2018 Wedding Trends from Dresses to Flowers

When the question is asked and the answer is yes, the first thing the bride thinks of is the dress! It all starts with the dress. Something many girls have been dreaming of since they were old enough to throw a white sheet over their shoulder and pretend to be marrying their first crush.

As girls grow into women the perfect dress turns from a sheet into an elegant beaded gown, or a simple satin dress with hints of lace. As trends keep changing, the dream dress changes with it. In 2018 brides will be looking for an elegant, flowing gown that will use more light and delicate fabrics. Hope’s is the exclusive Iowa retailer of the new Randy Fenoli Bridal collection. The TV star loves to use illusion and 3D details to modernize his classic silhouettes. Stephen Yearick couture gowns are available exclusively at Hope’s in the state of Iowa and offer full customization. Each dress is a work of art, hand crafted with luxurious fabrications and ornate details. Matty by Matthew Christopher is designed by a native Iowan who attended Iowa State! His gowns offer an understated elegance. For bridesmaids, soft shades of purple are huge for 2018. Brides planning an outdoor wedding love light fabrics and delicate lace. Gowns (l-r): Hope’s Plus Exclusive, Hope’s Exclusive, Maggie Sottero “Meryl”

Next, the venue! Many brides and grooms to-be are going towards a full-service venue that accommodates from rehearsal to ceremony to reception. In a time where many engaged couples are already both busy working adults, it makes sense to lessen stress by using a wedding specialist at a full-service venue to help plan your day. The Longbranch is a full-service hotel with an award-winning reputation as a first-class wedding venue offering exceptional service for more then 40 years in the Corridor area. The Longbranch dedicated Wedding Specialist will help ease the stress of the event planning process and assist in all aspects of creating a personalized wedding day that is a reflection of your unique style.

Floral arrangements and centerpieces will continue to use fresh greenery to brighten arrangements. Back is the elegance of roses in elegant white, pink and peach; perfect for an upcoming spring wedding. Many types of flowers are more abundant during the spring. Use brightly colored tulips or lilies in your bouquets or centerpieces to really fill them with color.

2018 is still going to be very popular for destination weddings as couples strive to keep wedding stress and cost a minimum. Destination weddings are often less expensive than traditional weddings due to their smaller size, and that the newlyweds are already in the destination where they plan to spend their honeymoon. Most resorts offer special complimentary weddings or affordable wedding packages that are all-inclusive, and most have full-time, onsite wedding planners, arranging every aspect of the special day and leaving the couple nothing to do but relax. Couples can also save more by having their wedding during the slow season in the destination chosen. In a time that so many of today’s families are spread across the United States, this is also a great way to have family join you. They would be traveling anyway, so why not a fun destination. Having your family and special friends around you in a beautiful resort will create a memorable celebration no one will ever forget. For information on Destination Wedding and Honeymoon packages contact Travel and Transport in Marion at 319.373.4232 or visit crvacations@travelandtransport.com.

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