A Look Back: 2016 Wedding Trends


With 2016 quickly coming to an end, we look back on all of the weddings we provided with entertainment for the past 12 months. Throughout the years, we have seen many trends come and go. 2016 stood strong with some throwbacks, twists on traditions, and modern day tweaks. Do we think these 2016 trends will trickle over to 2017? Keep reading to find out our predictions!


Succulents made a big impact in 2016. These simple green plants were popping up everywhere. We found them in bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, wedding favors, and center pieces. Will succulents continue to make an impact in the bridal industry in 2017? We vote yes, because of their simplicity, versatility, and unique look.


Much like the cupcake trend, donuts really took over the dessert scene in 2016. We’ve seen everything from donut walls to donut cakes. Do we think they’ll continue to monopolize the dessert scene in 2017? This we aren’t too sure about. Much like the cupcake obsession, we think these will stay around for a bit but not be as popular. So what’s the next dessert trend for 2017? Rice crispy treats, perhaps.

Unplugged Weddings

Have you ever been out with a friend and they were constantly Snapchatting or Instagramming? Yeah, us too. Brides and grooms have decided to put an end to this social faux pas and host unplugged weddings in 2016. Whether it was a wooden sign with beautiful calligraphy asking you to keep your phone away or a verbal announcement before the nuptials, couples have taken unplugging seriously. Our take on this 2016 trend: we think it will continue well past 2017. Couples put a lot of time into planning their special day and they want their guests to enjoy it. Photographers are on hand to capture the memories, so keep the phone in your clutch or pocket and boogie all night (to Create Excitement’s DJs of course!)

Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone named Rose Quartz and Serenity their colors of the year for 2016. Bridesmaids embraced these soothing colors, dawning long, short, and flowy dresses. This color palette was also apparent in florals and table settings. Even though Pantone will name a new color of the year soon, we think these warm and soothing colors will continue to make a statement in 2017, especially for spring weddings.

So now that 2016 is coming to a close, what do we anticipate for 2017? We envision two-piece wedding dresses, bold colors, lots of metallic, and entertainment by Create Excitement! What do you envision as the big trends for 2017 weddings?

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