Considering you've probably had a "Future Wedding" inspo board for longer than you'd like to admit, it's no surprise Pinterest knows a thing or two about bridal preferences and trends. So, if you're set to walk down the aisle soon, you're in luck—the social media platform just released the Pinterest Wedding Report for 2018. The comprehensive board has been categorized into food, style, beauty, decor and travel, so you can finally officially make use of your wedding board and pin the latest and greatest fashions to your soon-to-be-wed heart's content.
With over 4 billion wedding ideas used by brides worldwide, there's truly no better spot than Pinterest to start brainstorming for your big day. Check out the breakdown of Pinterest Wedding Report trends that you can incorporate into your own nuptials.
2018 Pinterest Wedding Trends: Sweet and Simple
You don’t have to spend your life savings on a champagne fountain at your wedding. Instead, people are going back to basics with au naturale makeup and venues, and focusing on making meaningful memories with loved ones. Here are some of the top trends to help you get the party started.
1. Comfort is key.
For a little extra coverage, women are turning to high necklines (+351%) and toppers like boleros (+163%). Meanwhile, jumpsuits (+178%), sleeves (+75%) and flats (+119%) are making it easy to dance like all of your friends and family are watching.
2. It’s your day, do it your way!
If white isn’t your color (nobody’s immune from a red wine spill, not even a bride), try a rose (+46%) or champagne dress (+358%). And if you’re not really a veil person, throw on a cape (+88%). For jewelry, minimalist backdrop necklaces (+207%) are a great way to add some unexpected charm.
3. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the guys.
With dapper tweed suits (+165%) and laid-back tie-free ensembles (+459%), grooms are getting the chance to show off a bit more personality.
4. Something old, something new, something borrowed...
...something on the shoe? Leave a note (+58%) on your future spouse’s shoes for a sweet surprise.
5. Rock on!
Three types of engagement rings to make getting down on one knee a little more stress-free: Moissanite gems (+294%), Art deco (+173%) and Oval stones (+125%).
1. Brides are saying “I do”
to messy updos (1247%) and hair combs (+89%). For those who prefer to let their hair down, there’s soft waves with side parts (+55%).
2. You glow, girl!
When it comes to makeup, brides are opting for lip gloss (+459%) and barely-there shine (+343%). But if there’s one feature to go big on, make it your eyelashes: long, lush lashes are up 152% on Pinterest.
1. Piece of cake.
Don’t let your dessert outshine you on your wedding day—swap those towering behemoths for something a little more elegant and low-key, such as Fig cakes (+575%), Metallic decorations (+476%) or Minimal, white frosting (+235%).
2. Weddings are about love...
... and who doesn’t love cheese and carbs? Say ciao to fancy plated dinners and chow down on pizza (+120%) instead.
3. Give your guests with dietary restrictions
something extra to celebrate with vegan wedding food (+186%).
4. Snack attack!
Tie the knot with a pretzel bar (+343%), then keep the party going all night long with midnight noshes (236%).
Wedding Decor and More
From centerpieces to drinks, here are the top five ways to add some flower power to the big day: Potted plants (+782%), suspended flowers (+346%), floral cocktails (+247%), Single-stem proteas (+121%) and Minimal arrangements (+113%).
2. Arch, smarch.
This year’s all about “alt altars” and letting nature serve as your backdrop (+259%).
3. Make your guests some happy campers
...with a camp wedding (+95%)! For s’more camp vibes, play wedding games (+69%) and create a Jenga guest book (+216%).
4. Go off the beaten path during your walk down the aisle.
Unconventional materials like acrylic signs (+194%), cement accents (+320%) and DIY confetti (+432%) are on the rise.
5. Get things squared away.
We’re seeing geometric shapes pop up in everything from 3D invitations (+188%) to place settings (+145%).
6. Make an entrance
with one-of-a-kind arrivals (+356%) on boats or scooters.
7. Want the ultimate no-fuss nuptials?
Try a courthouse ceremony (+129%).
8. Bye bye, love-birdies.
Now that the wedding’s over, it’s time for some rest and relaxation. You can’t go wrong with any of these honeymoon destinations: Switzerland (+856%), Bali (+145%) or an African safari (+219%).
9. Say hello to the bachillor(ette) party!
Avoid the hangover and go with an off-the-grid spa retreat (+187%).