Wedding Trends Inspired by the Royal Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials included these details – will yours?

Now that the royal wedding is over, it’s time to look towards the future. The nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, led to thousands of brides choosing gowns with elegant lace sleeves for their big day. The maid of honor, Pippa Middleton, even inspired many to select a similarly figure-hugging dress with a cowl neck. Though we think Meghan, the new Duchess of Sussex, will inspire some brides to choose minimalist styled gowns for their vow exchange, there are several aspects of the latest royal wedding that are likely to influence celebrations for the next few years. Take a look at details from the royal wedding that we predict will influence upcoming weddings, below:

Sleek & Sophisticated Bridal Gown
Romona Keveza look a like meghan markle wedding dress royal wedding inspiration
A gown without embellishments allows for a style that combines both a classic and contemporary look. Photo courtesy of Romona Keveža

Natural Bridal MakeupBride with natural wedding makeup royal wedding inspiration meghan markle
Brides may reach for a neutral/natural makeup palette to ensure they look like an enhanced version of themselves on their big day. Photo by Kevin Weinstein Photography; Planning & Design by Geller Events

Glamorous VeilBride with beautiful veil embellishments on trim royal wedding inspiration
A perfect choice to pair with a simple gown, an extravagant veil allows the bride to make a statement at the ceremony and change her look at the reception – even without wearing a new dress. Photo by Vue Photography; Bridal Salon: Bella Bianca Bridal Couture

Children in the Bridal PartyBride and groom with children as bridesmaids and groomsmen royal wedding inspiration
While there could be tantrums on the actual wedding day, there will be no drama throughout the planning process with only the little ones participating in the ceremony. A single adult attendant for each side can still honor a sibling or very close friend. Photo by Lilly Photography; Bridal Salon: Dimitra’s Bridal Couture

Horse-Drawn CarriageBride riding horse drawn carriage with father to wedding ceremony royal wedding inspiration
It’s hard not to feel like a princess while being transported in a horse-drawn carriage. Photo by Parker J Pfister Photographer

Modest BouquetBride holding small lily of the valley bouquet royal wedding inspiration
Large, elaborate bouquets have been all the rage for a couple of years now. Thanks to Meghan Markle’s modest, sentimental arrangement, we predict the pendulum will begin to swing in the other direction. Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Floral Design by HMR Designs; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Gospel ChoirGospel choir performing at ceremony royal wedding inspiration
It’s hard to compete with the celebratory spirit a gospel choir brings to a service. Photo by The Day by Ira Lippke

Blue Convertible to ReceptionBaby blue convertible wedding getaway car royal wedding inspiration
Who says your “something blue” has to be something you wear? Photo by Tea Petaja; Bridal Salon: Carine’s Bridal Atelier; Floral Design by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design; Planning & Design by SoCo Events

Wedding Cake with Fresh FlowersSimple white wedding cake buttercream frosting with fresh flower decorations royal wedding inspiration
Adorning the confection with fresh blooms is a trend that stands the test of time. Photo by Love & You Studios; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

View more details from the royal wedding here, be inspired by these princess-worthy bridal gowns, and discover castle venues in the United States for your own regal nuptials.

Authored by: Emily Lasnier & Kelcy Christy