

Wedding Trends for 2016

2015 may not be over, but wedding experts across the globe are already making predictions for what the hottest trends of next year will be.

Shorter engagement periods are growing in popularity as couples get to grips with swift wedding planning, so it’s likely that many of the latest style crazes will be tried and tested by brides and grooms that got engaged over the 2015 festive period.

Wedding gurus predict that a growing number of brides and grooms-to-be will opt for intimate events with fewer guests in 2016. Cosy weddings with close friends and loved ones generally involve less than 100 people, which allows the couple to get creative with the space they have available, and the entertainment can also be personalized to keep guests entertained throughout the day.

With regard to wedding entertainment, many couples are expected to incorporate music from DJs and live bands into the same celebration next year. This means that guests can enjoy the thrill of a live performance before dancing the night away those classic wedding tunes they know and love. According to many couples, a live band is what really encourages guests to get onto the dancefloor.

Pastel tones have been in vogue for several years when it comes to wedding décor schemes. However, they are now losing pace as rich, jewel tones grow in popularity. Deeper colours work well for any season of the year, and brides can take their inspiration from Pantone’s latest colour palette on how to pair colours to make them come to life.

Finally, cocktail party-style receptions are predicted to be one of 2016’s most prevalent trends, as fewer and fewer couples favour a traditional sit-down wedding breakfast following the ceremony. Not only do cocktail parties provide an elegant setting for guests to mingle and get to know each other; they also offer more opportunities for guests to enjoy the wedding venue to the maximum.

For couples hosting their wedding celebration within the grounds of a private holiday villa, such as those now popular in Thailand, the cocktail hour can be enjoyed at the bar, on the poolside terrace or within the landscaped gardens and sea or sunset views certainly add to the romance of the occasion.


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