Wedding trends change yearly but celebrating everlasting love never goes out of style. Whether you’re envisioning a classically elegant wedding or a quick elopement on a beautiful beach, we’ve got you covered on the hottest upcoming trends to add a bit of flair to your 2018 destination wedding. Past years have seen the color coral become a household name, sneakers combined with wedding dresses, and brides and grooms flip the script on the sex of their bridesmaids and groomsmen.
The common thread of both past and upcoming trends is that every couple wants to utilize their own sense of creative expression. That’s not slowing down anytime soon in 2018. Follow our suggestions below for some predicted trend forecasting, fresh inspiration, and another friendly reminder to make sure your wedding day is everything you want it to be!
Dress Accessories and Details
Dress by Marchesa
Our Suggestion: Consider this small way to take your classically white dress up a notch, by using a thin black belt. Black accessories are the easiest trend to partake in from this year’s looks and are sure to show up stunning in person and on film. It’s also a safe bet that the little touch will still look relevant and refined 30 years from now when you revisit your wedding photo book.
Bold Suits For the Fellas
Our Suggestion: Consider using more unique pairings to make your suit pop. Perhaps try a more exotic boutonniere, such as one made of an exotic flower or local fauna. Consider a bold tuxedo jacket, featuring a bright color or pattern. Solid colored pants that are darker then the jacket can help tie it all together.
Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos
Our Suggestion: Take a peek at our rooftop venue gallery. Many of our couples are choosing to host beach ceremonies, then taking the reception to the rooftops after to dance underneath the stars after the sun has gone down. The Sandos Finisterra resort, as an example, allows for ample dance space and a full buffet on their rooftop terrace.
Embracing the Local Culture
A Mexican swimming cenote
Our Suggestion: Schedule an authentic temazcal ceremony in a Mayan sweat lodge, the word temazcal translates to “house of heat” in the Nahuatl language. Since ancient times the ceremony is thought to lead to purification of the mind, body, and spirit for those who participate. At the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, a temazcal ceremony is even included in one of their wedding packages.
This tie utilizes a subtle but rich pattern
Our Suggestion: If the groom feels like being bold, but not with the suit jacket or tuxedo, consider a tie or bowtie that utilizes a texture such as velvet or brocade. Designers are playing with tons of new fabrics, many of which that could fit a destination wedding. Try matching it with the bridal bouquet or even the bridesmaids’ dresses. As a bonus, just think how amazing these fabrics will appear in your wedding photography.
Hard Rock Riviera Maya
Our Suggestion: The Hard Rock Resort in Riviera Maya is a large impressive resort that offers endless activities day or night for your guests. After your reception book a private VIP table at Club Heaven, which can be arranged by the wedding coordinator. Club Heaven resembles world-class nightclubs you can find in Las Vegas or Miami, and even includes a pool in the middle of the club.
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