10 Hottest Wedding Trends for 2013

TODAY’S POST IS BY GUEST BLOGGER, GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS

We hope you enjoyed our picks for the 10 Hottest Wedding Trends for 2013, profiled here at 3D-Memoirs over the last 2 months. In case you have forgotten some of them we decided to give you a quick wrap-up below. And remember, all of these picks have an associated Pinterest board giving you even more ideas!
(Missed any part of this series? No problem! Catch-up by simply clicking the trend title to view the original post AND clicking the Pinterest Board to check out all the amazing pins we found for the trend!)
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#1 – MINT WILL BE THE WEDDING COLOR TREND

Mint will be the color of choice for brides in 2013.


#2 – BIRDS WILL BE A HOT WEDDING TREND

Birds are everywhere in home decor right now and this will carry over into wedding decor.


#3 – PAPER LANTERNS WILL BE A HOT TREND

Paper Lanterns are inexpensive wedding decor and easy to embellish!


#4 – BRAIDS WILL BE A HOT WEDDING HAIR TREND

Braids are in every hot summer movies so they will be big for wedding hair styles in 2013.


#5 – LASER CUT DESIGNS WILL BE A HOT TREND

Eye-catching cut out designs will be seen on everything from invitations to dresses.



#6 – CHICKEN WIRE WLL BE A BIG RUSTIC WEDDING TREND

Move over burlap, this inexpensive farming material will be the hot rustic wedding decor item.

#7 – THE 1920’S WILL BE A WEDDING TREND IN 2013

The release of the Great Gatsby movie will bring this glitzy decade back into fashion, especially for weddings.

#8 – BACKDROPS WILL BE A HOT DECOR TREND

Whether it is for the photo booth, the dessert table or behind the head table, the possibilities for backdrops are endless!

 


#9 – GARLANDS WILL BE HOT IN 2013

Garlands, buntings and pennants will all be a strong trend in 2013, because they are easy to DIY.

#10 – BARK WILL BE HOT FOR RUSTIC WEDDING DECOR IN 2013

Great for rustic or nature theme weddings, bark has made a resurgence for wedding decor.

Hope you enjoyed this post and my wrap up of the Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2013. Get more great ideas in my ebooks available at my Etsy shop….until next time, Gail. 

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Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: #10 Bark

Today’s Guest Blog is by Gail Oliver, author of 663 Must-Have Wedding Ideas

 

Yes, we said bark. Maybe it is inspired by the rustic trend or the desire for a more natural wedding setting (it would go great with our wedding trend #2 Birds) but bark designs are everywhere. Here are some inspiring bark wedding finds:

 

Birch Bark inspired Wedding Band

 

Bark Wedding Invitations

 

Birch Bark Wedding Favor Tags

 

Bark Ice Bucket (use on Gift Table as a Card Holder)

Bark Wedding Cake Toppers

 

Bark Vase Fillers for Centerpieces

 

Bark Tie for the Groomsmen

 

Bark Tea Light Candles

 

Chocolate Bark for Wedding Favors

I hope you enjoyed my post today. Please get more great wedding ideas in my ebooks, available at my Etsy shop, OliverINK…until next time, Gail. 

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Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: #9 Garlands

BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS

Brides are always looking for easy DIY décor, and garlands are one of the easiest. Also called buntings, garlands have become hot again, but they are being hung in different ways – not simply strung across the ceiling but hung vertically, along the front of the head table, used as backdrops or wrapped around pillars.

Some Materials for DIY Garlands:

  • Photos – engagement photos, pics of the wedding party
  • Vintage fabric
  • Laser cut paper
  • Tassels
  • Beads or jewels
  • Pompoms
  • Paper letters
  • Maps
  • Fabric flowers
Enjoy some of these great ideas for garlands:

Elegant Paper Cut Garlands from Martha Stewart Weddings

 

White Lace Bunting from Not on the High Street

 

Paper Roses Garland from Lille Syster on Etsy

 

Variety of DIY Garlands from a Beautiful Mess

 

 “Just Married” Wooden Letter Garland from Not on the High Street

 

Paper Garland from MaraMay on Etsy

 

Burlap and Lace Garland from Ri&Pi on Etsy

I hope you enjoyed my post today. Please get more great wedding ideas in my ebooks, available at my Etsy shop, OliverINK…until next time, Gail. 

SHARE WITH OTHERS: Please PIN away, as well as Facebook Share, Tweet, Stumple and Email! We always appreciate new readers!

