// 10 Hottest Wedding Trends for 2013//

Today’s Guest Blog is by Gail Oliver, author of 663 Must-Have Wedding Ideas

We hope you enjoyed our picks for the 10 Hottest Wedding Trends for 2013, profiled here at 3D-Memoirs over the last 2 months. In case you have forgotten some of them we decided to give you a quick wrap-up below. And remember, all of these picks have an associated Pinterest board giving you even more ideas!
(Missed any part of this series? No problem! Catch-up by simply clicking the trend title to view the original post AND clicking the Pinterest Board to check out all the amazing pins we found for the trend!)


Mint will be the color of choice for brides in 2013.



Birds are everywhere in home decor right now and this will carry over into wedding decor.



Paper Lanterns are inexpensive wedding decor and easy to embellish!



Braids are in every hot summer movies so they will be big for wedding hair styles in 2013.



Eye-catching cut out designs will be seen on everything from invitations to dresses.



Move over burlap, this inexpensive farming material will be the hot rustic wedding decor item.
The release of the Great Gatsby movie will bring this glitzy decade back into fashion, especially for weddings.
Whether it is for the photo booth, the dessert table or behind the head table, the possibilities for backdrops are endless!

Garlands, buntings and pennants will all be a strong trend in 2013, because they are easy to DIY.
Great for rustic or nature theme weddings, bark has made a resurgence for wedding decor.
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// Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: #10 Bark//

Today’s Guest Blog is by Gail Oliver, author of 663 Must-Have Wedding Ideas

 

Yes, we said bark. Maybe it is inspired by the rustic trend or the desire for a more natural wedding setting (it would go great with our wedding trend #2 Birds) but bark designs are everywhere. Here are some inspiring bark wedding finds:

Birch Bark inspired Wedding Band

Bark Wedding Invitations

Birch Bark Wedding Favor Tags

Bark Ice Bucket (use on Gift Table as a Card Holder)

Bark Wedding Cake Toppers

Bark Vase Fillers for Centerpieces

Bark Tie for the Groomsmen

Bark Tea Light Candles

Chocolate Bark for Wedding Favors

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// Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: #9 Garlands//

Today’s Guest Blog is by Gail Oliver, author of 663 Must-Have Wedding Ideas

Brides are always looking for easy DIY décor, and garlands are one of the easiest. Also called buntings, garlands have become hot again, but they are being hung in different ways – not simply strung across the ceiling but hung vertically, along the front of the head table, used as backdrops or wrapped around pillars.

Some Materials for DIY Garlands:

  • Photos – engagement photos, pics of the wedding party
  • Vintage fabric
  • Laser cut paper
  • Tassels
  • Beads or jewels
  • Pompoms
  • Paper letters
  • Maps
  • Fabric flowers
Enjoy some of these great ideas for garlands:

Elegant Paper Cut Garlands from Martha Stewart Weddings

White Lace Bunting from Not on the High Street

Paper Roses Garland from Lille Syster on Etsy

Variety of DIY Garlands from a Beautiful Mess

 “Just Married” Wooden Letter Garland from Not on the High Street

Paper Garland from MaraMay on Etsy

Burlap and Lace Garland from Ri&Pi on Etsy

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// Hot Wedding Trends for 2013: #8 Backdrops//

WRITTEN BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER, OLIVERINK 

Backdrops have become huge. Whether it is behind the head table or for a photo booth, backdrops will continue to grow in popularity. They can be beautiful yards of lace, strips of multi colored fabric, or floral garlands hung vertically.  And all of these are great DIY projects.

SOME BACKDROP IDEAS:

  • a wooden trellis covered in floral vines
  • twinkle lights under sheer fabric
  • hanging jewel garlands
  • a wallpapered canvas

SOME PLACES FOR BACKDROPS:

  • head table
  • gift table
  • wedding cake display
  • altar
  • photo booth
  • buffet tables
  • speaker’s podium

BACKDROP IDEA: A twig altar with old hanging windows

BACKDROP IDEA: Hanging Easter lilies

BACKDROP IDEA: Hanging strips of fabric & jeweled beads

BACKDROP IDEA: Chalkboard

BACKDROP IDEA: Strings of ombre clothes pins

BACKDROP IDEA: Subway signs

BACKDROP IDEA: Sheer curtains on a line

BACKDROP IDEA: Paper flowers 
BACKDROP IDEA: Pinwheels

PINTEREST BOARD: See more BACKDROPS at 3D-Memoirs’ Pinterest board: Trend #8: Backdrops!

