2013 is a New Year for Wedding Trends. If you’ve rung in the New Year with sparkle on your finger, you have already begun to plan your DAY. You may be wondering what’s the chic look in flowers this year or what is the “it” color? Are cupcakes still a craze? We’ve done our research and scoured through many articles for the “what’s in” versus “what’s out” trends and what is still going strong. We’ve got the inside scoop on the TOP wedding trends to follow before you hit the altar. Enjoy and let us know which wedding trend is your favorite.

1-Mint is The Top Colour of 2013! Mint was the hottest trend during the spring & summer seasons in 2012 and it seems to continue during the year 2013. Besides looking fresh and chic, this color has a retro feel. It can be mixed with many other colors for a beautiful wedding palette and can be incorporated into your décor, flowers, invitations, wedding favors & cake, shoes, jewelry, transportation, bridesmaid dresses and even your wedding gown. Below are some of our favorite picks. Keep in mind, if you choose to go with a mint theme as your focal point in color, be careful not to go “mint crazy” and have it everywhere as you will go from sophistication and elegance to looking like a candy store!

2- Neutral is the new classic – The new classic is modern and sophisticated. If mint is not your thing, a palette that pairs with the new formal wedding is neutral, neutral, and more neutral. Grey and taupe with pops of black and layers of blush are big!

3-Flower of the Year – Soft, lush, romantic, the peony is the most-requested wedding flower for two years running now, according to Sayles Livingston of Sayles Livingston Design in Newport, Rhode Island. But with the bloom available for only two months out of the year, brides need a backup. Sayles recommends the garden rose, which has the same delicate petal feeling but is much more readily available.

4-Somewhere over the rainbow… One of the most unique 2013 wedding trends is the rainbow wedding elements. Regardless of whether you choose the bold or subdued hues, you can have your bridal party wear the outfits in the colors of the rainbow. While this can seem very overpowering to some brides, when incorporated with white color and used properly, it will add great atmosphere and contribute to unique photography ideas at your wedding.

5-Centerpieces – Low and lush floral arrangements – Your center pieces will be a big hit if they’re kept low, lush and floral. If they’re too large, they’ll act as a barrier for conversation between guests.

-Non-white Wedding Dress – Another latest 2013 wedding trend inspired by runways is brides opting for non-white wedding dresses. If you are a bride who wants to differentiate your wedding and make it personal to your own fashion style, this trend is for you! Depending on your style and preference you can have a dress fully completed in your chosen color, or if you must have mostly white dress, go for little colorful elements on white gown like small designs, flowers, strips, lace, etc… 

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-Enchanted Wedding Theme – We are all being inspired by the wave of romantic & whimsical fairytale stories that have hit the big screen. What we are seeing in Weddings is beautiful outdoor romantic settings. The décor is green and lush with beautiful natural textures and elements that are carried out throughout your centerpieces, bouquet, table setting and right through to your invitations. It’s so fresh, but romantic in a very new way.

-Special Lounges – Another great idea from our selection of 2013 wedding trends is having special lounge areas for guests where they can relax and socialize away from the dance floor or during breaks. If you have a lot of kids attending the event and want to keep their parents more relaxed throughout the evening, you could set up a kids lounge with a babysitter as well. 

9- Unique Backdrops and Backgrounds – 2013 wedding trends receive a lot of attention in the form of unique wedding backdrops and backgrounds for main tables, dessert tables, ceremonies, photo stations, etc. Using your imagination you can create a unique backdrop or background just about from anything!

0-Who Doesn’t Love Donuts? – Move over cupcakes, donuts are the new favorite! Although cupcakes are still popular, the newest sweet trend at weddings is the donut. This is the perfect sweet treat to impress and delight your guests.

And… a final piece of advice from us to you, is to make your wedding day your own by personalizing your wedding to your individual style and make it truly YOU! Don’t settle for common & and traditional wedding ideas just because everyone else is doing it or just because it is the trend. In the end it is YOUR wedding day and it should reflect your style, your ideas, and only your persona. 

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