Wedding Ideas: What’s Trending in 2013 – DIY and Personal Style

20 Feb, 2013

Your wedding day is a very special day. It should be perfect, and what better way to make sure it is than putting your own personal touch on the decorations? This year is full of wonderful trends that are simple and guaranteed to make your big day a memorable and personal.

The Must Have B’s: Birds, Birch, & Bark

Birds are some of the most romantic creatures of all time and can help tie in your theme with all of your wedding decorations. Great for rustic or nature theme weddings, bark has made a resurgence in wedding decor. Birch is a popular pick because it works year round for both summer and winter weddings!

Covered Centerpieces

Floral designs and other planted centerpieces will be getting covered up and caged in for 2013. Terrarium centerpieces made with bell jars or glass vases put a clean and modern “do not touch” touch on your floral centerpieces!


With so many microbrews and craft beers available these days, you shouldn’t have trouble finding something unique to serve your guests. You could even tie the brews to your wedding theme. Make beer bottles even more special with custom wedding day labels!

Mini Menus

With so much celebrating going on, sometimes guests just need a little something to munch. Mini appetizers and desserts Just make sure there’s enough food to go around!

DIY Décor: Creative Backdrops, Paper Lanterns, & Garlands & Buntings

Backdrops are the focal point of your wedding ceremony decoration and are spectacular settings for snapshots of your fist kiss. Be creative and use these backdrops behind your head table, gift table, buffet table or even your wedding cake display!

Paper Lanterns are so beautiful and relatively inexpensive. Hang them in clusters of different sizes, shapes, and colors to turn your reception into an intimate and memorable experience.

Garlands or buntings are one of the easiest DIY décor items. They have become hot again, but they are being hung in different ways – not simply strung across the ceiling but hung vertically, along the front of the head table, used as backdrops or wrapped around pillars!

Finally and the most important trend to remember…

Do Your Own Thing

With so many planners and tips flying around, sometimes you just have to step back and realize this is YOUR day! Trends can be ignored and traditions can be tossed out the window, just do you!

These are just some ideas to keep your wedding décor fresh and to blow your guests away. DIY decorations are easy to make and leave a lasting impression. But remember, it is your day so most importantly, do your own thing! For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page.

What are some of your wedding tips?


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