Wedding Trends 2015

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From selfie stations to fresh greenery, Better Homes and Gardens is sharing our favorite wedding trends of 2015. DIY cocktail stations, naked cakes, and pops of carnival color are just some of the freshest ideas for personalizing your dream wedding.

Selfie Stations

Get wedding guests into the action with a decorated selfie station like this gorgeous one from Be Inspired PR's Tassels and Tastemakers party. In 2015, brides are encouraging partygoers to snap a few photos and have a little fun.

 

Simple Place Settings

2015 is the year of simplicity. Minimalist yet elegant place settings set the stage for dinner and drinks.

Get more information on this wedding at Could I Have That. Photo credit: Arna Bee Photography.

Greenery

Forget frilly floral centerpieces; 2015 is the year of simple greenery-topped tables. Mix and match leaves, herbs, and ferns for a fresh look that's uniquely yours.

Get more information on this wedding at Breanna Rose Design. Photo credit: Athena Pelton.

DIY Cocktail Stations

Let partygoers play mixologist with a do-it-yourself cocktail station. It's sure to be the life of the party, plus it keeps bartender costs down. We love a personalized mimosa bar complete with champagne, assorted juices, and bitters.

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Homemade Welcome Bags

Skip fancy bottles of wine and impersonal goodie bags -- handmade welcome kits are the best way to greet your guests.

Get more information on this project at Style Within Reach.

Pay It Forward

Spread the love by giving back. In lieu of gifts, couples are encouraging guests to donate to a charity of their choosing.

Photo credit: Caroline Ro.

Blush

A pretty palette of blush pink has taken over the wedding world in 2015. We the love the soft, romantic hue in lush floral arrangements and table linens.

Photo credit: SMS Photography.

Leather Accents

This year, leather accents add an unexpectedly masculine touch to wedding decor. Showcase the trend by mixing simple leather elements with romantic wedding details.

Get more information on the envelope at Lovely Paper Things. Photo credit: B.Miller Photography.

Carnival Colors

Add a pop of color to your big day with fresh, carnival-theme accents. Brides are going bold with bright colors and fun big-top games.

Photo credit: Nashan Photographers.

Nontraditional Cakes

This year, brides are saying good-bye to traditional wedding cakes. Cupcake towers, s'mores stations, and cookie bars are the new way to end things on a sweet note.

Flower Chandeliers

Soften the edges of overhead lighting with lush flower chandeliers. 2015 is the perfect time to frame your reception with hanging arrangements.

Get more information on this DIY accent at The Sweetest Occasion.

Naked Cakes

Make a statement by going frosting-free this year. Unfrosted wedding cakes are an eye-catching way to showcase the beauty of each layer.

Edible Favors

Send guests home with a sweet snack or personalized food gift. These indvidual treats are a delicious way to say thank you.

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