Modern Wedding Trends for Fall

Modern Wedding Trends for Fall – With the first shades of September sparkling in the air, the serene weather and impossibly blue skies tingle of approaching fall. And with a change in seasons comes a change in fashion. Wedding fashion, that is.

That’s right; this fall there are several distinct trends in the fashion world that directly apply to weddings. If you are planning a wedding for autumn, or even Indian summer, use these cool tips to update your wedding preparation. Contemporary wedding themes focus on casual, simple, creative, and interactive ways to forsake the formalities of ceremony in favor of a jubilant celebration for all.

One way these new wedding trends unveil themselves is in the all-important wedding dress. The trends of late summer and fall 2005 remind brides that there are wedding gown alternatives to sweetheart necklines and poofy ball dresses. Setting aside the princess gowns of spring and early summer, the late summer and autumn wedding dresses are fit for a queen. With simple lines, full sleeves, and regal shapes such as the sheath or the now-popular mermaid wedding dress, autumn brides will positively float down the aisle, no longer burdened by miles and miles of tulle and train.

Simple elegance is also the theme behind the trendiest bridesmaid’s dress colors of the moment. Hues of wine, pewter, and lilac contrast with the candy bright pastels of earlier seasons. These non-traditional colors echo the more subdued, sultry loveliness of fall foliage.

But wedding trends for 2005 aren’t all plain shapes and simple colors. There are several key ways to offset your wedding’s elegance with some elaborate new touches. For a striking affect, balance the simplicity of gowns with decadent nosegays, winding the bases of your bouquets with velvet or sateen ribbon, pearls, and feathers for a modern look. Also, embellish your jewelry, favoring colored pearls or various gemstones in place of the traditional pearls and diamonds.

In order to embrace the new, interactive wedding trend, consider facing your guests during the ceremony, writing your own vows, and including children and pets in the ceremony. This last trend is more acceptable than ever, so don’t be afraid to have your pug walk you down the aisle or your flower girl do ballet to the altar.

With the increased significance placed on these littlest attendants, it is important to put some thought into a fun gift for your ring bearer or flower girl. Consider a sweet, simple flower girl baby doll tee or flower girl candy necklace kit, and good ring bearer gifts include the new ring bearer backpack or silver plated yo-yo. Fun, creative flower girl and ring bearer gifts are a sure way to keep kids on their best behavior. Remember, you want your fall wedding to reflect casual chic, not chaos.

Another modern wedding trend for 2005 is unusual centerpieces. One way to pull of this fresh wedding fad is to use different types of centerpieces on each table. To keep it from looking haphazard, stick with the same centerpiece theme, while varying the size and color for a more casual, less monochrome look that is also stylish! Try interspersing different types of wedding bells — silver bells, crystal bells, kissing bells — across the tables for a unique look. Another popular new wedding trend is centerpieces that double as favors. Vases make a perfect wedding favor and centerpiece, as they are pleasant to look at and are also a useful gift. Try a printed bud vase to create a memorable token. Remember, personalized favors are always a special touch.

Another cool idea is a candy buffet. Try putting out little bowls of colorful Amorini chocolate candy hearts, foil covered Jordan almonds, pillow mints, and mini Hershey’s chocolate bars. Dessert buffets are becoming a steadily fashionable edible alternative to the traditional wedding cake. It’s great to have a wedding cake too, but candy buffets make great reception munchies or even pre-ceremony treats. In the modern wedding, it’s considered more polite to let guests pick and choose the wedding edibles of their preference, rather than having one main type of food served.

Another must-have symbol of the fall 2005 wedding is the monogram. From monogrammed handkerchiefs, to pajamas, to the couple’s initials toppers on the wedding cake, monograms are an instant, easy way to modernize your wedding!

No matter what wedding trends and traditions you combine, don’t be afraid to make your wedding special by using some of these stylish wedding suggestions in your upcoming nuptials. Remember, something old and something new has long been a recipe for wedded success, so don’t be afraid to apply this idea beyond the bridal gown!