Wedding Trends with TheKnot.com
'Tis the season to say "I do" and with the scoop on the latest in how to do it, TheKnot.com Editor-in-Chief, Carley Roney!
So what's the hottest trend these days for planning the perfect wedding?
Roney: One of the hottest trends is destination weddings! All-inclusive luxury resorts are popping up all over the map, from Hawaii to Mexico. And couples are flocking to them for the awesome food and fun for guests making it for a truly memorable weekend, and they are choosing to do the wedding and honeymoon all in one location. Two hot places we love -- Secrets St. James and Secrets Wild Orchid in Jamaica's Montego Bay. These two resorts have everthing! According to a recent destination weddings study from The Knot, Jamaica rates #1 as the most popular Carribean wedding destination. We chose these two resorts because of their amazing wedding package, "Secrets Wedding in Paradise" They offer 3 packages and a complimentary package just for staying there. From your own wedding coordinator to the cake, flowers and food, these unlimited luxury destinations go the extra mile to make a couple's wedding beautiful and stress-free.
What about the all-important bridal dresses?
Roney: This season everything is going retro, 50's style. Think "Mad men!" From black-sashed dresses and ball gowns to tulle and even short knee length dresses. The look of the season is all about Grace Kelly elegance. And for the guys too, traditional tuxes are back.
What about the reception dcor?
Roney: Even that is reflective of retro...rat pack and old hollywood inspired receptions are big! Platinum and white or even black and white...couples are going for the glitz and glamours super club-style receptions. Think big-band music, heavy appetizers and old-fashioned cocktails. Even the cake with towering layers and splashes of metallic.
What about invites, save the dates--anything new there?
Roney: Well they're equally as glam. Sophisticated designs with new textures and colors, even delivered in jeweled boxes!
What about the registry?
Roney: Forget the old-style scan gun. Registries are also going high tech. Couples are now using new and innovative ways to create registries. For example, on giftregistry360.com, people can literally register for any product online and add it onto just one interactive list.
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