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10 Hottest Wedding Trends for 2013


#1 – MINT

Mint will be the color of choice for brides in 2013.
The color mint was huge on the runway at the spring fashion shows this year. You’ll see this soft, soothing color on save the dates, wedding invitations, bridesmaid dresses, flowers, and wedding decor. To make the theme more than just the color, mint will also make its way into signature wedding cocktails (think mojitos), cakes and cupcakes, centerpieces, and wedding favors.

Here are some products that will make you fall in love with mint:

WEDDING INVITATIONS

VERSUS PATENT LEATHER AND MESH SLINGBACKS

LK DESIGNS ARABIAN MOON TURQUOISE ENAMEL EARRINGS

RAIN MINT STRETCH STONE BRACELET

OPI NAIL LACQUER MERMAID’S TEARS

MINT CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

#2 – BIRDS

Birds are huge in home décor and fashion right now and that trend will carry over into weddings in 2013. Maybe it is the popularity of Angry Birds or the song of the mocking jay in the Hunger Games that has brought birds back into the limelight, but they make for a beautiful, natural wedding theme.

Bird Theme Wedding Décor ideas:
■Bird’s Nests as Centerpieces
■Bird Houses as Card Boxes on the Gift Table
■Wire Birds on String Lights in Reception Tents
■Paper Bird Garlands to Hang in between pews
■Bird Seed Wedding Favors
■Feather Skirts and Embellishments on Gowns

Final word, birds will be everywhere in 2013. Here is some inspiration:

BIRD INVITATIONS

BIRD RSVP CARDS

ORNATE BIRDHOUSES FOR CARD BOXES

CERAMIC BIRD SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS FOR WEDDING FAVORS

BIRD SEED WEDDING FAVORS

BIRD GARLAND FOR DECORATING THE AISLE OR GIFT TABLE

BIRD WEDDING CUPCAKE TOPPERS

BIRD’S ON A WIRE, PERFECT FOR HOLDING ESCORT CARDS

#3 – PAPER LANTERNS
Paper Lanterns are so beautiful and yet surprisingly very inexpensive. That is why they have become a hot wedding décor item. They can make a reception tent, barn or any ceiling instantly eye-catching, especially when hung in clusters in a mix of different sizes, shapes, and colors more a more awe-inspiring look.

Paper Lanterns DIY Ideas:
■Hang ornate ribbons or plastic crystals of different lengths from the lower metal ring
■Glue on artificial flowers or paper butterflies
■Embellish with pearl or jewels brads
■Use shaped paper punches to create a unique design
■Cluster the lanterns with hanging paper flowers and pom poms

#4 – BRAIDS
Look around at the current popular movies and television shows – like Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games and Games of Thrones – and you’ll see braids everywhere.

There are a variety of ways to wear braids for both the bride and the bridesmaids, not to mention great hair accessories that will accent the style perfectly.

#5 – LASER CUT DESIGNS
Laser Cuts, which is essentially the cutout of a design, can be seen in everything from fashion to paper goods, and it will be a big trend for weddings in 2013.

Why will laser cuts be popular? Because laser cutting gives the look of lace, which is great for those planning a vintage wedding theme. It also makes more a more stunning design, for an invitation for example, because another material or color can be seen through the cutout design.

#6 – CHICKEN WIRE
Chicken wire is so inexpensive and easily can add that vintage charm to just about anything. Here are some products to help inspire you to add chicken wire to your wedding décor.

For the Guest Book Holder

For the Buffet Table

For Holding Escort Cards or Displaying Engagement Photos

For the Card Box

#7 – THE 1920′S
The release of the movie “The Great Gatsby” will bring the roaring 1920s back into fashion, especially as the vintage trend continues to be hot. The decade will be particularly seen in wedding fashion with flapper styles, just below the knee dresses, art deco patterns and stylish headpieces.

#8 – BACKGROUNDS
Backdrops have become huge. Whether it is behind the head table or for a photo booth, backdrops will continue to grow in popularity. They can be beautiful yards of lace, strips of multi colored fabric, or floral garlands hung vertically. And all of these are great DIY projects.

SOME BACKDROP IDEAS:
■a wooden trellis covered in floral vines
■twinkle lights under sheer fabric
■hanging jewel garlands
■a wallpapered canvas

SOME PLACES FOR BACKDROPS:
■head table
■gift table
■wedding cake display
■altar
■photo booth
■buffet tables
■speaker’s podium

#9 – GARLANDS
Brides are always looking for easy DIY décor, and garlands are one of the easiest. Also called buntings, garlands have become hot again, but they are being hung in different ways – not simply strung across the ceiling but hung vertically, along the front of the head table, used as backdrops or wrapped around pillars.

Some Materials for DIY Garlands:
■Photos – engagement photos, pics of the wedding party
■Vintage fabric
■Laser cut paper
■Tassels
■Beads or jewels
■Pompoms
■Paper letters
■Maps
■Fabric flowers

Elegant Paper Cut Garlands from Martha Stewart Weddings

#10 – BARK
Yes, we said bark. Maybe it is inspired by the rustic trend or the desire for a more natural wedding setting (it would go great with our wedding trend #2 Birds) but bark designs are everywhere. Here are some inspiring bark wedding finds:
Bark Wedding Invitations

Bark Tea Light Candles

Birch Bark Wedding Favor Tags

Are you enjoying this Hot Wedding Trends for 2013 series? If so, we’d LOVE to hear your feedback! What has been your favorite trend?

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