While classic, timeless touches will never go out of style when planning your 2018 Maine wedding the up and coming trends of 2018 are definitely worth your consideration. Why? These trends are perfect for every type of wedding – from traditional celebrations to more casual parties. We expect to see unique textures, moody and richly pigmented colors in decor, and a return to indoor venues. Here are 7 2018 Maine Wedding trends we expect to see this year. As you start planning your wedding, consider mixing and matching your favorite ideas from the list below, but most of all have fun!
Potted Plants – Always imagined walking down an aisle lush with flowers? We are certain to see lots of potted flowers, greenery and herbs at 2018 Maine weddings this spring, summer and fall. The pots themselves can be wrapped in fabrics for an added touch or kept natural. These potted flowers could even be re-used at your cocktail hour or reception, given as gifts or wedding favors, or even serve as a daily reminder of your special day in your house or apartment!
Embracing Local Culture – This is trend is a must for any couple planning a Maine wedding! Since we tend to work with out-of-state couples we always get asked the question “how do we incorporate Maine into our wedding?” Our answer: Embrace Maine! Also known as the Pine Tree State, why not incorporate pine boughs into your décor? How about designing your bar menu to incorporate some of the many local brews and wines? Can’t get the idea of lobster out of your head? Incorporate some lobster traps or buoys into your décor, or serve the tasty crustacean as an appetizer instead of the main course (pun intended).
Small Wedding Parties – We’ve worked with couples that have had anywhere from 5 to 8 attendants each, making for a wedding party of at least 10, not including flower girls or ring bearers. Recently we’ve noticed a trend towards the “less is more attitude”. Smaller bridal parties not only cost you and your friends less (especially if you’re all from out-of-state) but make for more intimate experiences and moments on your wedding day.
Indoor Venues – 2016 may have been the year of the barn wedding in Maine and 2017 the year of the tented, outdoor wedding but 2018 is looking at a return to the indoor venue, and we’re not talking about hotel ballrooms. Couples are tending to choose industrial feeling venues such as lofts, museums, breweries, and enclosed rooftops. These venues tend to be a bit edgier but provide a sense of intimacy and coziness.
Moody, Bold and Colorful Floras – While soft and airy pastel flower colors have been popular for the past few years, with Pantone’s announcement of Ultra Violet as the color of 2018 we expect a turn away from the soft hues in a big way! More and more couples are describing their floral style as dramatic and they don’t mean in size, but in variety of color and texture. We can’t wait to create some very rich, and unique designs for our 2018 Maine wedding couples, with colors ranging from lavender and lilac, to wine and mauve!
Translucent Touches – With more couples tending towards indoor venues, their countering this choice with clear accents, such as venues that have floor-to-ceiling windows, translucent place cards or invitations, and even clear glass plates and furniture rentals. We are clearly excited about this trend!
Colored Candles – Lots of couples choose to add a touch of romance to their décor by incorporating candelabras. For those couples that want to take it a step further we think we’ll see a lot of colored tapers at upcoming 2018 Maine weddings. This is a simple and classy way to add color to your wedding without going overboard.
So, whether you choose to incorporate one or all of the above tends remember while planning your Maine wedding to have fun, and be true to you, your style, and your budget. Happy planning!
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