Wedding Trends

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!


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June 13

Your Wedding, Your Way

We’ve been seeing new trends when it comes to personalizing your big day. We talked to our friends over at Destination I Do and Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and they agreed! In the hundreds of beautiful weddings crossing their desks, these editors are also seeing loads of personal touches and unique, storytelling details.

“Couples are doing a fantastic job of making sure their wedding celebrations reflect their personal style,” says Jennifer Stein, founder and editor-in-chief of Destination I Do. “From the stationery and music to the destination and decor, we are seeing an abundant variety in wedding events. As an editor, it’s refreshing to see couples embracing their uniqueness and even better, companies coming to the table with products which cater to this.”

full floral wedding stationery suite from Wedding Paper Divas Photo Source: Wedding Paper Divas

“As destination weddings tend to be more intimate by nature, we’ve seen some couples seating all their guests at one long table,” says Erika Hueneke, executive editor at Destination Weddings & Honeymoons. “The smaller guest list also allows our couples to do something special for each guest, like individually themed welcome bags or a hand-written note at each place setting. Our couples also put their mark on their events by playing up their destination — a Day of the Dead cake topper in Mexico, limoncello favors in Italy, or a ukulele player to serenade guests during a cocktail hour in Hawaii.”

unique wedding guest gift bags Photo Source: Wedding Window

At Wedding Paper Divas, we are also seeing an increase in extensive personalization of every aspect of the wedding. From adding ribbon, belly bands and photo envelope liners to invitations to creating a truly custom design with our Professional Printing Service – it’s now easier than ever to add your own style and personality to your wedding stationery.

ribbon DIY for wedding invitations Photo Source: How-To: Layer on Style with Ribbon & Envelopments®

What ways are you making your wedding your way?


June 14

Style Swoon: Floral Kimono Robes

We love the growing tradition of “getting ready” robes. Not only are they wonderful (and incredibly practical) bridesmaids gifts, but they create stunning and memorable pre-wedding photos as well. We are completely swooning over these stunning garden-inspired kimono robes that we found on Plum Pretty Sugar. We can’t get enough of the intricate floral details and lovely petal hues. Which design would you choose?

Plum Sugar Robe

Plum Sugar Robes

Plum Sugar Robe


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April 12

Wedding Paper Divas Presents The Little White Guide from FabFitFun

We teamed up with FabFitFun to bring you an amazing wedding guide, featuring none other than Wedding Paper Divas for fabulous wedding stationery. The guide is packed with tips, trends and expert advice for all things wedding.

When you’ve finally made the big commitment to ditch that little black book for that diamond ring, it’s time to dive into FabFitFun’s first-ever Little White Book.

Yes our friends at FabFitFun are going wedding crazy this week. If you haven’t heard about them yet, FabFitFun is a free daily email that covers everything a woman needs to feel good from the inside out. In partnership with E! News host, reality star and author Giuliana Rancic, FabFitFun provides smart, simple steps to becoming your most fabulous self.

And this week they’re diving into the wonderful world of weddings! They’ll be checking out the latest trends in dresses, invitations (from us), out-of-the-box bachelorette party ideas, DIY tips, a coed shower debate and everything you need to make your big day sparkle—all with the help of amazing experts like Rent the Runway, Bliss Spa, and US. Each day they’ll release a new piece, so be sure to keep checking back.

But (maybe) best of all, they’re hooking you up with an amazing prize package called “The Bliss Spa PreNup Pack.” The pamper package includes the mega-moisturizing hot milk and almond pedicure, a fabulous hot cream manicure, an eye-enhancing brow wax and a Brazilian bikini wax.

Sounds pretty good, right? Enter the Bridal Bliss contest here. When you do, you’ll get a special link to share with your friends. Every time someone uses your link to sign up, you get another chance to win! So share it with your best friend, cube mate at work, second cousin Missy, eye doctor and computer-savvy pets (you get the idea).


April 4

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Watercolor

From soft and romantic to vibrant and bold, our watercolor picks range the gamut. Whether you’re sending out your first piece of wedding stationery (the save the date), looking to drop a hint to your bridesmaids for your bridal shower invitations or sending your wedding invitation, there are amazing watercolor styles to suit your artistic fancy each step of the way.


February 8

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Romantic Neutrals

Going for a soft, elegant look? These dreamy stationery picks are sure to carry the feel through your entire wedding. From rehearsal dinner invitations to day-of programs and wedding invitations, these sweet and subtle tones have romance written all over them.