Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Year, New Trends

Oh my Snow White, do you really inspire wedding trends? Yes, according to the interwebs you do. More on that, but do you ever notice that when you are searching for ideas when planning your wedding that the ‘new trends’ for the year tend to look remarkably like the ‘new trends’ from the prior year? ‘Outdoor weddings’ ‘personalized gifts’ ‘DIY’ ‘finger foods’ ‘old Hollywood theme’ etc. etc. I mean, yeah, we can call these trends, but can we call them new?

A few things that are a little different from years past, though, are long sleeve wedding dresses and woodsy inspired weddings. Now I am a country gal at heart, and I love little creatures great and small, but I did not spend my parent’s retirement fund on the fancy dress and expensive tiny food just to dump it all out by some oak trees and underbrush. But to each her own, and the recent trend seems to be spawned by the new Snow White and Hobbit movies. so THEY say. My advice if you are going this route: bug spray. And if a stray animal or two end up in your wedding pictures, don’t say I didn’t tell you so.

Long sleeve dresses on the other hand, that is a trend I have long wished for. Kate, you couldn’t get him to propose just a year earlier? Do you realize how many 2010 brides there are that wore sleeveless and strapless gowns under fashion duress because of you? Well, at least brides of 2012 do not have to suffer. Long sleeves are huge this year, in all kinds of styles. I say this is a trend to definitely follow. Sleeves are always more flattering and add so much character and elegance to a gown.  Just be conscious of proportions. Large or tight sleeves need to compliment the volume of your dress. Always remember, you wear the dress, the dress does not wear you. No matter what the interweb says is the new trend