As couples embark on their journey of planning the perfect wedding, choosing a captivating theme sets the stage for a memorable celebration. The year 2023 brings forth a wave of fresh and exciting wedding themes that capture the essence of romance, style, and individuality. In this blog post, we will dive into the hottest wedding themes of 2023, showcasing the trends that will elevate your special day to new heights of elegance and charm.
1. Ethereal Garden Romance:
The ethereal garden romance theme embraces the beauty of nature and botanical elements. This enchanting theme incorporates lush greenery, delicate blooms, and whimsical décor to create an atmosphere reminiscent of a secret garden. Imagine exchanging vows under a floral arch, surrounded by hanging ivy and fairy lights. Soft color palettes, flowing fabrics, and cascading floral arrangements complete the romantic ambiance, ensuring a dreamy and timeless wedding experience.
2. Modern Minimalism:
For couples seeking a sleek and contemporary aesthetic, the modern minimalism theme is gaining popularity in 2023. This theme embraces clean lines, monochromatic color schemes, and simplicity in design. Opt for a modern venue with minimalist architecture and incorporate minimalistic décor elements, such as geometric shapes, acrylic accents, and elegant tablescapes with crisp white linens and a single statement floral arrangement. The result is an effortlessly chic and sophisticated wedding that exudes understated elegance.
3. Vintage Glamour:
Transport yourself back in time with the vintage glamour theme, which combines nostalgia with opulence. Channel the elegance of the 1920s or the romance of the Victorian era by incorporating vintage-inspired details such as ornate candelabras, vintage lace, and antique furniture. Select a venue with architectural charm, like a historic mansion or a grand ballroom. Soft lighting, art deco accents, and a touch of sparkle complete the vintage ambiance, creating a wedding experience filled with timeless glamour.
4. Boho Chic:
The boho chic theme continues to captivate couples in 2023, offering a laid-back and free-spirited vibe. This theme embraces natural elements, vibrant colors, and eclectic touches. Think macramé backdrops, mismatched furniture, and bohemian-inspired florals. Embrace outdoor venues such as rustic barns, lush meadows, or beachfront locations to enhance the bohemian ambiance. Incorporate elements like dream catchers, tribal prints, and cozy lounge areas to create a relaxed and whimsical atmosphere that celebrates individuality and creativity.
5. Destination Bliss:
For couples seeking an unforgettable adventure, the destination bliss theme allows them to combine their wedding with a dream vacation. Whether it's a tropical beach getaway, a romantic European escape, or an exotic cultural immersion, the destination wedding theme creates a one-of-a-kind experience for both the couple and their guests. Embrace the local culture, cuisine, and aesthetics to infuse the destination's essence into every aspect of the wedding. From stunning venues to unique traditions and breathtaking landscapes, this theme promises an unforgettable celebration in a picturesque setting.
6. Artistic Fusion:
The artistic fusion theme is perfect for couples who appreciate creativity and self-expression. It blends art, culture, and individual style to create a visually stunning and thought-provoking wedding experience. Incorporate vibrant colors, bold patterns, and artistic installations throughout the event space. Showcase live art performances, interactive displays, and customized elements that reflect your personality and passions. This theme allows couples to showcase their artistic flair and create a truly personalized and immersive wedding celebration.
As you plan your wedding in 2023, consider these hottest wedding themes to add a touch of magic and style to your special day. Whether you gravitate towards the ethereal garden romance
Wedding Trends 2023
As we step into the new year, wedding trends continue to evolve, bringing fresh ideas and inspiration to couples planning their special day. From innovative décor concepts to unique fashion statements, 2023 promises to be a year of glamour and creativity in the world of weddings. In this blog post, we will explore the top wedding trends of 2023, offering you a glimpse into the latest ideas and styles that will make your wedding truly unforgettable.
1. Sustainable Weddings:
With a growing emphasis on eco-consciousness, sustainable weddings are set to make a significant impact in 2023. Couples are embracing eco-friendly practices throughout their wedding planning process, from choosing local and organic menus to using recycled materials for invitations and decorations. Additionally, opting for venues with sustainable practices and incorporating greenery and natural elements into the décor creates an ethereal and environmentally friendly ambiance.
2. Intimate Celebrations:
Intimacy takes center stage in 2023, as couples opt for smaller, more intimate wedding celebrations. Micro weddings and elopements are gaining popularity, allowing couples to focus on their closest loved ones and create truly personal experiences. Smaller guest lists also allow for more attention to detail, personalized touches, and elevated guest experiences.
3. Non-traditional Venues:
In 2023, couples are stepping away from traditional wedding venues and seeking out unique and unexpected settings to tie the knot. From historic libraries and art galleries to botanical gardens and private estates, non-traditional venues offer a distinct ambiance that sets the tone for a truly memorable wedding. The versatility of these spaces allows couples to showcase their personalities and create a wedding atmosphere that is uniquely their own.
4. Statement Fashion:
Fashion takes a bold turn in 2023, as brides and grooms embrace statement-making styles and non-traditional attire. For brides, bridal separates, jumpsuits, and unconventional colors such as blush pink and icy blue are becoming popular choices. Grooms are also exploring bolder fashion choices, with colorful suits, patterned jackets, and unique accessories making an appearance. These fashion-forward choices add a touch of individuality and modernity to wedding aesthetics.
