Since establishing Angelic Weddings & Events in 2007 I have seen many trends come and go, some have captured the imagination of couples and brides alike that they continue to set the theme for many years and weddings to come.
Of course every wedding is unique and individual so here are some ideas trending at the moment to help you on your way….
Dress and outfit ideas
The Bird Cage veil is a glamorous look and is much lighter than the traditional veil. This has a wonderful vintage feel and is perfect for any shape or colour gown but in particular the short prom style.
The Strapless Dress will be a continued trend for some time! However watch out for shorter, quirkier dresses with a ‘sixties’ feel! Great for a city wedding!
Lace, satin, organza and embroidery will all be popular in 2014, with bespoke editions being added
to off the rail dresses to create one of a kind designs. Adding sleeves or straps that are detachable will be very popular providing two looks one for the ceremony and one for the evening reception.
Try having the same colour and fabric for your Bridesmaids dresses but in different styles to suit each maid. This will make them more comfortable with what they are wearing and be individual to them, after all not all your maids will be the same height, colouring and size etc.
For winter and spring we will see colours of red, mocha and sage and summer colours will be softer with platinum, champagne, pale yellows or corals tones with Nude/peach shades.
Monochrome will continue to be very popular, adding a third colour for instant impact like cerise pink or bright yellow would be great for a marquee or barn wedding where you can look to make a real statement.
Candy Buffet tables and carts will continue to be very popular and are a fun and different alternative to the traditional individual favour given to guests. Use signs to direct guests to their favourite sweets and have them reminiscing about their childhood.
Mirrors can also make a real impact, use them on tables, as a table plan mount, even as a tray to serve canapés with, reflection of the light, and candles etc will add to the atmosphere and look stunning.
A wedding is after all a celebration of the couples love and their life together so far, a display of photo albums and photo frames for guests to browse through during the drinks reception is a lovely touch.
It is becoming increasingly common for couples to steer away from table numbers and theme their wedding tables instead. A big trend is to name tables after places couples have been too on holiday or theme with a particular mutual interest. Other ideas such favourite films or musicals, using a date that represents a special time in the relationship or even using ‘I Love You’ in different languages.
The introduction of coordinated menu cards are also becoming fashionable, lovely way to let you guests know what they will be enjoying for the wedding breakfast and a lovely keepsake also for any guests wanting to take them home.
Food & Drink
Cheese Wedding Cakes tired like a traditional wedding cake are a great alternative and are making a real impact. They can also be used for the evening reception to form the cheeseboard/ evening buffet which is also a great idea for cost saving.
Signature cocktails are very popular in the US! This is a wonderful touch and a real talking point for guests. Experiment with your favourite beverages and really make a stamp on your drinks reception. You could even make sure its colour coordinated to the wedding colours.
Still need a little inspiration for your overall look of your day?
Here are some quick fire themes and ideas to get you inspired.
- Vintage Glamour: Think Chandelier Earrings, vintage tiara’s and brooches, champagne satin gown, sleek up do with a cathedral length veil.
- Retro Chic: Think Tea length dresses, pretty pastels and ‘bow’ detail on your shoes, polka dots, lace gloves and ‘afternoon tea’.
- Country Garden: Think Pastels, floral’s, jugs of handpicked garden flowers, vintage teapots and lace column/empire line gown.
- City Chic: Think Monochrome, halter neck gown, pearls and a big red London bus to transport your guests.
- Hollywood Allure: Think diamante stilettos, red lipstick, diamonds, white satin vintage gown with a fur shrug and arriving in a limousine.