Wedding Trends 2012

It’s hard to believe but 2012 is almost here and there are new and exciting things that are popular for weddings. Here are some ideas of what is up and coming in the bridal arena.

Dessert tables are very popular instead of wedding cakes. It allows couples to offer a variety of options and specialty items. Whether cookies, cupcakes or miniature cakes, guests will love the options available and feel like the experience has been personalized to suit them.

Weddings are getting smaller. Instead of inviting everyone you have ever met, consider inviting only the people who are close to you and mean the most. After all, your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and is not a public affair. There is a focus on intimacy and family which makes everyone who is invited feel special.

DIY. Lots of brides are doing more and more on their own. Not only does it save money but it ensures that you will get things done just the way you want them and can surprisingly reduce your stress level.

Going green is more popular than ever. Whether you use recycled paper for your invitations or repurpose old items for centerpieces, there are countless ways to both save money and have a positive impact on the environment.

In this day and age, many couples live together prior to getting married and already have most of what they need for their homes. Alternatives such as having guests make donations to charity in lieu of gifts or requesting contributions toward your honeymoon, such as for airfare or hotel accommodations are other popular trends for the new year.