Arthur’s six top wedding season trends to look out for...

At Arthur Price, we love weddings, and as we’re now in wedding season, what can we expect to see? Well, here we have the top trends for 2017 so you know what’s hot and what’s not as you glamorously glide from ceremonies to receptions.

A wedding day should surely be tailored to the bride and groom’s taste, but is fashion a firm influence? Well, with classic and contemporary trends rising through the ranks each and every year, colours and themes flow in and out of fashion – but ultimately, it’s still up to the happy couple to carve out their ideal combination of choices. So, what will you be seeing this summer? Here’s our six top trends to look out for in 2017:

1) Colour – this year, there’s expected to be a colour comeback to combat all-white weddings, with injections of coral, teal, turquoise and blush to brighten up wedding days worldwide.

2) Copper and Rose Gold – these two metallic colours have been growing in popularity over the past few years and it looks like they’re here to stay. Their warmth signifies love and romance, so they’re the perfect colour to complement any wedding.

3) Creative catering – from a doughnut tower instead of a wedding cake to an ice cream van or themed food van, creative catering is well and truly in this summer. More and more couples are moving away from the traditional Wedding Breakfast, instead favouring a portable feast – but is this top trend likely to revert to the classic three-course dinner in a few years? We’ll have to wait and see.

4) Bows – they’re back. If there’s a bow on the bride’s wedding dress, be it delicate or bold, chances are it’ll be on-trend this year. You may see them dotted around the reception too, on the back of chairs or incorporated into table centrepieces.

5) Imaginative ice-breakers – this year, it’s said to be the ‘done thing’ to get the bride and groom’s family and friends mingling, and what better way to break the ice than with a friendly game of boules, croquet or giant Jenga? This playful trend will give wedding guests something to talk about.

6) Charitable donations – with many couples now living together before getting married, they usually already have the standard toaster, microwave and coffee machine, so it’s common to ask for a contribution towards a honeymoon these days. This year, it seems that couples are asking for charitable donations instead, letting their love reach out beyond the norm.

If you’re attending a wedding or two this summer and are in need of ingenious present ideas, give timeless gifts that your loved ones can treasure for years to come, thanks to Arthur’s Wedding Gift Guide.