I’m going to be completely honest and admit that I was super excited, honored, and intimidated when Magbooth reached out to me about writing a guest blog post. Not only are they one of the most sought after wedding vendors in Louisville, but each member of their team has a kind and unique personality that makes their company and blog a great place to gain some exciting and honest feedback — speaking as a fan of both!
Trends are something we are constantly considering in the wedding world and there are a few I’ve been noticing a lot lately, especially since I’m planning my own wedding.
Wedding Trends for 2014:
Who doesn’t love a super swanky linen or a cake that has amazing detail? Texture is bigger than ever from tablescapes, dresses, paper goods, and even cuisine. It’s fun to mix and match textures – unlike colors they don’t have to blend. Incorporating texture is an easy way to add drama to your event without adding much to the budget. Dresses with texture tend to be very figure flattering- a must in my world!
Second: The Color Story.
I’m thrilled to say that color is making a comeback in a big way and not just one specific color. I’m seeing lots of color combinations that provide for more depth of design, not just shades of one color or a single accent color, but rather a color story. Of course it’s not for everyone, but having multiple accent colors creates a more unique look from your linens, florals, and even to your bridal party. It is not uncommon now to see bridesmaids wearing different styles of dresses – we’ve all got different body shapes anyway! By considering a color story instead of one primary accent color, your bridesmaids could wear different yet complementary colors, which is visually interesting for your guests. Plus your girls will be thankful as each of us look better in certain colors or shades!
To piggy-back off my last statement, “Considering Others” is my final “trend.” Although it is rather broad, I’m seeing it more and more that we, as brides, are not trying to outshine one another. With so many options (Pinterest, Lover.ly, The Knot, etc.) for unique ideas to personalize your wedding, we are seeing less competition amongst brides. Brides and grooms are more interested in creating a memorable mark that reflects their relationship rather than trying to do exactly what they have seen before only “BETTER.” The emphasis is on the guest experience whereas in years past it was more about the bride only.
Ultimately, there are many trends available for implementation within your wedding. However, more important than any trend is the bride and groom’s ability to not only implement the trend, but also truly make it their own to ensure that their special day is just as unique as they are.
Best wishes to all my fellow brides out there!