Top Weddings Trends of 2017 (Part 1)

Updated: Aug 24

Love is forever, but wedding trends come and go—and 2017 is no exception. This year, we say goodbye to all-white weddings and hello to color, ciao to juxtaposition and adios to cohesion. The wedding experts at Long Island’s Crest Hollow Country Club reveal the top wedding trends of 2017—and how to incorporate them—so your wedding ceremony and reception are as trendy as you.

Elevate your entrance.

Consider something really over-the-top, such as lighting fire pits or hiring exotic entertainers like jugglers or fire breathers. These elaborate elements are sure to have your guests oohing and aahing.

Themes with a twist.

It’s all about mixing vintage elements with modern ones. If rustic is your style, consider a chic (dressed-down) ballroom rather than the expected barn or outdoor setting. Prefer sparkles to succulents? Create a unique contrast by incorporating glamorous décor in an outdoor venue. The juxtaposition of old with new is what makes this trend so special.

Couple your cocktails with cuisines.

Wine and cheese have been a stable couple for years, but in 2017, it’s time to branch out. If you’re doing a fun and festive Mexican food menu, serve specialty margaritas with guacamole. For an Italian-inspired menu, pair white wines with lemon-based pasta dishes and red wines with tomato-based ones. Doing a brunch wedding? Serve refreshing mimosas and Blood Marys with brunch-inspired pastries such as crepes or danishes.