» Sneak Peek: The Hottest 2015 Wedding Trends

Kim Forrest is one of WeddingWire’s editors. She manages content creation on both WeddingWire and EventWire. Kim has been writing about weddings for nearly a decade, and has been quoted as a weddings expert in the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and more. 

We can’t believe 2014 is almost over – and what a wonderful year it’s been in the wedding world! As the Editorial Team is hard at work finishing our WinterBook (look for it in January), we’re also looking ahead at the wedding trends we think will be big in 2015.

We hope these ideas will help you prepare for all of those newly-engaged 2015 couples coming your way very soon!

Sneak Peek: The Hottest 2015 Wedding TrendsCenterpiece photo courtesy of XOXO Bride Events; Cake photo by Megan Saul Photography, cake by Molly’s Cupcakes

Greenery

From table runners to decorative wreaths, garlands, and more, we’re seeing greenery emerge from the sidelines and into the spotlight. It’s versatile, and provides an Old World look that’s so chic right now. In this same vein, we’re betting on animal topiaries becoming a hot decor item in the New Year.

Miniature Wedding Cakes    

Instead of or in addition to featuring a multi-tiered wedding cake, couples are also serving several smaller cakes to offer a wide variety of flavors. We’ve even seen a cake displayed on each reception table for an extra-sweet touch.

Laser-Cut Invitations

The intricate patterns on these paper goods provide such visual interest – and depending on the style and color scheme, they can be used for a variety of wedding styles.

Modern Calligraphy

We absolutely love the look of handwritten calligraphy, whether it’s addressing envelopes or on the actual invitation itself. Recently, we’ve been seeing a variety of modern styles that still feel elegant and sophisticated, but have an added sense of fun and whimsy as well.

Rose Gold Jewelry

Lauren Conrad’s engagement ring and wedding band are to blame for starting this trend. The blush-colored metal feels both feminine and modern, and it was oh-so-hot at the JCK show in Las Vegas this year. Look for it on a ring finger near you in 2015!

Daring Wedding Dresses

Skin is in! At New York Bridal Fashion Week this October, jaws were dropping as these sexy gowns sashayed down the runway. While over the past few years (post-Royal Wedding), we’ve seen an abundance of dresses with lots of coverage, things are likely going to take a turn toward the skin-baring in 2015.

Blue Men’s Attire

While the classic black tuxedo will never go out of style (and gray and khaki suits are also wedding staples), blue is the new hot color for men’s attire. Navy is a subtle twist on basic black, while going royal blue is fashion-forward and modern. Check out more next-level looks for grooms here.

Copper

While the Pantone color of the year was recently announced to be Marsala (a reddish-brown hue), the buzz in the industry is that copper is the color for wedding palettes in 2015. This is in line with the metallic trend that was so big in 2014, but we particularly love this rich hue as either a focal or accent color.

Astilbe

We’ve already started to see this feather-like flower everywhere this year, and expect to see even more of it in 2015. We’ve seen it solo or as an accent in bouquets, and love the variety of hues – deep red, light purple, pink, and white.

(Temporary!) Tattoo Favors

Sure, it’s a little edgy but temporary tattoos, customized with the couple’s names and wedding date, are the new hot wedding favor. They’re definitely for the more modern couple at a more low-key wedding, but they sure are fun!

Marquee Lights

What a bright idea! Whether they’re spelling out words like “Love” or the couple’s names, these vintage-style marquee lights are popping up all over reception décor.

Keeping Guests Informed Via Apps

Having a wedding website is a given nowadays, but couples are going one step further by connecting their wedding websites with an app (like WedSocial) to provide their guests with information and photo-sharing capabilities while on the go!

Sparkly Brooches and Barrettes

Another trend “borrowed” from Lauren Conrad’s wedding. Fastening the veil with a glittering brooch or barrette in front is a vintage-glam look we love.

Loose and Romantic Updos

Bridal updos are becoming less structured, for a loose and romantic look. Sideswept updos are the hairstyle of the moment, and we’re looking for that to continue into the new year.

“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

This tune is our pick for the top first dance song for 2015.

What are your thoughts on these 2015 wedding trends? What’s hot in your part of the country? Stay tuned for our upcoming WinterBook to see even more inspiring wedding ideas!