Planning your big day? Take a break from stalking every wedding blog out and head to the Knot. The online wedding authority just released its annual Wedding Trends Report, highlighting the top 10 trends for 2015. Hint: Personalization is going to a whole new level.
"Couples are finding wedding inspiration literally everywhere — celebrity weddings, music festival and fashion runway shows, and they're infusing their personalities into all aspects of the wedding," says Rebecca Dolgin, editor-in-chief of The Knot. Another noteworth trend is all the technology being used for weddings including drones for aerial photos, GoPro cameras (for when your dog walks downt the aisle) as well as TaskRabbit (who needs bridesmaids?).
Below are three of the 10 trends from the Knot:
The big theme of the year is inspired by ranches and lots of leather accents. The details are personal and elevated, but the party has a fun, relaxed vibe. A rustic ranch sets the scene for details like antler motifs, distressed lounges with cowhide rugs and wildflower bouquets.
Food and drink are taking center stage at weddings this year in an outrageous way. We’re talking hanging salad stations, doughnut dessert walls that double as escort cards and beer-garden-inspired stations, complete with beer steins made of ice.
Blame all the fashion coverage at Coachella for the excitement here. Think: a backyard or open-field setting, complete with kitschy details like striped tepees, cocktail hour lounges and picnic-style dining. Keep the colors bright and festive, yet earthy (try sunny yellow and teal paired with terra-cotta). Must-have elements include hand-drawn maps with your invitations and fun, not fussy, wording on your invites (instead of “accept” write “you in?”) to really drive home your theme.