Something new, something borrowed and something blue; weddings are all about traditions. From the white dress, to the decadent wedding cake, to the touching vows, there’s so many beautiful traditions that are re-created time and time again in weddings all over the world. However, amongst all the classical traditions, each and every year, there filters through some new and glittering twists and turns that enthral countless people across the globe. And with so many upcoming fabulous celebrity weddings due to take place in 2018, including none other than Meghan Markle’s and Prince Harry’s Royal wedding on the 19th May everybody wants to know what weddings trends we can expect to see taking centre stage in 2018.

Here at Scarlet Events, we’ve come up with five fabulous predictions regarding the wedding trends of 2018 that you can soon expect to see featured in the weddings of loved up couples around the country. So have a look at some of these predicted trends and ensure that your wedding features a splash of just some of these latest and greatest trends.

Perfect Pearls 

The accessory that never goes out of style, pearls are a timeless ornamental addition that bring style and grace to any occasion. Though pearls may often accentuate dazzling wedding jewellery, we predict that in 2018, pearls will dominate many aspects of the wedding scene. From being woven into hair pieces, to embellishing wedding dresses, glittering within floral decorations, and twinkling atop cakes, 2018 is all about the pearl, and we couldn’t think of anything more sophisticated and elegant.

Weekend Long Weddings

Full of fun, laughter and memorable moments with loved ones, it’s easy to see why for many people their wedding day is one of the happiest and most special days of their lives. And because weddings are just so fabulous and fantastic, why simply celebrate on one day when you can enjoy an entire spectacular weekend? As one of the most popular trends we can’t get enough of, wedding weekends are soon to be all the rage in 2018, with couples hosting extravagant two day long events in honour of their love, whether in the UK or by planning a destination wedding. Keeping the champagne flowing and the celebrations sparkling, weekend weddings are an absolute must for any couple in 2018.

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Decadent Desserts

Sculpted sugary treats, delectable dainty pastries and glazed gourmet creations; desserts have always been a delicious and important part of any wedding reception, but 2018 is set to take this one step further, by making desserts and chocolate concoctions the focal point of the wedding feast. With extravagant dessert tables, sweet shop styled pick and mix displays and an ever-increasing array of creative fantastical deserts due to feature within weddings across the UK, 2018 is set to be a truly delectable year, bringing a new meaning to the term sweet hearts.  

Not Quite Naked Cakes

While 2016 was all about the naked, bare wedding cake, 2018s gâteau trend is centred around the idea of the nearly naked cake. Taking the un-iced and stripped back cake base of last year, the 2018 wedding cake trend will add a touch of translucency by injecting colour and pattern into one or two feature layers of the cake. Creating an eye-catching and elegant look complementing the wedding theme and design, the nearly naked cake is set to be the ultimate iconic look of 2018.

Floral and Fancy 

With the upcoming promise of an elegant and regal royal wedding, it’s no wonder that 2018 is set to be all about decadence and royally perfect decor. With the nation swept up in a fairytale themed frenzy, it’s no surprise that dramatic floral arrangements are set to be the order of the day, with chandelier garlands, flower covered walls and draping foliage all expected to feature in weddings in the most exclusive wedding venues in London and up and down the country.

Luxury Drapes

Pleated, plain, stretched and ruffled - drapes will be all the rage as couples look to add a sense of luxury and sophistication to their design. Using fabric and draping, you are able to transform the most regular of wedding venues into breathtaking space. We would suggest neutral tones in a variety of chiffon and taffeta fabrics for a wedding reception. However for an after party or a themed wedding, we definitely suggest going for something with colour to set the tone for the celebration!

If you’re looking to plan a luxury wedding, why not contact one of our wedding planners today and we’ll work with you to create your magical wedding.