Wedding Watch Alert

-by Erica

It's stunning how fast trends can change in the wedding industry and in fashion overall. Thank goodness we're patched in to wedding experts who keep us informed and on our toes. One of those experts is Vicky Johnson, the owner of Holy Matrimony. She tells us to be on the lookout for all-out glamour this wedding season.

"Hollywood Glam is currently very hot. Clean lines in the construction of gown and fine fabrics. Heavy embellishments focused on one area of the gown leaving the remainder of the gown simple but classic. Gowns will be less fussy with fewer complicated folds and rouching", says Johnson.

She also says that while brides-to-be are following the trends, they're not following a lot of rules. A lot of the finer details that might have seemed like requirements in the past are being scaled back or dropped altogether. But she says there's nothing wrong with that. "Today's weddings are different and exemplify more of the couple's personality," Johnson says. One of the examples she cites: wedding favors, which are taking on a more personal tone and getting more in line with the theme of the entire wedding day. Johnson says she's seeing green or environmentally-friendly favors as well as charitable donations in the guest's honor.

Brides-of-color are known to add cultural touches to their weddings. But that idea is going through some changes as well. "Cultural is taking a turn to family-specific", Johnson says. "We are seeing more and more couples share things done in their own families with their larger group of friends and co workers. "

Stay tuned for more in our Wedding Watch series. Have you spotted any new wedding trends or just something new that tickles your fancy? If so, please share with us by clicking on "comments".

Vicky Johnson is the owner of Holy Matrimony. She is also the editor of a wedding planning blog that is currently accepting Atlanta brides.


Anonymous said...

Things do change very fast in the wedding industry. I've seen many many changes since 2001 when I got married.

Trends or not, the important thing is to do what makes you happy.

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