Celebrity bridal designer David Tutera and events planner Marley Majcher (AKA The Party Goddess) share their insights for the International Wedding Trend Report 2018
What are the biggest celebrity wedding trends for 2018?
- Single-style bars: think a whiskey bar, a rose bar, a Tequila bar...
- Stylised shots of the wedding party that look like funky shoots and not posed moments
- Dessert experiences in place of cakes
"Drama in general. We're going to see dramatic, oversized bouquets, old school glamour and exaggerated whatever - be it extra-large bows, throwback ruffly sleeves, capes and capelets and interesting, detailed veils."
"I think you're going to see some total glamour trend-buckers and see some celebs walking down the aisle in those very 'now' pantsuits."
"A return to the traditional and classics but always with a twist. I think we're going to continue to see a lot of blush, kind of riffing off of the rose gold trend in terms of linings and little fashion-secret details."
The theme that's going to be big news for A-list wedding?
"It's not a theme per se - rather eras will be huge. Old Hollywood glamour will be huge (the theme David picked for his own wedding in April 2017), whilst the style of the 1940s and 1960s will be hugely influential."
The trends that will be carrying into 2018 from 2017 include...
- Formal attire: after all, guests want to dress up!
- Lavender and grey colour palettes
- Rose gold details
"Boho is not going anywhere any time soon, especially because a lot of celebs relate to that relaxed, casual vibe that permeates Hollywood."
"Geodes and crystals will be even more frequently seen in cakes, placecards and accessories."
"Unique liquours: brown bars will not only include whiskey and scotch but all kinds of interesting beer and beverage stations."
What's no longer popular for 2018 celebrity nuptials?
- After parties
- Champagne toasts
- The bride slipping into a second dress
- Grand entrances for the wedding party
And the hottest destination wedding spots for celebrity 'I dos' of 2018 are...
- Venice, Italy
- Amalfi Coast, Italy
- Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Cayman Island
- Costa Rica
- Riviera Maya
"Anywhere in the Caribbean that survived the hurricanes because celebs love beautiful, interest ing, secluded beach destination spots that aren't absolutely impossible to get to, but still haven't been 'used' by everyone already. I think we're going to start seeing places like Dubai and the Seychelles become popular because of the recent Caribbean weather challenges."