13 Classy Wedding Trends Perfect for Your LDS Reception


With wedding season right around the corner, we have compiled a list of our favorite wedding trends that are perfect for an LDS reception.

With wedding season right around the corner, we know that brides and grooms are busy getting ready for the big day! To help, we have compiled a list of our favorite wedding trends for 2016 that will also fit perfectly with any LDS wedding.

1. Glitter

Nothing is easier to match than neutral colors, and glitter can add sparkle to your wedding. Glitter is especially popular in wedding invitations this year, particularly on the inside of the envelope. Glitter can be a fun and whimsical accent for any wedding; you can even add a little subtle glam to your wedding makeup with just a touch of glitter.

Photo by Archetype Studio, Inc., found on Pinterest.

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2. Metallics

According to Bridal Guide, metallics are in this year. They can add a little shine, some soft elegance, or a little glitz and glamor to any cultural hall reception décor. Colors like rose gold are especially popular this year and are being used in everything from invitations to wedding rings.

Photo by Amalie Orrange Photography, found on Pinterest.

3. Color of the Year

Pantone’s 2016 color of the year, Rose Quartz, is simple, feminine, and classic—perfect for your spring or summer wedding. This timeless color can be paired with just about anything from gray to gold, even copper accents this color beautifully. How ever you decide to accent it, you’ll love this fun and versatile color.

Photo from The Perfect Palette, found on Pinterest.

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4. Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses are one of 2016’s hottest trends. Take your color scheme and allow your bridesmaids to choose their own dress so each girl can find a fit and color best for her. For example, airy pastels make dressing your bridesmaids easy—they can wear different colors still look coordinated in complementary shades of blue, green, pink and purple. You can also have them all wear the same color with different textures for a fun, unique look for each bridesmaid. Bonus: if you take this route, your bridesmaids also get a new dress that they can still wear to church long after your wedding is over.

Photo by Zophia and Co., found on Pinterest.

5. Fun Florals

Flowers are a staple for any wedding, but this year brides are deciding against a traditional veil and going for a flower crown instead. Fresh flowers are a fun way to add natural beauty to your wedding, and will match perfectly with the beautiful greenery of the temple grounds for your photos.

Photo by Blush by B, found on Pinterest.

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6. Unfrosted Cakes

Unfrosted cakes first started hitting the wedding scene in 2013 and are still going strong! Instead of frosting the outside of the cake with fondant or buttercream, many brides are skipping the traditional frosting and increasing the filling between layers and leaving them exposed for a fresh and delectable creation. Add an extra special reminder of your day with a cake topper of the temple you were married in, or a romantic Willow Tree figure. 

Photo by Michelle Karas Photography, found on Pinterest.

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7. Pop of Color

There's a beautiful simplicity in a white wedding gown, especially at the temple. But adding a pop of color to accent the white is the perfect way to make you stand out. Try pairing bright green with navy as an easy way to bring something fun and unique into the mix, or put on a pair of heels or a tie with your favorite bright color for a fun pop in your wedding day outfit.

Photo by Kate Triano Photography, found on Pinterest.

8. Woodsy Weddings

Romantic greenery is one of the hottest trends in weddings right now. Rustic wood decorations and forest botanicals are the perfect pair for a magical woodsy wedding. The natural beautify of lush forest foliage adds a pop of green to any bouquet or floral arrangement and can help transform the cultural hall or your parents' backyard into a stunning fairyland. 

Photo by Aaron Young Photography, found on Pinterest.

9. Cake That Isn’t Cake

One of the hottest wedding trends for 2016 is steering away from traditional cake. Instead try cupcakes, cookies, pie, doughnuts, even pancakes can add a little something unique to your wedding. This is also an easy way for guests to easily eat the delicious display.

Photo by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography, found on Pinterest.

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10. Parasols

If you’re looking for something unique and fun for your summer wedding, try using parasols. They are a simple and elegant way to keep the sun out of your eyes and stay cool if you're taking pictures outside the temple after the ceremony (plus, you can get a lot of cool photos with them!).

Photo by Miranda Laine Photography, found on Pinterest.

11. Special Kids Table

Is it just us, or are there always more children at a Mormon wedding? Adding a kids table to your reception is a great way to keep your younger guests occupied and feeling included and let parents enjoy talking and eating. You can cover a table in paper and provide crayons so that the kids at your reception can color. You could also put out small toys such as Legos or some temple puzzles and games to make your reception fun for the whole family.

Photo by Tara B Photography, found on Pinterest.

12. Unique LDS Touches

There are a lot of fun and creative ways you can show your faith at your wedding—everything from including the temple on your invitations to incorporating your Young Women medallion or missionary badge. You can also include some romantic scriptures in your wedding such as John 15:12, “Love one another as I have loved you.” You can also include the temple in the décor by adding a small temple statue to your centerpieces. Check out Your LDS Wedding Planner: A Guide to a Stunning Wedding for more wedding planning tips. 

Photo by Jillian Butler Photography, found on Pinterest.

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13. Use Social Media

Get your guests involved in sharing your wedding memories. A lot of couples are using social media as a digital supplement to their wedding photos. The photographer can’t be everywhere at once, so using social media sites such as Instagram can help you capture moments that otherwise might have been missed. Create a personalized hashtag for your wedding and let your guests have fun capturing the big day.

Photo from Anit Illustration, found on Pinterest.

What other fun wedding trends have we missed? Share your ideas in the comments below!


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