Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2013 Wedding Trends

Every year the experts come out with their list of 'trends' for the coming year...and this year is no exception.  As we head into the 2013 wedding season, be prepared for some fun and bold changes to the way weddings have been in the past!  This year there will be lots and lots of color, pattern, glitz and glamour...and a whole lot more.

First off...Color...
There are two colors that will be huge this year.  Emerald and Mint.  Pantone announced that Emerald IS the 'Color of the Year' for 2013...but both, in my opinion are fabulous.  Both are versatile...and both are, well, shall we say, 'Hot for 2013'.  Love saturation of color...then go with Emerald!

Not wanting to make quite as much of a statement...then go with Mint.  A more subtle, softer shade that will still wow...

Remember these colors are not just for dresses...oh no!  They can be used throughout your wedding color pallet.  Invitations, cake, linens, decor items...you name it.  The creative mind can find numerous uses of these colors throughout the day.

And before we move off of colors all together...Pantone says that 'Greyed Jade' is another HOT color to watch for.  It's soft enough to be a neutral yet beautiful enough to make a statement.  What do you think?

Oh my goodness...Pattern...Pattern...and more Pattern...
This year's weddings are going to be using lots and lots of patterns.  Whether it is in the design on your cake, your dinner plates, or table linens, pattern will be everywhere.  And I love it.

Now, you don't have to go all 'frilly' and 'fru fru' with your patterns either.  If you're a more contemporary bride, go with patterns that speak directly to you!  But definitely go with pattern!

'Put a Bird On It'...of course!
Birds are huge this year...huge!  Everywhere you look in wedding trends you will see birds, so why not include a couple of your own 'love birds' into your decor and design...?

Bling...Lots and lots of BLING...
Nothing says romance like a beautiful chandelier...and they are all the rage for 2013. And the more the merrier.  Don't be frugal when using these beauties either...make a statement.   Be prepared too...GLITZ is back.  Look for all decor to go 'over the top' with glamour, glitz and all out bling!

Vintage is back!
Brides just can't get enough of the vintage look so this year everything 'vintage' is taking center stage.  Look for decor and dresses borrowing themes from the 20's, 30's and 40's.  Oh the fun you can have!




Camping...or as it's know nowadays...'Glamping'...
Yep...camping, you heard me right.  Thanks to Matthew McConaughey's uber stylist star-studded bash, this trend has taken off!  2013 couples are wanting that camping-feel with upscale accoutrements as long as there's a safari tent...or maybe an Airstream trailer!

(Photo Courtesy of Jagger Photography)

Lounging Areas...
These beauties remain BIG for 2013.  Couples are still wanting to offer guests a comfy space 'out of the fray' to relax, chat with friends or just hang out.  'The skies the limit' when it comes to the imaginative things you can do with these areas.  Whether your style is modern, vintage, rustic or contemporary, give it a go...your guests will Thank You!

For two years running, Peonies have been the favorite flower of brides across the country.  And they again capture that honor this year.  Remember peonies are only available for a short couple of months so if you are desperate for these beauties, and they are out of season, try 'garden' or 'cabbage' roses.  They give you that same delicate feel and are usually always available any time of the year.

Fabulous Cakes...
Cakes are taking on a bolder look for 2013.  Look for designs to either mimic the lace on a brides wedding dress, or make a huge leap to all out statement with appliqued designs that 'WOW' your guests.  

And finally...Mini-Food...
Caterers are reporting that couples are going for 'mini' offerings for their guests during the Cocktail Hour and for Dessert.  They are also incorporating 'ethnic' offerings as well highlighting the countries of their ancestors.  Plated meals are all the rage this year...but do look to offer some fun 'finger' foods to your guests...you'll be all the rage!

So there you have it...the newest wedding trends for 2013.  Any of them 'suit your fancy?'.  I have to admit I do love the idea of 'glamping' and will have to check into that over the next few months.  Nothing better than camping, glam-style!

Give me your thoughts...and go out there and make your wedding your own!

Until Next Time....

(Photo courtesy of 'Stellasweet Photography')


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