After graduation celebrations and prom season, what are we left to do with the warm days of summer? Weddings! And this summer we are in for a treat. More brides are opting for offbeat budget-friendly weddings, and the trends for this summer are a reflection of this shift in what is considered “wedding appropriate.” So exactly what wonderful things are we in store for this summer, you ask? Here are four trends that I am absolutely in love with:
1. Backless Dresses.
While some may argue whether or not theses dresses are “appropriate” for a traditional ceremony, this is a way to be sexy without being too revealing. From keyhole backs, to illusion backs, to full exposure, the options are marvelous. Sleeves or no sleeves? Not a problem! Lace, tulle, organza, take your pick. And let’s be honest, it’s going to be HOT this summer (and no one wants to see your back sweat in your wedding photos).
2. Rock a bib.
These are not your baby’s bibs. Bib necklaces are stealing the show this summer. Not only do the styles range from very simple to very ornate, but they are a good way to provide a little “coverage” for brides who opt for more revealing necklines. Bibs are also a great way to add a pop of color to your wedding day look. The best part? Budget friendly! You are sure to find one that you love in your desired price range.
3. Bold Colors!
Go on… do it! Be brave! Bold colors are the way to go. Gone are the days of pale color palettes and muted décor, and you don’t have to limit bold color choices to your floral arrangements. Table settings, linen choices, wedding party attire, it’s all fair game. However, it’s probably a good idea to limit your bold color selection to 2-4 colors. You don’t want to make your guests dizzy (or have wedding pictures that look like a skittle bag exploded).
Polka dots, stripes, even plaid. There is no pattern that is off limits when it comes to your décor or the bridal party’s attire. As with all things, patterns should be used in moderation. You don’t want overwhelm your guests in a sea of patterns so choose carefully how and where you use it.
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