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Find Inspiration in This Year’s Wedding Trends

April 16th, 2018 Allegria Hotel News & Events
Find Inspiration in This Year’s Wedding Trends

He’s popped the question, she’s said yes and the rollercoaster has begun! As exciting as this period may be, planning The Big Day comes with stress, confusion and even the occasional panic attack… Unless you pick a wedding planner that is armed with astonishing multitasking skills and a team with deep knowledge of how to organize the perfect wedding.

And we know that a key ingredient to ensuring the planning runs smoothly is having as much information as possible. For example, have you looked at this year’s wedding trends? Don’t be afraid to mix-and-match your vision with the latest trends—they’ll help you create your unique theme.



Bridal Beauty

A wedding revolves around the bride: dress, hair and makeup. This year, classic and romantic styles are injected with a modern and relaxed feel. A 2018 bride has a healthy glow, makeup that accentuates her natural features and a hairstyle that isn’t overdone.

Hair and Makeup

Whether you choose an updo, half updo or soft waves, opt for the messy chic look. In 2018, brides look effortlessly beautiful. The same applies to makeup: combine long lashes, subtle smokey eyes with bold lipstick—berry and red are particularly popular.

The Dress

Wedding gowns are all about the accents: textures, illusion necklines, blush pink gowns or traditional white gowns with subtle colored accessories. Don’t be afraid to add a pop of color to stand out.




Theme options are endless, but 2018 is seeing a fusion of elegant and rustic weddings. You may prefer one over the other, but the consensus is that the reception must be effortlessly gorgeous, just as with a bride’s style.

No matter if your rustic reception is indoors or outdoors, think of adding sophisticated wooden details that go beyond the barn or farmhouse style and opt for a vintage country house theme to add a bit of luxury. If you’d rather go for the elegant style, tone down the rigid lines with textures like stone, marble, crystals and polished wood décor.



Flower Arrangements

Centerpieces will always top off a wedding’s theme, but hanging flower arrangements and floral chandeliers are the hottest trend in 2018.  Choose cleaner tables and go all out on ceiling decorations.



Food and Drinks

Gone are the days of the typical chicken or beef main course. Today, wedding receptions are the ideal place for caterers and chefs to surprise guests with fresh ingredients, experimental flavors and visually appealing designs. Whether you want to serve canapés, a buffet or a multi-course dinner, follow this year’s trend and be bold!

As for drinks, what could be better than a DIY cocktail station?




Although naked cakes are still “in,” the latest trend is hand-painted wedding cakes. You can go for a classic white icing and colorful designs or a bold cake that matches your palette. As with food and drinks, experiment with unique and interesting flavors.

If you’re thinking of a beach destination wedding, the Allegria Hotel is a unique venue in Long Beach, NY, that comes with an exceptional team of event planners. Contact us to discuss your ideas.