There is a great deal of style involved in planning a wedding, and this means that there are naturally trends to be observed in wedding planning. From popular outfits and decorations, to food items and venues, wedding trends often change from year to year, and can provide you with some great ideas for your own wedding. So without further ado, here are five interesting wedding trends for 2013.
1. Creative Food Options
The key word here is actually “options,” rather than “creative.” While most people are familiar with broad choices, such as chicken or fish, at a wedding, more and more couples are offering smaller, more varied selections instead. The idea is that if you offer gourmet finger food (small baked goods, sandwiches, tacos, etc.) instead of large entrees, your guests will be more able to find and enjoy what they like. Improving selection while keeping quality high is always a great choice!
2. 1920’s Style
The 1920’s are extremely popular in entertainment and culture these days, as evidenced by a number of examples. Popular shows like Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey cover this era, and the upcoming Great Gatsby film looks to be a strong endorsement for the glitz and glamour of the period. And, because we tend to associate this glamour with spectacular parties, why not implement it in planning your wedding? Whether in your style of dress or decoration, a 1920’s theme can make your wedding grand and uniquely romantic all at once.
3. Bridesmaid Dress Variety
It has become increasingly popular to offer bridesmaids a choice in picking dresses. Of course, you will likely still want some uniformity between your bridesmaids – which is why many weddings are using a single colour, but multiple styles for bridesmaids’ dresses. This allows the bridesmaids to have some fun picking dresses, and to flatter themselves as individuals while still appearing as a bridal party. So, whether you are dress shopping at the nearest wedding shop or Marks and Spencer, keep this trend in mind.
4. Mint Colour
It may seem strange to highlight a simple colour as a wedding trend, but the bottom line is that mint is showing up everywhere. Whether in bridesmaids’ dresses, floral displays, reception tablecloths, the cake, or other decorations, it seems that a light, refreshing mint green is a new staple of stylish weddings. There’s no need to go overboard with the use of the colour, but if you’re looking for light and easy style trends, this one is certainly worth remembering.
5. Weekend Weddings
Finally, there is also a broad trend toward weekend weddings. This tends to be most appropriate for destination weddings, but the idea is that it extends celebration. Often during a typical wedding the bride and groom are so busy with ceremonies (and each other) that they can barely visit with the friends and family who came to see the marriage. A weekend wedding allows you more time to relax and enjoy your friends and loved ones during this special time in your life.