Spring Wedding Trends to Look Out For

Maybe it’s the nice weather. Maybe it’s the abundance of flowers in bloom. Spring just lends itself naturally to celebrating new love. As one of the more popular seasons to get hitched, there’s a lot to love about a classic Spring wedding. But 2018 is seeing some new, modern twists to some much-loved standards. From bold, new color palettes to more casual apparel, these are a few Spring wedding trends to watch!

Reinvented Florals


Florals for a Spring wedding are the ultimate no-brainer. Most, if not all weddings are bound to be practically overflowing with flowers. But what makes this season’s new spin on florals has more to do with new arrangements and where they’re being placed.

Instead of centrally-located arrangements that can easily overwhelm dining tables, couples are opting for hanging floral decor to offset more minimally-appointed tables. This lets guests enjoy the company of one another, the happy couple, and their meals without maneuvering around cumbersome centerpieces. It also adds some dazzling, unexpected accents and playful usage of dimension throughout a venue.

With new arrangements come new and seemingly untraditional plants. Instead of dizzying palettes and overflowing bouquets, more couples are focusing on pared down, minimally elegant arrangements. Peonies, with oversized blossoms, only need a minor degree of accessorizing. Meanwhile, air plants and even succulents are making their way into some offbeat, yet expressive arrangements.

Along with more modern florals the day-of, brides-to-be are getting more inventive with gifts for their party. From chic floral robes to eco-conscious floral monogram bracelets, brides are finding new ways to hone in on all the perfect details that make their favorite ladies feel special, too.


New Rings, Clothes, & More!

As Millennials make up the bulk of people getting married these days, their aesthetic tastes from everything including music to dresses, and traditional wings are infusing weddings with a bold energy.

Take engagement rings and wedding bands for instance. While the custom of giving diamond engagement rings given during proposals has been around since the Victorian era, the styles have largely stayed the same for the past century and a half. Think: solitaire or princess cut diamonds in a classic setting, on a slender gold or silver band. Today, couples are becoming quite inventive, bringing unique engagement rings into the picture. The classics are always nice, but some brides are taking well to rose gold bands, vibrant stones such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies, while others are looking to more alternative pieces featuring raw-cut diamond slices, and even oxidized sterling silver.

As for the dresses themselves, brides are expressing themselves with black accents a la Vera Wang while the recent swing back to the high 70’s in RTW fashion is leading some brides to voluminous statement-making sleeves and plunging, but no less elegant v-necks.

For men, the options aren’t as limited as they once were. With many weddings focusing more on intimacy along with the genuine warmth and joy of the happy couple, traditional black tie dress codes are slowly being replaced by more down-to-earth statements. “Creative” black tie options shawl-collar dinner jackets, along with smart, but simple bow ties or slim, non-printed neckties. And for celebrations that are even more casual, guys are choosing suspenders, plaid shirts, brown shoes, along with suits outside the traditional black, gray, and navy color schemes.

 Creative Colors

Speaking of color, nothing says “spring wedding” quite like the typical palettes of soft, muted tones and pastels. While those are definitely great standards, they certainly aren’t the only options for decor and linens.

Along with that oh-so-lovable millennial pink, couples everywhere are embracing more casual color schemes. Metallic accents add an element of drama that punctuate a space in smaller details (sconces, candle holders, planters, etc.) However, spring weddings are starting to feature novel combinations including sage green, matte gold, white, and mauve. Another new favorite includes rose pink, pale peach, and orange with a masculine blue-grey as an elegant alternative to more staid neutrals.

Spring Weddings At a Glance

So, there you have it! This brief round-up of spring wedding statements is only a snapshot of all the creative new ways couples are celebrating their happiest days. However, the common thread throughout the best weddings is a newfound focus on joy, love, and fun self-expression!

Author Bio: Lynn Lewis is a freelance writer and personal stylist based in Los Angeles, CA. She has clients throughout LA, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood. She loves writing about fashion and accessories. In her free time, she spends her days roaming boutiques to find the newest trends to bring to her clients.


Best New York wedding venues to have your DIY wedding.

