With wedding season approaching, it’s time to put together wedding plans and ideas during National Weddings Month this February. From going green to doing things yourself, Richmond weddings in 2012 seem to incorporate a rustic feel to your romantic and unforgettable day. Plan the wedding of your dreams and stay trendy with these tips.
Helping save the environment is always a trend, and you can help save the environment one invitation at a time. Use environmentally friendly products, like recycled paper, for your invitations. To add character to décor items for your wedding, consider repurposing old items. For example, collect wine corks for place cards, and spray paint old coffee cans to create rustic-looking vases for your centerpieces.
Here’s your something old for the wedding. The old-Hollywood style is coming to weddings this year, and it includes the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s – just avoid the puffy sleeves on your wedding gown. In addition to a vintage-style gown, brides will be hitting up thrift shops and antique stores around Richmond to gather décor items. Include old wedding photos from both sets of families on the tables during your reception. You can also incorporate an old family tradition, like the song your grandmother danced to at her wedding, into your own wedding.
With easy access to DIY tips from websites like Pinterest, creating crafts and putting together wedding décor by yourself is the hot wedding trend in 2012. Not only will this bring in personal touches, but it will help your budget. Gather a few of your willing bridesmaids, and create your own bouquets, centerpieces and decorations. Handwrite place cards and print your own invitations.
White is a classic, and it will always be around. However, many brides in 2012 are reaching for something new – pink wedding gowns. However, if you’re not comfortable wearing a pink dress, you can still add a pop of color to your gown. Add a sash to your dress, or sew a heart-shaped cutout from your favorite fabric onto the back of your dress. If you’re still looking for that something blue, have your seamstress sew your wedding date in blue on the inside and bottom of your wedding gown.
We saw these popping up in 2011, and they’re still a hit for 2012 weddings: photo booths. Keep with the DIY and create a backdrop for these fun photos, and create props to go with it. This could include funny items like mustaches, bowties, funny sayings and chalkboards for your guests to personalize messages.
Mix and Match
Not all of your centerpieces have to match. Have one item that is the same for each (this could even include using all white flowers or including white roses in each centerpiece). The containers can be of different shapes and sizes, but keep in mind that smaller centerpieces are the trend this year.
Adding bright and bold colors to your wedding is right on trend this year. This could come in the form of accents to chair covers to flowers. Don’t be afraid to mix a couple of vibrant colors.
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