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Top 5 Unique Wedding Trends of 2016

Wedding Trends to Make Your Wedding Stand Out

Do you feel like you’d been to the same wedding over and over but with just a different bride and groom this past year? Well, you aren’t qute alone in your thinking. Many trends this past season were layered heavily throughout the seasons. For instance, blush and gold were HUGE along with natural florals and mercury glass. Those of us at Linens by the Sea think the styles looked really AMAZING and full of FUN.

Now if you are possibly newly engaged, CONGRATS! What do you wish to do to set your dream day apart and still put a fresh personal touch on it? Some of the trends, in moderation, from the season past are very appropriate, but we are here today to share the top 5 ways to personalize you big day in 2016. Enjoy!


The first and one of the most important parts of your big day is setting the tone with your save the date cards and invitations. With all the new technology these days, it is easy to get caught up in the DIY tips on Pinterest and other social media outlets. We have noticed that the new trend this year in stationary is handwritten cards and foil touches. Now we’re not saying, “hand write your invites,” but it is cool to find a stationer that creates hand-pressed, watercolor and foil invitations. One company located in St. Petersburg, FL, that takes that to another level is, A&P Design Co. Seen below is an example of their famous attention to detail in hand pressed invitations with lovely envelope treatments and foil for their special couples.

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By using a unique technique, (Yes, Pat Rohan, co-owner along with wife Alicia, literally presses every invitation by hand and foot, check out this video to see him in motion,"The story behing the art of pressing invitations"), it allows you to include special treatments that set the mood. Whether it’s ultra modern or southern charm, you're sure to find something to fall in love with. For more tips & trends on save the date ideas, check out their blog at:

Save the Dates by A&P Design Co


The second trend we are looking forward to this year is bringing décor to another level. What exactly do we mean by that?

We mean: BIG PAPER FLORALS! These adornments, are a really flirty touch to add to the background walls and arches of your “I dos.” Be sure to take into consideration that this kind of design can also be a culprit of a DIY fail because they are pretty tricky to make. However, try to resist and leave it to the experts who can ensure they have the correct paper and that the proper fixtures are used to make them easy to install plus durable. Should the wind be an extra guest at your wedding, you’ll appreciate their experience in these amazing crafts.

One great place to start looking for these fun florals is on, and checking with your wedding coordinator for extra help in searching for a source is always recommended. This idea is so exciting that it can be carried throughout the day as drink accessories, playful favor decorations and as the backdrop for a photo booth.

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Here in Sarasota, you should check out the wall of paper flowers at the new Blush Bridal. Owners Nicole Mei & Fondren Watts are so on trend, including their beautiful selections of so fab wedding dresses. Check them out at: and stop by in person to examine their fancy decorations!

NUMBER THREE: Well....we actually will conclude with numbers one, two and three next week. I'm sure you are as excited to hear about our additional trends for 2016 as we are to share them! Talk to ya soon!

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