Keep them guessing with these tips and trends designed to amaze guests on the big day.
Nothing says “party!” like confetti or paper streamers, a walking-down-the-aisle alternative to throwing rice. Kate Malloy worked with a client whose ceremony officiants shot streamers into the air as the couple walked down the aisle after exchanging vows. “It was visual and unexpected—and it was fun,” she says.
Trend: Go High, Low, or with a Bow
Wedding dresses with high necks, black accents, and princess seams are on-trend. Elizabeth Dirom of Madeleine’s Daughter in Portsmouth, NH, notes that this year’s dresses run the gamut, from demure V-necks to daring necklines. Small bow details—on the shoulder or on a belt, even an origami obi bow on a train—are popular.
“I’m also seeing a lot of capelets and cover-ups and overskirts in tulle or organza that can be removed, revealing a short dress underneath,” Dirom says. “It’s an opportunity for brides to have a second look without buying a second dress.”
By Debbie Kane
Photographer: Jamie Mercurio