According to Pinterest, These are the Top Wedding Trends for 2017
Leave it to the biggest online source for wedding inspiration to show us what to be on the lookout for this year. Recently, our friends of the visual bookmarking site revealed the biggest new trends that brides and, even, single ladies sought out, as well as what users shared and saved to their boards. If you're in the process of planning your nuptials, searching through the never-ending scroll of cakes, dresses, decorations, and food, can be quite overwhelming. Thankfully, Pinterest has come to the rescue, narrowing it down to the top pins that will help you make a splash at the ceremony and stand out on your big day.
1. Taco Bar
Rather than having a wait staff serve guests, apparently, some brides-to-be are itching to abandon tradition with a build-your-own-taco bar. It's a unique way to entertain and add some fun to your rehearsal dinner or wedding. Searches for taco weddings were up 132 percent.
2. Polished Hair
Gone are the days of fussy updos and big hair. These days, brides are opting for simple, sleek hair that's pulled back off the face to form a nice, neat chignon. Here, the best hair products to humidity-proof your hair and tame flyaways. Because we all know how hot outdoor weddings can get in the South.
This fashion trend has seen a resurgence in the past year, both in regular apparel and now wedding dresses. Pinterest saw a 158 percent search increase, so it's safe to say this trend is head and shoulders above the rest.
4. Hostess With the Mostest
Oh, your reception cocktail hour is about to get a lot more interesting. Couples are opting for more down-to-earth food and drink pairings, like delicious sliders served with shots of beer.
5. DIY Drink Station
Speaking of drinks, say goodbye to expensive bartenders and let your guests serve themselves with personalized drinks from the beer bar.
6. Drip Wedding Cakes
Let them eat cake—as long as it's not naked! Naked cakes are so last year, while drip cakes are on the rise (437 percent, to be exact). For a country wedding in the South, a rustic wedding cakes like the two pictured above are just the icing on the...well, you know the rest. How sweet it is!
7. Plan a Romantic Mini-Moon
Calling all tired brides: It takes a lot of work and money to plan your wedding, not to mention it's pretty stressful. For those couples who need to postpone the expense of an extended honeymoon vacation, local mini-moons are where it's at. Hop in the car for a weekend getaway, or look to sites like TripAdvisor to book an abbreviated trip or destination package.
8. Less is More
Not only are brides choosing fewer people to have in their bridal party (with some opting for no bridesmaids at all), they're also picking more casual dresses to wear over and over again, instead of fancy, elaborate gowns. And the biggest ready-to-wear wedding trend for spring? Yep, you guessed it—floral prints.
9. Meet the New Pink
Blush and bashful had a moment, but based on searches, the wedding color of the moment is dusty rose.
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10. Brides Who Brunch
Daytime weddings are far less expensive than an evening ceremony, so it doesn't come as a shock that couples are combining their nuptials with brunch. The newly-adopted trend is up 35 percent in search, and it's quite easy to pull off. Three words: waffle chicken sliders.