Go beyond the classic bouquet with one of these fresh ideas.

By Sarah Yang
February 21, 2018

Sure, guests will ooh and ahh over the wedding dress and indulge in the reception food and cocktails, but they’ll also Instagram the wedding flower arrangements if you’re lucky. Flowers are an important part of the wedding decor—from the bridal bouquet to the table centerpieces. They can really set the scene and transform the venue.

As part of Pinterest’s Wedding Report 2018, the social media platform looked at the most popular wedding flower trends based on what users searched for and saved from January 2017 to January 2018. Below, take a look at the top five floral trends for 2018 for inspiration.

Potted Plants

Container gardens are all the rage in backyards and front porches, and for wedding days. Potted plants saw an increase of 782 percent year over year in search and saved pins. Instead of garlands down the aisle, try potted plants. Or, they also make a natural-inspired centerpiece that guests can take home and keep possibly for forever!

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Suspended Flowers

Make your wedding venue look like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon by suspending flowers from the ceiling. Your guests will be transported into a whimsical and fairytale-like wonderland with these wedding flower arrangements. The suspended flower trend saw an increase of 346 percent in search and saved pins.

Floral Cocktails

Most weddings have a signature drink, so when you’re thinking about yours add some extra flair with a delicate flower garnish (some blooms are even edible!) Most floral cocktails are both refreshing and light, so it’s perfect to serve during a summer outdoor wedding.

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Single-stem Proteas

Who says you have to have a big bouquet? While we love a lush arrangement, there’s something beautiful about a simple, single stem. With a unique bloom like a protea, the look will really make a statement as the bride walks down the aisle. This idea also works well if the bridesmaids have a single stem and the bride has a large arrangement that includes the same blooms.

Minimal Arrangements

Table centerpieces have run the gamut from reaching great heights to running down the length of the table. For minimalist brides, a simple arrangement fits the bill. Think bud vases or small cylinders with one or two branches of greenery or blooms.