Photo: Kelly Kollar Photography
What's the first thing a gal does once she gets engaged? (After taking the perfect #EngagementRingSelfie, that is.) Start pinning away, of course! Countless brides-to-be flock to Pinterest for some major big day inspiration, pinning images of gorgeous gowns, elaborate DIY projects, and rustic barn ceremonies to their dream wedding board. Don't worry Pinterest-obsessed brides, you're definitely not alone. In fact, there are thousands of to-be-wedded ladies just like you. And if you were wondering what they're pinning, look no further! Here are the the top 2016 wedding trends on Pinterest this year, according to the social media platform's blog. Consider this the end-all, be-all of wedding Pinterest boards.
Photo: John Robert Woods
Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses
Whether you've been musing having your 'maids don black dresses in varying styles or have been picturing your gaggle of gals in a rainbow of frocks, the mismatched bridesmaid dress trend is not going anywhere anytime soon. And we couldn't be happier about it — and neither could your 'maids! What could be better than giving your friends the freedom to choose a style that suits them? And the resulting look is fresh, modern, and pops in photos.
Photo: Michelle Lindsay Photography
Brides and wedding guests alike have been flipping for these meals on wheels. Whether as a late-night snack or for your reception dinner, food trucks have been owning the wedding menu game thanks to their endless options of cuisine, accessibility, and quirkiness. It's no wonder why guests start cheering when these curbside chefs pull up at the reception.
Photo: Birds of a Feather
Instead of stocking their newlywed nest with six different types of slotted spoons no one needs, brides and grooms have been opting to have guests contribute to their honeymoon in lieu of giving traditional wedding gifts. It's easy to jump on the bandwagon of this major trend thanks to honeymoon fund websites like Wanderable, Honeyfund, and Zola which allows guest to easily donate to your post-"I do" destination.
Photo: Brklyn View Photography and Rebecca Hansen Weddings
According to this highly-pinned wedding trend, rice should only be found in the cocktail hour appetizers and reception dinner — not in the bride's hair! Couples have been exchanging the traditional rice toss with DIY toss bars — tables lined with bowls of confetti, glitter, flower petals, and anything else your heart desires for guests to throw as the newlyweds head off into the sunset. Just think about how amazing those wedding exit photos will be...
Photo: Corbin Gurkin
Circular Ceremony Seating
Instead of a traditional straight ceremony aisle with guests sitting on either side, couples have been opting to seat their guests in circular-style seating. Pinterest searches of this unique trend are up 80 percent this year and it's not hard to see why: Everyone gets a fantastic view, while you get fantastic photos!