4 Amazing Wedding Prop Trends For 2014

 In Reception, Themes, Wedding Ideas

Good evening loverlies! I have another fantastic wedding trends post to share with you this eve!

Do you want to know 4 AMAZING wedding prop trends for 2014? Sure you do. I’m gonna pass you over to a woman totally in the know. Melissa from The Sweet Hostess.

Hello and welcome to my thoughts on the big props and accessories trends for 2014.

Sequin Linen Table Cloths

This year everything is big, bold and sparkly. We are seeing lots of statement glamour props in the way of super size letters and giant balloons with sparkly tassels. Another way to add a touch of glamour to your wedding is sequin linen – genius!

4 Amazing Wedding Prop Trends For 2014

This trend has been huge over in the US for some time now and last year slowly made its way to the UK. You are going to see lots of sparkly linen in 2014 and it will make an appearance on dessert tables, cake tables and head tables.

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If you can’t convince your husband/wife to be to go for the full on sparkly bling then sequin table runners are also available and just add a subtle touch of glamour. This is definitely the way to add the sparkle factor to your special day.

4 Amazing Wedding Prop & Accessory Trends For 2014 - Sequin Table Cloths

image credits | sequined table linen: the sweet hostess | photography: jay anderson photograhy | flowers: tarnia william flowers fro weddings | vintage crockery: mrs terrance

Wedding DIY Backdrops

DIY backdrops are going to be HUGE in 2014. Couples are not settling for bland wedding venue walls as backdrops, instead they are opting to make and create their own. With the help of Pinterest this is becoming increasingly possible.

4 Amazing Wedding Prop Trends For 2014

Think materials such as tassel garlands, sequin material, paper garlands, glitter curtains, balloons and luxury tissue paper. Creating backdrops may not be as hard as you think, but they do take time.

4 Amazing Wedding Prop Trends For 2014

There are so many creative suppliers who can create one for you, or if you have time, or maybe you can rope in family and friends to help!

4 Amazing Wedding Prop Trends For 2014

Why not try making your very own wedding backdrop? This pretty Pretty Scalloped Paper DIY Backdrop is amazing!

image credits | white balloon backdrop, photography by: | pink tissue garland backdrop, photography by: unknown | big fringe garland, photography  by: modern kids photography

Natural and Recycled Wedding Props

I am predicting this to be really popular this year. Bright colours will be pared down for soft and calming shades. Natural props suit summer and outdoor weddings, perhaps with a more relaxed vibe. In 2013 we saw a hint of this coming through with naked cakes. Wow – how popular were they?!

Hessian Table Setting

One of my favourite natural props are tree stump cake stands! Yes, they may not have the most glamorous name, but this is natural at its very best. They look wonderful on a dessert table or taking center stage with your wedding cake. If I can’t convince you go and take a look at Pinterest for some inspiration – they really do look amazing.

Tree Stump Cake Stands

Hessian linen was popular some time ago, but we are seeing a new spin on them. Lace and Hessian look so elegant together and can go really well with a natural or vintage themed wedding.

Natural Hessian Lace Runner

image credits | duo cake stands: photography by fotographie by florence | natural hessian lace table runner via the sweet hostess | natural / recycled table setting photography by: jillian kay photography

Nautical Wedding Props

Last year it was predicted that nautical would be super duper popular in 2014. Think navy table linen, sea inspired props and knotted ropes. With any theme sometimes less is more, just adding subtle touches or accessories can make a huge impact.

Nautical Table Setting

We are not suggesting a big old anchor take centre stage at your wedding (or that might look rather cool?) but subtle decorations such as using a deep sea blue or navy and blending those colours with bold patterns such as stripes and chevrons. Take that through to your table linen, stationery and decorations.

RopesTable Setting for four nautical

image credits | nautical knots: karens rope work | table setting with chevron runner: photography by: will and stacey | nautical table setting: photography by genesa richards photography

So what are your thoughts of the predicted accessories and prop trends for 2014? Are you planning on using any of them for your wedding this year? Melissa and I would LOVE to know what you think! In fact, why not tell us YOUR  ideas too :)

About Melissa and The Sweet Hostess

Hi, my name is Melissa owner and founder of The Sweet Hostess. The Sweet Hostess is an online shop which sells pretty party and sweet things. We love DIY wedding and DIY party products so you can give your own celebration the personal touch.

Candy Buffets and Dessert Tables are growing trend within the UK and a perfect way to add some sparkle to your special event. We aim to sell all the items that you need to create your own buffet table at home including cake stands, sweet jars, sweets and decorations.

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  • milsztof

    I love those natural props. Hessian linen and lace look amaizng.

    • Sonia

      Glad you like :) thanks for your comment!

  • Klaire Van Elton

    Hey Sonia, oh how I always love your Trend posts. My favourite trend: definitely the statement linens – I never gave any thought to mine, just the bog standard stiff as board white sheeting we had – what a missed opportunity! I love lace table cloths too! x

    • Sonia

      Me too! I have been obsessed with the sequin linen for ages. So jealous of all those lucky bridestobe!

  • Rebecca Tovey

    Love these sequins so much! Beautiful :-) Just to let you know, I’ve featured this article on my blog here: http://weddingphotographytolove.4ormat.com/news/in-the-wedding-world-number-2

    • Sonia

      Thanks for the blog love Rebecca XxX

  • David @ Married to my Camera

    Great blog post! I hope to see lots of these ideas on show at the wedding I photograph in 2014!

    • Sonia

      Me too David! Me too :) XxX

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