Inspirational Wedding Ideas for 2016

Without question 2015 was the year of Pinterest inspired weddings and royal wedding remakes. Now we’re in 2016, brides are looking for something a little more unique to showcase to the world who they are. Couples are looking for a wedding that their guests will not only enjoy but will remember for years to come. So, here are a few themes which are must haves for this year:

Metallics have become an increasingly popular choice depending on where your wedding is, using metallic elements can look very natural, elegant or even playful. There are so many possibilities whether you want to add a golden touch to your black tie wedding or create a rustic feel with beautiful copper lanterns. You may even want to give your food a little dust of glitter or create metallic inspired cocktails.

Places that are close to the couple’s hearts have also become an interesting and unique theme for weddings. Couples want to share their special moments and places with their friends and family whether it be where they met, where they got engaged or just somewhere they both adore. If the couple for example got engaged in Italy they may want to structure the theme around the country, from décor to food. Italian music could be playing in the venue whilst traditional Italian dishes are served to guests. Whatever you loved the most about that special place you can bring to life in your wedding.

At every wedding, romance is undoubtedly in the air but to really set the mood couples are looking to soft glow lighting. Wedding lights are the perfect way create a special and intimate venue for you and your guests to enjoy. Often coupling draped material from the ceiling and fairy lights will make large rooms seem cosier and more ethereal. Another and perhaps less costly  way of doing this is by decorating your venue with candles as opposed to any synthetic lighting for a naturally romantic glow.

Finally, despite for years the classic wedding reception layout being large circular tables throughout the room, couples are now taking a different approach. Spreading everyone out across the room on these large tables seems so impersonal so instead people are opting in for long banquet tables or square tables to create a more unique and intimate aesthetic. Some even think that dining tables at venues are a little outdated and too formal so instead are using the space to create a more relaxed cocktail lounge vibe with comfortable seating.