Pinterest's Hottest Wedding Trends for 2018

Pinterest always serves up an enviable treasure trove of inspiration for all aspects of your life, especially weddings. They recently released their trend report for 2018, and here are the ideas we were excited to see in weddings.


Boutique Balloons
Balloons add a whimsical touch to your wedding, and this year, we're expecting to see more "filled balloons" — with glitter, confetti, and even foliage next year.

balloons wedding ceremony backdrop
Photo Credit: Girl Friday Creative

bride and bridesmaids with balloons
Photo Credit: Peaches & Mint

Season-Mixing Mashups
Your desired wedding date doesn't match up with your favorite season? That's okay, according to Pinterest — one of the hottest décor trends for 2018 was to transform seasonal items for year-round use (think pink-painted pumpkins for spring, summer wreaths, and Christmas in July parties).

hoop wreath for wedding
Photo Credit: Katie Nesbitt Photography

Mixed Metals
Using metallics is a growing trend for home décor that crosses over to weddings as well. In the past, couples would choose to accent with just one shade, but now, mixing silver, gold, copper, and rose gold is hotter than ever. 

wedding tablescape
Photo Credit: Lis Photography / Floral Design: Creative Muse Floral Design and Just Weddings

The Fifth Wall
A statement ceiling really transforms any space, whether it's your reception hall or your own living room. Draw the eyes up with lush flowers, creative lighting, draped fabric, or a statement décor piece.

honeycomb wedding ceiling decor
Photo Credit: Jen and Jonah Photographers

Color Choice: Sage
This soft, earthy green is the new neutral. Use it in your florals (succulents are a popular choice) or your bridesmaid dresses.

Photo Credit: Sarah Murray

Reception Ideas

Trivia Night
Trivia night is back — if you love a good game night, try adding a fun game to your reception or bachelorette party.

wedding reception game
Photo Credit: Bryan Caporicci Photography

Modern Guest Books 
We've long been fans of the non-traditional guest book, and this trend really grew in 2018.

non traditional wedding guest book
Photo Credit: Happily Ever After 

Food & Drinks

DIY Food Stations
Make your menu more interactive with do-it-yourself options, like a make-your-own taco bar or a hot cocoa station with plenty of fixings. 

hot cocoa bar
Photo Credit: Pen & Paper Flowers

Whether you're trying to keep your wedding kid-friendly, or you just want some fun drinks that don't rely on booze, searches for virgin cocktails are up big time. 

tropical cocktail
Photo Credit: Leigh Skaggs Photography

Turn Up the Spice
Moroccan cuisine is having a moment right now. Turn up the heat with North African spices including cumin, coriander, and cardamom. 

Plus: Check out Bridal Guide's full trend report for 2018 ►

Tell us: Which of these trends will you be incorporating in your wedding?

—Kristen Klein