2018 Trends in Ultra-Luxe Wedding Planning

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and it should be as special as you have always dreamed it would be.  Planning your perfect day is a huge job, and even people with the best taste can become overwhelmed by all the decisions. While we are firm believers in staying true to your personal style when planning your wedding, incorporating a few current trends can be a fun way to elevate your big day.  If you are planning a 2018 wedding, we think these are a few ultra-luxe wedding trends that you will want to incorporate into your bridal plans.

Bridal Capes


2018 Trends in Ultra-Luxe Wedding Planning
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Runway designers like Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad have created a new trend for bridal fashion: capes.  Instead of a traditional veil, 2018 brides are opting to wear a super chic cape or capelet. This look is especially suited for fall or winter weddings, as it gives the bride a bit of extra warmth on cool days.

Transparent Elements


2018 Trends in Ultra-Luxe Wedding Planning
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Perhaps also drawing inspiration from the fashion runway, more wedding designers are recommending transparent elements.  Whether you choose Louis Ghost chairs for the ceremony, lucite bar carts, or clear glass table decor, transparent pieces keep a wedding light and bright. To fully cash in on this trend, consider choosing a “transparent” venue such as a greenhouse or a rooftop garden.

Hanging Floral Arrangements


2018 Trends in Ultra-Luxe Wedding Planning
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Instead of experimenting with new blooms in bridal arrangements, many florist are trying new ways to display the flowers.  Many chic receptions have been sporting hanging flower arrangements.  From floral wreaths to dangling leis, these gorgeous displays add drama to the reception venue without cluttering the dining tables.

Brunch Receptions


2018 Trends in Ultra-Luxe Wedding Planning


What meal do you more look forward to each week than brunch? For a unique spin on a bridal meal, invite your friends and family for a brunch reception! Your guests can dine on elegant brunch staples and sip mimosas in a more relaxed and casual environment. We guarantee your guests will appreciate this warm and hospitable choice.

Touches of Black


2018 Trends in Ultra-Luxe Wedding Planning
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For a long time in Western culture, it was considered very bad form to wear black to a wedding. Now stylish couples are choosing black accents to add drama and elegance to their wedding.  We love small touches of black throughout the wedding, but especially love gold on black invitations.  The foil print trend is holding strong, and this very chic color combination will make an impression on your guests immediately.

Have you considered any of these 2018 trends for your upcoming wedding? We are thrilled to see a return to more luxurious details.  Let us know your opinion in the comments!

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