It’s Easy to See Why These Are 2017’s Biggest Wedding Trends

*Immediately pins everything.*

By: Samantha Sutton

Whether you’re in the process of planning a wedding or not, scrolling through photos of fancy cakes, white dresses, and decor can get kind of addicting. Because sure, we’ll always have a soft spot for “sweet and “classic, but we’re also in the business of *new* (and possibly improved) ideas, too. Thankfully, Pinterest knows exactly what’s up, as its rounded up the biggest wedding trends that are rising in popularity. Take a look at what people are pinning as of late—from food to after-party ideas—and immediately start daydreaming about the coolest nuptials ever.

 

Wedding Food


 
Simple with a delicious twist: drip cakes are apparently the new “naked cake.”

 

 
Mimosa, anyone? Brunch weddings are on the rise, with people embracing the daylight, rather than staying out late.

 

 
Bye bye, bartender! People are letting their guests serve themselves with personalized drink options.

 

 
It’s time to say goodbye to those awkward, traditional cocktail hours. Pass out adorable food and drink pairings—like beer shots and sliders!—instead.

 

 
It doesn’t have to be Tuesday to serve this affordable food option at a DIY bar.

 

Wedding Style

 
Make things officially official with a bit of permanent ink.

 

 
Show some skin and get a little boho with the help of an off-the-shoulder wedding gown.

 

 
Still searching for the perfect way to complete your look? Statement earrings are the way to go.

 

 
Guys are all about embracing color too, and more grooms are choosing blue suits over black ones.

 

Wedding Beauty

 
Rather than spending hours in a chair, making sure every strand is perfectly placed, look like you on your big day and embrace your natural hair.

 

 
Glamorous, but still simple and subtle: pink is in when it comes to eye shadow.

 

 
Retire that in-your-face red, and pair a berry lip with your wedding look instead.

 

 
Get your pucker ready—Emma Stone-style—with the help of a collagen lip mask.
 

 
Keep your hair simple by pulling it back into an elegant twist, bun, or knot.

 

Wedding Travel

 
Just think of all the dreamy photos you’ll be able to snap while honeymooning in Santorini.

 

 
Who says you have to kick back and relax post-wedding? Get your adventure on in New Zealand, where couples can participate in tons of outdoor activities.

 

 
If you’re hoping to save for a bigger trip, still book a short little getaway (or just hang out locally) with a “mini moon.”

 

 
We’re 100 percent behind skipping stuffy halls and churches and getting married on a mountain.

 

 
With yummy food, drinks, and jazz music, it’s no wonder that New Orleans is now a leading location for bachelor and bachelorette parties.

 

Wedding Decor

 
Those warm, rich fall colors will add even more beauty to those wedding photos.

 

 

You no longer need to go over-the-top with tons of pricey flowers. Greenery is the new trend for centerpieces and bouquets!

 

 
Dusty pink is everywhere at weddings, and not just for beauty. Work it in when it comes to decor, or even embrace the color for your invitations.

 

 
It’s possible to keep the party going late into the night by hosting a smaller, more close-knit after-party...even if it’s just at the bar in your hotel.

 

 
Not sure who to pick to be in your bridal party? Keep it teeny tiny with the best of the best, or skip the whole bridesmaids and groomsmen thing altogether.

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