Modern brides, we have a wedding decor trend for you! And it's actually an easy one to implement, whether you're printing stationery or designing your wedding cake. Basically, instead of picking out a standard square-shaped escort card or piece of paper, think of a different shape—one with more sides, to be exact. That's right, we're seeing a new trend in wedding decor with six or eight sides. (That's a hexagon or octagon, if you remember from geometry class.)
And lucky for you, you can use these geometric shapes in seriously any element of your day-of decor. We're especially obsessed with the table setting above as it's both trendy and classic at the same time. So how exactly do you accomplish all that?! For starters, this place setting features a white charger plate, an octagon salad plate (that's eight sides!), and a clear acrylic menu that's oh-so-cool. The black-and-white color palette keeps the look cohesive and classic, while that octagon plate—obvi the statement piece in the display— and acrylic menu make the overall vibe feel geometric, modern, and cool. But, of course, you don't have to stick to this color scheme or single decor element either. Below, you'll find hexagon and octagon ideas in a variety of colors—think neon green, charcoal, and bright blue. And in a variety of forms and materials as well, from mirrored tiles to cookies and more.
So go ahead and keep reading to see why we're so obsessed with these unexpected shapes. We think you'll soon be on board with this geometric trend as much as we are.