You don’t have to be Nostradamus to predict popular gowns, bridesmaid gifts, and wedding colors for 2009. What’s hot for ’09? We’ll get to that. First, let’s put last year’s tired wedding trends to rest. Namely: chocolate brown, birdcage veils, Gerber daisies, chocolate fountains, and the song “At Last.” It’s a New Year and you’re newly engaged, so let’s start off with five fresh ideas!
1. Gray on Your Wedding Day
Forget chocolate brown. Gray is the new neutral. If you think it’s dreary, brighten it up with vibrant pink, dark purple, or yellow flowers along with bridesmaid jewelry. Charcoal gray flatters guys and girls of all body types. Tea-length gray dresses with colored sashes is an easy, breezy way to take on this trend. Wedding Stand Hint: In this economy, dresses your bridesmaids can wear again make the best bridesmaid gifts!
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2. Pretty as a Peacock
In 2009, take the plunge with plumage in your hair. A feather fascinator adds the perfect flapper touch to your ballroom nuptials. Wear it on it’s own or with a veil. Carrie Bradshaw wore one at (the first) wedding in Sex and the City the Movie. Kenley donned them practically everyday on Project Runway (so much so that we couldn’t picture her without one). We love them for weddings and predict that they’ll take the place of the birdcage veil in 2009.
3. Dare to Wear: Mini Skirt Wedding Dresses
Experts predict that the mini-skirt wedding dress will be one of the hottest trends in 2009. That’s right. It’s baa-cck. Before you envision that nightmarish disaster dress from the November Rain video, take a look at the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2008 bridal collection. His mini-dresses are cute, casual, and made to show off killer legs. WeddingStand Hint: When it comes to wedding dresses, forget about trends. Wear whatever makes you comfortable.
4. Down with Cupcakes! The Rise of Macaroons
macaroon tree. We love cupcakes. But after the 2008 wedding season (aka year of the cupcake tower) we’re suffering from cupcake overkill. Stick a fork in them – they’re done. Pastel, soft-as-clouds macaroons look more chic than cupcakes and are as delicious. WeddingStand Hint: Got a sweet tooth? Check out our vast selection of brownies, fortune cookies, mon-oreo grams, and other edible wedding favors.
5. Personalized Bridesmaid Gifts, Popular in 2009
Giving every girl the same gift? So over. Think personalized, personalized, personalized for your bridesmaid gifts in 2009. Put her name in rhinestones or embroider her initials on a bridesmaid tote. As long as you put some thought into her bridesmaid gift, she’ll love it. Bridesmaid “thank you” cards and bridesmaid “will you” cards will become increasingly popular, as well as the edible, always adorable will you be my bridesmaid cookie card. A bridesmaid card makes conveying personal feelings a cinch! Where were these five years ago? Could have saved lots of brides from “asking” anxiety.