Wedding trends 2013

Looking for inspiration for your 2013 wedding? Here is our forecast of the upcoming trends, from dresses to decorations and even the photos. Happy wedding planning!


Vixens rejoice: 2013 is all about the colour red. Both Vera Wang and Romona Keveza’s spring wedding dress collections burst with vibrant crimson and ravishing ruby.

Red is one of the most confident colours, and has long associations with royalty, romance and passion. As an added bonus, red looks amazing with white, but use it sparingly so that it stands out, rather than overwhelms your colour scheme.


For an alternative to the traditional pretty-pretty wedding, turn to the dark side: the Gothic trend that rocked 2012 is set to continue in the New Year.

Unless Gothic is your ordinary style, nod to the trend in the details of your wedding only, for example with lace sleeves, dark nail varnish and candle sconces.

A word of caution: overdo it and your day may look more like a funeral than a celebration!


Spotted on the Vera Wang catwalk, from rich plum to deep burgundy, wine colours will be a stunning wedding trend in 2013. These full-bodied shades can handle texture, so don’t be afraid of satin and crushed velvet.


Though it’s your ‘big’ day, often it’s the little things that count: detailed embroidery or beading can add the finishing touch to your wedding dress.

Mirror this in your decorations – try cut-out detailing on your invitation borders, cupcake cases and place settings.


Getting married in the Spring? Chase away the Winter cobwebs with fresh pastel colours: mint and lavender are set to be big trends in 2013.

These outdoorsy shades work well with natural decorations, including fresh flowers, bark candle holders and bird-shaped fairy lights.

Make sure your menu complements your light colour-palette, with white wine (not red), plenty of leafy salad and zesty sorbet as dessert.

Street decoration
 If you’re a city girl born and bred, what better way to express your Metropolitan roots on your wedding day than with retro Subway signs? Search the web for genuine vintage signage, or commission an artist to create your own custom sign with your names, the date of your wedding, seating plans – anything you like! Complete this urban look with old-fashioned gas lamps and wooden bar stools.


Gone are the days when getting married cheaply meant compromising on style. There is something charming about home-made wedding decorations, whether this means using old jam jars as vintage-style candle holders, hand-printing your invitations or mix-and-matching your vases.

However you approach this trend, think bright and eclectic – the beauty of going home-made is that nothing should match! Best of all, your wedding day will be completely personal to you and your groom.

A box like the one below can be used to store friendly wishes from your guests, and captures two trends in one: home-made and mint-coloured.

Why not extend the theme to your wedding photos? Posing inside giant, wacky picture frames, or having a photo booth style shoot are fun ways to inject life and personality into your wedding snaps.

Whatever you decide to do on your big day, most of all have fun and express yourself.

Vicky is a wedding expert who works alongside The City Rooms wedding venue in Leicester. She enjoys scouring the web for the latest bridal fashions, beautiful locations and unique decorations.









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