Minimalist weddings have been popular for a while now, but in the coming year, brides may be going for the complete opposite. Searches related to big, bold 80s weddings are on the rise, according to Etsy. And their trend expert, Dayna Isom Johnson, says 1980s glam weddings are making a comeback in 2023.
Etsy reports that from August to October 2022:
- Searches for cathedral-length veils were up 65% from the same time the previous year.
- Searches for detachable sleeve wedding dresses also rose by 54%.
- Interest in embroidered veils increased by 49%, wedding gloves by 21% and high-neckline wedding dresses by 14%
Johnson says couples are “welcoming maximalism back to their weddings'' and that the trend is about “having fun with your attire - think statement sleeves, high necks and all the volume.” Of course, you don’t have to tease your hair and break out the Aqua Net hairspray to get in on the trend, you can have more subtle fun with it by picking one statement element and “running with it,” the trend expert explains. If you’re not into the style of the 80s fashions, you can bring the glam of the decade with a multi-tiered cake, colorful streamers or larger-than life flower arrangements, as Johnson says, “No 80s wedding would be complete without making a major decor statement.”
Speaking of weddings, here's a GREAT story
Deciding on a wedding dress can be challenging, and for Simone Crouch, it was a struggle. The South Africa native tried on many dresses, but none of them were right and none made her feel good. But while she was scrolling Instagram one day, she spotted her dream gown. Unfortunately, she says, “I tried to get the dress and it didn’t work.”
After she was unable to order the floor-length lace dress, Simone saw photos of another bride, Emily Heath, wearing the exact dress at her own wedding three years before. Simone reached out to Emily and was thrilled to hear back from her, so she asked if she could buy the dress. Emily, who lives in California, declined to sell it, but she did agree to lend it to Simone for her big day. She shipped the gown to the U.K., where Simone’s mom received it and brought it to Johannesburg for her daughter’s wedding.
The bride-to-be was so delighted that the dress fit like a glove, she was moved to tears. Simone even invited Emily to her wedding last month and she graciously accepted. Thanks to the sisterhood of the traveling dress, these strangers half a world apart have bonded and become friends. Emily recently shared the epic story of her wedding dress on TikTok, where it’s had 4-million views. The women say they’re overwhelmed by the love and support they’ve gotten from people online and Emily adds, “I think the story of this is the kindness of two people and how it's brought along a friendship.”
Source: Good Morning America
Heavy Metal Bride And Groom Exchange Guitars Instead Of Rings
Two heavy metal fans decided that exchanging rings wasn’t going to be right for their wedding, so Madi Danger and Jay Aspen decided to make the ceremony as metal as possible. That included deciding to exchange electric guitars when they said their vows in an Idaho Falls Methodist church.
The couple, who dated for nine years before tying the knot, surprised attendees with the exchange, which they hadn’t told anyone about beforehand. After they were Mr. And Mrs. Aspen, they left in Danger’s retro-black hearse with a coffin inside and the words “Just Married” written on the back window.
Source: New York Post