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Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2013!

written by Marina January 7, 2013

Last week I shared my favorite predicted wedding trend for 2013, the theme of “Refined Rustic“, but I couldn’t leave you with just one so today, I give you my top 5! Here we go…


Of course I had to start out the top 5 with a flower trend! Peonies have been a wedding favorite for years, and this year is no exception. Full, Lush, Romantic, what’s not to love?! Ok, maybe the price… so if your looking for something a bit more affordable, go with Garden Roses! Many people won’t even be able to tell the difference!

Peony Flowers

Peony Flowers

Garden Roses

Garden Roses


2. LACE!

I personally love lace and I love that it’s making a comeback! From full lace dresses to accents on cakes and invitations, lace is versatile and fun! According to Erika of Borrowed & Bleu, “Lace details can be chic and sophisticated, or when paired with rustic or vintage elements, lace can become a bit more whimsical!”

Lace Dress - OnceWed.com

Lace Dress – OnceWed.com

Lace Cake - marthastewart.com

Lace Cake – marthastewart.com



As I mentioned in the “Refined Rustic” post, weddings are taking on a more elegant feel. Sara, from Burnett’s Boards, feels,”2013 brides will draw inspiration from old world glamour with cinematic and literary influences like The Great Gatsby, Anna Karenina,  Downtown Abbey, and A Royal Affair. I expect to see decadent fabrics, corsets, ornate lace details, metallics, costume jewelry, and more formal receptions.”

Great Gatsby 20s Inspired Wedding - heavenlybloomsblog.com

Great Gatsby 20s Inspired Wedding – heavenlybloomsblog.com



We have already started seeing prints and patterns, think chevron strips and gingham, but I think this trend will continue to grow in popularity. From fun florals to bold graphics, prints can add a great element of fun and whimsy as well as tie together a theme and/or color pattern!

Chevron Print Invites

Chevron Print Invites

Floral Print Cake - cakepower.com

Floral Print Cake – cakepower.com


5. DIY!

You may be thinking, wasn’t DIY was a trend for 2012, or how do elegance and DIY go together?! Well, DIY is still going to be a trend for 2013, but with a twist. Less is more for the weddings of 2013, so we aren’t talking about loads and loads of DIY details, but just enough to put your own touch on your wedding, whether it be your wedding flowers, or even your dress… Khris, of DIY Bride, says, “I predict couples will choose projects that are more advanced skill-wise and require bigger budget and/or time commitments than they have in recent years. Much of DIY for the last few seasons has been focused on quick and inexpensive but we’re really seeing a swing towards more challenging and sophisticated projects. On the top of the list, I think we’ll see a lot of DIY attire: handmade bridal gowns and accessories, custom ties and pocket squares for the groomsmen, revamped and upcycled clothing.”  

DIY Wedding Flowers - FiftyFlowers.com

DIY Wedding Flowers – FiftyFlowers.com

So, what do you think of my top 5 wedding trends? There are sure to be lots of trends, but it really comes down to what represents you as a couple, right?! So have fun and do what works for you! 🙂


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