2012 Wedding Trends - A Year for Romance
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2012 Wedding Trends - A Year for Romance
by Allison Bergstedt

Mermaid lace high back wedding dress by elegant parkIt's time to say goodbye to the DIY vintage trend seen in 2011 and welcome a more classic take on vintage elegance. While the vintage, DIY trend will continue on into 2012 seen mostly through rustic and natural elements like carved tree centerpieces and flower arrangements, 2012 is the year for romance. Expect lavish details, lace, and glittery accents for a more romantic take on vintage weddings with less of the homemade projects. Sorry DIYers!

2012 weddings will also pull inspiration from media influences like last year's Royal Wedding and the recent Twilight saga Breaking Dawn. The rustic, woodland decor seen in Twilight's gorgeous outdoor wedding scene will be among the many copied styles for this year while Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding will be the most coveted of wedding styles. Long sleeved and lace wedding gowns will be among the most popular trends this year for those looking to recreate the classic, elegant look of Kate's stunning Sarah Burton gown.

We anticipate we will see more spending on photography this year with brides and grooms aiming to capture a certain old hollywood style and look. Cutbacks will be seen in areas like wedding favors along with the number of guests invited.

According to Pantone's recent color forecast, bright and bold colors are making a swift comeback as we head into Spring. Tangerine has been announced as their choice for color of the year and we are expecting this bright color to be among one of the hot wedding colors in 2012 too. For a bold statement consider mixing this color with a bright girly pink. Other great color pair ups are modern gray or taupe, yellow, or sodalite blue.

To see more inspiration and trends, check out our top 10 picks below forecasting the hottest wedding trends in 2012.

#10 - A New Take on Old Photography

A New Take on Old Photography
Lauren Bush and David Lauren Wedding via Vogue

#9 - Multi-Way Bridesmaids Dresses and Classy Tuxedos

Multi-way Bridesmaids Dresses and Classy Tuxedos
Tux image via Lane Dittoe, Bridesmaids dress via Two Birds

#8 - Tiered Wedding Cakes and Signature Foods

Lavish Wedding Cake and Signature Foods
Cakes via Brides

#7 - Period Inspiration and Old Hollywood Style

Period Inspiration and Old Hollywood Style
1920's wedding via Green Wedding Shoes

#6 - All That Glitters

All that Glitters
Gold glitter pumps via Every Last Detail

#5 - Traditional Veils and Grecian Headpieces

Traditional Veils and Grecian Headpieces
Lauren Bush and David Lauren Wedding via Vogue

#4 - Tangerine and Color Palettes That Pop

Tangerine and Color Palettes that Pop
Pink and gray wedding via Ariella Chezar, Pink and orange wedding via Every Last Detail

#3 - Natural and Rustic Elements

Natural and Rustic Elements
Twilight floral wedding arch via The Vegas Wedding Planner

#2 - Lavish Centerpieces and Decor

Showstopping Centerpieces and Decor
Real wedding inspiration via Ariella Chezar

#1 - Lace, Sleeves, and Low Back Wedding Dresses

Lace, Sleeves, and Low Back Wedding Dresses
#1 Legends by Romonakeveza style L249, #2 by Jenny Packham , #3 from Coan Couture

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