5. Creative Floral Installations:
Floral arrangements have always been an essential part of weddings, but in 2023, couples are taking it to the next level with creative and dramatic floral installations. From hanging floral chandeliers to cascading floral walls and suspended blooms, these installations create breathtaking focal points and transform wedding venues into enchanting wonderlands. Couples are also incorporating unique and unconventional flowers, such as proteas and dried blooms, to add texture and visual interest.
6. Interactive Experiences:
Guest engagement and interactive experiences are key elements of 2023 weddings. Couples are incorporating activities and stations that allow guests to participate and make memories. From DIY cocktail bars and live food stations to photo booths with interactive props and even interactive virtual experiences for guests who can't attend in person, these elements ensure that every guest feels involved and entertained throughout the celebration.
As the wedding industry continues to evolve, the trends of 2023 bring excitement, innovation, and a touch of glamour to couples planning their big day. From sustainability and intimate celebrations to statement fashion and creative floral installations, these trends offer endless possibilities for creating a wedding that reflects your unique style and personality. Whether you choose to incorporate a few of these trends or embrace them all, 2023 is sure to be a year of extraordinary weddings that will leave a lasting impression on all who attend.
Your dress size measurements are taken to determine which size will provide the closest fit based on the designer’s bridal dress size chart. We always recommend having a professional take all of your measurements. For the most accurate measurements, don’t measure over your clothing. Your dress size measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn’t be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel to the floor.
Bust size: Measure around your chest, at the fullest point of the bust (not under the bust).
Waist size: While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. The crease that forms is where your natural waist is located; measure there.
Hip size: Standing with your feet together, measure around the fullest part of the hips.
Hollow-to-Hem Measurement (Length)
Your hollow-to-hem measurement is determined by measuring from the center of your collarbone (hollow) to the bottom (hem) of your dress. We highly recommend that you have a formal wear professional perform this measurement.
It’s very important that you wear shoes with a similar heel height to those you will be wearing with your gown, and you will also need to take into consideration the fullness of your gown’s skirt. For example, if your gown is an A-line with a full skirt, you will need to move the measuring tape away from the body to ensure that your gown will be the correct length.
Most dresses come in a standard hollow-to-hem measurement, based on the size of the dress, which varies from designer to designer.
How to measure dress size and read a size chartCompare your bust, waist, and hip measurements to the designer’s size chart. It’s very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your measurements are as follows:
Your bust fits a size 12
Your waist fits a size 10
Your hips fits a size 8
We would advise that you order a size 12, and get the dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering the size that fits your largest measurement will ensure that your dress has the most flattering fit possible.
Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so it’s not uncommon to find yourself requiring wedding apparel one or more sizes larger than your normal dress size.
Looking for the 'perfect' dress is pretty much the first thing many of us think of after the the engagement ring comes out. There is nothing more beautiful and magical than sharing that moment with your mom, best friend and/or maids of honours. Below are a few tips that may help you when the day finally arrives to shop for your gown.
Undergarments can drastically change the look of a dress.
You already know that wearing a strapless bra or a regular one with clear straps is non-negotiable. Even so, I’d recommend getting your measurements taken before you start this process, especially if you've lost weight recently.
Wear just enough makeup to feel pretty—don't go overboard.
Being surrounded by a billowing sea of white fabric makes you hyper-aware of your appearance. Under-eye circles that were barely noticeable are now present. Pale pink lipstick is drowned out by fluorescent lighting. You don't have to get dolled up for your consultant; apply just enough so that you feel presentable. But whatever you do, DON'T apply self-tanner in the days leading up to your appointment, in order to avoid damaging any of the dresses. Also wear your hair the way you've planned it for the wedding.
Consultants can't read your mind.
To assist you properly, you need to tell them how you really feel about the dress. Saying that each one is 'beautiful' does nothing to help narrow down your choice. Their feelings won't be hurt if you don't like something about the dress. Be honest about what you like (and don't like) about each dress so that you won't regret your choice later on.
Do "the aisle test" to make sure the gown looks good from every angle.
Before making a final decision, it's recommended to walk around with your dress. Go ahead, sit, shimmy, and even twirl in the gowns while trying them on—if it's the right one, you should feel as if you never want to take it off.
Make Mom love you forever by trying on a dress she recommends, even if you hate it.
If Mom has been looking forward to this moment ever since you played dress-up as a little girl, oblige her just this one time and try on one of her recommendations. It's a win-win: Either she'll see that you were right about lace looking all kinds of wrong on you, or you may shock yourself by purchasing one of her picks.
You have to try on more than 10 gowns before finding 'the dress.'
Wedding dress shopping always appears easy on TV and in movies. People are smiling, sipping champagne and commenting on how stunning you look. That isn't always the case. Don't despair if it takes four, or five, or six visits before you find anything that even remotely feels like you.
Listen to your inner voice
You're (hopefully) only going to shop for a wedding gown once in your life—drown out everyone else's opinion and you'll hear a silent little voice tell you which one you should choose. It's great to have your family and friends offering their opinion, but ultimately, it's your special day and it's all about what YOU want and what YOU think is beautiful.
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