From embellished gowns to pet-friendly parties, these are expected to be among this year’s biggest wedding trends.
Online marketplace Etsy analysed searches by millions of users from around the world to predict the bridalwear, decor and themes that are set to be most popular with couples tying the knot this year.
An increasing number of brides are swapping traditional wedding bands for stacking rings, according to the report, while etched-acrylic signage will soon become a common sight at ceremonies.
Scroll down to find out more about this year’s eight biggest wedding trends…
Stacking rings, which are a popular fashion trend at the moment, will be a popular alternative to the traditional wedding ring
This particular trend has no doubt been sparked by the general popularity of stacking rings at the moment.
In a wedding context, it means highly customisable sets that couples can add to later on in order to mark anniversaries and other major milestones.
Searches for stacking rings increased by 68 per cent compared to last year – meaning that these are sure to be a hot trend this year.
Statement veils, such as this one featuring floral embroidery, are sure to a popular choice for brides this year
For brides who want to give their wedding a gown an added wow factor, the statement veil is the way to go.
The new trend involves veils featuring tiny blooms, fringing, or even a sprinkling of metallic stats.
The statement veil is sure to be a popular choice for brides this year – with number of views for dramatic veils soaring 213 per cent.
Brides and grooms are increasingly opting for modern guest books that double up as keepsakes, such as this wooden memento
It’s traditional to have a guest book at your wedding, to keep a record of all those there to celebrate your big day.
But now, brides and grooms are increasingly opting for modern guest books that double up as a keepsake for their homes.
In fact, searches for alternatives have increased by over 50 per cent, as couples look to ditch the traditional guest book.
Involving pets in weddings is becoming increasingly popular – even with simple touches such as this cute cake topper
Many people consider their animals to be a member of the family, so perhaps it’s no surprise that couples tying the knot are increasingly involving their pets in their weddings.
From personalised cake toppers to custom tuxedos for your furry ring bearer, you’re sure to find a way to involve your pet in your big day.
In fact, nearly 10 per cent of weddings included pets back in 2016 – with the figure only expected to rise.
Bridal capes are great for adding drama to your wedding gown, while also providing extra shoulder coverage
Capes have been popular on the catwalk in recent seasons, but are only now making their way on to brides.
A bridal cape is a great way to add drama to your wedding gown, as well as providing extra shoulder coverage.
This wedding trend is likely to rise further in popularity this year, with searches for wedding capes on Etsy increasing by 44 per cent in the past year.
From signs to place cards, clear acrylics are popular for wedding decor at the moment
When it comes to wedding decor trends, minimalism is the way to go at the moment.
A key part of this is clear acrylics, used for everything from signage to invitations and place cards.
The style works well for all colour schemes, and particularly with natural greenery and flowers.
Searches for clear acrylic wedding has increased by over 300 per cent this year, suggesting that trend will be everywhere this year.
Embroidery is set to be the big trend of the year when it comes to wedding dresses
When it comes to the wedding dress itself, embroidery is set to be the big trend of the year.
This includes dresses being embroidered with floral detailing and stars, to create a folksy and feminine look.
Quirk embellishments will give your wedding dress an added twist, ensuring that you stand out.
Desert-themed decor is set to replace the popular farmhouse look at weddings this year
An alternative to the farmhouse look, couples are increasingly turning to the desert to get inspiration for their wedding decor.
Think sunsets, textured wood detailing, and mini cactus wedding favours for every guest.
The new rustic look is sure to be popular this year, with searches for ‘southwestern wedding’ increasing by 72 per cent in the past year.