Tuesday, April 21, 2009

2009 Spring wedding trends

Photo Credit: Conny Liegl
Anyone can claim that something is going to be a trend. People predict trends based on numerous factors, both research based and non-research based. There are sites all over the interwebs listing trends for Spring 2009 weddings and I'm going to round up what I feel are the best of the best.

Small luxurious weddings: a no-brainer here, really. We may be in a recession, but that doesn't mean people aren't still getting married! They are just doing it with less guests to trim costs since the average [American] wedding budget is down over 33% from 2007. Less guests means more intimacy and more creative license to really get the details you are lusting after without the price tag that comes attached to your 150 count guestlist.

Photo Credit: Diva by Design

Empire Waist Goddess Gowns: how gorgeous and effortlessly elegant is this gown? an empire waist dress will flatter many different figures. you can show your collarbone and shoulders and camouflage flaws underneath the full bodice. very feminine and super-appropriate for Spring!

Photo Credit: Iampeth

Black Flowers and Accessories: well, maybe not black flowers, that is a little too Goth for a Springtime wedding, but definitely black accessories! I'm thinking black table runners, black chargers, black vases or black calligraphic accents on the menu like the one above.

Photo Credit: Portobello

Vintage Fashion and Fascinators: Etsy is all the rage, especially with hip, in-the-know brides [there is so much Etsy love out there it's crazy!]. Etsy is an Ebay-like marketplace for people all over the world to buy and sell handmade goods. There are so many amazing pieces on Etsy for fashion forward [or backward? we are talking vintage here] brides-to-be. Combs, flowers, fascinators, birdcages, pillbox hats... the list goes on. Unique, one-of-a-kind items that are instant heirloom pieces are what's in for Spring.

Do you agree? What do you think the biggest trends are for weddings this season?

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Anonymous,  April 22, 2009 at 3:14 AM  

nice blog jessa, shamebears visiting...

We're actually in the process of starting a new concept page... (fashion related) and would definitely love to have your feedback

and thanks for being a shamebear ;o3

Teena in Toronto April 22, 2009 at 7:29 AM  

We got married at City Hall so I can't help you during the week that the Pope was here in July 2002. There were about 100,000 people hanging out at City Hall after we were done. I wouldn't recommend that as a trend as it was hard to take pix. Ha!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thomas Leon April 22, 2009 at 11:25 AM  

Great post! I love black and I think black roses would still be cool even in the spring time.

jess April 22, 2009 at 2:16 PM  

ok, maybe if the black flowers looked like this

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