YOUR FEEDBACK: With only 2 trends left to be revealed we want to know if you have you been inspired by the Hot Wedding Trends for 2013? What has been your favorite trend so far? Which Pinterest board has inspired you the most? What do YOU think will be a hot wedding trend in 2013?

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// Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: #5 Laser Cuts//

WRITTEN BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER, OLIVERINK 

Laser Cuts, which is essentially the cutout of a design, can be seen in everything from fashion to paper goods, and it will be a big trend for weddings in 2013.

Why will laser cuts be popular? Because laser cutting gives the look of lace, which is great for those planning a vintage wedding theme. It also makes more a more stunning design, for an invitation for example, because another material or color can be seen through the cutout design.

Butterfly Laser Cut Wedding Invitation from Etsy

Laser Cut Save the Dates from Etsy

Laser Cut Cupcake Wrappers from Accent the Party

Laser Cut Favor Boxes from Etsy

Laser Cut Place Cards from Not on the High Street

Laser Cut Table Confetti from BHLDN

Laser Cut Wedding Gown from Claire Pettibone

Laser Cut Bridesmaid Dress

Laser Cut Tea Light Holders from Not on the High Street

Laser Cut Butterflies from Not on the High Street

Laser Cut Buntings from Not on the High Street

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Last week’s reveal of the 1st Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: MINT, by guest blogger Gail Oliver (OliverINK Etsy Shop), was such a hit that I can’t wait for you to read about the 2nd Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: BIRDS!! Stop by and take a peek to see what all the chirp is about! Need additional bird inspiration, take a look at our Pinterest BIRD Board! You won’t be disappointed!

Last week’s reveal of the 1st Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: MINT, by guest blogger Gail Oliver (OliverINK Etsy Shop), was such a hit that I can’t wait for you to read about the 2nd Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: BIRDS!! Stop by and take a peek to see what all the chirp is about! Need additional bird inspiration, take a look at our Pinterest BIRD Board! You won’t be disappointed!

// 10 HOT WEDDING TRENDS FOR 2013: #2 BIRDS//

WRITTEN BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER, OLIVERINK 

Birds are huge in home décor and fashion right now and that trend will carry over into weddings in 2013. Maybe it is the popularity of Angry Birds or the song of the mocking jay in the Hunger Games that has brought birds back into the limelight, but they make for a beautiful, natural wedding theme.
Bird Theme Wedding Décor ideas:
  • Bird’s Nests as Centerpieces
  • Bird Houses as Card Boxes on the Gift Table
  • Wire Birds on String Lights in Reception Tents
  • Paper Bird Garlands to Hang in between pews
  • Bird Seed Wedding Favors
  • Feather Skirts and Embellishments on Gowns

Final word, birds will be everywhere in 2013. Here is some inspiration:

BIRD INVITATIONS (FEATURED ON WEDDING PAPER DIVAS)

BIRD NEST CENTERPIECE FOR GUEST TABLES

BIRD STRING LIGHTS PERFECT FOR THE RECEPTION TENT

CERAMIC BIRD SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS FOR WEDDING FAVORS

BIRD WEDDING CAKE STANDS

BIRD GARLAND FOR DECORATING THE AISLE OR GIFT TABLE

BIRD WEDDING CUPCAKE TOPPERS

BIRD’S ON A WIRE, PERFECT FOR HOLDING ESCORT CARDS

BIRD RSVP CARDS

BIRD WEDDING INVITATION

BIRD SEED WEDDING FAVORS

BIRD NEST GARDEN STAKES FOR THE AISLE AT AN OUTDOOR WEDDING

ORNATE BIRDHOUSES FOR CARD BOXES (IF THE ROOF CAN OPEN)

BIRD FASCINATOR HEADBANDS FOR THE BRIDESMAIDS

FEATHER WEDDING DRESSES

     

What did you think of this week’s Hot Wedding Trend for 2013? Get more BIRD inspiration at 3D-Memoirs’ Pinterest board: Trend #2: Birds! If you love the “birds” trend, you’ll want to check out our Etsy Thursday: Love Birds for even more wedding inspiration and ideas. Check out Gail’s PDF, 663 Must-Have Wedding Ideas ($7), available at her Etsy shop.

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