Monday, January 28, 2013

Wedding trends for 2013!!!

Welcome to 2013 everyone!! We both hope this year will be wonderful for all of you!

Here at modern girls wedding we are not one to follow trends, we believe everyone should pick and choose for themselves but I could not help but notice all the ‘trends’ so here are a few for you. Inspiration comes from all different places so hopefully some of you lovely people can find some here or just have a good laugh!!

Food trucks/stations- As wedding receptions become more laid back in 2013 food stations will be popping up all over the place. Serving fun snack foods like popcorn, lollies, hot dogs even mashed potatoes. Even the good old ice cream trucks are set to be a popular addition to a relaxed reception. Probably not suited for a formal wedding in my opinion but each to their own

Floral or coloured wedding dresses- Apparently white is on the way out, taking its place is a range of coloured wedding dresses as well as floral print gowns. I’m assuming this is due to a few celebrities getting married in 2012 who said ido in a coloured gown! I really doubt they will take the place of white but I think if you’re after something different, colours are for you!!

Dresses with pockets- It would seem some designers have now suddenly felt the need to add pockets to wedding gowns making them functional as well as fashionable. What I’m wondering is why has it taken so long and what would you put in your wedding dress pocket???

Bird themed weddings- I’m not too sure about this one....2012 saw an increase of birdcages used as centrepieces and instead of wishing wells but some people are suggesting that this idea will be taken even further with the use of nests and even eggs as decorations as well as favours. Bird themed invitations, place cards and bird shaped bridesmaid jewellery are said to make an appearance in 2013. Also taking this theme in my opinion a little too far, feathered heard pieces instead of veils....I will be keeping an eye out to see if this ‘trend’ takes off

Button bouquets- Not everyone is into flowers and while these lovely creations have been around for a while they are becoming more popular in 2013. They can also be more cost effective if you make them yourself and it’s something you can keep forever. Also a great option if you suffer from hay fever!!

Reception lounge- this was seen in 2012 but will be taken to a new level this year. People will be finding reception places with enough room to accommodate a lounge area near the dance floor where people can sit and relax with a few cocktails after dancing. Sounds pretty good to me!!

Broadcasting weddings online- With technology coming along in leaps and bounds, this one is going to seen everywhere in 2013. With many people having family and friends spread out all over the world this can be very useful. Some guests for various reasons will be unable to attend your wedding but you don’t want them to miss out on your amazing day so broadcasting your wedding ceremony as well as your reception online can be the way to share every special moment with your loved ones.

Groom spending –Wedding budgets are set to increase due to grooms splashing out some extra cash on things they want included in their day. While I love the thought of grooms becoming more involved with the planning process id be a bit worried ladies!

1920’s vintage themed weddings- Vintage has become a very popular wedding theme in the last few years and brides will be diving into the past to get inspiration from the roaring 1920’s. This is due to televisions shows such as Downtown Abbey and a remake of the Great Gatsby set to be released later this year. Long strands of Pearls, drop wasted gowns, soft lace and ivory tones as well as beaded head pieces instead of veils are what we will be seeing this year.

Camping style weddings ‘glamping’- this one is pretty self explanatory, with more relaxed celebrations becoming the first choice for a lot of couples it’s no surprise that this idea is becoming more and more popular. Especially when celebrities like Matthew McConaughey treated his wedding guests to 3 days of ‘glamping’. Imagine ultra-luxe safari style tents with furniture, cosy white fur rugs on the floor, outdoor seating with doormats at the front, heating, air con, electricity and high-end linens. No sleeping on the floor involved! Now that sounds like my kind of camping.

Top colour of 2013- Mint. With the colour mint being splashed around on the runways all around the world it’s no surprise some designers will be using it in their bridal lines. I quite like it, it’s soft and can be used with other colours such as ivory and white without standing out too much, so ladies if you want to add a little colour to your wedding, this year mint is it!

Well there you have it, the expected trends of 2013! I know I will be watching to see which of these take off and which of them crash and burn...only time will tell J

 Keep true to your own style as well as yourself and your future spouse and you will have the best wedding ever! Happy Planning lovelies!

K & C

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