OMG, buying your dress is THE most fun part of planning your wedding. We should know because some of us have been in your bridal shoes recently! Our advice: savour every moment. Do away with any mum-drama (for those with overbearing mums) and get yourself the gown of your dreams. Bring one or two of your closest girlfriends (okay, mum can come, too, if she promises to keep it cool) with you, as you’ll definitely want to bounce ideas and looks off of a supportive sounding board. Keep the group small and intimate so it’s not too overwhelming with several voices and opinions, if you know what we mean.
The dress that you choose will set the mood for your whole wedding theme (and how dressy or casual your groom will be…he’ll follow your lead in this department). So, it’s a good thing that Spring 2014 wedding dress trends and designer bridal collections won’t disappoint. There are so many exquisite gowns to choose from this season!
Here are five spring 2014 wedding dress trends that you will love, paired with some Bride and Groom Direct finds, naturally.
Modern Floral Wedding Dress
The floral trend for 2014 features a plethora of small florals, like on this striking gown from Modern Trousseau’s Spring 2014 collection, which rocks various embroidered flowers all over its ball gown-shaped skirt.
If you’re going for the 2014 floral trend as the theme for your wedding, consider the Graceful Day Invitation, one good-looking invite covered front and back in a subtle floral pattern. It comes in soft hues of gray, blue, pink and green — particularly fabulous for a spring or summer wedding motif.
Short Wedding Dress
Short and sweet dresses are oh-so hot for the bohemian bride or casual bride who prefers a high cut to getting lengthy with it. This Spring Summer 2014 Elie Saab dress via Elleuk.com boasts a bell-sleeved baby doll shape layered in lace — so pretty! You can wear it with flats or chunky platforms to make it even more casual, or you can dress it up a bit with a refined set of heels, like the model on this catwalk is sporting.
For a short-and-sweet-dress kind of wedding, you could go with a whimsical or adorably casual approach to décor and favour items, such as this super-fun Ornate Swirl Sweet Jar, which comes packed with a delicious assortment of Swizzels Matlow sweets. Our sweet tooth is kicking up a craving as we type this!
Pink Wedding Dress
Though pink is a soft colour that is the epitome of femininity, wearing a pink wedding gown takes a lot of guts. It’s stepping out of the ordinary, away from the sea of white dresses, and into an edgy and unique bride’s world. Of course, the more light pink and pastel it is, the less edgy it looks. And the more vibrant you go, the more funky it gets, like this va-va-va-voom, funkadelic Spring Summer 2014 Vera Wang gown via Graziadaily.co.uk (Vera’s entire collection this season was in pink!). We think it’s a fabulous option.
What accessory could pair more perfectly for you pink-dress brides than this adorable Pink Hip Flask? We know you’ll put it to good use, whether you use it yourself for a lil nip on your special day or as a cute gift to your ladies in waiting.
Hint-of-Lace Wedding Dress
Lace is always popular for bridal gowns, no matter the season. It’s classic! For spring 2014, we’re seeing a lot of gowns that use just a hint o’ the material, however, and are they beautiful or what? Take this Marchesa gown, for example. It’s more Roman Goddess than lacy princess with it’s draped skirt and cap-sleeved lace top. Hint of lovely lace, check!
Play up the understated lace theme with these Vintage Lace Favour Bags, an elegant approach to a container for your wedding favours. The all-white bags feature a lacy pattern at top and a swirl, heart and bird motif (speaking of birds…see below!). Fill them with yummy bonbons or another treat for your guest to take home from your wedding reception.
Wedding Dress with Feathers
A little birdie told us that you are all about feathers for your wedding day. This is such a fun trend for a wedding this year. You can go totally glamorous and modern or vintage with it! We heart this Spring 2014 Rosa Clara sheath dress via Brides.com with its sexy, feathered skirt. Don’t you feel all fluttery inside thinking about walking down the aisle in this number?
Carry out the birds-of-a-feather theme throughout your wedding décor and accessories. One idea (okay, it’s not quite actual feathers, but having too many feathers can be a little overkill, so add some feathered friends in there, mmkay?): Bird Shaped Place Cards that perch themselves on the side of your guests’ glasses are a charming little touch. Each place card looks elegant with its laser-cut design that gives them an “airy” appearance, like they could just flutter away at any minute.
What does your wedding dress look like? We’d seriously love to see or hear about it!