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Top 55 Weddings Trends of 2016

From Minimalist Wedding Bands to Donut Wall Desserts

— January 28, 2017 — Lifestyle
The wedding industry makes billions of dollars each year and its expansion into more contemporary ideas and innovations is becoming evident – particularly among this collection of 2016 wedding trends. Some of the ways that this can be seen occurring is through simplified wedding traditions and social media-friendly trends.

As many people cannot afford the high costs of weddings, or just prefer to remain low-key and minimal, simple wedding concepts are becoming increasingly common. One such example is 'Cadi Jewelry Studio' – which creates simple gold and silver wedding bands. The bands feature indents on them and when rings are connected between partners, the indents come together to reveal shapes. The concept is simple, but creative and personal enough that it retains the distinctive feel that is unique to weddings and marriage.

Weddings are the most picturesque events that most people will throw in their lives, and brands are unsurprisingly capitalizing on this by making them even more so. A new social media craze that can be seen on Instagram exists in the form of 'donut walls' – walls that are covered in donuts of different colors to add a delicious and photo-friendly addition to weddings. On top of being excellent for photos, donut walls function as a quirky alternative to the cakes and cupcakes that are now so common at these events.

For more creative insights and ideas on what is to come in the next year, Trend Hunter's 2017 Trend Report is an excellent resource to refer to.
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Inclusive Bridal Collections
Inclusive Bridal Collections
SmartGlamour's Bridal Collection Caters to Many Different Body Types
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53
Bridal Footwear Pinboards
Bridal Footwear Pinboards
Aldo Engaged Brides on Pinterest with a Wedding Footwear Contest
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52
Drone Honeymoon Photos
Drone Honeymoon Photos
This Japanese Couple Documented Their Journey with Aerial Videos
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51
All-Encompassing Wedding Apps
All-Encompassing Wedding Apps
Appy Couple Helps Users Plan Every Aspect of Their Big Day
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50
Bridal Beauty Subscriptions
Bridal Beauty Subscriptions
Allure Partners with Brides Magazine to Offer Prestige Cosmetic Boxes
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49
AR Wedding Ring Apps
AR Wedding Ring Apps
'Say Yes!' Uses AR to Make Shopping for Wedding Rings Easier
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48
Group Wedding Pop-Ups
Group Wedding Pop-Ups
POPBliss Takes the Pressure Out of Planning a Wedding for New Yorkers
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47
Monetary Gifting Services
Monetary Gifting Services
'Tendr' Turns the Experience of Giving Monetary Gifts into Art
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46
Rockabilly Nuptials Photography
Rockabilly Nuptials Photography
This Sin City Wedding Was Celebrated at the Neon Lights Museum
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45
Orderly Gift Registries
Orderly Gift Registries
This Wedding Gift Registry Service Lets Couples Add Items by Room
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44
Musician-Booking Apps
Musician-Booking Apps
'Encore' Connects Musicians Directly to Consumers for Event Booking
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43
Wedding Planning Apps
Wedding Planning Apps
Loverly Deftly Combines Automated Technology and Human Help
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42
Bridal Party Gift Boxes
Bridal Party Gift Boxes
The Bridal Box from Hello! Bliss Box Helps Bridesmaids Host Bridal Parties
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41
Wedding Fragrance Consutations
Wedding Fragrance Consutations
The Four Seasons Tokyo is Offering a Scent-Focused Wedding Package
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40
Balloon Wedding Attire
Balloon Wedding Attire
Groom Lu Kepeng Created a Colorful Homemade Wedding Dress for His Bride
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39
Wedding-Specific Photo Apps
Wedding-Specific Photo Apps
The WedPics App Helps Wedding Parties Collect Their Guest's Photos
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38
Watercolor Wedding Gowns
Watercolor Wedding Gowns
Kristina and Rory's Non-Traditional Ceremony Promotes Self-Expression
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37
Projected Wedding Installations
Projected Wedding Installations
teamLab's Modern Wedding Ceremony Brings Nature Indoors Digitally
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36
Cinematic Wedding Experiences
Cinematic Wedding Experiences
Disney World Lets Brides Step into the Role of Cinderella
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35
Nostalgic Picnic Weddings
Nostalgic Picnic Weddings
This Wedding Ceremony Boasts a 70s-Inspired Theme
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34
Budget-Friendly Bridal Collections
Budget-Friendly Bridal Collections
The ModCloth Bridal Line Features Affordable Wedding Gowns
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33
Virtual Ring-Shopping Platforms
Virtual Ring-Shopping Platforms
The Shop 4 Rings App Lets Consumers Try on Jewelry Through AR
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32
Affordable Bridal Collections
