5 Amazing Wedding Trends For Summer May 12, 2017 by Alex (Day Styles)

It’s wedding season! If you’re planning a wedding or just browsing through some amazing social media posts, there has never been a better time to find ideas for a unique wedding. There are some exciting new trends that come together with classic looks to create a beautiful wedding that will always be remembered by all your guests. In the end, you want to create a fun and unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Trend 1: Dynamic Colors

Bright shades are popular for summer weddings. But if you employ too many colors in one space, you can end up with more funny carnival than holy matrimony. Think sophisticated. Selecting two shades (or two plus accent color) will keep your space unified. Instead of sprinkling different colors throughout the reception space, use one dynamic color for a strong statement - think of all-pink or bold orange and an accompanying shade. This is especially true for your central items: instead of multi-colored bouquets or centerpieces, alternate single-color floral arrangements! It’s bold and elegant.

Trend 2: Laid-Back Music

It's summer, so why not lighten the atmosphere? A pianist or a string trio will do the trick if you have an official cocktail hour, but to cover the season, think about alternative styles of summer music. What is the hottest thing: create a relaxed atmosphere during a cocktail and dinner with steel drums or a singer with a ukulele. For the reception, warm up the evening with sultry sounds - we like the idea of including classic swing or big band music to add a quick, upbeat pace to the evening. No more pop hits!

Trend 3: New Themes

Beach or garden themes are classic for the summer. Instead of a general setting or theme, think personal. Remember your favorite summer get-togethers when planning your big event. Instead of going through the difficulty of having a wedding on a beach, bring in elements that are characteristic of the beach: oceanic pastels, seaside centerpieces, maybe even a sand castle. If you and your partner love the outdoors or have fond memories of a country cabin, embrace the mountain peaks with a rustic venue. Another idea: flip the traditional order and have your wedding reflect your upcoming honeymoon! If you’re going to honeymoon in Hawaii, add orchids and other tropical flowers to your bouquets or fill your vases with black lava stones. Going to Paris? Frame your decorations around “the City of Lights” and charm your guests with music from Edith Piaf.

Trend 4: Unexpected Invitations

Paper invitations in ivory and black are still popular and elegant as ever. But if you want to go for something more unexpected, ultra-creative wedding invitation designers will certainly find the color and printing options for you. Use new and unexpected colors in your invitations, changing the usual color scheme of the invitation. For example, instead of using fuchsia inscriptions on cream invitations, select a cream print on fuchsia paper. Or mix it - make a creamy invitation with a letter of fuchsia, and then a bright pink answer card with a cream font. Consider also the material of your invitation. One hot idea: receive invitations, programs, and accompanying cards on fabric for a laid-back sensibility, ideally suited for the summer.

Trend 5: Natural Centerpieces

Cut citrus fruits are a proven favorite for summer centers, but other options are more unexpected and simply visually appealing. Have your florist using hollowed watermelons as a container of a central element with a casual but skillful look that is funny and seasonal. Another option is to go simple and green with containers. Include wooden vases or pedestals with grass or moss to give the central parts a textured natural look.

Make your wedding unique and memorable with some trendy new ideas!

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