Calling all brides-to-be! Now that we’re officially in wedding season, we know that a lot of you are planning for your own upcoming nuptials. Even if you have help during the planning process, it can be overwhelming to sift through the thousands of wedding ideas floating around Pinterest. That being said, we’ve called on our wedding expert friends at Style Me Pretty to share a list of bridal trends that they know are going to be huge in 2016. Because they are so well-versed in weddings, we’re beyond excited to have them share the biggest bridal trends of 2016 with our readers. Keep scrolling to see what they came up with…

Get a look at the biggest wedding trends of 2016 with Style Me Pretty

1. Don’t be afraid to take a fashion risk.

When planning your big day, your wedding dress is one of the biggest and most exciting decisions you get to make! While you want to pick a dress you’ll be able to look back at and be proud of, it doesn’t mean you can’t be bold with your dress choice. Personality is everything, so let yours shine through! Flower embellishments, lace, or long sleeves… as long as you feel like yourself, you will be the most beautiful bride.

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2. Grooms looking dapper in navy.

Let’s not forget about our leading men! Navy is the new black… at least for the groom. As weddings are getting less traditional, and so are men’s suits. Navy is a great alternative to black because it’s still a perfect contrast to the white wedding dress—and looks dapper on most everyone!

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3. Rose gold and copper are giving gold the boot.

We’ve been swooning over all things rose gold for quite some time, so naturally we’re excited that this trend is big in wedding décor. These colors can be integrated in most wedding themes—whether it’s a rustic or glamorous wedding. These accent colors will brighten any room and pair nicely with flowers and greenery.

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4. Floral print bridesmaids’ dresses are in.

Floral prints have evolved over the years, but we’re seeing the feminine pattern more then ever in bridesmaid’s dresses. As summer approaches, we couldn’t think of a better print for the ladies in your bridal party. If you are like Team LC, you’re always surrounding yourself with flowers. So, why not share the love in your bridesmaids’ dresses as well?

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5. Smaller, more intimate weddings.

Don’t think of your wedding as a popularity contest. Now, we know it’s hard to cut down the number of guests, but an intimate wedding is something extremely special. Being surrounded by only your closest friends and family on your wedding day will allow you more time to be present and enjoy the day!

2016's biggest wedding trends

6. Go green.

Eucalyptus, cocculus and ferns… oh my! Greenery is all the rage this year—from bouquets to décor, the wedding world just can’t get enough! While flowers are still integrated into bouquets, the main focus has shifted to greenery. Not only are the bouquets beautiful, they are less fragile, generally less expensive, and complement just about every wedding detail.

One of 2016's biggest wedding trends: undone and natural-looking beauty

7. Undone and natural-looking hair and makeup.

Just like Lauren explained in this post, it’s important to look and feel like yourself on your wedding day. While it’s fun to get your hair and makeup done, be sure to choose a look that’s true to you. Essentially, you want to look like a more elevated version of yourself. Light curls, natural eye shadow and a blush pink lip have never looked so good!

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8. Have a bold accent color.

Brighten up your special day with a bold pop of color. While pink is always a good idea like the image above, feel free to choose your favorite color and run with it. Use your accent color of choice throughout your decorations including your table decorations, bouquets, and invitations.

The biggest wedding trends of 2016: black-tie dress code in a laid-back setting

9. Bring a black-tie dress code to a laid-back environment.

Dressing to the nines isn’t reserved strictly for black-tie affairs anymore. Even if you’re planning on DIYing your decorations or have a casual venue booked, having your guests in gowns and tuxedos is the way to go. We can’t think of a better occasion to dress in your absolute best than a wedding!

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10. Whimsical bouquets.

Gone are the days of tightly bound flowers. Just like the undone and natural hairstyle trend, bridal bouquets are following suit. Consider embracing a more whimsical bunch when you’re planning out your flowers, like the image shown above.

What are you favorite bridal trends this year?

We’d love to hear about your special day in the comments!

XO Team LC

Photos: Style Me Pretty
  • Such beautiful trends … These changes are an absolute welcome to the wedding world! Simply fabulous! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Rose gold and copper are my new favourite for everything!

    • LaurenConradOnline

      We can’t get enough! Glad you love it as much as we do. 🙂

  • Anma of

    I love all of these trends and would incorporate them in my own wedding right away! Great selection, I totally agree.

  • I love the bouquet trends! So gorgeous!

    xo, Carey

  • I’m loving these ideas! I’m getting married in August and it will be a very small intimate wedding… but I’m definitely mixing it up with a formal glamorous venue and an Old Hollywood theme but we’re serving comfort food. I love the idea of eating a burger in an evening gown… it feels so Old Hollywood to me.

  • We had a very intimate ceremony (I think we had less than 40 people there) and a larger reception, which made the day extra special.

    Kristi | Be Loverly

    • LaurenConradOnline

      Sounds so perfect. What a special way to make your day memorable! xo

  • Amanda Fricks

    I just got gold everything for my wedding! oh no! lol- unfortunately I can’t turn back at this point. All of these are great ideas though

  • Elle

    Where is the location of the picture for #5? So gorgeous!

  • Loving all of these beautiful wedding inspirations! Definitely passing this on to my cousin who is getting married in just a few months! 🙂 She’s going to love all of these gorgeous photos and wonderful tips <3 Thank you so much for sharing Team LC!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Plum Pretty Sugar

    Oh my! Thank you so so much for sharing our PPS Couture! Such a treat so see our gowns featured. It means so very much to us!


  • Karen Knowlton Phillips

    So many great ideas for 2016! Just planned a very intimate home wedding for a breeder of English Bulldogs (25 guests). Did everything myself, food, flowers, cake and decorating. <3