How to Make Your Wedding Unique: 2017 Wedding Trends

How to Make Your Wedding Unique: 2017 Wedding Trends

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By Emmy-Lou McKean | 15th March 2017

Photo booths, Dirty Dancing tributes, flash mobs… your wedding guests have seen it all before and it’s starting to feel like Groundhog Day. Here’s how you can use the 2017 wedding trends to your advantage while creating the wedding of your dreams.


Nothing will keep your guests entertained and excited about your special day quite like the element of surprise. This doesn’t necessarily mean you and your fiancé need to sky-dive into your ceremony, but giving your guests subtle clues for what lies ahead is a great way to create suspense for your celebration. Keep your guests guessing!


Image: Pinterest


While personalised pop-up bars are a popular trend, you can still make something completely original. Call in a supplier to create an espresso martini bar or create your own version of a shuck truck with a personalised oyster station – the pop-up possibilities are endless.

Just think about what you and your partner enjoy the most and put a twist on it to create a unique element for your wedding.

popcorn bar

Image: Pinterest


Sometimes the people we love don’t get to share our most important milestones with us. Honour a family member who meant a lot to you or your fiancé by attaching a customised keepsake photo charm to your wedding bouquet. It’s a beautiful way to feel as though that person has been with you throughout your day.

bouquet pic

Image: Lauren Palmano


You shouldn’t have to feel like you’re restricted to a traditional white wedding; some of the most iconic weddings in history have come together by following a theme.

If you want to steer away from tradition while putting your own spin on a classic, think old Hollywood. One advantage of choosing a theme is you can stick to a particular style throughout your whole planning process.

Brisbane’s Stamford Plaza is the perfect blank-canvas venue for any wedding. The Brisbane River provides an incomparable backdrop that will highlight your styling and bring the wedding theme to life.

Stamford Plaza

Image: Stamford Plaza


You can get personal with everything from your cake topper to your guest keepsakes – everyone loves wedding favours that come in handy long after the reception is over. When customising different aspects of your wedding, Pinterest is your oyster. The social media hub provides endless wedding personalisation inspiration to help you create the wedding of your dreams.

Fans pic

Guest keepsake wedding fans


If you’re hosting a destination wedding that requires many of your guests to travel interstate or internationally, give the out-of-towners a taste of the local flavour with a wedding welcome bag.

For example, if your guests are staying in Brisbane, fill a goodie bag with local treats such as Dello Mano brownies and a guide to your favourite foodie spots close to their accommodation. This way, your guests will be free to explore and experience your hometown like a local.

Another great idea for a destination wedding is to get creative with a custom map and timeline that details where all of the day’s (or weekend’s) love-filled events will take place.

wedding timeline map

Image: Pinterest


Metallic tones are still one of the biggest 2017 wedding trends, as they lend a versatile canvas to build upon with other colours. Rather than using metallic linens or seat covers, opt for pops of metallic throughout your table centerpieces.

Floral arrangements are a great way to tie together all the shiny accents throughout your wedding, from the cutlery to the table numbers.

Featured image: Lauren Palmano

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Article by Emmy-Lou McKean

Emmy-Lou McKean is a Journalist at Style Magazines. She is a self-confessed pyjama enthusiast and on her weekends when she isn't in said pyjamas you'll find her enjoying live music, sipping Matcha lattes and eating her way through Brisbane and beyond.


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