Happy New Year! The holiday festivities have passed and if you’re soon-to-be wed your mind is probably gravitating back to wedding planning. What will the new year bring for weddings? What trends will we see? We asked a few local wedding professionals for their predictions. From bold colors to big statement pieces in decor, here are some of the things you’ll see more of in 2017 weddings.

Less Pinterest, more you

Pinterest is a useful tool for wedding planning and an endless source of inspiration but brides are moving away from the Pinterest wedding. We’ll see “less Pinterest-y contrived details that have been regurgitated from wedding to wedding, and more thoughtful, meaningful details that actually correlate with the couple’s love story, life achievements, interests, hobbies, travels, etc.” - Natalie Dawley, Two Be Wed, a Houston wedding planning boutique.

Rustic still going strong

“The biggest trend I've seen is the increased popularity of the rustic look. Many new venues, such as The Grand Hall at Deer Lake Lodge, are opening locally featuring this look.” - Laurette Veres, Bridal Extravaganza Show


Neutrals will always be in but 2017 will bring more vibrant colors in everything from florals to linens to bridesmaid dresses. “Girls are really liking blue and green hues like slate blues, french blues and sage. We’re also seeing more rose, mauve and taupe colors in place of blush and champagne,” says Natalie Taylor of Bella Bridesmaids.

Clean lines, classic looks

Taylor added: “As for [dress] styles, most of the newer collections have clean lines and simpler silhouettes. Also, I think we’ll see less of the mix-match [bridesmaids] look as it seems that girls are going for more formal, clean or traditional looks.”

Elegance in printed goods

“The use of several complementing papers to complete the invitation suite. These could be monochromatic and of varying textures, or a variety of color to encompass the full wedding color palette. The use of white foil printing will also continue to increase in popularity as spring and summer brides look to create a soft and delicate feel by using subtle paper colors such as blush, mint and light grey hues. Also, as the use of inner and outer envelopes continues to decrease, we are seeing an increase in the use of envelope liners. The envelope liner is a great place to add a bunch of color or pattern that represents the feel of your upcoming wedding while allowing the invitation to remain classic and elegant.” - Kristen Rubin Adcock, Invitation Solutions

Statement pieces

When it comes to decor, the focus is now more on the overall room decor as opposed to the decor of each individual table, says Dawley of Two Be Wed, a Houston wedding planning boutique. Brides are using “big statement pieces in the room over the dance floor, head table or entry ways.” Another way in which brides are making a statement, according to Dawley, is by customizing dance floors with large scale graphics or prints.