Wedding Trends – 2013

1. Colour
If you’ve been to a wedding fair in the past couple of years you may have had your fill of cream, beige, latte, coffee, ivory, alabaster and the occasional soft pastel.  Some colours have always been popular for weddings, but now look out for a rainbow of colour!
Think Rainbow Bright on her wedding day – but this is not a mismatch of colours.  It’s a strong sense of primary colours and their secondary accents.  Start with a box of Crayola and you’re half way there.
Top Tips – Keep your wedding venue simple with plain white china and simple glassware to avoid it looking like a children’s birthday party.
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2. After Parties

So the reception stops at 12pm?  Aunty Mae and the extended family you never knew you had are heading home, so why stop the party now?

Small after parties with your closest friends can rave on til the wee small hours.  This is a great time for Champagne and party nibbles, kicking off your shoes after a long day and enjoying the company of your closest friends.  Maybe a burger van at the end of the night or a game of Mr & Mrs, an after party is the ideal way to enjoy your day with the people closest to you.

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3. Wedding Cake Buffets

This is a great alternative to dessert and a traditional wedding cake.  Fancy some trifle? Maybe some cheesecake or a delicate slice of Victoria sponge?  Why not have it all in on a cake buffet table?  This is a great start to the more informal part of the evening and can also be enjoyed by your evening guests.

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4. Birds

If 2012 was the year of butterfly details, then 2013 will be the year of bird details.  Everything from laser cut invitation, birds in the bouquets to birdcage cakes and birdcage decorations.

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5. Downton Abbey/20’s Inspiration

With the success of Downton Abbey and the the fashion worlds obsession with The Great Gatsby, 20’s style and sophistication will inspire brides who love the vintage feel.

Flapper dresses, crystal headbands with feathers, tulips, over-sized bouquets, t-bar shoes and dandy bow-ties will all complete this look.

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