Hot Autumn Wedding Trends for 2012

My friends over at SimplyBridal asked me if they could do a guest blog post on my blog about wedding trends for the fall. They are also offering a 15 percent discount to my blog readers for a limited time, so I had to jump at the opportunity. To take advantage of the opportunity, go to SimplyBridal.com and enter the code “SBL50EW.” The offer will be good until October 7.

Hot Autumn Wedding Trends for 2012
This fall’s hottest wedding trends are all about making your wedding stand out. Regal weddings, rustic celebrations, and modest gowns are all hot trends for this autumn. Pick one, or several, of this year’s biggest must-have details to make your wedding day current and unique.

Romantic Dresses
Romantic, conservative dresses have been making a comeback, thanks in part to the Royal Wedding, in which Kate Middleton wore a long-sleeved gown, designed by Alexander McQueen. This year, brides are ditching the strapless dress in exchange for long sleeves, and replacing satin with lace. Sheer lace is all the rage, and is being used on bodices for both modesty and decoration. The peplum skirt is also a big trend that is reminiscent of a bygone era.

Fun Save-the-Date Videos
More and more couples are opting to have a fun celebration that is tailored to their personalities. One of the ways that engaged couples have been lightening the moods of their weddings is by finding ways to interject humor into the event. Surprising guests with a funny, choreographed dance is nothing new, but is a good option for creating a fun atmosphere. This year, couples are taking the humorous theme up a notch by making viral videos for friends and family leading up to their wedding. The videos can also be shown at the reception to create fun energy.

Rustic Harvest Wedding
Rustic weddings are cropping up all over this year, but with an elegant twist. Rustic elements are combined with formal details to create a rustic-chic wedding. Cowboy boots have been a big trend in wedding fashion for the past year, and fit perfectly with this theme. Other trends that have been making their way onto the scene for fall include dreamy decorations inspired by watercolor paintings, glamorous decorations, and formal color schemes.

Ways to incorporate the regal look include choosing formal colors from a classic palette, use lace as decoration to pull in the romantic, vintage theme, and choose a modest bridal gown. You can cash in on the humor trend by entrusting a tech-savvy friend to make a funny video for your wedding, and include the watercolor trend by choosing, or making, painted invitations. Using your imagination to incorporate these fresh trends will ensure that your fall wedding is ahead-of-the-curve.


SimplyBridal is an online retailer of quality wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and wedding accessories. The bridesmaid dresses come in twenty-eight colors so brides can create a look that fits every bridal party.

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