We’ve seen many a bride and groom turn the best wedding marquees Surrey has to offer into something completely bespoke and personal by focusing on creative, handmade details. Of course, not every couple has the skill set to craft their way to their dream wedding day, but despite this, the handmade look remains a popular one for a wedding.
Instead, you may try turning to a handmade marketplace, either in the real world or online, such as Etsy, where millions of creative crafters offer their products to give your day a unique edge. As the must-visit site for handmade goods, Etsy knows a thing or two, and they’ve unveiled their biggest wedding trends, as inspired by their creative makers. So, let’s take a look at what you should be making (or shopping for) in the run-up to your wedding.
Embroidered bridal wear
According to Etsy, products matching the ’embroidered bridal wear’ term has garnered 40 per cent more views so far in 2018 than in 2017. Hand-stitching is not only a growing trend on gowns and veils, but also on favours and decoration to give a delightfully personalised touch.
This leads into another top trend from Etsy – statement veils. Whether you choose to go the embroidered route, or find yourself looking at fringe, florals, draping and colour, choosing a real statement in your veil can allow your dress to be more simplistic without losing out on the ‘wow’ factor.
On Etsy, there have been 5,000 searches for wedding capes since the start of January this year, signalling it as one of the biggest handmade trends at the moment. If you’re looking to cover up your shoulders, this is the way to do it with drama and glamour, rather than a traditional bolero style top. If it’s not for your ceremony dress, why not team it with a jumpsuit for your reception look.
Creative guest books
Instead of the traditional guestbook, couples are looking to creative Etsy shops for creative ways to remember their big day. The likes of a ‘Jenga’ style tower, where guests each sign a block, and guest book puzzles are also popular and perfect for smaller weddings.
Cranberry and peach
Considering your colour palette for your marquee decorations? The hot colour combo on the scene is this delicious sounding pairing. From wedding stationery to flowers, this combination is the perfect mix of sugar-y sweetness and a punch of drama.
The best thing about a wedding marquee is less need to worry about guests damaging a venue – especially if that guest is your four-legged friend. Etsy users are looking more and more to incorporate their pets into their wedding, as they consider them part of the family. They’re fast taking over from flower girls, ring-bearers and even best men and bridesmaids. If the pets can’t make the big day, why not include them on your cake topper so they’re not forgotten.
So, any of those take your fancy? Head to Etsy to shop the trends, or failing that, time to learn how to craft up a storm for your big day.