Hottest Wedding Trends for Your Big Day in 2017
Get on trend with your wedding planning this year

We’ve been looking into the top wedding trends for 2017 and compiled the biggest and best so you have the most up-to-date, on-trend wedding of the year!

Whether you’re only missing a few elements or the whole day still needs planning we should be able to point you in the right direction.

It seems in 2017, we’re much less about ostentatious affairs and more about keeping it chic, but casual.

That’s not to say your wedding day shouldn’t be wow – because it definitely should – but a laid-back feel to the day is key!

Hottest Wedding Trends for Your Big Day in 2017

‘Sisters are doin’ it for themselves!’

You know the song, right? Well, now your bridesmaids are doing it for themselves too.

We’re finally embracing the fact that our best friends aren’t carbon copies of one another and even if your bridesmaids are a similar size and shape, they all have their own style. In 2017, mixed bridesmaids dresses are in! After all, what looks better in a photo – matching dresses or you and your friends looking happy, glam and comfortable?

The key thing is to keep talking to one another and pull together and agreed stylebook – so you can focus on set colours or set styles – then let the bridesmaids choose the dress of THEIR dreams!

Colour is IN!

Forget the muted tones, pastel shades or metallic hues. We’re loving an explosion of colour and embracing the rainbow rather than opting for ‘safe’ muted tones for our wedding colour pallet this year.

Incorporate a splash of vibrancy into your wedding stationary, bridal bouquet and buttonhole arrangements or in the balloons and lighting.

Fun and games for all

Let’s face it, wedding days involve a considerable amount of time waiting around. With the continuing popularity of brides and grooms renting venues for the full day, there’s a growing popularity of also providing fun and games for the guests.

Outdoor games such as Giant Jenga, horseshoes and bowls are becoming a popular way to keep the guests happy, rather than leaving them at the bar.

Forget the photographer!

We all have the option to become photographers ourselves and wedding parties are utilising the technology in the hands of their guests.

You can pay to have your own custom Snapchat geofilter set up for a particular date and timeframe, so your guests can Snapchat your wedding. You can also adopt a hashtag for Instagram and rent out fun photo booths.

Ceremonies can even be streamed live thanks to Facebook Live, so friends and family
around the world can join in the fun!

Buffet feasting and street food vibes

Gone are the days of formal sit down meals, although they may be a pleasant addition, street food and banquet style buffets are hot right now.

Decorating your huge banquet style tables is a great option to bring in your ‘colour explosion’ and wedding theme, but you also allow your guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed wedding day, with that laidback theme we spoke about before.

Fill your banquet table with those classic sharing platters, available from all high street supermarkets, whether its pulled pork, Scottish salmon or Mediterranean orzo salad, there is space for everything!

Additionally, add something brilliant to your wedding with street food vendors, such as pizza trucks or taco stations, perfect for outdoor summer receptions as the sun goes down!

Considering Stanley Travel as your wedding transportation provider?

We provide Mercedes and Range Rover vehicles, dressed in ribbons and bows, for the bride, father of the bride and bride & groom. You can also be sure that your guests arrive safely and in comfort, with our executive coaches for the remainder of the wedding party, with coaches ranging from 16-72 seats.

If you would like to contact us about your specific requirements for wedding transportation, don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 01207 237 424.

  • Stanley Travel provides executive vehicles for various events and aims to cater to your specific requirements, so whatever the query, don’t be afraid to ask on 01207 237 424.

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