1.  If you’re looking for a gorgeous outdoor space full of character the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is just for you! www.bartowpellmansiinmuseum.org
2.  If you’re looking for place providing an amazing view the New York skyline Terrace on the park is just for you! The Crystal ballroom will surely make the wedding an amazing extravaganza. www.terraceonthepark.com
3.  Remember that fairytale wedding you always dreamed of as a little kid? well you can finally live it out at Lyndhurst Castle. With a beautiful view of the Hudson river and a breathtaking setting, your dreams are bound  to come true! www.lyndhurst.org
4.  Looking for a laid-back country feel venue in the Big Apple? Well look no further, HayLoft Grove is just the place for you. On 100 country acres of land, and a cottage, you are sure to have an amazing day. www.hayloftinthegrove.com
5.  Looking for beautiful indoor venue to say your “I Do’s”? Well look no further then the Unitarian Church Of Al Souls. This venue is both elegant and charming. www.allsoulsnyc.org
6.  Looking for small cozy place for your small wedding? Then checkout Arrow Park Lake&Lodge. You will fall in love itch this rustic, yet romantic setting. www.arrowparkny.com
7. Looking for a totally out of the ordinary, untraditional indoor venue to say “I Do”? Try AP Creative! AP Creative is a modern spot that has the perfect combination of elegance and fun. www.ap-creative.com

Wedding Etiquette in the Age of Social Media

Announcing a wedding was once very simple. The couple told family, who spread it around to neighbors. Eventually, formal invitations were added to the tradition, inviting guests near and far in a written format. This was the norm for a long time. Even today, wedding invitations and announcements are used to tell everyone the joyous news.

The introduction of social media has changed the rules, however. We are more connected to one another than ever before. Using status posts and pictures, we can inform everyone connected to us about everything we are doing at every moment. So how much of the wedding and the planning is appropriate for social media?


A lot of couples are using hashtags on social media for various aspects of their weddings. This can be a great help in organizing the wedding beforehand and in gathering the pictures afterward. Choose a hashtag that is unique to you and your future spouse, and include it in all of your posts, on the invitations, and any other correspondence with friends and family about the wedding. If you are a guest, use the hashtag provided by the couple. This can be a great way to celebrate together as the couple prepares for the wedding, especially for long-distance friends and family who might not be able to make it.

It’s the Couple’s Day

The wedding is about the bride and groom, so all decisions regarding the event will be decided between you, and no one else. Even if you do decide to use social media, it is always a good idea to send paper invitations anyway, especially for older or less tech-savvy guests and family. You and your future spouse need to decide together how you want to handle social media with regards to your wedding, and set guidelines for your guests to follow. Guests should remember to respect the wishes of the bride and groom and follow any guidelines they request. Even if the couple is permissive about social media, it’s still bad manners to do things like post a picture of the bride before the wedding or post the vows, kiss, or cake-cutting right away.

Sharing Photos

What photos you share and when is totally up to you and your partner-to-be. It’s usually a good idea to keep a few surprises for the wedding, so don’t give away all of your planning before the big event! If it is okay with the couple that guests share photos immediately, you are safe as a wedding guest, but still wait until after the big events to share your pictures. Also, whether it is your wedding or your are a guest, don’t spend your whole day taking pictures on your phone. There are photographers at the wedding whose job it is to take them. Your job is to celebrate! Keep in mind, too, that everyone there is celebrating, so some embarrassing or unflattering moments might be caught on camera. Never, ever share a picture like that on social media.

Social Media Designee

To ensure none of the guests miss any of the important parts of the wedding, some couples choose or hire a designated social media poster to make posts for the during the wedding and reception. If you choose to go this route, make sure all of your guests know beforehand. Guests should be respectful of the bride and groom’s wishes regarding making their own posts if there is a social media designee, especially if the couple wants the designee to be the only one posting. There are actually services couples can hire for posting on social media during the wedding.

