Summer Wedding Trends 2018

Summer Wedding Trends 2018

We’re in the thick of summer wedding season so don’t be surprised if you see color, color and more color! This is the time of year to trade in the ever so popular the pastels and neutral tones for a vibrant palette of pink, yellow, orange and blue. Don’t just think we’re talking about your flowers either! Our team at Mike Staff Productions is excited to show you how to incorporate color into everything from wedding attire to wedding eats!

Wedding Attire

Summer weddings are all about enjoying the great outdoors and staying cool. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to look great while avoiding the heat that comes with formalwear, so only heat you’ll be focused on is the romance between the bride and groom. Regardless of your place in the wedding, there are countless ways to spice up your look for the summer.

Ladies, if you’re attending a wedding, don’t be afraid to wear a cute sundress for a more casual outdoor wedding or break out that LBD you’ve been saving for the perfect night. Cold shoulder, wrap, and mid-length dresses are a perfectly subtle way to play with some on-trend looks without too much risk or discomfort. If you’re a bride, consider light materials with flowy silhouettes, which typically don’t require the uncomfortable aspect of shape-wear. The key to comfortability is finding a dress that makes you feel good, but also allows you to dance the night away!

For guys, it can sometimes be a challenge to find the perfect suit for a summer wedding. If you want to break out of your comfort zone from the typical black or navy, consider giving a light gray, khaki, or different colored suit or tuxedo a try. Utilizing online rental companies like The Black Tux is a great option, especially if you want to experiment with a summery suit or tux without the commitment or investment of purchasing formalwear.

Summer Wedding Trends 2018

Wedding Decor

Are you seeing green? Get used to it! Whether it’s glowing lanterns, green vines, or living centerpieces all things ‘plant like’ are going to be a big hit this summer wedding season.  Wedding planning pros are seeing a lot of couples stray from the traditional crystal chandeliers taking center stage at their reception and rather, bringing in natural, hanging floral elements to create a romantic feel.

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Also, comfortable, conversational wedding receptions = the vibe for 2018! That means it’s time to say goodbye to skyscraper centerpieces your guests have to peak their heads around to talk to one another. The trend, this year, is all about low, dainty centerpieces. The elevated centerpiece does, of course, create a dramatic, elegant look but the experts say couples are loving getting creative by making a statement with smaller, lower centerpieces that allow guests to talk one another easily. Plus, can you say, helpful to the pocket book?

Summer Wedding Trends 2018

Wedding Eats

Have as much with your wedding food as you do with your wedding decor! Fun, foodie weddings are a HUGE trend, especially when it comes to summer weddings where rules are meant to broken! Don’t think you need a fancy sit down meal of filet and potatoes, summertime is when you can shake things up! Bring in a food truck over the traditional buffet, trade in your tiered wedding cake for elaborately decorated donuts! Can you say ‘themed’ food?

  • Bourbon + Bacon
  • Cookies + Milk
  • Mimosa’s + Macaroons
  • Float Bar

If there is one thing millennials are loving these days it’s a good food theme! Look for fun food combinations during cocktail hour, late night snacks and desert! (Yum!) Another tip, bring in all things COOL. We’re talking popsicles, ice cream, fun fizzy drinks. It will help keep your guests cool and get them in that summertime mood!

Summer Wedding Trends 2018

Wedding Venue

Having a summer wedding means the door is open to so many additional venue options! That can be fun or overwhelming. Either way, choosing a venue is one of the first items to check off your wedding checklist. But where should you hold your wedding ceremony and reception? Should you pick two venues – one for your wedding ceremony and the other for the reception? The answers to these questions depend on the look and feel you want for your wedding – but during the summer – doesn’t something under the stars sound simply romantic?

Whether you bring the indoors outside with a beautiful tented reception or bring the rustic outdoors inside with a twinkling barn wedding – take advantage of what summer has to offer because an amazing outdoor backdrop is priceless.


  1. Outdoor / garden view
  2. Barn
  3. Beach
  4. Historic / Art Deco Building

Summer Wedding Trends 2018

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