One of my favorite parts of being a wedding planner is getting to stay on top of fun wedding trends. Each year brings a little something new. Some trends stick around for a while (i.e. strapless wedding gowns), while others are “out” just as quickly as they came on the scene (a la birdcage veil). 2012 saw quite a few unique trends, from chevron prints, to brooch bouquets, to mini pies and push pop cakes (yum!). So what will 2013 bring? I’ve compiled a list of a few of my thoughts:
1. Unique food. I think a lot of brides will decide to pull away from the traditional wedding-type foods. Carnival themed foods, gourmet hot dog buffets, taco stands, food trucks and s’more buffets are all delicious examples of ways for couples to treat their guests.
2. Eclectic Lighting. Lighting is one of my favorite ways to give a space that extra “wow” factor. Couples seem to be catching on to this trend more and more. Lighting can be as simple and inexpensive as colored Christmas lights that are strategically placed – or they can be an elaborate way to expand upon your wedding theme. Hanging globes, string lights, candle lights (or my personal favorite the chandelier) all work.
3. Less is More. This wedding trend may come as a relief for some. Many couples are opting for a more intimate ceremony and reception, simple floral decor and simple food choices. Simplifying your wedding is a great way to help alleviate stress and save money.
Stay tuned – I’ll be updating this blog entry shortly with a few more trend predictions! If you have any predictions – I’d love to hear them. As usual, you’re always welcome (and encouraged!) to contact me with any questions you might have.