2017 Wedding Trends

I can’t believe we’re at the last tail end of 2016 weddings already! Where did the year go? As we’re wrapping up our last few weddings of the year, we’re also starting to work on some amazing 2017 weddings. Here’s what we’re predicting to big HOT in 2017!

White Dance Floors
Gone are the wooden dance floors, as white dance floors provide a more polished and sophisticated look.

White dance floor wedding receptionPhoto: Shaun Menary Photography 

Social Media in Weddings
Though Hashtags have been an ever popular trend for the last couple of years, 2017 we’re predicting more Snapchat GeoFilters, live hashtag streams and video streaming for ceremonies.

Social media in weddingsPhoto: Salt and Pine Photography

Light Pink Wedding Dresses
Not all brides want to white. We’ve been seeing more and more colored dresses and think link pink will be a killer trend for 2017.

Pink wedding dressPhoto: Alison Epps Photography

Sugar Flowers
Sugar Flowers aren’t anything new, but more and more couples will opt for artfully crafted and edible sugar flowers on their wedding cakes as opposed to fresh flowers.

Sugar FlowersPhoto: Kelly Lemon Photography // Cake: Lilac Cake Boutique

Online Suits
With companies such as Black Tux and Menguin, more and more grooms will have their groomsmen order their suits online.

(C) Sarah Carpenter, Seattle based film photographer

Photo: Sarah Carpenter Photography // Suit: Menguin

Film Photography
Film photography is definitely not new, you could argue the opposite in fact. However, digital photography has taken over the last several years. 2017 is going to be a BIG year for film photographers as more and more wedding blogs are only publishing film now.

desert-and-sage-158Photo: Kerry Jeanne Photography // Floral: Thatch Floral // Dress: Saint Isabel

Laser-cut Everything
Calligraphy is so popular but more and more brides are asking for laser cut cake toppers, table numbers, place cards, bar signs, and the list goes on and on.

karissaroephotography-rtsseattleshoot-tablescapes-04Photo: Karissa Roe Photography // Laser Cut: Ever Laser // Flatware: Cort Party Rentals

Say Goodbye to Sparklers
Sparklers have been the go-to item for grand exits for the last several years. Due to fire restrictions and permits more and more brides are opting for ribbon wands, glow sticks or fiber optic sticks.

Grand exit ideasPhoto: Caroline Jurgensen Photography

Colored Engagement Rings
With companies such as Trumpet and Horn and Chinchar Maloney, brides has so many options of hand-made colored stones.


Bright Blooms
Shades of whites and blush have dominated wedding florals, but brighter yellows and oranges will be big players in 2017.

Seattle Wedding Planner grecian wedding film photographer Sarah CarpenterPhoto: Sarah Carpenter Photography // Blooms: The Foraged Fern

What do you guys think of our predictions? Is there anything that we missed that you think will be big in 2017?