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Wedding trends for 2018

A wedding venue is just the beginning. When you’re planning your special day, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the number of choices to make.

Our advice?

Don’t panic.

The Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre team here in Birmingham is already hard at work behind the scenes, researching all the latest trends from this year’s wedding shows to make sure your big day is unforgettable.

Let us make it easy for you, with these 2018 wedding planning ideas.

Heart of glass

Transparent wedding decor

Clean and contemporary, transparency is a strong look for 2018.

From Perspex suspended seating plans that seem to float to tablescapes scattered with clear glass pebbles and jewels, subtlety is key.

Venue choices reflect the same uncluttered trend, with old-world charm giving way to wedding venues with light bright modern spaces and full windows.


Norwegian wood

When was the last time you posted a letter?

Weddings are heading paperless in 2018 too, with a fresh new approach to save the date cards, invitations and place settings.

Engraved slates or carved wood slices represent the enduring quality of a marriage, and make charming mementos too.

Wrap it up


Dress trends come and go. The discerning bride knows that her personal taste is what really matters, and no trend will ever change that. But if you choose to accessorize your gown with this endlessly flexible and fun style, you’ll save yourself from chilly arms too.

The length doesn’t matter. Swish like a mediaeval superhero in a floor-length cloak, or choose ornate lace, pearls or feathers in a delicate capelet.

Shake it like a polaroid picture

Instant photo sharing is great for the everyday, but no one wants a wedding full of guests staring at their phones.

Instead of a traditional guest book, ask your guests to snap a picture and share a few words. Style it up with wedding washi tape and create an instant, informal retro-chic wedding album on the day.

Don’t go

Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre - artist's impression

The once-traditional move to a new venue for the reception is happily behind us, as the trend to stay in place continues.

Choose a wedding venue that’s licensed for wedding ceremonies as well as wedding breakfasts and receptions, and you needn’t worry about a fleet of taxis or that uncle who always gets lost.

At Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, there’s no need for you and your guests to waste valuable celebration time on travel. After a beautiful ceremony in one of the two fully-licensed function rooms – located in separate buildings, to ensure your privacy –  you can relax as the wedding breakfast seamlessly continues into the evening party.

When the dancing’s done, your guests can tumble into bed at the hotel, just footsteps away – while you enjoy a boutique hotel experience in the beautifully-refurbished period rooms of Hornton Grange or Garth House.

Your perfect Birmingham wedding venue could be waiting for you.


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