February 24

New Wedding Trends

We’re so excited to have celebrity wedding planner and Wedding Paper Divas style partner Mindy Weiss back on the blog talking about new wedding trends for 2016. Mindy is the leading wedding planner to the stars with over 20 years of experience planning weddings and events for Hollywood personalities like Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, and more.

mindy weiss poses in black dress with white polka dots

As we all know, weddings tend to evolve year after year. Of course certain elements, styles and looks are timeless but adding in a few of-the-moment trends to your soiree is always a fun idea! So what do I think will be big in 2016? Read on…

The Dress: Sexy and Daring. Brides these days are willing to go a little more risqué with their bridal look. They want to feel their best, which means sexier silhouettes and open backs are becoming more popular. In general, many brides are striving to make a fashion statement with their gowns. But don’t fret if you’re not as comfortable with a more daring look. Your comfort level is always key and, remember, nothing is sexier than confidence!

Colors: Bold Hues will Brighten up Neutrals. The soft green and cream palette is here to stay but is getting a bit of an update in 2016. Pops of bold colors like sunny yellows, burnt oranges and vibrant fuchsias will now make an appearance. These will look especially gorgeous in florals or wedding party attire.

Food: Homey and Satisfying. Really fancy sit-down meals are not as prominent these days. Instead, we’re seeing couples opt for comfort food as they aim for a more homespun vibe to their wedding. Things like sliders, mini grilled cheese, hearty soups and Southern cuisine are now the star of the show. Yum!

Music: ‘90s is the New Throwback. Sorry guys, looks like the ‘80s are on their way out when it comes to staple “throwback” music for wedding receptions. Now it’s the ‘90s time to shine! From Backstreet Boys and ‘Nsync to Salt ‘N’ Peppa and Spice Girls, these are the tunes that are ruling the dance floor these days.

Destination Weddings: Out with the Beach, In with the Mountains. When you think of destination weddings you immediately think of a tropical island, right? These days, couples are looking for unique locations and are turning to the mountains. Locales like Aspen and Montana are becoming big for destination weddings. And the woodsy vibe is sure to give your guests a one-of-a-kind experience!

Most importantly, whether you choose to incorporate a trend or two or go completely classic, your wedding should be a reflection of your personalities and your love story. Have fun with it!

XOXO,
Mindy

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