Trend Report: What’s Hot for 2017

A guide to what’s hot–and what’s not–in the wedding world this year

By Stacey Marcus & Colby Radomski

As we bid adieu to 2016 and welcome the new year, we’ll also say goodbye to a number of well-tried wedding trends. Couples getting married in 2017 have lots to look forward to when planning their nuptials this year. We asked celebrity wedding planner David Tutera and Boston-based wedding-planning pro Callie Barrett of The Day Of Event Coordination to forecast their predictions for what’s hot (and what’s not) in 2017.

Mix in Metallics

Metallics remain on trend in 2017, but they’ll be seen in a new way, notes Tutera. Expect to see metallics paired with soft shades of white, cream and ivory —seen below in a styled tabletop designed by Ten Penny Creative and Boston Rustic Wedding Rentals—and paired with natural elements like greenery and organic components like petrified wood, moss and smilax.

Alex Wiciel Photography

Metallic, gold leaf cake by The Bashful Tarte | Karchmer Photo

Fall for Fruit

Pumpkins and gourds aren’t the only fruit for fall and winter. Fruits like figs, grapes, pomegranates and cranberries add rich color, texture and taste to table arrangements, décor, cakes and food plates.

Below: A naked cake gets a sweet twist with fresh figs, mixed berries and grapes by The Bashful Tarte; An earthy tablescape with lush greenery and fruit designed by Ten Penny Creative.

Make it Modern

While classic, timeless wedding elements will never go out of style, more couples are taking a “modern” approach to styling their big day. Expect to see bold prints, vibrant colors, geometric details and even mid-century modern décor like these seen in a tabletop styled by Infinite Events, featuring stationery by The Paper Perfectionist.


Photos by Sarah Pudlo & Co.                                                                                                                                         

Get Personal

According to Barrett, 2017 will be the year of the completely personalized wedding. And why not? From including a custom monogram on your wedding invitations (like the ones below from Splash Stationers) to creating homemade favors for your guests, the possibilities for putting your personal stamp on your wedding day are endless.

Adeline & Grace Photography

Lauren Methia Photography

Go Green

From lush green garlands to bold hunter green bridesmaids dresses, it’s all about greenery this year, inspired by 2017’s Pantone color palette. Whether real or faux, pops of green let you achieve a look that’s both modern and natural.

Earthy stationery by Wouldn’t It Be Lovely | Photo by Shannon Grant Photography

“Fleur” dress from BHLDN.

A bar station styled by Rachel Lynn of Be Our Guest features lush green details by JNG Event Consulting. | Photo by Shannon Grant Photography


“A few trends that definitely won’t be sticking around include ombre décor and crop top wedding dresses,” says Barrett. While traditional photo booths haven’t gone totally to the wayside, wedding photo entertainment has evolved; brides and grooms can now opt for guests to enjoy video booths, selfie stations and mirror booths.

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