Wedding Trend Watch: 2013

It is that time again, time to look for new wedding trends in the new year. Twenty-Thirteen promises to be an exciting wedding year, so let”s take a look at a few predictions from some of the top wedding bloggers, compiled by

The Man Registry

This blogger says that the reception “lounge” is a wedding trend that he has seen take off in 2012, and expects to see even stronger in 2013. The lounge area allows guests to relax and mingle in a spot that is away from the hustle and bustle of the dance floor. It”s a great place to feature a signature drink and game table.

The Bridal Snob

This wedding blogger says that wedding dresses with pockets will break out in 2013. Small, dainty pockets are functional and beautiful. If your wedding is summer/fall of 2013, consider a gown with pockets.

TweetMyWedding, DIY Bride, Rock n Roll Bride

These wedding bloggers predict that the economy will play a larger role in wedding planning in 2013, and more brides will opt for online tools and apps for creative ways to save a buck. Brides will trade in trendy, expensive parties for more uncomplicated, cheaper celebrations that are personal and easier on the wallet. Couples may choose decorations, flowers, and gifts that require more skill and less cash. Elopements, smaller gatherings, and less “stuff” may be what 2013 weddings are made of.

The Perfect Palette, SouthBound Bride

These bloggers say patterns and prints will be hot in 2013. Chevron and stripes will be used on many wedding items, from bowties and table runners to napkins and bridesmaid dresses. Done well, this trend can even include whimsical polka dots, southern gingham, and elegant paisley.

Austin Wedding Blog

Technology, this blogger says, will play a large role in how couples will share their celebration with family and friends around the world. Live-stream weddings will gain popularity, and 2013 will be a defining year for this trend. Broadcasting the wedding for those who cannot attend allows for a great view to anyone, anywhere, and it”s a brilliant idea for those who have family in the military.

Intimate Weddings

This blogger says that fun with a capital F.U.N. will have a larger emphasis on weddings in 2013. She says think snack stations (Smores, popcorn) and late night laughs. Carnival foods, taco trucks, outdoor and indoor games, dance instructors, live-event artists, and after parties at nightclubs will be big in 2013.

Tell us, what are your predictions for weddings in 2013?

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