Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wedding Traditions and Summer Trends

  1. The engagement
Brands of love and loyalty between two people are often marked by a ring or an engagement announcement. The engagement is a first step toward marriage, a moment of reflection and the promise of a final commitment.

  1. Announcement
Once the engagement is announced and you have set the date and place of your marriage, it is time to communicate the essential information around! Generally the announcement indicates the names of spouses, parents and grandparents, the date, time and place of the religious ceremony. An invitation card is attached to the invitation if the bride and groom hold a reception. 

  1. The bachelor and bachelorette party
Traditionally, a bachelor party is the last evening of entertainment that the bride has as an unmarried woman, and the man without his future wife. Most of the time, it takes place a week before the wedding. These events are an opportunity for the bride and groom to spend some quality time with their friends. It can take place during a dinner on an evening or even a full day. Organized by the friends of the bride and groom, the bachelor party may be soft, classic or even completely crazy!



  1. The four elements

For a successful marriage, tradition dictates that the bride wears or has on the day of her marriage four elements: an old item, a new item, a borrowed item and a blue item. This can be a garment, accessory, jewelry, wedding dress, petticoat, garter, earrings...

5. Alliances

The ring exchanged during the marriage is the name of alliance. It can be brought up the aisle by a child known as the ring bearer on a cushion. According to custom, the ring is placed on the ring finger of the left hand because the "vein of love" in this finger directly connects to the heart.
  1. The wedding dress and veil

The famous white dress! To highlight the shape of her dress, the bride may choose a petticoat she likes the most. It can also compliment and match her ​​outfit with gloves. Formerly, the veil symbolized the innocence of the bride. Today, this tradition has been lost, but some brides still use the veil.


  1. The bouquet toss

According to custom, the bride may throw her bouquet at the end of the day. She must have her back to her friends who are unmarried. The person who catches it is said to be the next to marry.

  1. Wedding cake France
These cakes are made with cream puffs (coated with crunchy caramel) and vanilla flavored.
Little or nothing can not stop the inventiveness of pastry making in France especially for Wedding cakes.

  1. Dance

The bride and her father traditionally have the first dance of the night together, often with a waltz. A band or DJ is responsible for getting the guests up to dance and party until the early hours of the morning. During the evening, games are organized by friends, sometimes some are disguised, making a spectacle, others prepare a well-prepared event in honor of the couples love, grandparents sing. These events can be organized as a surprise several weeks before marriage.


Trends for Summer Weddings


Vintage is often used in the weddings, but this year it is going to reign not only in the wedding dress styles, but will also become a big trend in the wedding themes in general. We will probably see the 30s and 40s-inspired themes along with the 20s mark.


Mint was the hottest trend during the spring summer season 2012 and it seems to continue during the year 2013. Besides looking fresh and chic, this color has a retro feel.

Rainbow hues

In case you don’t want to limit yourself to just one wedding color, you can pick them all. Regardless whether you choose the bold or subdued hues, you can have your bridal party wear outfits in the colors of the rainbow.  In case you don’t want to utilize the entire rainbow, you may still choose the bold colors.

Mini menus

Consider having appetizers and desserts of mini sizes, which look cool and stylish. Believe me your guests will appreciate the idea of snacking on small sandwiches, beverages and desserts. Amaze everyone by presenting the food the original way. The same principle works for the cakes.

Lounge areas

Your guests will love the idea of a comfy lounge area at the wedding reception. This could be set both indoors and outdoors.

Covered centerpieces

In 2013 a popular trend are floral designs and other planted centerpieces that are covered up and caged. Terrarium centerpieces made from the bell jars or glass vases and they add a contemporary feel to the floral centerpieces.

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