I feel that one of my duties as a wedding planner is to know what big trend will come next in the wedding industry. It's easy to know what's in style now, but knowing what will be popular a year from now can be somewhat of a guessing game. I have a feeling when it comes to Fall and Winter 2016, we are going to see a shift away from the blush color and move toward darker, bolder colors. Don't get me wrong, I love blush! It's my signature color. However it's about run it's course with bridesmaid dresses. This Adrianna Papell dress, which was THE bridesmaid dress this year, needs to retire. I used to love this dress, but after seeing it pop up in every wedding of 2015 and 2016 I am tired of it.
Fall and Winter 2016 will be all about hunter greens, plums, and mixed metallics. Gold is here to stay as well. Greens will take over tablescapes with white florals.
We're going to see a shift away from Rustic Chic wedding vibe, and see more of an Ethereal wedding vibe. Boho, Industrial Chic, and Whimsical weddings will also continue to be strong going into 2017. Here's some pictures of color palettes that we will probably see very soon.
If you're planning a wedding and can't decide on a color palette, pick a color that represents you and your fiancé. The color should also flow with the season you are getting married in. If you're getting married in the spring or summer, stick to lighter colors like pastels. For fall and winter weddings you can go darker and bolder. Also your colors should go with your venue. Heavy metallic dresses probably won't look right if you're getting married on a beach.
If you're really stuck, check out the styled shoot section of wedding blogs. Styled shoots usually show colors for the upcoming season and can give you some major inspiration. Pinterest is also a great tool for wedding planning, but it can be a bit overwhelming. It's best to find one or two wedding blogs that represent your style. Wedding planners, designers, and stylists are also a great source to turn to when your stuck.
OK, so I showed you a dress that will be on it's way out very soon. So here's a dress from Dessy that I think (hope!) becomes popular later this year.