Top Wedding Trends for 2018

Are you getting married in 2018? Now is the right time to check out the hottest wedding trends to get inspired and keep up with the Jones’s! Here’s what we expect for 2018.


Fashion changes as often as the weather and wedding dresses are no different. If you want your dress to reflect this year’s hottest trend you should steer clear of sleeveless styles. This year is all about vintage flared and puffed sleeves with high necklines. Luckily this style is versatile and works with many body types. Also, gone are the days of the traditional white dress. This year will see dresses with a hint of colour and accentuated with colourful accessories.

Colour scheme

While we are on the subject of colours, there are a few unusual colour trends emerging this year. We expect to see a rise in natural colours this year, especially with summer weddings. Think off-whites with a variety of greenery as a centrepiece. For Autumn weddings we will see a rise in feminine colours like vintage reds paired with light peach. These vibrant colours are a twist on the traditional romantic reds we are used to seeing. For a winter wedding, expect the rich, deep reds and blues adding to the hot/cold season change and adding a touch of vintage style.

Decorations & flowers

Flowers are always a matter of personal taste but usually follow the colour theme through the wedding. Last year was all about a mixture of colours and textures in the bridal bouquet, to counter the plain white of the dress. This year, alongside the rise of coloured dresses, the trend is single colour bouquets. The single colour adds to that ‘pulled-together’ look and adds a touch of class to your ensemble. As well as the traditional flowers, balloons are huge this year, both literally and figuratively! Calligraphy balloons featuring the names of the bride & groom and giant, confetti-filled balloons will definitely be making an appearance.


Along with trends in colour & décor, traditional wedding cake has had an overhaul. Gone are the traditional fruit or sponge cakes. This year it’s all about choice and bite-sized cakes. By the time dessert is served to the table, everyone just wants to dance! Having a dessert table will mean that your guests can help themselves to bite-sized cakes while keeping the party going!


One thing that never goes out of fashion is having a beautiful, versatile and convenient wedding venue. Our dedicated wedding team are always on hand to make your wedding as unique and special as possible. We offer wedding packages to suit you and our added extras will help to keep costs low and luxury high. When you book with us nothing is too much trouble and nothing is overlooked. Osprey Hotel is the perfect place for your wedding. To book a show around or to get a taste of the wedding experience call us on (01) 45 881111 to make an appointment.