As a new year approaches so do new wedding trends! If these trends are anything to go by, 2012 is going to be a great year for weddings!
It is the year of something old! Whether it is Victorian or Old Hollywood, look for more and more vintage touches on weddings from the venue to the dress. Unique spaces that take you back in time will be very popular this year, think old banks, new deal buildings, etc. Think of depression glass or vintage floral china patterns and of course lace to incorporate into table settings.
Vintage isn’t all about the look of the wedding though, it’s about family as well. Whether it’s a display of old wedding photos from the bride and groom’s parents and grandparents or a family tradition that is incorporated into the ceremony or the reception, family will be making a big statement in 2012.
Look for an abundance of DIY weddings and brides this year. Whether it is making their own invitations, centerpieces, table numbers or favors, brides are becoming more budget conscious and more crafty. Need some DY inspiration? Check out sites like pinterest for some help and ideas!
Look for a focus on desserts this year, other than just the traditional wedding cake and groom’s cake, couples are branching out into their favorite desserts, be it cookies, pies, cupcakes, or whoopie pies. Remember this Hall of Springs wedding that created their favorite pastry shop at their wedding?
Incorporating beloved pets into the wedding will be big this year with many couples having their dog act as their ring bearer or flower girl!
Natural and Local
There will be a push this year to use accents from nature in the forms of birch for centerpieces, recycled paper, etc. With a focus on locally sourced products, nature and moving towards the green movement is starting to catch on in the wedding industry. One of the best ways to do this is through your menu- check out farm to fork menus that focus on local and sustainable!
Weddings in 2012 will focus on romance, simple and elegant affairs that will stand the test of time.