The most popular wedding trends for 2015.


If you’re planning a wedding and have opened a bridal magazine or hopped onto Pinterest, no doubt you’ve felt a little overwhelmed by all the options out there. So we’ve found all the year’s best trends for those who are getting ready to tie the knot.

For all of you newly engaged folk out there, pull out a pen and paper and take notes. The rest of you – get your secret wedding boards on Pinterest ready.

Here are what the experts are naming this year’s biggest wedding trends:

The dress.

Ah, the dress. Undoubtedly the most important part of any wedding day. Except for, you know, the whole getting married bit. The dress (usually white) was once a symbol of a young bride’s virginity and wholesomeness.

Generally speaking, the dress is no longer a sign of your sexual status but it will make you really careful if you want to drink red wine during your reception.

Sorry Kate Middleton lovers, this style is no longer in. Image via Getty.

According to Lindsay Mann, the marketing director for New York bridal house Mark Ingram Atelier, the conservative look made popular by royal darlings such as Kate Middleton is on the way out.


Now, it's all about a different type of royalty. Queen Bee.

Mann told Today that naked dresses - such as those seen on Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and J-Lo on the Met Gala red carpet - are the next big thing in bridal dress trends.

Kim Kardashian and Beyonce at this year's Met Gala.

The makeup.

The 2015 bride still prefers a natural makeup look, although there has been a shift away from dramatic red lips in the last year.

When The Glow editor Edwina Carr Barraclough married her partner earlier this year, she turned to Kate Middleton's understated hair and a natural bronzed look to achieve her wedding look.

The Glow's editor Edwina on her wedding day. Image Supplied.

Nail artist Charlotte Knight told The Glow that while most bride's like to keep their nails traditional on their wedding day, you can try out something a little bit more unique.

"I think brides are always a bit worried to think outside the box on their wedding day, but it can be done very easily whilst keeping it classy," she said/

"A French mani is a wedding-day classic so why not stick to this but make it a little bit different. I would recommend using a nude base like 'Amazing Gracie' and then swapping out the white tip for glitter ('Party Shoes' or 'Antique Brooch') and merging it into the nude nail to give the nail an ombre effect," she continued.

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Wedding stations.

What is a wedding station, you ask? Is it a train station you get married at? Fancy wedding stationary? Oh no. Wedding stations are possibly the greatest thing to happen in wedding trends since they did away with that whole dowry thing.

Wedding stations are fun, and an excellent opportunity for your guests to mingle and get a little something to remember the night. Everyone loves a selfie, so why not give your guests a designated area to get snap happy and end up with some great photos of your family and friends in the process.

A Bloody Mary themed drinks station. Image via Instagram @emilyclarkeevents.

From food bars to drinks stations and photo booths - wedding stations are where you will find your great uncle rocking a clown wig in the photo booth or filling a goody bag with home-made cookies.


Even though Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tried to one up the entire world with their insanely beautiful flower wall at their wedding, they haven't scared off the average Joe from attempting their own flower wall.

Kim and Kanye's extravagant flower wall. Image via Instagram.

According to Big Little Things, flower walls and hanging flowers are the modern bride's go to decoration. The best bit? Hanging flowers are often a lot cheaper than the traditional table setting.

The Food.

Besides from the booze, the food is one of the most important parts of the reception. Too much and you've thrown away valuable dollars that could have been spent else where, too little and your guests may be forced to go to McDonalds on their way home.

Celebrity wedding and event planner Danielle Rothweiler says that 2015 weddings are big on comfort food while Bridal Guide believes that family-style dining is a popular option which works well in both a formal and laid-back settings.

An alternative to the traditional wedding cake. Image via Instagram @theknot.

Couples are also often choosing unique dessert options over the traditional wedding cake - with many opting for doughnuts, croquembouche and even cheese plates to feed their guests.

Saying goodbye to tradition.

The Huffington Post reports that many brides in 2015 are doing away with tradition, often getting rid of the ceremony altogether.

With so many couples living together before the wedding, many couples would rather a big party with their family and friends instead of a traditional wedding ceremony.

As many modern couples support marriage equality, a lot of couples are choosing to include a little nod to same-sex marriage on their day, often asking their guests to cover their ears when the celebrant says that a marriage is between a man and a woman.

What is a wedding trend you're loving this year?

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