Wedding Trends and Ideas in 2017

Congratulations on your engagement. Now, it's time for the real fun to begin -- the planning of your summer wedding. Of course, you'll probably want to incorporate at least a few of the wedding trends that are predicted to be popular for 2017. And there are quite a few new ones, including some great DIY wedding ideas. So let's take a look at a few of the hottest summer wedding ideas for 2017.

The Proposal

Many men are choosing to have a beloved four-legged family member help them with their proposal. One of the most popular ways is to have the couple's cat or dog wear a sign that reads, "Will You Marry My Daddy?" Some men will even have the pet carry the ring on their collar or on a specially designed pillow.

Romantic Blossoms

Want a romantic look for your dinner tables that is easy to do yourself and can save you money on your flowers? Then forget paying for elaborate florist-created centerpieces. Instead, consider scattering greens and romantic flowers, such as roses or even just rose petals, down the center of your tables to create garlands or runners. These loose flowers will add a beautiful, shabby-chic appeal to your tables.

New Wedding Trends in Rings

According to Glamour, rings with beautiful side details will be one of the big 2017 wedding trends. So look for engagement rings that boast channel-set diamonds that run along the sides of the wedding band. This look is designed to give your ring extra sparkle every time you move your hand. Rings with elaborate or intricate scroll work are also predicted to be popular for 2017. As for men, wedding bands with subtle diamond accents are expected to be popular in 2017, according to The Knot.


Summer weddings are often held fully or partially outdoors. So lawn games are predicted to be one of the popular wedding trends for 2017. They give guests something to do before and after dinner and are great conversation starters. Fortunately, many of these games, such as cornhole and ladder ball are also easy DIY projects. Why not put out a few Image3D RetroViewers on the tables so that your friends can see your adventures in the past year and throughout your relationship.