The top trends for 2013 weddings offer a blend of whimsical fun and romantic glamour. The good news this year is that almost anything goes; so let your personality shine through in your wedding theme.
Gatsby is still Great
Give your wedding some vintage glitz by going with a Roaring ‘20s themed wedding. Long, draping wedding gowns in sheer gauze with sequined details are all the rage. Bridesmaids donning knee-length flapper dresses with fringe will add something special to the setting. When it comes to shoes, low heels with straps, adorned with over the top sequins, jewels, or feathers are sure to get the party started on the dance floor when the jazz ensemble comes to life.
Boho chic is all the rage this year. Brides can play up this look by wearing long, flowing gowns in a strapless style and gauzy fabrics. Rather than a traditional veil, go the way of the flower children with a floral wreath or hippie-chick headband. Shoes for Bohemian weddings can be a chunky platform taking its cues from nature with jute weaving or floral embellishments, or a glitzy version of classic flower child sandals if you prefer a flat shoe.
Fly Away with Me
Love birds. Doves. Soaring above it all. Our fine feathered friends have long been associated with love, and this year they are one of the hottest themes around for weddings. If you are planning to incorporate birds into your wedding theme, your bridal gown can be quite simple to very extravagant. If you go with a simpler with gown, choose filmy gauze and lace, and incorporate detailing like feathers or feather adorned shoes, hair adornments, and jewelry. Likewise, a bracelet or delicate necklace with a small bird or feather pendant looks stunning. If you want a more elaborate dress, there are styles with beading in the shape of peacock feathers that are subtle, yet dramatic.
Shabby Chic Romantic
This romantic theme is all hearts, flowers, and cherubs. It’s a perfectly romantic theme for the most romantic day of your life. To play up this theme, go for a wedding dress that is embellished with lace, ruffles, or elaborate beading. Girly is the way to go. If pure white isn’t your color, an antique looking cream or blush makes a statement. For shoes, choose satin or delicately embellished peep-toes go nicely with the theme.
Fun and Funky
If fun and funky are what you’re going for; say, if your reception will feature swings and a photo booth, you have a lot of leeway when it comes to wedding gowns and shoes that match your theme. If your style and life are anything but traditional, you might want a gown and shoes to match. Shorter wedding dresses or those that are short in the front and long in the back are a great choice. For shoes, choose heels with a slight platform, or a bright and unexpected pop of color.