Have you been spending your summer attending weddings and getting inspiration for your own big day? Summer remains the most popular time of the year to get hitched so it’s not unusual – particularly if you’re in your early thirties – to find your calendar filled with wedding dates over the summer period. If your own wedding isn’t until next year, attending all those weddings is a useful way to pick up some tips and get a feel for what’s big on the wedding circuit at the moment. Of course, weddings are hugely personal things and everyone has their own unique style, but seeing the themes and ideas your friends have integrated into their celebrations is useful for your research.
The web and all the big bridal magazines are also obvious places to pick up news on the latest wedding trends and you might like to think about visiting a wedding show, a great way to see what’s new in the world of weddings and get expert advice on everything from bridal fashion to food. There are shows and fairs of all sizes that take place across the UK throughout the year – take a look online to see what’s happening where you live. A highlight event is the National Wedding Show where you can buy, try, and book everything for your special day and browse the stalls of over 300 wedding specialists. Even if you don’t commit to anything on the day, attending a show like this is a great way to gather ideas and find out about the hottest trends. Then, create a mood board on Pinterest to keep all those ideas in one place so you have an easy-to-access, visual reference when it comes to finalising the look and feel of your big day.
One trend that looks set to remain popular is the vintage theme – it seems we just won’t tire of weddings with a nostalgic nod to a bygone era and love the pretty, romantic ambience that a vintage wedding creates. As this style has become more popular couples have been coming up with ever more imaginative ways to add their own unusual touches, from sourcing original antique pieces such as vintage crockery and furniture to customising original 1920s dresses for a real sense of authenticity. We have several ranges that tap into the vintage theme and make a lovely addition to your vintage-themed wedding, including the Just My Type collection, a simple but sophisticated range that combines utilitarian-style brown paper with retro-style lettering. The range looks great mixed in with vintage-style florals, delicate china crockery and jam-jar flower arrangements. It also includes cute little extras that make your theme really stand out, such as candy-stripe paper straws (add to jam-jar glasses of retro-style cocktails or traditional old-fashioned lemonade), pretty bunting and old-school paper sweetie bags, perfect for filling with traditional sweets as a parting gift for your guests.
If you’re a bit more of an alternative, contemporary couple and are worried you won’t find anything to cater to your pared-back, unfussy style, don’t worry. There are lots of ‘boutique’, specialist suppliers that can help you create your perfect wedding if you’re not the ‘typical’ bride and groom. Start by browsing Rocknrollbride.com (the name says it all!), a website that caters to brides with ‘killer style, crazy love’. This site shows it is possible to do your wedding your way, no matter how distinct your personal look is. Check out sites like J Crew, Browns Bride and Stone Fox Bride for dresses that are a world away from fussy, ‘meringue’ creations. Even if they’re beyond your budget, you can use these sites to get ideas and then look into finding a local dressmaker who can run up something similar for you.
The clean, unfussy look is set be popular in 2015, so if this is a style you love you’ll be bang on trend. We have two ranges – Chick Boutique and Contemporary Heart – that echo this theme and look chic against a simple backdrop of unfussy colours and decorations. Both collections have a distinct look but with their classic design and chic colour palette they help to provide a sophisticated, cohesive look to your room décor. Add some unexpected details – a laser-cut, heart-shaped glass place card, for example, or a scattering of silver and white heart confetti – to ensure your décor is chic rather than boring.
There’s a wealth of inspiration out there, whichever hot trend or personal touch you want to include in your special day. So have fun browsing the net and be sure to take notes as you do the wedding circuit this season!
To take a look at all our wedding ranges, visit www.neviti.com