Lace Trend for 2013

lace dressLace is always going to be a fabric associated with weddings. It’s so soft and delicate and romantic that it will be ever present. But this year will surely see more of it! If you watched the bridal runway shows last fall, you definitely saw designers incorporating lace into many of their gown designs.

Besides gorgeous lace draped wedding gowns, there are many other wedding details where lace can be used. Start with the invitations. Using a lace pattern printed paper or tying actual lace around the invites.

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If you opt for another fabric for you wedding dress, there are many accessories like jewelry, gloves, headpieces and shoes that have lace detailing to add this trend to your day. Even the reception can have a lace makeover by using lace tablecloths or wrapping lace around vases of flowers or using it as a draping fabric throughout the reception area. Whether you want a big or small statement with lace, there are many ways to use this lovely fabric, and it’s sure to add a romantic softness.

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How to Choose a Wedding Theme

The modern bride and groom want a wedding that is unique and personalized. They don’t want a traditional, cookie-cutter wedding that has been done over and over again. So how do you create a personalized, one-of-a-kind wedding? One solution is to create a unique wedding theme. This overarching concept can be included in all of the wedding details to create an event that showcases the couple’s personalities, interests, and relationship.

How Do You Choose a Wedding Theme?

Choosing a theme can be difficult. Sometime couples have a hard time coming up with an idea. They feel trapped by the conventional wedding standards, and they need to do some brainstorming. Other couples have too many ideas and need to pick the theme that is most appropriate for their wedding. Here are some ideas for both types of couples.

Brainstorming Ideas

Brainstorming is a technique that we are often taught in school. It is usually used to generate ideas for various projects, so it is a perfect way to begin thinking about wedding themes. After all, your wedding is one big project. There is no right way to brainstorm. You may choose to create lists and charts, or you can simply discuss the topic with friends and family members (and of course, your fiancé) until you come up with a good idea. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when brainstorming.

What are your interests?

How would you describe your personality?

Are there any places that are important to you and your fiancé?

How would you describe the mood of your ideal wedding?

As you begin to answer these questions, let the answers guide you to other questions. The perfect idea may be something that you would have never expected, so don’t censure yourself. Just let the ideas flow.

Choosing the Theme

Now that you have developed a bunch of ideas, you must choose which theme to use. Some weddings incorporate more than one theme, but be careful. If your themes clash, your wedding will seem chaotic and disorganized. You want the theme to create a seamless, personalized event rather than a smorgasbord of all your interests. Here are a few more questions to ask yourself.

Is this theme appropriate for the venue and season?

Does the theme fit with the tone of our wedding?

Does the theme showcase our personalities, interests, and/or relationship?

Does my fiancé like the idea?

Does the idea make me excited to begin planning the wedding?

If you answered yes to the above questions, you have probably found the perfect wedding theme. Happy wedding planning!