WEDDING WEDNESDAY || SPRING TRENDS FOR 2017

By Ashton Cude

Warmer temperatures and frequent rain showers mean one thing: spring has finally sprung! Spring is a perfect season for weddings. Beautiful weather, the possibility of a rainy photo op, and gorgeous blooms everywhere...what could be better? Read on to learn about fun wedding trends to incorporate into your springtime wedding day!


1. 3-D florals: As Miranda Priestly noted, florals for spring aren't exactly groundbreaking. However, making them three-dimensional steps things up a notch! 3-D florals add texture and a touch of whimsy to your bridal look. This tea-length Two by Rosa Clara gown features the sweetest flowers along the hemline. Kate McDonald's Essex top also has gorgeous 3-D detailing. (Images via Pinterest.)


1. Colored dresses: Blush has ruled the wedding world for the last couple of years when it comes to alternative dress colors. Good news for bold brides: there are more pretty pastel hues to choose from! Champagne, lilac, and blue make gorgeous bridal colors. Don't be afraid to branch out if you love a colored dress. My grandmother got married in 1960 in blush silk. White is classic, but colored dresses are by no means non-traditional. Pictured: Hayley Paige's Nicoletta has layers of luscious lavender and this deep champagne Martina Liana has a stunning train.  (Images via Pinterest.)


1. Bright colors with neutrals: Pantone's spring 2017 color palette features candy-colored brights mixed with soft, warm neutrals. Consider going with bold, bright florals set against neutral wedding party attire. Or, opt for a bright wedding party palette and use neutral flowers with lots of greenery. You can also incorporate metallics into your color palette for a touch of shimmer. 

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1. Cardigans: Spring weather can be unpredictable, and wedding dresses aren't necessarily designed for warmth. A soft cardigan is spring's answer to winter's fur wrap. If you're cold-natured and concerned about outdoor temps or icy air conditioning, a cardigan will keep you warm and cute. Think about incorporating one of your wedding colors, or go with a soft neutral. Kate Middleton layered her satin reception gown with a soft cropped cardigan and created a timeless look. Other layering options include denim jackets (perfect for a barn wedding where you'll be dancing into the cooler evening) and pashmina wraps. Layering pieces make great bridesmaid's gifts, too! (Image of Kate via Harper's Bazaar)


1. Guest entertainment: Wedding days can involve a lot of downtime for guests. Get creative and keep your guests engaged. If you're going to be indoors, consider having a mad lib or crossword at the reception tables for guests to complete while they wait. Games like cornhole and croquet can liven up a casual outdoor reception and offer a way for guests to interact. (Images via Pinterest)


Whether you choose to incorporate any of these trends or not, the most important thing is to make sure your wedding day is true to you! Have fun choosing the details, large and small, that showcase your love story. All the dresses featured in this post are available at Meant to Be, so if any of these beauties make your heart flutter, set up an appointment to see them in person! 

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