The bride guide wedding trends that will be huge in 2017, Demetrios 707 dress

Planning a 2017 wedding? Here's what's going to be trending with weddings in the coming year.


COLOUR COMEBACK

Colour is making a comeback, versus all-white weddings. We're seeing less floral and more props as well as hanging centrepieces and more lighting patterns in abundance. Bouquets are brighter than ever, mixing different flowers in super vibrant colours.

Bright coloured wedding styling

ELABORATE EXITS

We are seeing a rise in elaborate exits and we expect to see this trend continue into the New Year. This includes over-the-top theatrics as the bride and groom leave for the evening. Think fireworks and sparklers, they make for a great photo op!

grand exits at weddings fireworks and sparklers

FARAWAY DESTINATIONS

While tropical paradises like Bali, Thailand and North Queensland still top the list of hot spots to tie the knot, we've seen Europe, America and New Zealand emerge as popular locations for couples looking to go off the beaten path.

Destination wedding ideas

PLANNING VIRTUALLY

Couples have gone fully mobile with their wedding plans. Millennials are all about instant gratification, so they want their wedding planning right at their fingertips at any given moment. There's going to be a continued increasing in seeing the whole planning process online.

planning your wedding online

VERTICAL IMPACT

When it comes to wedding decor, couples are looking up for inspiration. They are taking advantage of the vertical visual space above guest tables and highlighting it with a number of options. Expect to see tall tapers paired with luxurious candelabras, low-hanging string lights or Edison bulbs and chandeliers in a variety of shapes and sizes in 2017.

hanging flowers and lights wedding styling

CREATIVE ICE BREAKERS

Couples are looking for ways to engage their guests throughout the wedding day. Interactive food stations and lawn games are great for fostering engagement, as is unique entertainment (think fire eaters or contortionists!), which will give everyone something to talk about. We also love the idea of guests walking into a photo wall, either stationery or as a slideshow.

Lawn games for wedding guests

neutral bridesmaids dresses with metallic beading

NEUTRAL TONES WITH BRIGHT ACCENTS

We're seeing dreamy palettes of greys, creams and golds paired with glass and metallics.

A NEVER ENDING FEAST OF FOOD

Late night snacks are becoming more of a 'must do' as opposed to simply an add-on. We're also seeing additional courses added to the dinner beyond simply a salad and entrée.

wedding food and catering, burgers and espresso martinis


DOUBLY GORGEOUS GOWNS

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Hadley by Sottero and Midgley wedding dress with overskirt at Raffaele Ciuca Bridal Brunswick bridal shop
One thing we've seen this year that we expect to see more of are removable skirts. The bride can have a sheath dress look and a ball gown look for much less than the cost of two dresses. Here are our favourite gowns featuring overskirts. All available at Raffaele Ciuca Bridal. View More...