Pinterest has solidified its place as the destination for wedding inspiration—millions of users actively share helpful content every day, and the site is teeming with some of the most gorgeous wedding imagery around. Because of its position as the hub of all things wedding-related, the lifestyle site is privy to information about what décor, food, style, and beauty trends will likely appear in the most stylish weddings. So what can you expect to see in 2018?
Pinterest recently released its annual wedding trend report, and the insights might surprise you. Weddings of 2018 can be described in just three words, according to the report: "sweet and simple." Nature will take center stage as a trending wedding backdrop and décor element, natural beauty will reign supreme, and wedding bites are about to get more casual (think finger foods and late-night snacks instead of the tired chicken or fish menu).Take a look at all of the wedding trends you can expect to see this year and get inspired to plan your big day.
Traditional arches are being replaced with nature for a simple backdrop that's less formal. Many are also interested in other outdoor experiences like the surprising popularity of the camp wedding, which has seen a significant increase in interest.
No matter how sophisticated the ceremony and reception may be, according to Pinterest, 2018 will be the year of casual wedding dining. Searches for pizza increased by 120%, along with a rise in inquiries for pretzel bars and midnight noshes.
Gone are the days of traditional ball gowns. Some brides are taking alternative ceremony attire to the next level and opting for a chic jumpsuit to rock on their big day—perfect for hitting the dance floor without worrying about a wardrobe malfunction.
Towering, multiple-tiered cakes no longer hold the top spot when it comes to dessert. With a 575% increase in searches, fig cakes, well, take the cake for being the next trend in reception offerings. They're simple and elegant with a bohemian flair.
Modest looks with high necklines have seen a major jump in searches this year, proving that extra coverage and comfort are on tap for 2018.
Potted Plants and Suspended Flowers
Instead of traditional bouquets and floral centerpieces, potted plants and suspended flowers will dominate 2018. These floating botanicals create an ethereal atmosphere that's fresh and inviting.
Trade in a veil for an elegant cape worthy of a royal wedding. It's a bold look, but Pinterest has seen an 88% uptick in searches around this wedding style trend.
While brides are interested in a more natural beauty look overall (messy updos, soft waves, and barely-there lip shine are all trending), the one beauty element they're willing to go glam with is long, bold lashes.
Lastly, once the wedding is over, honeymooners are changing things up and forgoing the usual Hawaiian, beach vacation for the mountains. Searches for Switzerland have increased by a whopping 856%. Other trending post-nuptial experiences include African safaris and trips to Bali.