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Hot Wedding Trends for 2013: #8 Backdrops

BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS 

 

Backdrops have become huge. Whether it is behind the head table or for a photo booth, backdrops will continue to grow in popularity. They can be beautiful yards of lace, strips of multi colored fabric, or floral garlands hung vertically.  And all of these are great DIY projects.

SOME BACKDROP IDEAS:

  • a wooden trellis covered in floral vines
  • twinkle lights under sheer fabric
  • hanging jewel garlands
  • a wallpapered canvas

SOME PLACES FOR BACKDROPS:

  • head table
  • gift table
  • wedding cake display
  • altar
  • photo booth
  • buffet tables
  • speaker’s podium

 

BACKDROP IDEA: A twig altar with old hanging windows

 

BACKDROP IDEA: Hanging Easter lilies

 

BACKDROP IDEA: Hanging strips of fabric & jeweled beads

 

BACKDROP IDEA: Chalkboard

 

BACKDROP IDEA: Strings of ombre clothes pins

 

BACKDROP IDEA: Subway signs

 

BACKDROP IDEA: Sheer curtains on a line

 

BACKDROP IDEA: Paper flowers 
BACKDROP IDEA: Pinwheels

Hope you enjoyed today’s post. Please see more of my wedding ideas in my ebooks at my Etsy shop…until next time, Gail. 

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Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: #7 The 1920’s

BY GUEST BLOGGER, GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 101 RUSTIC WEDDING IDEAS

The release of the movie “The Great Gatsby” will bring the roaring 1920s back into fashion, especially as the vintage trend continues to be hot. The decade will be particularly seen in wedding fashion with flapper styles, just below the knee dresses, art deco patterns and stylish headpieces.

 

Eden by Jenny Packham

 

Muse by Jenny Packham

 

Aiguille Gown by BHLDN

 

Pointillist Gown by BHLDN

 

The Vintage Wedding Company

 

Monique Lhuillier Art Deco Gown

 

Claire by Shop Ruche

 

The Caroline by Johanna Johnson

 

Pierson Rose Print Silk Dress by Ralph Lauren

 

Afton Silk Georgette Dress by Ralph Lauren

 

Flapper Style Hat by Ralph Lauren

 

Lace Headwrap by Ralph Lauren

 

Headband by Johanna Johnson

 

Quixotic Cap by BHLDN

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. For more of my ideas please see my ebooks in my Etsy shop…until next time, Gail. 

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Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: #6 ChickenWire

BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 101 RUSTIC WEDDING IDEAS

 

As the Rustic Wedding Trend continues, burlap may just find some tough competition from another material  – chicken wire – as a sought after wedding detail.


Chicken wire is so inexpensive and easily can add that vintage charm to just about anything. Here are some products to help inspire you to add chicken wire to your wedding décor.

 

For the Buffet Table

 

For Holding Escort Cards or Displaying Engagement Photos

 

For Aisle Lighting

 

For Mason Jars

 

Wrap around Trees and Pillars

 

For the Wedding Cake

 

For the Guest Book Holder

 

For the Wedding Card Box

 

For Rustic Wedding Table Décor

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Please see more of my ideas in my ebooks, available at my Etsy shop…until next time, Gail. 

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Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: #5 Laser Cuts

WRITTEN BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS 

 

Laser Cuts, which is essentially the cutout of a design, can be seen in everything from fashion to paper goods, and it will be a big trend for weddings in 2013.

Why will laser cuts be popular? Because laser cutting gives the look of lace, which is great for those planning a vintage wedding theme. It also makes more a more stunning design, for an invitation for example, because another material or color can be seen through the cutout design.

 

Butterfly Laser Cut Wedding Invitation from Etsy

 

Laser Cut Save the Dates from Etsy

 

Laser Cut Cupcake Wrappers from Accent the Party

 

Laser Cut Favor Boxes from Etsy

 

Laser Cut Place Cards from Not on the High Street

 

Laser Cut Table Confetti from BHLDN

 

Laser Cut Wedding Gown from Claire Pettibone

 

Laser Cut Bridesmaid Dress

 

Laser Cut Tea Light Holders from Not on the High Street

 

Laser Cut Butterflies from Not on the High Street

Laser Cut Buntings from Not on the High Street

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Please see more of my ideas in my ebooks at my Etsy shop. 

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Hot Wedding Trends for 2013: #4 Braids

WRITTEN BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS  

 

What will be the hottest wedding hairstyle in 2013? Braids of course.

Look around at the current popular movies and television shows – like Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games and Games of Thrones – and you’ll see braids everywhere.

There are a variety of ways to wear braids for both the bride and the bridesmaids, not to mention great hair accessories that will accent the style perfectly.

