Wedding trends to watch for in 2017, according to Pinterest

If you don’t end up addicted to pinning, did you even get married? The app reveals what you’re lusting after this year

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Autumn weddings (+280%)
Rich rustic palettes of burnt orange, red and emerald green are proving tempting for many brides.

Greenery weddings (+300%)
Fussy flowers aren’t for everyone. Foliage is much more relaxed – not to mention friendlier on the bank balance.

Dusty rose colour (+255%)
Pink is having a moment in fashion and design so naturally this filters down to weddings. Forget syrupy pastels or headache-inducing neons though, a cooler tone is hot this year.

The official after party (+35%)
Last orders are a thing of the past if the all-nighter inspo brides-to-be are searching for is to be believed.

Keeping it intimate (+100%)
Making it just about the two of you is on the rise, so trim your bridal parties and ditch the pomp and ceremony.


From left: Liggy’s Cake Company; Baked; Three Sisters Bake

Drip cakes (+437%)
You know we’re down for these drizzly delights. Read our love letter here.

Brunch weddings (+35%)
The popularity of brunching is influencing the big day and beyond. Patisserie dessert course anyone?

Personalised drink stations (+50%)
A Stateside trend that we’re not sure will translate here – letting your guests help themselves to a DIY drink station. All fun and games until someone is sick in a centrepiece.

Making more effort with the cocktail hour (+60%)
Cocktail hours, or drinks receptions as we call them, are stepping up a level with food and drink pairings. Think mini burgers with shots of beer, or oysters with sparkling wine.

Taco party (+132%)
Nope, we’re not sure if this is going to be a thing either. Rogue dollops of guacamole and occasionwear do not mix.


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Wedding tattoos (+116%)
Couples are making another ’til death do you part’ commitment with wedding dates, floral bouquets and wedding ring tattoos to symbolise their union.

Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses (+158%)
The collections are heaving with Bardot necklines at the moment.

Statement earrings (+67%)
Brides are making an impact when it comes to accessories, and earrings are paving the way.

Printed bridesmaid dresses (+50%)
Delicate watercolours and florals that is, not camouflage or leopard-print.

Blue suits for grooms (+90%)
We’re predicting big things for this trend in Scotland, as the influx of lighter colours in tweed kilt outfits makes the jump over to tailoring.


From left: SAINT Glasgow; Laura Gray (photo: Sue-Slique Photography); AMM Hair and Make Up Team (photo: Craig & Eva Sanders Photography)

Natural hair (+30%)
It might look nonchalant, but carefully crafted tendrils and loose waves are best left to the professionals. Show your hairstylist your board rather than leaving it to chance.

Pink eyeshadow (+45%)
Spotted at New York’s Bridal Fashion Week, pink eyeshadow adds a subtle, romantic touch.

Berry lip (+71%)
If red is a bit too retro for you, shades like plum and burgundy are much more wearable.

Lip masks (+388%)
Collagen lip masks will get your pout in prime position for that ‘you may now kiss the bride’ moment you’ve been waiting for.

Simple, polished up-dos (+83%)
Goodbye fussy bridal up-dos. This year it’s all about minimalist glamour.


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Romantic honeymoon destination: Santorini, Greece (+70%)
The Instagram-worthy credentials of this picturesque island speak for themselves.

Adventure honeymoon destination: New Zealand (+125%)
Natural scenery that’ll take your breath away makes New Zealand one for the bucket list.

Minimoons (+122%)
Can’t afford that long-haul trip straight after the big day? A shorter break will tide you over until you’re back in the black.

Elopement destination: mountainside (+109%)
You’ll be spoiled for choice with Scotland’s landscapes if you’re like the hordes of couples looking to escape to the great outdoors.