2008 Wedding Trends

It looks like waist-lines are back in this year for wedding dresses.

I say about time!

I am glad to see a move away from the wedding dresses that give no real shape.

The trend in 2008 is for dresses with soft, full, graceful lines that flatter waist and bust lines.

Necklines are once again being lowered, to show off more of the neck and shoulder area.

"Bling" seemed to be the in-thing last year in jewellery and clothes.

This bling is starting to appear in the fabrics used in wedding dresses as well.

Metallics, satin and lace all seem to be making an impact.

Silver and bright colored fabrics are also becoming popular.

The trend for wedding bouquets in 2008 is also bright colors and bling.

The trend is to add some crystals to your bouquet. They add sparkle, shine and class to any wedding bouquet.

The crystals being used come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

The popular colors for wedding bouquets this year are purples, reds, yellows and oranges.

Nice bright vibrant colors that will look fantastic and stand out.

Another trend that seems to be catching on is green weddings....

But didn't I just say the popular colors were purples, reds, yellows, and oranges?

A green wedding doesn't actually refer to the colors being used!

It means that people are thinking about the environment, and having a wedding that impacts less on the Earth.

As we become more aware of our impact on the environment our choices of what we do count.

So a lot of couples are going green.

In practical terms, this means that people are choosing to have their weddings out-doors rather than in a venue.

And they are using less throw-away items, and using things that can be recycled.

Receptions are being held out-doors, so they can use the sun for lighting.

The wedding trends for 2008 look quite exciting, and I'm sure a lot of people are going to have some fantastic weddings...