 

Braided Hairstyle from Snow White and the Huntsman

 

Braided Hairstyle fromThe Hunger Games

 

Braided Hairstyle from Game of Thrones

 

Braid with Vine Halo

 

Beautiful Wrap Around Braid

 

Braid as a Headband

 

Fish Tail Braid

 

Braids Leading into a Chignon

 

Everbright Circlet from BHLDN

 

Melting Riverbanks Comb from BHLDN

 

Alfresco Headband from BHLDN

 

Ivory Flower Clip with Pearls from Etsy

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. For more of my wedding ideas, please see my ebooks, available at my Etsy shop. 

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Hot Wedding Trends for 2013:Paper Lanterns

WRITTEN BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS

Paper Lanterns are so beautiful and yet surprisingly very inexpensive. That is why they have become a hot wedding décor item. They can make a reception tent, barn or any ceiling instantly eye-catching, especially when hung in clusters in a mix of different sizes, shapes, and colors more a more awe-inspiring look.

Paper Lanterns DIY Ideas:

  • Hang ornate ribbons or plastic crystals of different lengths from the lower metal ring
  • Glue on artificial flowers or paper butterflies
  • Embellish with pearl or jewels brads
  • Use shaped paper punches to create a unique design
  • Cluster the lanterns with hanging paper flowers and pom poms

Some Beautiful Paper Lanterns for Your Wedding (leave as is or embellish as you like!)

Vintage Calligraphy Paper Lanterns from Save on Crafts

 

Bird of Paradise Maru from World Market

 

White Pizelle Paper Lantern from Luna Bazaar

 

Mango Orange Block Printed Square Lantern from Luna Bazaar

 

Fuchsia Kawaii Paper Lantern from Paper Lantern Store

 

Port Red Paper Lantern from Luna Bazaar

 

Vintage Floral Lanterns from Wrapables

 

Chocolate Brown Eyelet Paper Lantern from Luna Bazaar

 

Blue and Gold Floral from Luna Bazaar

 

Oval Paper Lanterns from Pottery Barn Teen

 

Bamboo Paper Lanterns from Wrapables

 

Embellish With: Crystal Garlands (hang from the bottom)

 

Embellish With: White Butterflies

 

Embellish With: Wire Orange Leaves (wrap around the outside)

 

Embellish With: Red Sola Flowers

 

Embellish With: Jeweled Brads

 

Embellish With: Silk Ribbon (hang from the bottom)

 

Paper Lanterns with Butterflies

 

Paper Lanterns with Ribbon Embellishments

 

Beautiful Reception Décor with Lanterns

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Please see more of my wedding ideas in my ebooks, available at my Etsy shop. 

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10 HOT WEDDING TRENDS FOR 2013: #2 BIRDS

WRITTEN BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS  

Birds are huge in home décor and fashion right now and that trend will carry over into weddings in 2013. Maybe it is the popularity of Angry Birds or the song of the mocking jay in the Hunger Games that has brought birds back into the limelight, but they make for a beautiful, natural wedding theme.
Bird Theme Wedding Décor ideas:
  • Bird’s Nests as Centerpieces
  • Bird Houses as Card Boxes on the Gift Table
  • Wire Birds on String Lights in Reception Tents
  • Paper Bird Garlands to Hang in between pews
  • Bird Seed Wedding Favors
  • Feather Skirts and Embellishments on Gowns

Final word, birds will be everywhere in 2013. Here is some inspiration:

BIRD INVITATIONS (FEATURED ON WEDDING PAPER DIVAS)

BIRD NEST CENTERPIECE FOR GUEST TABLES

BIRD STRING LIGHTS PERFECT FOR THE RECEPTION TENT

CERAMIC BIRD SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS FOR WEDDING FAVORS

BIRD WEDDING CAKE STANDS

BIRD GARLAND FOR DECORATING THE AISLE OR GIFT TABLE

BIRD WEDDING CUPCAKE TOPPERS

BIRD’S ON A WIRE, PERFECT FOR HOLDING ESCORT CARDS

BIRD RSVP CARDS

BIRD WEDDING INVITATION

BIRD SEED WEDDING FAVORS

BIRD NEST GARDEN STAKES FOR THE AISLE AT AN OUTDOOR WEDDING

ORNATE BIRDHOUSES FOR CARD BOXES (IF THE ROOF CAN OPEN)

BIRD FASCINATOR HEADBANDS FOR THE BRIDESMAIDS

FEATHER WEDDING DRESSES

     

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Please see more of my ideas in my ebooks, available at my Etsy shop…until next time, Gail. 

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