2013 Wedding Trends
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What's Trending for 2013 Weddings
by Allison Bergstedt

2013 Wedding TrendsIt’s the New Year and with it brings all the latest trends in weddings inspired by everything from movies and music to fashion and celebs. Here at My Wedding Reception Ideas, we love to research upcoming trends and see what the latest wedding inspiration will be. This year there seems to be an overwhelming trend towards feminine details. From dainty prints in wedding decor and apparel to ultra-feminine braided wedding hairstyles, expect to see more feminine detailing in some aspect of your weddings this year. Pattern table cloths and floral print bridesmaids dresses are among those top trending details. Also expect to see more lavish and elegant table settings with lush floral accents, boudoir photo shoots, and vintage weddings inspired by 1920’s fashion (thank you Downton Abbey).

As for top trending colors, the overall palette appears to be a soft mix of earth tones with pops of color. Expect to see burlap and natural accents reign over 2013’s wedding decorations. One color has surpassed all others dubbing itself 2013’s wedding color of the year. That color of course if Mint Green. You may also know this delicious color as Seafoam Green, Jade Gray, or Aqua. We absolutely adore this color choice and while it has been on the up-cycle since summer of last year, we expect that this refreshing color will be among the top picked for brides. Mix this color with burlap for a rustic touch, peach for a refreshing mix, or gold for a vintage and rich feel. Tip: Some photographers have mentioned that mint is a hard color to photograph. Be sure and include texture in your wedding apparel and decorations to offset any complications with photos.

Without further ado, for your viewing pleasure we have put together some of our favorite 2013 wedding trends. While this is by no means a complete list of all the upcoming wedding trends of 2013, we hope you get inspired by our favorites. To see even more inspiration and trends, visit us on Pinterest.


#1) Mint Green

Sometimes known as Seafoam Green, Jade Gray, or Aqua, Mint Green is a refreshing color that is proving to be the top color choice among brides in 2013. Pair this cool color with warm coral or peach for an invigorating combination. For a rustic look, combine mint with burlap or add gold for a more classic and rich feel.

Mint Green


#2) - Braids and High Buns

Braids and buns have been sweeping across Hollywood amongst A-listers and the movie industry. Seen worn by celebs in movies like The Hunger Games and Snow White and the Huntsman, it's no surprise that these dazzling coifs would carry over into weddings. Whether piled high on your head in a ballerina bun updo or braided loosely in a feminine fishtail, this is one trend we can't wait to see more of.

Braids and Buns


#3) - Prints and Patterns

Whether seen on your bridesmaids dresses, as a table runner, or in your decorations and favors, prints and patterns are one of the hottest trends to watch out for in 2013. This trend is for every bridal style whether romantic or modern. Expect to continue to see chevron and polka dot prints be one of the most sought after patterns with floral patterns making a steady rise throughout the year.

Prints and Patterns


#4) - Creative Food Stations

One of the most talked about wedding trends of 2013 is the use of food truck catering at wedding receptions. While normally found on busy city streets, food trucks can now be found in quaint backyard weddings. Surprise guests with late night treats from your food stand or give them a full meal of cart cuisines. Either way, the food truck trend is here to stay and we love it. If you don't want to go all out with an entire food cart, consider tables of mini cuisines and themed food tables for your guests.

Creative Food Stations


#5) Unique Backdrops and Aisles

Wedding decorations are getting a lot of attention this year among bride and grooms. Pay particular attention to the use of unique backdrops and wedding ceremony aisles. Couples will be injecting their own personal creativity into making this element of their wedding unique. This unexpected addition gives bride and grooms a unique spot to snap a photo, a creative backdrop for their wedding vows, or simply a showstopping part of their wedding decor.

Unique Backdrops and Aisles


#6) - 1920's Vintage Fashion (Thank you Downton Abbey)

Say thank you to Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby for this next wedding trend...period wedding style. Brides are going vintage glam with their wedding this year pulling inspiration from eras like the 1920's for their fashion choices and decor. Expect to see more period themed weddings popping up as we continue into 2013.

1920's Vintage Fashion
Sources (left to right): Etsy, 100 Layer Cake, Green Wedding Shoes, Tumblr


#7) - Bird and Terrariums

Our last pick for this years up and coming trend is the use of birds and terrariums in wedding decorations. Either derived from the Love Bird wedding theme or Garden wedding theme, these elements are a great way to tie in a natural and rustic look into your wedding. Other areas where you can expect to see bird inspired elements are in feather accessories, wedding favors such as bird seed and Jordan almond 'eggs'.

Birds and Terrariums

For more wedding ideas and inspiration, follow our wedding boards on Pinterest.


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