Food trucks, hashtags among 2013 wedding trends
Sandra Hermiston & Lynda Steele, CTV British Columbia
Published Monday, July 29, 2013 6:00AM PDT
Last Updated Monday, July 29, 2013 10:22PM PDT
When it comes to the top wedding trends for 2013, many couples are thinking outside of the box. Movie themed receptions, midnight snacks served up by food trucks and using social media to plan your big day are just some fads that you may see at weddings this year.
Lana Hicks and her fiancé Andrew Lepper are creating a digital record of their wedding by blogging, tweeting and even having a hashtag for their big event.
"Every time we do something that's wedding related we use the hashtag #andrewandlana," said Hicks. "Being able to digitally record this experience I’ll be able to go back in a year, or six months, or two years, and look back and see all the fun things and all the fun experiences I’ve had so far."
On the big day, guests will be asked to play wedding photographer. The couple hopes their family and friends will take pictures and upload them in real time to Twitter and Facebook.
When it comes to décor this year, wedding coordinator Nicole Turcotte says many couples are turning to old school glamour. The Great Gatsby movie has some brides and grooms hosting 1920’s inspired events.
"It’s very monochromatic. We're seeing a lot of silver, gold, white flowers, and the accent being green, like a real sort of deep emerald green," said Turcotte, of Down the Aisle Wedding Day Coordination.
On the opposite spectrum, folksy country charm is also a big trend, with hand-picked wild flowers and mason jars filled with preserves given out as wedding favours.
"Imagine picking up your wedding and plunking it in a field of wildflowers. That's what that looks like. So we're seeing long tables. We're seeing lots of lace still, the burlap," said Turcotte.
Those delicious-smelling food trucks on the streets of Vancouver are becoming the next big wedding catering idea. Turcotte says they’re popular because it’s cheaper and less formal than a sit-down dinner and it’s a trendy way to get fresh food.
Neon colours have hit the runways and they’re also making an appearance on wedding invitations and décor.
Lana Hicks decided against neon, but let her six attendants choose their favourite pastel colours. She then designed her invitations and matching wedding fabric around that colour palate.
And finally, even the traditional telegram has gone digital. If you can’t be at a wedding, you can now send a note of support or photos to the happy couple in the form of a cyber telegram with Evergram.