2016 wedding trends


It’s April lovebirds. Seriously, can anyone else believe we are four months into another year of beautiful weddings?! We’re almost overdue with this year’s trends piece, but we are just entering perfect wedding season, so better late than never. Here’s what we believe in the I Do in a Day office that is hot coming down the aisle in 2016 people…


Sequined bridesmaids dresses

Glitz and glamour are leaving understated dresses in the dust this year. The sequined bridesmaids gown is in. It’s long, it’s shimmering and it is fabulous. And the colour palette is yours for the choosing. Be it baby pink, disco gold, midnight blue or snowflake white, let your favourite gal pals sparkle their way through the night – they’ll love you forever.

Grey, lavender, glitter with neutrals

Speaking of colour themes, grey and lavender and the colours de jure at present. Lavender, for it’s stunning subtle femininity. And grey for the perfect modern minimalist base. And speaking of sequins – glitter mixed mixed neutrals is also in!

The 'Drip Cake'

And the cake in vogue this year is the famed drip cake (if you don’t know what we’re talking about, Google ‘Cakes by Cliff’ – you’ll be craving dessert in about 15 seconds). These eye-candy wedding cakes are a perfectly delicious combination of mud cake and carefully carefully trickled nail-polish-shiny ganache.

Fairytale forest greenery

Make your reception an oasis with beautiful greenery. We’re talking as much foliage as possible. Hanging from the ceiling, draped elegantly off the tables and woven onto chairs. We’re talking an indoor Narnia forest for brides and grooms to dance their magical first dance in.

The ‘Just Picked’ look

No perfect bridal bouquets on the scene this year lovers. Weddings in 2016 are all about the I-just-went for-a-stroll-and-picked-wild-flowers-before-I-walked-down-the-aisle (and-somehow-my-hair-is-still-perfect-and-twig-free). Artisan style mixed bunches that cascade with wild flowers are all the rage. And for good reason, they’re stunning!

So, there’s our little ‘what’s hot’ pick for the year to come. We hope it’s given you some tasty and sparkly inspiration for your own gorgeous wedding plans. And if you need help with more inspiration, or with bringing your big day together, you know where to find your I Do in a Day wedding planners. Happy planning brides and grooms-to-be!