Respect the Disconnect

Couples do not have to choose to use social media. There is no shame in opting out. Many couples choose to go this route because they want their wedding to be a special affair, so they don’t post anything before, during, or after. Even more couples ban social media and cell phones at weddings. There are many different ways this might be implemented: couples might have a cell phone table, where guests leave their phones. They might make announcements in the invitations or during the wedding. The choice is up to the bride and groom, so don’t feel pressured to include social media in your wedding. If you are a guest at the wedding, do not use social media, if that is what the bride and groom want.

Social media has altered the landscape of social interaction in many different areas, including weddings. It can be a fun addition to your wedding depending on you, your partner, your families, and your friends. Whatever you choose, your wedding should be the best ever, because it is your day!


RTR solves age-old wedding challenge ensuring women never have to buy another dress they won’t wear again!

New York, NY (February 20, 2018) — Rent the Runway announced today that it is doubling down on its eight years of deep experience and data dressing women for weddings with the launch of RTR Wedding Concierge, a new service making dressing for the full range of wedding events — from the engagement party, to bridal shower, to the big day — easier for the bride, her wedding party and her guests.

Since its founding in 2009, Rent the Runway has been the sustainable, cost-efficient go-to for women who don’t want to buy another formal dress they won’t wear again. A quarter of new customers are using RTR for wedding events and starting today, the company is formalizing this relationship with a brand new program that includes a full-service concierge, at-home try-on, personal styling, access to an unmatched range of styles and accessories, and more. With 75% of new users referred by a friend, Rent the Runway is now allowing brides to register their weddings with RTR to give guests access a 20% off discount code.

“Women rely on Rent the Runway during the most important moments in their lives, so it’s a natural step for us to offer a highly-personalized, full-service experience to make dressing for a wedding easier and more fun,” said Jennifer Hyman, Rent the Runway Co-Founder and CEO. “We have unprecedented data on wedding attire and trends and are thrilled to leverage what we’ve learned directly from our 8 million+ users to provide this enhanced experience.”

The RTR wedding program features:

  • Special Discount for Wedding Guests

Every couple that registers their wedding will receive a custom code for all wedding guests to receive 20% off. Plus the bride will receive a complimentary month of RTR Unlimited when 15+ guests use her promo code.

  • Dream Closet

Access to thousands of designer dresses and accessories from the best names in the business including Badgley Mischka, DVF, Jill Jill Stuart, Kate Spade, Marchesa Notte, ML Monique Lhuillier, Nicole Miller, Trina Turk and more.

  • At Home Fittings

For the first time ever, RTR is offering the bride and her wedding party exclusive at-home try-on to ensure the perfect fit before big wedding events.

  • Wedding Concierge

A dedicated member of the concierge team will help the bride with all logistics, from fittings to shipping, so she can focus on the fun.

  • Personal Styling

Access to personal stylists for the full range of wedding events. Our wedding trend experts will curate on-trend and complementary bridesmaids styles for the wedding party since many brides are favoring non-matching looks, and make sure that each person is beautifully styled.

  • Partner Perks

For any couple that registers their wedding with RTR, a welcome package includes exclusive perks from RTR’s favorite wedding brands including Minted, Black Tux, Oasis, and Zola (valued at more than $300).

For more information, visit www.renttherunway.com/wedding-concierge.

About Rent the Runway
Rent the Runway is transforming the way modern women get dressed – and in turn disrupting the $1.7 trillion fashion industry – through the concept of renting over buying clothing. Founded in 2009 by Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, RTR pioneered the ‘closet in the cloud’ and believes that women everywhere will soon have a subscription to fashion, making renting an indispensable utility while also empowering them to feel like their best selves everyday. RTR carries hundreds of thousands of pieces of apparel and accessories by 550+ designer partners with options for work, weekends and special occasions. The company has built proprietary technology, one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation, and retail stores of the future that bring the dream closet to life. RTR has raised more than $200M from top-tier investors, has more than eight million users, and prides itself on the entrepreneurial, dream-big culture at the company which employs 1,200 people — 70% of whom are women and 71% are minority/non-white. In 2015, the co-founders launched the Rent the Runway Foundation, supporting tens of thousands of female entrepreneurs in building and scaling their businesses.

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