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A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs

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A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
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There’s something so romantic about a spring wedding. The weather’s perfect, flowers are in bloom and, of course, love is in the air. This year, nuptials celebrated during this season might be a little different than what guests or even the fiancés themselves foresaw for the big day. That’s because spring 2018 brought with it new wedding trends that have shaken up expectations and transformed ceremonies from standard to spectacular.

Here are some of the biggest, boldest trends that we’ve seen this year:



Indoor Venues

Faye Cornhill Photography

For years, many couples have taken their vows outdoors, especially in spring. It makes sense, since the weather tends to cooperate and nature is in full bloom. But more and more couples have begun choosing indoor venues for their weddings.

Of course, they’re not opting for the typical banquet hall venue. Today’s brides- and grooms-to-be want a memorable backdrop for the biggest day of their lives. So, they choose something memorable — museums, lofts, historical buildings, etc. Although they might miss the chance to celebrate amongst a gorgeous natural landscape, they also have much more control over the temperature and humidity on their big day if it takes place indoors.



Transparent Venues & Accents

A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
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A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
Ikonica

To that end, a transparent venue is an option that gives couples the best of both worlds. Imagine a clear paneled tent or a ballroom lined with floor-to-ceiling windows — it gives an eye to the outdoors that are in full bloom while providing the comfort of an indoor venue.

On top of that, transparent accents have made their way into 2018 wedding design, too. Lucite furniture, décor and even invitations and place cards are all hot trends in the industry right now. This is due to the fact that mid-century modern designs are popular with brides, too, and the simplicity and airiness of lucite fits perfectly with that style.

A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
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A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
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A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
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Smaller Bridal Parties

A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
Jen Huang

How many bridesmaids are too many? Brides in 2017 didn’t have a limit — some counted more than 13 people in the bridal party alone. But today’s bride doesn’t want that big of an entourage. Instead, she’s choosing just three or four people to stand by her side as she says, “I do.” Some even select a maid of honor — and that’s it. It certainly makes planning simpler and goes with the rising popularity of the next trend...

Minimalism

A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
Kina Wicks
A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert in Valentino Couture at her civil ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, May 2016 | photo via @bat_gio on Instagram

Once upon a time, weddings were all about the extras — and, when it came to décor, it seemed as though everyone thought that bigger was better. Now, though, brides are scaling back their design plans in favour of simple, clean wedding day looks for their venues, as well as for their personal fashions.

The reason that minimalism is such a stunning choice for a wedding is that it allows the most beautiful, most important details to shine. And brides can tailor their simple designs — for example, they can choose a minimalistic rustic look with just enough coziness, or blend it with industrialism for an even more contemporary vibe.

Bespoke Gowns

A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
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Even with simpler themes and décor as their backdrops, today’s brides still want to shine. That’s why they continue to seek out a personal touch when purchasing their gowns — they don’t want to shop online and hope for the best.

Instead, more and more women are heading to local trunk shows, where they can meet with bridal consultants and find a unique gown that meets their specifications. Even if they buy from a famous brand, brides are taking steps to personalize their gowns so that they feel one-of-a-kind. For example, some slip into lace toppers to change the look of their dress from the ceremony to the reception. Heirloom jewellery can give the same effect.

Natural Bouquets

A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
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A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
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Finally, the manicured bouquets that have been popular at weddings for years are losing their ground to more natural-looking selections. In 2018, the flower of the moment is the dogwood, which comes with stems and leaves still attached. The look is its own version of the minimalistic trend we’ve already mentioned — the flowers are fuss-free and effortless, which makes them or any other simple foliage arrangement the perfect addition.

In a similar vein, many weddings focus on greenery instead of the traditional floral centerpieces. Long dining tables with table runners made of leaf-colored branches or bars wrapped by living vines are all the rage this spring, too.

A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
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Make It Yours

As with all trends, the most important consideration is your own vision for your big day. Even if what you want isn’t particularly of-the-moment, what matters most is that you’re happy with the way it turns out. So, take these popular choices with a grain of salt — it’s your wedding and, at the end of the day, you’re the one who should be pleased with every last detail, trendy or not.

A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
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A Look at Spring 2018 Wedding Trends: Transparent Venues & Minimal Designs
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Kacey Bradley is the lifestyle and travel blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic site that encompasses various forms of style influenced by culture and the world around us. Kacey is inspired by the idea of finding joy wherever you go and travelling even when you’re at home. She graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, SUCCESS, Tripping.com and more.
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