Pinterest's 100 million–plus monthly active users make the social media platform an authority on what people are cooking, wearing, buying, and planning for their weddings. The site is a digital treasure trove of wedding inspiration, from selecting the ring to curating each individual place setting. As reported by Vogue Australia, these are the top wedding trends for 2016, according to everyone's virtual wedding planner…
Cell phones are no longer in vogue, according to Pinterest users. More and more couples are exploring the idea of an "unplugged" wedding ceremony, asking guests to please refrain from using their phones or taking pictures until the reception.
Couples are considering more casual tablescapes and budget-friendly dining options for the big day, searching for food trucks and late-night, post-reception snack ideas in lieu of a formal dinner. This Pinterest search term grew in popularity by roughly 30% in 2016, according to Vogue Australia.
As everyone's Instagram newsfeeds can attest, brides are loosening their ironclad grip on their bridesmaids' dresses, settling on a simple color palette or an overarching style instead. This progressive trend affords bridesmaids the freedom to choose a dress based on their body types, their budgets, or both.
Couples are opting for more informal seating arrangements and program guides at their weddings, even inviting the two families to intermix at the ceremony. Others, like Tanya Curtis and Bruno Barthas, whose Palm Beach wedding was featured in Vogue, are opting for chalkboard program guides instead of printed schedules.
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