15 Insanely Cool Wedding Ideas We've Seen on Pinterest This Year
The beauty of wedding planning today is that so much of it can be done from the palm of your hand. Thanks to tools like Instagram, TikTok and The Knot App, you can tackle the majority of your planning checklist on your phone, from finding vendors to discovering planning hacks and curating your aesthetic, all without leaving the comfort of your couch. (A major win in our eyes.) But when it comes to getting inspired in the early stages of planning, Pinterest remains one of the most frequently used sites by to-be-weds. In fact, according to The Knot 2021 Real Weddings Study, which surveyed over 15,000 couples about their wedding experiences, the majority used Pinterest during the planning process—71% to be exact.
Since we've always got our finger on the pulse of what's new in the wedding industry, we spend a good amount of time scouring the app and curating boards with the latest Pinterest wedding ideas. So, if you're looking to find rising trends and creative concepts that'll wow your guests, we've got you covered. Below, we've rounded up 15 of the coolest wedding ideas we've seen on Pinterest so far this year. From disco ball chandeliers to glazed donut nails and interactive beverage displays, discover our favorite Pinterest wedding ideas right here. Then, follow us (@TheKnot!) to keep up with all the new wedding trends to come.
Photo Booth Photo Shoot
Film wedding photography is having a major moment—not only because it looks cool, but also because of its nostalgic feel. If this photography aesthetic seriously speaks to you, why not have a film photoshoot in an antique photo booth? If there's a photo booth near your venue, add it to your photography shot list. And if not, consider looking into photo booth rentals for your reception. (This would also be great reception entertainment for your guests too.) Trust us when we say the results will be downright unforgettable.
Disco Ball Chandelier
You've heard of crystal chandeliers, but what about disco ball chandeliers? There's been a recent surge of modern 1970s-inspired fashion and decor at nuptials, and this is one wedding idea from Pinterest we can't get enough of. Whether you're getting married indoors or underneath an outdoor tent, work with your vendors to create suspended clusters of sparkling disco balls from the ceiling. This Instagram-worthy statement decoration will be the talk of the night, and we guarantee it'll show up in all of your guest's IG stories. Plus, imagine how groovy it'll look when the sun goes down and it reflects light all across your venue.
This cool Pinterest wedding idea also happens to be a major Gen Z wedding trend too. Place disposable cameras on reception tables and encourage your guests to snap photos all night long. When you get the film developed, you'll have the unique opportunity to relive your big day through their eyes—and we guarantee they'll capture the best memories.
What you wear before the wedding dress can be just as fabulous as the dress itself. Enter, feathered pajamas. If you're all about curating a wedding wardrobe inspired by your personal style aesthetic, consider adding a fun pair of statement PJs to your trousseau. Getting ready will be so much more fun when you're wearing an iconic 'fit.
Glazed Donut Nails
Hailey Bieber's wedding dress for her 2019 nuptials with Justin Bieber was nothing short of a worldwide phenomenon. (Google analytics even confirm that it's still one of the most-searched celebrity wedding dresses to this day.) Although their big day was a few years ago, she's still delivering wedding inspo now. Her latest idea going viral? Glazed donut nails. The model and skincare entrepreneur nearly broke the internet in 2022 for her signature chrome manicure, which resembles the top of a delicious Krispy Kreme donut. The combination of a timeless base and subtle shine make for perfect wedding nails—so if you're itching to do something other than a classic French tip or plain white, this is a major contender.
Kids at heart, take note: No one ever said you can't have a bouncy castle at your wedding, so this is your sign to book one ASAP. If you really want your wedding to be one that guests continue talking about, consider investing in a great "surprise and delight" moment. We're partial to a bouncy castle for weddings—set it up near your reception space to double as an evening activity and a whimsical photo backdrop.
Personalization is *the* buzzword for weddings today, and this is especially true of your signage. We encourage you to be creative when it comes to neon, welcome, and directional signs. Beyond your last name or your hashtag, cheeky words and phrases will stick out in the best way possible.
Neutral wedding color palettes certainly had their time to shine, but we've seen that bright, playful shades are skyrocketing in popularity. Simply pick your favorite colors and infuse them into every aspect of your wedding, from the stationery to the centerpieces and the signage.
Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses
Mismatched bridesmaid dresses aren't exactly a new trend, but this year we've seen an influx of wedding parties wearing different looks within the same color family. So, instead of sourcing the same dress in different colors or varying shades of the same hue, like what was popular in years past, couples are now allowing bridesmaids to wear any dress they want, as long as there's one cohesive theme tying it all together. You might consider allowing your crew to wear floral dresses in shades of blue, or different dresses in rich metallics. No matter what palette you choose, this cool wedding idea from Pinterest will allow your besties to wear outfits that make them feel their absolute best.
Twinkle Light Ceiling
This Pinterest wedding idea is pure magic. If you want your wedding to have a warm, romantic vibe, you can't go wrong with a twinkle light ceiling. A unique lighting installation like this will make your guests feel like they're wrapped in a cozy glow, providing the perfect ambiance for your elegant nuptials. Your venue staff, as well as a planner, day-of coordinator or rental company, can help you bring this vision to life. You'll need to stock up on long-lasting string lights and ensure there's a power source near your venue, and get creative with your draping skills. The final result will be a dreamy cocoon of light your guests will never want to leave.
Why grab your drink from a bar when you could grab it from a wall? Interactive food and drink stations are a sure way to capture your loved ones' attention and keep them entertained all night long. Whether your preferred drink of choice is champagne, beer, or a signature cocktail, work with your team of vendors to build a literal wall to hold drinks for your guests to take throughout the night. It'll serve as a cool photo opp, and it'll help minimize long lines at the bar…a win-win!
Audio Guest Book
It's one thing to read your guests' well wishes, but it's another thing to actually hear them. There are tons of great wedding guest book ideas on Pinterest, but this one takes the cake. Search for companies that specialize in audio guest books—they'll send you a vintage phone for guests to record their message, and you'll get to keep the present and listen to their advice for years to come.
Fun Escort Card Displays
Fact: Guests love an escort card they can eat or drink. To start your reception off on a high note, use an interactive gift to direct your loved ones to their seats. From limoncello bottles, pictured here, to mini tacos or tequila shots, the sky's the limit when it comes to creative escort card displays—but trust us when we say this is one detail your guests will really remember.
Of all the Pinterest wedding cake ideas that have been shared over the years, this one continues to stand out. Your tiered dessert doesn't have to be boring. In fact, to create a wow-moment, we recommend thinking about your cake as an extension of your overall theme or vibe. Artistic cakes that look like a piece of art are all the rage right now, and for good reason. Although it may look too pretty to eat, a stunning dessert that highlights special details, like a watercolor design or pressed edible flowers, will take it to the next level.
Interactive Dessert Spreads
If wedding cake isn't your thing, you aren't out of luck. We know that alternative wedding desserts are nothing new—but the way you serve your treats can be a serious game changer. Instead of opting for a cupcake tower or a donut wall, consider new ways to present sweet nightcaps. Although we're obsessed with this *donut in a cup of melted chocolate* situation, you could also serve cookies and milk shooters, S'mores kits, pancake skewers, cotton candy, and so much more. Whatever you choose, a creative dessert will leave a lasting impression on your guests.