Modern Wedding Trends We Love
Today's weddings are about low-key looks, mix-matched hues and the personalised details that will make your day. See the latest wedding trends we love.
Mismatched bridesmaid dresses
A huge theme of modern wedding trends is making each detail personal. Your bridesmaids shouldn’t be an exception - so instead of grouping them together in the same style dress and colour, allow their personalities to show in mismatched dresses. Whether you choose variations of a dress in the same colour, define a palette to stick to or leave it all up to each bridesmaid, the mismatched theme in on. Plus, you’ll get major props for allowing each of your bridesmaids to dress in a way that makes them feel truly comfortable.
Check our Who What Wear's blogs on dressing your bridesmaids for the best inspiration.
Personally designed wedding rings
Bespoke is the flavour of the year, so what better way to embrace a DIY theme than creating your own wedding rings? If you haven’t quite got the skill set to make your rings, you can at least have a say in designing them. Arrange an appointment to create the wedding rings you want, exactly the way you want them. Whether that’s altering the width of the band, using alternative shaped diamonds, or creating a totally new design that means something to you, with an in house design team and goldsmiths, Queensmith are able to create exactly what you’re after. More and more brides are choosing to create shaped wedding rings to sit beautifully alongside their unique engagement rings. If this is what you’re after, Queensmith will ensure the profile of each ring matches perfectly.
Sculptural wedding flowers
Frilly bouquets have their place, but for something ultra-modern, consider a modern flower installation for your ceremony and celebration spot. We love Sage Flowers for vibrant and punchy floral displays and bouquets, and Sassi Flowers for clever flower installations like their flower-wraps candle sticks - a work of art!
Engraved wedding rings
Personalising your big day to reflect you, your partner and your relationship together is timeless, and never have couples been searching for more ways to do so than now. Think monogrammed napkins, embroidering a symbol that represents you on your veil or initialing your wedding rings with a bespoke engraving.
Consider surprising your other half by arranging to engrave each other’s wedding rings in secret. A sweet little message, something to make them giggle at the altar or a motif that suits their personality - keeping the wedding rings’ engravings secret until the big day is super cute. If you’d like to arrange to have your wedding rings custom crafted and engraved, get in touch with our experts to book an appointment.
Town hall weddings
Whilst countryside estates and barn conversions have been the venue of choice for brides since the naughties and throughout the past ten years, trend reports forecast couples choosing a more cosmopolitan approach. Hold your ceremony at you local town hall, then host an intimate gathering at your favourite restaurant, or hire our an urban space for a mega party.
Off-white wedding dresses
.. or blush, or beige. Parting with traditional dress codes, more and more brides are option for alternative wedding dress colours to cut a casual shape. Keep it light and ethereal with champagne tones, tulle or silk and minimalist designs - this way you won’t stray too far from tradition, but you’ll nail an on-trend look that is sure to impress for decades to come. Elle note that the queen of tulle, Molly Goddard is worth checking out for inspiration, while Harper’s Bazaar encourage brides to find their gown in ‘buff’ - ‘the happy medium between blush and champagne’.
If this is your kind of colour palette, you might want to consider choosing rose gold wedding rings, for an extra flash of warming, neutral colour.
Top tips for choosing wedding rings that’ll stay timeless:
- If you’re the one wearing the engagement ring, try to match your wedding ring where you can. Details like choosing the same setting type and metal colour will help you create a ‘complete’ looking bridal set
- That said, diamond set wedding rings look great alongside solitaire engagement rings, providing added sparkle
- Choosing the same metal colour as your partner can be a sweet touch!
- Arrange your first appointment for your custom wedding rings at least 3 months before your wedding. Most wedding rings take around 4 weeks to craft, but this ensures you have time to make all your decisions and collect your rings in plenty of time
- Choose a reputable jeweller who will take your precise ring size, and ensure they offer a lifetime resizing service, free of charge. At Queensmith, this is a standard part of our lifetime care package.
- Choose a meaningful engraving that you won’t regret. Jokes can be funny, but nothing beats the classics: your initials, the date you met or your wedding date.
Feeling inspired? Create your own wedding rings
Whilst we can’t help you plan the perfect big day, we can help with one very important part: the wedding rings. Get in touch with our experts today to discuss your custom crafted wedding rings, view our classic designs in store, and have your ring size measured. If you’re not too sure on ring styles yet, you can explore and shop some of our most popular wedding rings online.