Another ball has dropped and 2012 is upon us; Happy New Year! However the ball in Times Square wasn't the only bling to be seen this past week. With the holidays comes a whirlwind of wedding proposals. Research indicates that over 1/3 of all engagements in the U.S. happen between Thanksgiving & New Year's Eve. All of those engagements bring new trends and ideas for 2012 weddings. This wedding season it's all about natural decor, illusion necklines and having fun.
Tree bark, natural colors and leaves. It might seem like we are talking about a nature painting but in fact, wedding centerpieces are the topic here. Many brides are using potted plants (which can double as take home favors) as centerpiece mainstays. Greens and leaves are also very popular, especially given their very reasonable price and durability. Finally don't forget to mismatch. Centerpieces that don't all look the same are hot, hot, hot. So, don't forget to use different flower types, colors or even elevation levels to make your centerpieces stand out.
It may have started with the royal wedding but the illusion neckline has now made it's way to the trend meter. 2012 wedding dresses are all about personal style and wearing what you, as a bride, look good in and are comfortable with. The illusion neckline can make what was a strapless dress or open back, a bit easier to wear for the common bride. After all, confidence is the most important accessory for any woman. When you feel good in what you are wearing, it shines through.
The proof is on YouTube and it can be seen on invitations and in reception themes; brides and grooms want to have fun at their wedding! Forget the stuffy events of the past; brides want to dance down the aisle to R&B favorites, grooms want to dawn sneakers and bust a move into their reception, forget the formal menu and bring in food trucks with burgers and fries. It's all about being fun, unforgettable and fancy free. After all this is your big day and it should be your style. Make it fun, make it creative and most important make it your own!