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Tip of the Day #80: Top Wedding Trends for 2015 - What's In and What's Out

Tip of the Day #80: Top Wedding Trends for 2015 - What's In and What's Out Holy cow did this year fly by or what?  We were fortunate enough to share in the planning process for some amazing brides in 2014 and cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store!

The majority of our predictions for 2014 wedding trends {here} were spot-on and we think we have some great ideas of what is to come in 2015.  Enjoy our predictions for top wedding trends in 2015!

FOOD & DRINK Although this goes against every indulgent rule in the book of weddings, many brides and guests opt for a gluten-free, Paleo and/or organic diet.  This year there will be more catering options for picky eaters and health-conscious guests.

Gluten Free Wedding Reception Menu Sydney - Fruit and Vegetable Bar, Mini Frittatas, Mini Potatoes, Rice Paper Rolls {}

Family-style dining will also be very popular in the upcoming year. For a large wedding, feed them outside- potluck! VERY affordable; and one of the most fun weddings I ever went to! {}

For dessert cupcakes are out, donuts are in.  Companies like Dough offer unique flavors. {}

CAKE The "naked" cake is en vogue!  Unfrosted cakes are here in a big way.

A new trend is unfrosted cakes! What do my followers think? #weddingcake #cake #pninatornai {}

FASHION Although some brides may not be brave enough to rock a crop top at their weddings, the 2015 runways are all about showing a little midriff. Riki Dalal 2014 Wedding Dress Collection | Sheer Sexy Wedding Dresses | Bridal Musings Wedding Blog 0 {}

Mira Zwillinger crop top wedding dress {}

Dresses with fringe are also in style this season. Beautiful art deco inspired wedding gown {}

We are also loving all of the dress designs with 3-D flowers and laser cuts. The Sexy Back (Trend Alert!) | The Knot Blog – Wedding Dresses, Shoes, & Hairstyle News & Ideas {}

gorgeous wedding dress flower knitting {}

DESIGN & DECOR Flowers are going to be larger than life in 2015.  There is a major emphasis on creating the "wow" factor with dramatic ceremony spaces and constructing full floral wall installations. yypr4dy {}

flower wall art for reception backdrop | Rock, Paper, Scissors | Paper Florals For Weddings » The Bridal ...{}

Copper will also be the metal of choice for wedding decor and floral vessels.Add some rustic charm to your beach wedding with this DIY tin can project as seen on Shelterness. {DIY tips} An arrangement of these cleaned and empty tin cans that are sprayed using gold and copper spray paint will add muted glamour to your table decor.         {}

Photography: onelove photography - Read More: {}

HAIR & MAKEUP Messy, romantic and undone braids and buns are back in a big way.We love this braided updo! {}

Bridal hair by Hepburn Collection at Fetcham Park « Blog | London Wedding Photographer Marianne Taylor | Creative wedding reportage photography covering London, UK and overseas {}

INVITATIONS & PRINTED GOODS Customized wedding invitation suites will be a big trend in 2015.  The days of formal black and white invitations have come and gone.   Garden Wedding Invitation, Gold Garden Wedding Invitation, Vintage Wedding Invitation, Modern Wedding Invitation, Vintage Gold Wedding {}


FLOWERS Brides this season are green with envy!  Greenery reigns supreme for both bridal bouquets as well as ceremony and reception decor. zielone_bukiety {}

This green, grassy looking table runner is really pretty...totally brings out her flower centerpieces.  {}

ENTERTAINMENT It's time to act like a kid again!  Brides and grooms are opting for fun experiential activities like bounce houses and temporary tattoo booths.  Photo booths with fun props still reign supreme for weddings and special events alike. {}


MUSIC Yacht Rock and 70's style bands are back in style.Wedding entertainment: '70s style "yacht rock" bands | Bridal Guide {}

LIGHTING Fairy lighting and suspended lanterns add an incredibly romantic touch to wedding lighting.Preston Bailey wedding {}

an elegant twinkling backdrop via {}

FAVORS Edible favors are everything.  Many brides are making favor "kits" with ingredients to make childhood favorites like S'Mores. 24 - S'mores Wedding Favor Kits - Any Tag Design {}

Smores Wedding Favors - Mason Jar Wedding Favors - DIY Smores Bar Supplies - Smore Love - Personalized Mason Jars (EB2310PW) -  set of 12 {}

RECEPTION VENUES 2015 will see a shift from rustic barn weddings to full-on outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions.  Carefully staged lounge areas with rented furniture will help to bring a cozy vibe to any outdoor space.



PLANNING PROCESS The semi-homemade bride will dominate in the new year.  The majority of brides today have full-time careers and are contributing financially to their weddings.  2015 brides will source wedding decor and inspiration from Pinterest and Etsy to "wow" with decor details while watching their bottom line.

DIY: A Glittery "M.r & Mrs." Chair Decor!  Think about what other words one could do! "Love" (Valentines Day,) "Lucky Me" (For St. Patties, with gold glitter!) Etc! The possibilities are endless! {}

TECHNOLOGY Instagram is the app of choice for today's brides.  Many couples are going so far as to create their own unique wedding hashtag and asking guests to tag their wedding photos with the hashtag throughout the wedding. Wedding photos in real (good) time.   Photography: Onelove Photography - {}

What are your thoughts?  Love the list?  Hate it?  Weigh in on YOUR predictions for 2015 weddings and what you hope to see in the coming year!