A wedding with stripes
Earlier this week we posted our predictions for wedding trends in 2012, and to help bring them to life, we’ll be focusing on each and everyone here on the blog in the coming weeks to provide inspiration and advice on how you can incorporate some of trends into your own wedding day style.
So first up…Stripes
The best thing about incorporating a pattern – such as stripes – into your wedding day style is that you can be as bold or as subtle as you like. What you choose will ultimately come down to your own personal style, your personalities, the look and feel of your wedding day, and your colour scheme.
And don’t feel that you have to include stripes on everything – stripes can still heavily influence your wedding day style – even if you only incorporate the pattern in a few key elements.
Invitations are a great way to set the style and tone of a wedding as this is likely to be the first interaction you have with your guests. To incorporate stripes there are various options: as the main graphic of the invite, inside the lining of the envelope, striped ribbon or even a striped font.
This is where you can really have fun and the great news is that stripes work for men and women and boys and girls. A few simple ideas include striped bridesmaid dresses, plain flower girl dresses with bold stripy sashes, striped bow-ties for the groomsmen and page boys, striped pocket squares or socks, and even striped shoes.
The décor of your wedding day is really important as you want to incorporate touches will people will notice and remember, and which fit your style, whilst remaining within your budget. The best advice would be to invest in some striped ribbon or tape which can then be used to hang things from, to tie napkins with, or to decorate vases and glasses. However if you want to be bolder, you could invest in striped table cloths or napkins which would be extremely striking and really set the style.
Food and Drink
Speak to your caterers to see if they are able to suggest ways to add a striped element to the catering – whether that is in the way they present the food such as the layout or the plates and trays which they use to display it. You can also look to purchase some stripy paper straws or make striped flag stirrers for cocktails. And let’s not forget the cake – whether it is different coloured tiers, a striped icing design, ribbons or a striped sponge interior – with the cake you can be as bold as you like!
Hopefully this has given you a few ideas for ways in which you incorporate stripes into your wedding day, and perhaps some of you will look to embrace this trend in 2012. Do get in touch and let us know your thoughts – are you having a stripy wedding day?
And don’t forget, if you want any help styling your own big day, feel free to contact us for a complimentary consultation to see how we can help…
Have a lovely weekend!
Credits(clockwise from top left)
Invitations: Southern Fete Creative
Striped straws: Style Me Pretty
Washi masking tape: Etsy
Gift box: This is Glamorous
Bouquet: Merriment Events via Pinterest
Bridesmaid Dresses: Brooklyn Bride
Tablescape: Style Me Pretty