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Top Wedding Trends for 2016

Are you dreaming of a super stylish, on-trend wedding so Pinterest-worthy that you won’t ever want it to end? If the answer is yes, then Guides for Brides has it covered. This year, weddings are less about following those classic traditions and more about thinking outside the box! Check out our top 5 trends for 2016 that we just can’t get enough of. Watch this space. 

bride and bridesmaids blowing glitter

Food Glorious Food

This trend may seem slightly strange at first but prepare to see it everywhere in 2016. Brides are switching their classic bouquets and centrepieces for quirky food-inspired details. Maybe you don’t want to go all out and have a food themed wedding but why not add some subtle touches? Feel free to make this trend your own, why not add a few red berries to your bouquet?

lemons and flowers

Whimsical Watercolours

Inspired by the pastel trend of 2015, watercolour weddings have colours that look as if they have been blended like watercolour paints. This trend looks gorgeous on invitations, table decor, bouquets, the cake and even the dress. Lots of brides are opting for blush coloured dresses with a splash of watercolour for a modern take on their bridal look.

watercolour wedding backdrop

3D Printing

Yes, 3D printing is taking the wedding world by storm! Brides everywhere are opting for lifelike cake toppers and unique 3D save-the-dates. We love this adorable way to personalise your wedding. What better way to make your special day more meaningful than to have mini figures of you and the person you love on top of your wedding cake? 

3d printed cake topper

Mesmerising Metallics

At Guides for Brides we cannot get enough of this trend. Adding a touch of metallics to your colour scheme instantly adds a bit of glitz and glamour to your wedding day. Whether you go for grey, rose-gold, bronze, silver, gold or copper, this versatile trend is an amazing way to add subtle coloured details to your decor and finishing touches. Don’t be afraid to play with metallic shades and combine them together! Try pairing rose gold with silver for a softer metallic look.

bride in gold sequin dress


This year brides are going all out with their wedding entertainment. Whether it’s karaoke, piñatas, photo booths, croquet, or a coconut shy, say goodbye to waiting around at weddings. A funfair or carnival theme is a brilliant way to make sure that your guests are always feeling entertained. It’s time to unleash your inner child because 2016 is the year of fun, playful weddings. 

wedding entertainment

Sweet Stuff

Last year we all fell in love with naked wedding cakes and macaroon towers – but this year, brides are really thinking outside the box when it comes to their wedding cake. You have a world of options when it comes to this amazing trend. Cupcakes, doughnuts, buns, cookies, muffins, tarts, or pancakes – what better way to make your big day even more sweet? Check out our amazing cake suppliers who are experts at baking sweet treats!

bride and groom doughnut eyes

Photo Credits: Pinterest

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