8 Unexpected Fall Wedding Trends for 2018
Looking for last-minute inspiration for your big day? Here are the fall wedding trends we’re loving for 2018.
Fall is here! Not only is it time to break out your coziest sweaters and pumpkin-themed everything, but it also means that another jam-packed wedding season is upon us. In preparation for the fall season, we’re sharing the best fall wedding trends for 2018 — and they include a whole bunch of eye candy. Fall is quickly becoming the most popular wedding season, and it doesn’t take much to convince us why. Fall brings cooler temperatures, gorgeous seasonal foliage, and a sense of family and togetherness that’s hard to resist. If you’re getting married this fall, listen up!
Meet safety orange, the next “It” color in town. First spotted on the 2018 runways of fashion designers like Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, safety orange is becoming the next must-have color for wedding decor. After years of Pink acting as the go-to hue, engaged couples who are looking for ways to make their wedding stand out are welcoming this bright color with open arms. When using a color so bold, subtlety is key. Add bursts of orange through table linens, floral arrangements, wedding stationery, and other small details.
We don’t see the farm-to-table wedding trend going away anytime soon — in fact, it’s only gaining speed! Fruit-inspired cocktails are some of the tastiest fall wedding trends you’ll see all season. Autumn couples are using farm-sourced ingredients not only for their wedding menus, but in their signature cocktails, too. Juicy fruits, like pears, figs, and pomegranates, are all making their way to the bar this fall.
Many couples are choosing to skip the classic wedding cake (ceremonial cutting and all) in favor of more interactive, non-traditional dessert options. One of the biggest fall 2018 wedding trends will be self-serve dessert bars! We love these because they allow guests to help themselves to decorative displays of sweets while giving you an opportunity to branch out with your dessert choices. Get creative by serving bite-sized desserts and nostalgic treats, like s’mores and mini homemade pies. Breakfast as dessert — think pancake pops and chocolate-dipped waffles — is another tasty trend that’s on the radar for fall 2018!
Over-sized Floral Wreaths
Giant wreaths are the latest way for couples to make a statement with their wedding flowers. These over-sized installations are most often used as ceremonial backdrops, but they can easily be re-purposed for the cocktail hour, reception, after-party, and beyond. For fall, you can dress up a floral wreath with seasonal flowers like dahlias, roses, and autumn foliage. Along with being one of the prettiest fall wedding trends for 2018, an over-sized floral wreath is an irresistible photo op for couples and guests alike.
As temperatures cool down, fall brides are seizing the chance to accessorize their wedding dresses with an unexpectedly chic item: the denim jacket. This mix of high and low fashion is one of our favorite fall 2018 wedding trends for a rustic theme or outdoor venue. For a one-of-a-kind look, the jackets can be personalized with patches and custom designs.
Burgundy Is the New Navy
Menswear is also getting a stylish update this season as burgundy replaces navy blue as the top color for suits. The best part? This rich hue pairs effortlessly with another one of our fall wedding trends, safety orange! Fashion-forward grooms can take it to the next level by wearinga burgundy suit or tux in a luxurious fabric like velvet.