Here's Our Take on What Wedding Trends To Keep or Ditch in 2017

In the magical world of wedding trends, things are constantly changing, evolving and starting anew. There’s always something new and exciting, and more unique than the previous year’s celebrations. To stay on top of trends and avoid being late to the party, you need to get in the know ahead of the game if you’re getting married in 2017. Here’s what we’d like to see change in the realm of weddings!


Making “Us” Time is Definitely a Priority
As a bride-to-be, you have probably been told about the importance of making sure you talk to all of your aunts, uncles and cousins that you barely see in your daily life. And while it is important that you speak with and thank all of your guests--especially the ones who’ve flown in from out of town for your Wedding day--it is extremely important to make sure you don’t get caught up in every single conversation. While everyone can’t wait to hug and congratulate you on your big day, you need to prioritize staying connected with your new spouse throughout the wedding celebration!Don’t get separated by groups of friends and family and make it a point to stay together so you can enjoy your special day.


Ditching the After-Party Idea isn’t such a Bad Idea...

It might sound crazy at first, but we truly believe guests should stay put, and you could bring the “after-party” excitement to the party. Keeping the guests in one location is important because it’ll keep the energy flowing and consistent. After all, the wedding is the main event! Changing the venue could risk losing the party vibe after everyone settles in once again. Create energy and moment in one environment by switching entertainment, opening different areas/bars and lighting!

Modern & Industrial Vibes

It has been predicted that mixing metallics with white will be on the top of everyone’s list when it comes to the color stories of 2017/2018. Ditch the idea of using shiny silvers and golds! Approach your color story with softer, brushed metallic with a bright white accent to make the color combo perfect! If you’re not really feeling the modern and industrial vibes, don’t forget how fabric can transform a venue!


Playful Paper

Finding a way to preserve your special wedding memories is important. That’s where paper comes in! Paper isn’t just used for wedding invitations anymore. For couples wanting to save a few dollars or just looking for something a little different than the average flower decor, paper flowers offer a unique way to add playfulness, personality, and bright pops of color!  


Get Rid of Receiving Lines

Traditionally, the bride’s parents--as hosts--head receiving lines and are always first to greet guests, followed by the bride and groom and then the groom’s parents. In 2017, this style of reception is considered old school and unpopular. Instead, opt to greet your guests during cocktail hour, and throughout the entire night!


First Looks

While this is considered to be widely untraditional, first-look wedding photos are becoming very popular! While it’s a fairly new trend in the world of weddings, couples are embracing the extremely romantic moment. Not entirely comfortable with seeing the groom before the ceremony? There are a lot of creative ways for the bride to see the groom without him seeing her--or you know, THE dress--there are plenty of ways to personalize this new tradition!

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Calling All Anya Brides

Calling All Anya Brides You may have already walked down the aisle, but we'd love to feature your special day in our Real Weddings Section.


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Anya Bridal Night of Fashion

We are very proud to have hosted our 3rd Annual Night of Fashion on February 23rd at Anya Bridal Warehouse. It’s amazing the amount of work, dedication and event professionals it takes to pull off a successful event. And we want to thank them ALL! Along with showing off how fabulous the night was to anyone who missed it.

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Allure Bridals Fall 2015 Trunk Show

If you are looking for some jaw-dropping bridal gowns for your upcoming wedding then look no further! The kind of gowns that leave you speechless with stunning beading, dramatic illusion necklines and backs that go on for miles, drop-dead gorgeous lines and downright sophistication… That kind of stunning! The Fall 2015 Collection from Allure Bridals is all of the mentioned and so so much more. We are talking about one glorious bridal gown after another showcasing the loveliest of designs and romantic elegance that is all kind of crazy gorgeous.  

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What is the Right Neckline for you...

Finding the Right Gown for your Body Type

We love wedding gowns ALL wedding gowns and we take great pride in helping our brides find their dream dress. Our brides come in all beautiful shapes and sizes and we celebrate that individuality by not only finding the
perfect fabric but the perfect shape gown to showcase her best assets.
We hope you enjoy our Three Part Series on finding the perfect gown for your shape and size.


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Geri Sims


By Geri Sims


When a bride starts that journey to create the wedding of her dreams, it can have its hurdles. Sometimes it’s finding a venue with enough room for her guest, a location that allows outside catering and late nights or a venue in the area she lives. Most of the time this location is not exactly what she envisioned for that magical wedding day but everything else seems to fall into place. So now the bride has found the venue that fits her needs.

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Jonna + Chip Real Wedding

Jonna + ChipWe Love sharing with you amazing Real Weddings from Anya Brides. We hope you enjoy these gorgeous images from Melinda Humphries as much as we have!

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Welcome to the New Anya Bridal Website

We are thrilled to share with you our new website!

Healthy Bride for a Happy Wedding

Guest Feature by Taylor Magil of  Fresh n Fit Cuisine

Ginger Peanut Chicken Kabobs 2_Spring is here and with the dawn of Spring comes the beginning of wedding season! When you’re getting married, you want to look fabulous in your dress and chances are toning up or eating healthier is on your mind. Don’t settle for crash diets and freeze dried “diet food” entrees. Instead, making small, subtle changes in your health routine and eating habits can have huge impacts on your overall health and happiness! First, let us share 3 easy to follow tips for how you can be a healthy bride!

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Got the Guy, Got the Ring, Get the Venue!

Guest Feature by Emily Smith of  Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina

He did it. He popped the question! He was sweating bullets and acting like a total weirdo leading up to it, but he did it!! You’ve been working on your (secret, of course) Pinterest Wedding board since you got home from your first date…..two guys ago. So now what? Where do you go from here?!


Everything leading up to now has all been a “vision.” What dress do you see yourself in? Who do you see walking you down the aisle? Which of the 99 shades of lavender do you see your bridesmaids in? All of these things you’re seeing have something in common: they have to be in the same place! That’s why it’s so hard to imagine anything when you don’t have the venue to build around. Are you getting married in the church? On the beach? A contemporary loft space with a great view of the skyline? Your venue sets the scene, the tone, the ambiance, yes, even the date of your wedding. Nothing is more important. (Oh, except finding the perfect person to spend the rest of forever with. And you did that! Go you!!)

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