Looks like the new trend is not to be traditional. These days, brides are marching to the beat of their own drummer and throwing the traditional wedding rules out the window. There are so many trends today that break from the norm. Brides are realizing that they can in fact express their individuality on their big day in lots of ways. Below are the top five trends sweeping the wedding scene!
Colored wedding gowns: Choosing an ivory or white dress only is a thing of the past. Designers have taken notice of the need and demand for colored wedding gowns, and now they are everywhere. Vera Wang started this trend by adding splashes of black to her gowns. Now, most designers have colored wedding dresses from which to choose. Popular colors include all black, red, light blues, pinks, greens, charcoal and nude. If you like a little color but don’t want to go over the top, think about choosing a pale pink or nude gown. They are stunning and really stand out.
Mix and match bridesmaids’ dresses: Even the bridal party ensembles have no rules. Brides are choosing to mix colors and designs in order to keep each bridesmaid happy. Cookie cutter bridesmaids’ dresses are not the only option. A huge trend is to have the gals wear the same color, but let them choose the style that they are most comfortable wearing. Makes for a unique look on the big day.
Colored accessories: Want to add some color to your look but still keep the white dress? No problem! Try adding splashes of color with your jewelry. Colored stones are very eye-catching and can make your bridal dress pop. Also, brides are loving colored veils, especially bird cage veils. Black is a popular color, as are red, pink, and blue. Brightly colored wedding shoes have really taken off. Jewel tones such as royal blue can work beautifully!
Away with the heels: Who says a bride has to wear high heels? Many ladies are not comfortable in them and are opting for unique options such as flats, sandals, and one very big trend is a cowboy boot! Same goes for the bridesmaids. Get creative and have fun!
Flowerless bouquets: DIY brides have come up with some great alternative bouquet ideas. For example, use seashells to form an awesome bouquet. Use old brooches and other jewelry for a bouquet that really shines. Finally, the newest trend is to use new or vintage buttons—this is great for the modern bride.