Affordable Bridal Collections
ASOS Offers Cost-Effective Wedding Fashions for Millennial Consumers
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31
Understated Bridal Ensembles
Understated Bridal Ensembles
This Modern Bridal Look Consists of a Skirt and Crop Top Combo
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30
Cost-Conscious Bridal Gowns
Cost-Conscious Bridal Gowns
The H&M 2016 Conscious Collection Features Affordable Wedding Dresses
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29
Donut-Covered Walls
Donut-Covered Walls
This Craze is Becoming Popular at Weddings and Other Events
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28
Smartphone-Obsessed Cake Toppers
Smartphone-Obsessed Cake Toppers
This Wedding Cake Topper Pokes Fun at Modern Romance
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27
Bridal Advent Calendars
Bridal Advent Calendars
BHLDN's Wedding Countdown Leaves Brides in Anticipation for Their Big Day
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26
Reflective Wedding Photography
Reflective Wedding Photography
These Photos Capture Wedding Ceremonies in the Reflection of Rings
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25
Projected Jewelry Installations
Projected Jewelry Installations
Tiffany's In-Store Installation is Engagingly Interactive
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24
Whimsical Wedding Dresses
Whimsical Wedding Dresses
The Elie Saab Bridal Collection Debuts Next Year for Spring
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23
Recycled Metal Wedding Rings
Recycled Metal Wedding Rings
Andronyk Jewelry Ring Designs are Crafted with Sustainability in Mind
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22
Floating Wedding Pavilions
Floating Wedding Pavilions
The Four Seasons Maldives Offers an Exotic Overwater Marriage Chapel
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21
Romantic Mermaid Rings
Romantic Mermaid Rings
'The Little Mermaid' Engagement Ring Features Fishtails in the Band Design
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20
Machine Washable Bridal Collections
Machine Washable Bridal Collections
This Bridal Line is Intended for Weddings and Everyday Wear
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19
Modern Indian Bridal Gowns
Modern Indian Bridal Gowns
The Naeem Khan Bridal Spring Line Touches on the Designer's Homeland
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18
Edgy Bridal Collections
Edgy Bridal Collections
The MISSBRIDED Bridal Collection Features Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses
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17
Retro Vegas Weddings
Retro Vegas Weddings
This Pin-Up Wedding is Captured at Sin City's Neon Light Museum
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16
Drone Wedding Photography
Drone Wedding Photography
This Drone Aerial Photography Captures Stunning Scenes
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15
Dip Dye Brial Dresses
Dip Dye Brial Dresses
This Wedding Gown Creatively Adds Gradient Color to the Base
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14
Summery Bride Editorials
Summery Bride Editorials
The Vogue Mexico Elisabeth Erm Editorial is Perfect for Beach Weddings
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13
Boyfriend-Made Engagement Rings
Boyfriend-Made Engagement Rings
Imgur User Jarvicious Creates His Own Custom Ring to Propose With
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12
Expanding Custom Fit Rings
Expanding Custom Fit Rings
The McWhinney TG-5 Wedding Ring for Men Provides a Tight Fit
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11
Plus-Size Bridal Collections
Plus-Size Bridal Collections
The New Stone Fox Bride Collection Will Include Dresses Up to Size 24
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10
Biologically-Inspired Wedding Bands
Biologically-Inspired Wedding Bands
These DNA Custom Wedding Rings from Takayas Intertwine Helixes
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9
Murder-Themed Marriage Photos
Murder-Themed Marriage Photos
This Engagement Photo Shoot Takes 'Til Death Do Us Part' Literally
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8
Bohemian Woodland Weddings
Bohemian Woodland Weddings
This Forest Wedding Brings a Rustic Design Theme to Life
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7
Bohemian Bridal Collections
Bohemian Bridal Collections
The Green Wedding Shoes x Mejuri Collaboration Boasts a Boho Look
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6
Delicious Geology Cakes
Delicious Geology Cakes
This Beautiful Cake Design Mimics Natural Rocks with Sweets
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5
Miniature Engagement Photos
Miniature Engagement Photos
Ekkachai Saelow Shows Couples as Mini Characters in Fantasy Worlds
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4
Affordable Eco Bridal Gowns
Affordable Eco Bridal Gowns
This Spring 2016 Bridal Collection Contains Colorful Wedding Dresses
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3
Fairy Wedding Gowns
Fairy Wedding Gowns
The Berta Bridal Fall Collection is Made for Whimsical Women
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2
Minimal Matching Wedding Bands
Minimal Matching Wedding Bands
These Rings Connect to Form Various Shapes
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1
Cosmic Wedding Photography
Cosmic Wedding Photography
Neringa Rekasiute Lensed a Young Couple in a Poetic Galactic Setting
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