The hottest wedding trends for 2016

Planning your 2016 wedding and wondering which direction your style should go in? At POB we’ve listed the biggest trends for the coming year to help make your wedding unforgettable.


Themes and décor:

In 2016 many will continue to approach their wedding on a individual basis with couples continuing to move away from strictly traditional, to making their occasion a personal, fun and timeless event. On the décor front, we’ll see a shift from  the boho and rustic pastels to slightly more elegant and glamorous looks with pops of bolder colours starting to shine through.


The boho-chic flowers of 2015 will be easily adapted in 2016 but they will be on steroids! Wild cascading florals will dominate both bouquets and reception venues, think big, bold and in your face!

Colour scheme:

Metallics will make a big statement in 2016 with the main focus being on soft gold tones, champagne and rose gold. They will need to be carefully thought out as to not overtake the colour pallet, but you’ll see that these hints of shimmery glamour add an elegant, whimsical pop to a black-tie event. Metallics are also very versatile so if you’re looking to have a more casual or ethereal look to your wedding, these soft, shimmery tones will look just a magical. We think an amazing combo with gold tones are blush and black.


Sexy and heavy fabrics that nudge the traditional forward into something more modern will be dominant in 2016. Body veils and capes were a hot item at this year’s New York Bridal Fashion Week along with the high split. Feathers for texture and patterned gowns were also big.


The groom:

The Groom’s attire will smarten up in 2016 with more dapper and elegant styles taking over. Think James Bond with a little quirk; neck ties will also replace the popular bow tie of 2015. On the colour pallet side – look out for boys in burgundy.


Take a look at our planning tips if you’re looking for some ideas on how to pull off your dream wedding without breaking the bank.

Good luck and happy planning!

The POB team.


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