The Hottest Wedding Trends That Will Rule in 2017!

By TGB Desk / On January 2nd, 2017

Hello Brides-to-be, Getting married in 2017? Want to know what’s going to be in and what’s not before you start planning your fairy tale wedding? Fret not help is on hand! From green wedding saree to statement necklaces and from intimate destination weddings to wedding mannequin challenge, here is the complete guide to the top wedding trends to look forward to in 2017 –

Go Green!
Did you know that the Pantone colour of the year 2017 is ‘Green’? The moment we heard that, we knew that we are going to see a lot of this refreshing colour! So, we wouldn’t be surprised if the gorgeous brides decide to sparkle in a lush green wedding saree / Lehenga!!

PC: Ranganath Photography

Bedazzled Blouses
Heavy Kanjeevaram sarees teamed up with heavily embellished blouses in contrast colours is the trend right now. But there is another group of brides who love to keep it simple and they have been sporting beautiful blouses that are styled with the borders and very minimal embroidery. Oh, and by the way, elbow length sleeves are still very popular with the South Indian brides.

                      PC: RVR PRO

Not so traditional Mehendi Outfits
We have been observing that quite a few brides are opting for not so traditional outfits for their mehendi ceremony. The brides are ready to experiment with their wardrobe and so we are getting to see unique outfits. And we are sure this trend is here to stay!

                     PC: Anupam Maurya Photography

Statement Necklace
New age brides want to make a statement on their wedding with a huge statement necklace. Big and bold necklaces are a hit and the brides are resorting to these dazzling neck pieces to decorate their decolletage.

                      PC: Studio A

Floral / Gota Jewellery
While traditional floral jewellery has always been very popular with the brides for mehendi functions, a good number of brides have been opting for gota work jewellery as well. And did we mention that a few enterprising brides have chosen terracotta jewellery!! Seriously, they look gorgeous! Now you decide what to sport! 🙂

Embellished Silk Thread Bangles
We have seen that every other South Indian bride has worn silk thread bangles (instead of traditional gold and / or glass bangles) in 2016. And we are sure this trend would continue in 2017 as well. But if you ask us, it’s a little overdone and so may be we should look for alternatives. Raw silk bangles could fit the bill. They are as beautiful, if not more. And most importantly they would perfectly match the wedding ensemble. Try!

PC: Varnin Collection

Unique Mehendi Designs
We all love traditional mehendi designs and swoon over the peacock, paisley and lotus motifs. But of late brides are experimenting with the designs and we are completely and totally in love with those new designs as well.

PC: Radhika Pandit Photography

The Wedding Mannequin Challenge
Haven’t we all played a game called “Statue” when we were kids? Remember?! This new wedding trend is somewhat similar to that childhood game. The whole social media is abuzz with this new trend. It’s simple – just do not breathe, blink or sneeze while making this video! 🙂

Couple Shoots
We see that more couples are opting for pre-wedding / post-wedding photo shoots. Apart from the fact that you get to spend some quality time with your partner before the main event, you also get to know the photographer.

PC: Radhika Pandit Photography

Drone Photography
We saw this in 2016 and it’s only going to get bigger in 2017. Incorporate this in your wedding and get yourself a bird’s eye view!

PC: Clique Studio

Rustic Chalkboard Signs
Chalkboard signs have been in trend for the past couple of years and we won’t complain about it. And looks like this is going to continue.
Psst….mirror signs (trust us, they are gorgeous!) might make their presence felt in Indian weddings very soon. Fingers crossed!! 🙂

PC: Duet Photography

Cool Style
Couples sporting sun glasses in their wedding attire for a cool picture has become the norm. Even though this is overdone, we are still in love with this trend!

                              PC: Jeevan Photography

Bright Ghenda flower decorations
The trend of using ghenda (marigold) flowers in decor will continue well into 2017. The only challenge is to find new ways to use ghenda flowers in decoration.

PC: Aa Photography

Destination Weddings
They say there is no place like home. We totally agree but that doesn’t mean you have to get married there! These days, more and more couples are opting for an intimate destination wedding. Apart from being less stressful, it gives the couple an opportunity to exchange the vows among their close family & friends at breathtaking locales.

PC: Via Rahul Reddy

Cashless gifting at Weddings
Traditionally, the friends and family of the newly wedded couple shower them with gifts (both cash and kind) to help them start their new life. We all know that demonitisation led to temporary cash squeeze and so, giving cash as a wedding gift is no longer an option. We might get to see some creative ways of giving gifts!
Psst…paytm karo! 😉

And that’s our list of top wedding trends for 2017!

Stay Happy!!

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