Hot Ideas for 2012 – Top 10 Wedding Trends 2012

So what’s in and what’s out in 2012 for weddings? Read on and find out some styles, dresses and themes that will help you plan your wedding and make it fashionable and trendy. Here’s are Top 10 Wedding Trends 2012

Top wedding dress trends 2012

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                  Vera Wang’s bridal gown collection for Spring 2012. Note the Kate-Middleton-like look with their necklines. Photo source: (Photography: Kevin Sturman).

When it comes to wedding trends, one of the things that many bride-to-be’s watch out for is the wedding dress. For sure, you don’t want to be left behind when it comes to the latest wedding dress designs and you surely don’t want to be tagged as a bride of obsolete fashion.

individualized bridesmaid dresses

(photo by Ruth Madeleine)

In the top 10 new wedding trends for 2012, wedding fashion is also influenced by celebrities and by some trendsetters who have such big influence to the fashion world.  The royal wedding for example, is one influential event that also inspired and influenced many bride-to-be’s when it comes to top wedding dress trends for 2012.

With what Kate Middleton was wearing on her big day, the trend of wedding dresses for 2012 has also veered into long sleeves and sheer necklines – just what the duchess of Cambridge was wearing on her big day. Also take note that the socialite  Ivanka Trump wore a quite similar sheer neckline wedding gown to her wedding.

Wedding gowns with open back are also gaining popularity in 2012 and might become one of the growing trends when it comes wedding dresses.

Hairstyle and wedding updos for 2012

For hairstyle trends in 2012, the updo bun is one trend that may rise in popularity although brides with long hair can wear their curls loose. Feathers, simple flower accessories and even birdcage veils are also getting into the picture for hair styles and accessories. Check out some hot new wedding hairstyles for guests to try.

Top Wedding Colors For 2012

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(photo by Anne Ruthmann)

For wedding colors, 2012 weddings are seen to be more into the bright bold color like Tangerine as well as into some lilac, lavender, purple hue. Pink, peach, aqua and deep red are also in.


Wedding Themes For 2012

Country weddings and napa weddings are among the themes and styles that may become one of the top wedding trends for 2012. With some celebrity influences on wedding trends, and the quest for something unique and different, brides are also exploring many ways to celebrate their wedding. This is also why vintage-themed weddings are not popular choices in 2012. Instead, outdoor weddings are ‘in’ for 2012. Unusual honeymoon spots have also become popular.

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“What’s in and what’s out? Check out the top ten wedding trends for 2012.”

Wedding Ideas For 2012

Aside from the bridal gown that has been evolving in style and changing, bridesmaid dresses are also making a big change in 2012. The uniform – styled bridesmaid dresses are slowly fading out of the picture with individualized bridesmaid dresses gaining popularity that makes every bridesmaid beautiful in her own style. You may want to stick to the same color but alter the dress style to fit each bridesmaid’s style and personality as well.

Bouquets are not just colorful flowers alone. Adding more greens has also become a rising trend for weddings in 2012. Moreover, many brides have been more interested in DIY and some creative, crafty weddings.  With a lot of resources online, it’s no wonder that many brides want to have hands-on experience in making their own invitation or hair accessory or even the bling on their wedding shoes.

Make to order hand sew princess crystal wedding shoes

Crystal wedding shoes

Handmade all lace covered wedding shoes

Handmade all lace covered wedding shoes


To wrap it up, here’s the top 10 wedding trends for 2012:

IN: Sheer necklines for wedding dresses.

IN: Platform bridal shoes with accent beads and brooches. Colored wedding shoes has also become a popular choice.


Tangerine, pink and red are great color picks for a wedding in 2012. Lilac, purple and lavender are popular wedding colors as well!

Individualized bridesmaid dresses are in!

Wedding gowns with bare back is also a rising trend

Outdoor weddings are great choices for 2012.

OUT: vintage wedding theme.

Wedding photography has gone more creative by doing post-wedding photos of brides in their wedding gown but with a casual, wild or less formal look. OUT: Trash the dress photo sessions.

Country style and napa style weddings are in!

Honeymoons are country-hopping style. Couples are probably bored with one destination only and mostly opt for a 2-3 country travel.

So that’s the growing trend in 2012 weddings these days. Make sure you are not left behind and try to plan your wedding as early as possible.

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