Pinterest Wedding Report 2017: This Year's Hottest Trends

Wedding trends are always changing, but there's one constant — Pinterest as a treasure trove of wedding inspiration. Here's a peek at the wedding ideas brides are searching for and saving right now.

"What we’re seeing this year is a move towards low-key, casual celebrations that focus on the couple’s relationship and having a great time with family and friends," Pinterest stated in a release. "Overall, it’s about making the 'big day' feel more like real life, and enjoying the moments instead of fretting over centerpieces."

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Drip Cakes

    Drip Cakes

    A touch of ganache elevates your cake to the next level. The dripping effect transforms a perfectly polished cake into a fun focal point of your reception space. 

    Related: 101 Amazing Wedding Cakes

    Photo courtesy of Hansel & Gretel Cakes

  • Brunch Weddings

    Brunch Weddings

    Daytime weddings are on the rise, featuring brunch-inspired menus and, of course, free-flowing mimosas and bellinis.  

    Photo courtesy of Inspired by This

  • Drink Station

    Drink Station

    Skip the bartender and create a DIY drink station; your guests will love being able to customize drinks to their taste.

    Related: 75 Rustic Wedding Ideas

    Photo Credit: The Melideos

  • Amped-Up Cocktail Hour

    Amped-Up Cocktail Hour

    The cocktail hour is becoming a way to really showcase your style and personality. Treat your guests to fun pairings, like mini hot dogs with shots of beer or oysters with sparkling wine.

    Photo Credit: 5th Avenue Digital Photography via Westminster Hotel

  • Tacos


    Whether served at the cocktail hour or as the main course, tacos are on the rise as wedding fare. It’s budget-friendly, and who doesn’t love tacos? 

    Related: 50 Fun Menu Innovations for Your Reception

    Photo Credit: Feast & Imbibe

  • Wedding Tattoos

    Wedding Tattoos

    Couples are taking their commitment to the next level with permanent reminders of their big day. Skip the fancy wedding ring and opt for a ring tattoo instead. Or, have a tattoo artist replicate your wedding bouquet or simply tattoo your wedding date somewhere special. 

    Photo Credit: Fairy Tale Wedding

  • Off-the-Shoulder Gowns

    Off-the-Shoulder Gowns

    This romantic look has been dominating both the ready-to-wear and bridal runways.

    Related: 25+ Romantic Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dresses

    Photo courtesy of Eddy K

  • Statement Earrings

    Statement Earrings

    It’s all about the right accessories! Make a statement with a bold pair of earrings.

    Related: 40+ Ideas for Your Wedding-Day Jewelry

    Photo courtesy of Gabriel & Co.

  • Printed Bridesmaid Dresses

    Printed Bridesmaid Dresses

    Printed dresses — from florals to paisley to butterflies — are especially popular for spring weddings. 

    Related: 75 Stylish Bridesmaid Dresses That Define #SquadGoals

    Photo Credit: JLP & Associates

  • Blue Suits

    Blue Suits

    Grooms are having fun with color, too. Instead of the traditional black tux, more grooms are opting for shades of blue.

    Related: Beyond the Black Tux: Stylish Groom Inspiration

  • Natural Hair

    Natural Hair

    Your wedding day beauty should be about celebrating who you are, not changing your look to fit someone else’s standard. Embrace your hair’s natural texture!

    Related: Short Wedding Hairstyles We Love

    Photo Credit: Shoreshotz Photography

  • Pink Eyeshadow

    Pink Eyeshadow

    A sweep of pink shadow adds a subtle, romantic touch to your look.

    Photo Credit: Elizabeth Messina

  • Berry Lipstick

    Berry Lipstick

    For a bold lip that’s easier to pull off than bright red, more brides are opting for berry tones. 

    Related: 90+ Stunning Ideas for Your Wedding Makeup

    Photo Credit: Joy Marie Studios

  • Lip Masks

    Lip Masks

    With bold lips on the rise, it should come as no surprise that brides are paying more attention to their lips during pre-wedding beauty treatments. Thanks to Emma Stone's Golden Globes beauty prep, collagen lip masks are all the rage.

    Related: One Month to Gorgeous: Your Bridal Beauty Countdown

    Photo Credit: Jennifer Robbins

  • Sleek Updos

    Sleek Updos

    For years, the perfectly undone updo has reigned supreme — but this year, we’re seeing a return to the sleek and polished look. 

    Related: Wedding Updos That Are Beautiful From Every Angle

  • Romantic Honeymoon Destination: Santorini, Greece

    Romantic Honeymoon Destination: Santorini, Greece

    This picturesque Greek isle is becoming one of the hottest honeymoon destinations.

    Related: Honeymoon in Greece

    Photo courtesy of Iconic Santorini Images

  • Adventurous Honeymoon Destination: New Zealand

    Adventurous Honeymoon Destination: New Zealand

    New Zealand beckons honeymooners seeking a more active trip, filled with stunning hikes and scenic views.

    Related: Plan a Fantasy Honeymoon in New Zealand

    Photo Credit: Rob Suiste

  • Mini-Moons


    Whether due to time constraints or budget limitations, couples are skipping (or postponing) the traditional honeymoon and instead opting for a weekend getaway not too far from home. 

    Related: Honeymoon Hotspots in the U.S.

    Photo courtesy of Chebeague Island Inn

  • Elopement Destination: Mountainside

    Elopement Destination: Mountainside

    For the couple planning to elope, heading to the mountains is the top choice this year.

    Related: 50 Unexpected Places to Tie the Knot

  • Pre-Wedding Festivities Destination: NOLA

    Pre-Wedding Festivities Destination: NOLA

    From the beignets to jazz, The Big Easy is the top choice this year for bachelor and bachelorette parties.

    Related: What to Do in New Orleans

    Photo Credit: Richard Nowitz

  • Fall Weddings

    Fall Weddings

    Move over, summer — fall weddings are more popular than ever. The cooler weather and beautiful natural scenery attracts Pinterest brides to this wedding-perfect season.

    Related: 100 Ideas for Fall Weddings

  • Greenery Weddings

    Greenery Weddings

    Elegant greenery is a beautiful (and budget friendly) alternative to ornate florals. 

    Related: 50 Unexpected Ways to Decorate with Greenery

  • Dusty Rose

    Dusty Rose

    Pink is a perennial favorite for weddings; and this year, it’s all about the dusty rose hue. 

    Related: Wedding Ideas by Color

    Photo Credit: Polly Alexandre

  • The Official After Party

    The Official After Party

    The after party is hardly a new concept, but this year, couples are treating it with almost as much care as the main event. 

    Photo Credit: Miller + Miller

  • Keeping it Intimate

    Keeping it Intimate

    Super-sized bridal parties may be a thing of the past — less is more is this year’s mantra, with brides choosing just one or two bridesmaids (or none at all!).

    Photo Credit: Greybird Galleries

Pinterest Wedding Report 2017: This Year's Hottest Trends