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Now that summer's drawing to a close and fall's almost here, we are in the heart of some of the busiest months of the wedding season. This means more reason for Champaign and a toast to love but also a glimpse at some of the trendiest wedding dresses today.
If you’re in the midst (are on the cusp) of wedding planning and not sure which wedding dress to get, check some of these tips out!
According to Transparency Market Research, millennials are drawn to innovative wedding dress styles and designs. But that’s not all. Expect to see more innovative dresses as more and more millennials are entering the “marriage years,” aka more walks down the aisle.
This is one factor why Transparency Market Research reports the wedding dress industry will only continue to boom, from a whopping (roughly) $32.45 million last year (2017) to $43.5 million once 2022 wraps up.
What makes a wedding dress innovative? While Transparency Market Research didn’t hash out the details, however, Harper Bazaar mentions Danielle Frankel, spotlighted wedding dress designer, is pulling out all the accessories when it comes to current wedding dresses that are both chic and classic.
Frankel told Harper Bazaar that she wants the dress to be wearable after the wedding, not just during it. Our guess? Innovation means some off-the-shoulder, sleek evening dresses with some major wedding bling, from jackets to jewelry.
Whether on your Facebook or Instagram news feed, you may find a bride or two choosing a colorful yet simple flower headpiece over the traditional wedding veil.
For one, flower headpieces are never out of season. Fall brides can walk down the aisle wearing rust-colored leaves and orange blossoms. Sunflower headpieces are perfect for summer, while white- and blue-colored flowers would go great for winter and warmer-colored flowers for spring weddings.
Another reason the flower headpiece is top on the wedding accessory could be price. It may be easier — and less expensive — for brides to get their hands on a flower headpiece than that traditional white veil. Creative brides could even DIY their own headpiece, freeing up more room in their wedding budget for other wedding necessities like venue décor and catering.
Having some wiggle room in your wedding budget is huge, as the average wedding in the US is a little over $30K ($33,391, to be exact). However, if you live in New York City, this number actually is on the low end — think $76,944 tops. While Business Insider goes on to say weddings in say New Mexico is more like $17,584, minimum.
So, if we had to guess, price may factor in why flower headpieces are paving the way — not to mention, they’re minimal yet fairy-like and whimsical, perfect for a romantic-blissed-out day.
DIY has taken the millennial generation by storm, and wedding dresses are no exception. As reported by the Huffington Post, DIY wedding dresses could be tye-dyed or even bright pink. In the land of DIY, there is no one right way to create, wedding dresses included.
As mentioned earlier, DIY wedding pieces can give some breathing room in an otherwise tight budget. Since three out of four millennials are struggling with some debt, DIY wedding dresses — not to mention, weddings in general — could increase.
If you were watching the royal wedding a few months ago, you probably noticed Meghan Markle’s beautiful cathedral train trailing down the aisle. So, flower headpiece or not, the cathedral train is always in.
Brides could follow in Markle’s footsteps and go with a long, cathedral train with minimal wedding accessories and wedding dress details. As The Knot, states, go for less when it comes to wedding accessories, as too much jewelry screams too busy or distracting.
Laced — or even solid — sleeves are a go when it comes to bridal trends. (Of course, laced sleeves are more common, but never say never on solid sleeves.)
The laced sleeves make the dress look vintage yet classic and, dare we say, fresh. Pair laced sleeves with a laced neck for a beautiful Victorian wedding dress look.
No matter what the bridal trend is, your wedding dress, like your wedding day, is yours and yours alone. In other words, you do you. If that means wearing a sparkling tiara or a more classic and traditional look, do it. If it means polka dots or a wedding suit, why not. Just as wedding traditions have become more relaxed, so have the wedding dress rules.
Have any more modern bridal trends to share? Do you agree with our list? Feel free to comment below.