WEDDING TRENDS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2016

There is nothing more exciting than planning a wedding and as 2016 approaches there are many new ideas and trends for couples to consider. Whether you just said “yes” to the individual and ring of your dreams or are in the midst of planning your Spring 2016 wedding, Diamonds Forever has put together a list of all our favorite trends of the upcoming wedding season.

Dreamy Lighting

Chandeliers, twinkling strands of lights and hanging lanterns are sure to grow in popularity during the 2016 wedding season. Not only do these accents create a romantic and intimate glow as the reception continues on into the evening, but they also add new heights to your décor, creating a glow of starlight across the ceiling of your venue. The best part about this new trend: It can be incorporated into any wedding style.

Mix and Match Dresses

Over the past few years, it has become more and more common for brides to allow their bridesmaids to choose their own dresses. This trend is sure to continue in 2016, since it lets each girl feel comfortable and stylish as she celebrates. Whether you choose one color to stick with or an entire palate that you love, mix and match bridesmaids dresses look beautiful and make your friends feel beautiful too!

Fresh Picked Flowers

Free-form bouquets filled with local, seasonal blooms are becoming a popular trend among 2016 brides. With flowers in an array of sizes, colors and shapes, these gorgeous arrangements create an ethereal and romantic appearance as you walk down the aisle.

>Creative Centerpieces

2016 is sure to be the year of intricate and unique centerpieces. While traditionally, brides have chosen floral arrangements to accent their tables, there are so many other options to consider! From ornate arrangements of candles to potted succulents and decorative leaves there are so many ways to make your tables memorable. Gone are the days of matching centerpieces as well, so feel free to get creative and make each table’s arrangement one-of-a-kind.

Intimate Seating Plans

Another popular trend that will continue in 2016 is the seating plan transformation. Instead of using the large round tables we are used to, many couples are creating a friendlier environment by mixing rectangular and smaller round ones, allowing for better conversation. We love the idea of including your bridal party in this new arrangement instead of sticking with the traditional long rectangular table that prevents from conversation. This way, everyone will be able to enjoy a delicious dinner while sharing stories and laughter.

Metallic Glam

While past brides have strayed away from the bright colors of metallic silver, copper and gold, these shades are incredibly versatile and beautiful if used right. A gorgeous and fun way to add a pop of color to your wedding day, metallics can add a touch of elegance and romance to your big day. These shimmering shades are not only being used in the bridal décor, they are also being used in invitation designs to create a modern and sparkly glow. The most popular metallic of the year? Rose gold.

Hand Painted Cakes

Add an artistic flair to your reception with a detailed, hand painted cake. An extremely versatile style, we are seeing hand painted cakes of all colors and styles being designed. A beautiful way to add some flair to the white wedding cake tradition, you can add a pop of color to your cake with bright, painted flowers, flowing vines, flittering birds and more. The sky is the limit when it comes to this imaginative new trend.

Rose Gold Jewelry

As we mentioned above, 2016 is set to be the year of rose gold. For the bride who is looking to create a soft and romantic palette on her wedding day, rose gold jewelry is the perfect accent. These engagement rings and wedding bands have grown in popularity in recent years, making it likely that accent jewelry will be set to match this trend during the 2016 season. Some other popular jewelry options for the New Year: Colored stones, floral designs and mixed metals.

As you are planning your wedding, don’t forget the most important part of the ceremony; the rings. To find your perfect pair of wedding bands, visit Diamonds Forever at 3689 Midway Dr. Suite A in San Diego, California. We can’t wait to help you find the rings of your dreams!

Sources: http://bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/reception/wedding-trends-2016

http://www.glamour.com/weddings/blogs/save-the-date/2015/12/2016-wedding-trends