Wedding trends 2013
Zankyou is always anticipating new trends. We are following the top 8 wedding trends for 2013. Some of the 2012 trends remain, but others, have surged to the forefront. Some have surprised us, like the wave of lightness and simplicity that has been taking place in ceremonies and parties, and looks like it’s here to stay.. . In case you’re still pulling your hair out about choosing the right dress, we have prepared some special information about 2013 wedding dresses. Take a peek!
1. Buffet Finger Food
Buffet’s have forever been associated with a more relaxed environment, where people can interact more and put the formality of a sit-down lunch or dinner, to one side. This type of reception has it all!
They are not necessarily less elegant, all you need to do is serve nice, elaborate food using sophisticated and good quality ingredients. Certainly give some thought to choosing this type of buffet for your wedding.
2. Different types of confetti
What do the happy couple count on for luck after their wedding? The traditional confetti thrown over the couple to bring luck as they leave the ceremony has become a bit old-fashioned. There are many more options for this special moment, that are much more original and equally fun. Bubbles, rose petals, streamers, paper hearts, helium balloons, butterflies and even white doves. The most important thing is that your guests enjoy it too!
3. Plan the wedding to the couple’s taste: Literally.
Riding on the wave of green weddings, bringing along furniture and nik-naks from the couple’s house to decorate the wedding venue, is becoming increasingly more popular. Asides from economising and avoiding waste, these objects give a more personal feel to the wedding, filled with memories and good vibes, your guests will feel at home!
4. Lot of photoshoots= lots of keepsakes and more fun
Pre and post photoshoots are becoming increasingly more popular. Zankyou believe that all happy couples should invest in both, or at least one of them. The advantage of having a photoshoot before means that the photos can be used as part of the wedding decorations. Post-wedding, you could be bold, and even go as far as a trash the dress even with an under the water photoshoot. This helps solve that problem of wanting to have an extra special momento to hold onto after the party’s ended and the guests have gone home.
6. Cut back on the best men/bridesmaids
It can seem crazy, it can even seem impossible, but in 2013, the bride and groom should try to choose two special guests each (two bridesmaids for the bride, one best man and usher for the groom). That immense line up of ushers and bridesmaids detracts attention from the wedding couple, so limiting the number of people at the front to four could be very important, but also a challenge.
7. The moon’s blessing.
Daytime weddings are the preference of photographers, and lots of couples too, but the moon brings a unique magic to a wedding and you should give careful thought to the choice of the time of the ceremony. Do you prefer the energy of the sun, or the energy of the moon to bless your wedding?
8. Flexible wedding lists
Lots of couples already live together, or have even bought a home together, so why not make a list where your guests can help towards realising your (the couple’s), dreams? A Zankyou wedding list is perfect for this. The couple can use the money how they wish or need to, whether it be a trip to Europe, helping to pay towards a future home, or even helping to cover the initial costs of the first baby.
Which of these trends are you definitely going to use for your wedding?
You can see some more of Fran Russo’s photos on his site.