12 Must-See Wedding Trends for 2018

Wondering what are the wedding trends of 2018? If you are in the process of planning your wedding – congratulations! There are so many wonderful and exciting things to look forward to. However, we know that it can be quite overwhelming at times, so much to do in what seems like so little time. That is why the ladies at Pink Book Weddings want to walk with you, side by side, on your journey! We’ve scouted out some of the wedding trends of 2018 and can’t wait to share it with you.


1. Wedding Trends 2018: Colour Pantone of the Year: UltraViolet

Not sure about what colour scheme you should be going for in 2018? Well, ultraviolet is the Pantone of 2018, so you can be expecting to see quite a bit of it in the wedding industry this year. Ultraviolet is complex and contemplative, it makes us think about the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. Not sure about how you want to incorporate this trend into your big day? Here’s how: firstly, we know that it’s a pretty intense colour, so it might be better to incorporate it into tiny details, as opposed to incorporating it on a larger scale. For example, in order to achieve a fresh and subtle look, weave in ultraviolet through table napkins or candle holders instead of larger items such as tablecloths. Read more about why ultraviolet is colour Pantone of the year here!

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2. Wedding Trends 2018: Coloured Candles

There’s no better way to add vintage romance to your big day than with statement candelabras! Incorporating coloured candles into your big day is quirky, fun and romantic – a must for 2018!

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3. Wedding Trends 2018: Dogwood Bouquets

What about bouquets when it comes to wedding trends for 2018? Bridal bouquets have been lush and wild for some time now, but Ginny Au says 2018 will be all about one “overgrown” variety in particular: dogwood.

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4. Wedding Trends 2018: Marble Dance Floors

Texture will reign supreme in 2018! Our favourite trend that takes textures to a whole new level? Marble dancefloors. We are in love with the sleek and elegant look which it creates instantaneously.

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5. Wedding Trends 2018: Going Back Indoors

2017 might have been the year of the outdoor wedding, but JZ Events founder Jennifer Zabinski believes that couples will reclaim indoor spaces in the future. Look through our awesome list of suggested wedding venues!

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6. Wedding Trends 2018: Pot Plants as Aisle Decor

Looking for new ways of creating a gorgeous and romantic atmosphere while walking down the aisle? 2018 introduces pot plants as aisle decor – we love this! What an easy way of adding an extra floral dimension into your big day.

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7. Wedding Trends 2018: Moody, Colourful Florals

Two words to describe the floral trends for 2018? Dark and moody. The big trend for 2018 will be darker, detailed, and textured florals.


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8. Wedding Trends 2018: Translucent Touches

Another gorgeous trend which you can expect from 2018? Well, couples are opting for the modern, architectural and clean design which translucent venues offer. Our favourite? The Conservatory in Franschhoek!

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9. Wedding Trends 2018: Black Accents

Okay, we know what your thinking. The idea of incorporating black into your classic white bridal look is madness! But trust us, when you see how the designers have done it, you’ll see it gives a modern and effective twist, that will add drama to your day without fail.

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10. Wedding Trends 2018: Invitation Innovation

This year, its time to get super creative with wedding stationery! Gone are the days of it being pen on paper, create menus that are made out of marble slabs or table numbers carved into wooden elements.

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11. Wedding Trends 2018: Velvet

We’ve been seeing velvet pop up everywhere from fashion to home decor, and now weddings. Planning on having a winter wedding? Velvet is a must!


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12. Wedding Trends 2018: Bohemian in the New Rustic

Move over rustic, barn house weddings. Bohemian weddings are trending with whimsical details like quartz crystals. To create an artistic and relaxed look and feel, we suggest using crystal accents as table settings, in bridesmaid jewellery or in the bride’s look.

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