Wedding Trends We’d Love to See More in 2018

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Some of the wedding trends we've seen this year are so good that we want to see more of them next year! (Photos from Nice Print Photography & Exige Weddings, Crafter's Haven, Henry Pascual Event Stylist, and Bizu Catering Studio)

The year 2017 has been truly interesting for the local wedding industry. While we’ve seen a lot of trends bid adieu, some are here to stay. And yes, we simply cannot help but look forward to seeing more of these amazing trends next year.

Here are some of the wedding trends we’d love to see more in 2018:

More quirky dessert tables

The rise of nude cakes, projection mapped cakes, and other non-conventional types of wedding cakes has been pretty exciting, especially for brides who are too cool to just follow what has been done for many years. Next year, we expect to see more of them, along with other trends that would make dessert tables more quirky.

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Projection mapped wedding cake (Photo from Anastasia Lee Cakes)
Printed bridesmaid dresses

Besides using different cuts and hues for bridesmaids’ dresses, it has also been a thing to choose printed fabrics for these entourage members, too. Risky, sure. But when done right, the result is just pure perfection.

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Some of the entourage members at Wendell Ramos’s wedding, including some of their bridesmaids wearing printed dresses (Photo from Nice Print Photography & Exige Weddings)
Hanging floral installations

Even when it comes to event styling, the only limit is one’s imagination. Over the years, we have seen stylists challenge conventions with their innovative concepts, truly making the wedding industry an interesting platform to showcase artistry and craftsmanship. This year, stylists have proven their worth again by impressing us with their new creations. Among the ones that have truly captivated our attention are hanging floral installations.


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Upside-down garden at Max Collin’s wedding (Photo from Henry Pascual Event Stylist)
Unique wedding dresses

Grey wedding dress? Crazy for some, especially in a conservative country like the Philippines. But kick-ass brides like Chynna Ortaleza-Cipriano have shown that there is no such thing as too much when it comes to bridal fashion, especially when done right. Her wedding dress with bold accents has set the bar high for brides who want to set their looks apart from the rest.

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Chynna Ortaleza-Cipriano’s grey wedding dress (Photo from Nice Print Photography & Exige Weddings)
Diverse banquet menu

We all have that friend who always complain about how similar menus at wedding banquets could be. But with what we’ve seen and experience this year, we beg to differ. Have you heard of Bizu Catering Studio’s color-themed banquets? If not, you should check them out.

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Color-themed dishes (Images from Bizu Catering Studio)
Over-the-top bridal capes

Capes for brides? Why not? After Rochelle Pangilinan showed us how amazing one could be, we are expecting more brides to also give it a try. Besides, it can make one’s overall bridal look more fashion-forward and their walk down the aisle more memorable. Plus, capes with intricate details look really great in portraits, too!

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Rochelle Pangilinan’s Michael Cinco wedding dress with fully embroidered and crystallized cape (Photo from Nice Print Photography & Exige Weddings)
Innovative invites

Gone are the days when people see oh-so-plain wedding invites as the norm. Now, couples are more playful when sending out printed invitations to relatives and friends they want to come to their wedding. Laser cut invites with complex curves, shapes, and textures have wowed us this year, and we would like to see more of them in 2018.

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Laser cut invite (Photo from Crafter’s Haven)

How about you? What are the wedding trends that you would like to still see next year? Let us know by leaving a comment below!