Become a Top Wedding Planner – Wedding Trends the Royal Wedding Might Have Started


Did you watch with Royal Wedding with the eye of a wedding planner? I suggested in my last post that you watch and take notes of details brides might want to copy. 

Here is what I believe brides might want and might become trends:

1) Wedding dresses that blend traditional elegance and a hint of sexiness

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a dress that reminded many of the one Princess Grace wore in April 1956 when she married Prince Rainier. Both dresses had long lace sleeves, lace appliqued bodices, high waists and full skirts that emphasized their small waists. Like Princess Grace, Catherine also wore a sheer veil edged in lace and a diamond tiara. The dress veered from a traditional look with a plunging neckline.

The gown has already been copied all over the world. Here in the United States, Faviana will be selling one in September for $1800. You can learn more about it in a video on E! Online.

Kate’s second wedding dress, which she wore to her private reception, has also been copied by Faviana. It was a 1950’s style strapless white satin dress with a circle skirt with a diamante belt that she wore with an angora bolero.

By the way, if your brides like Kate’s jewelry, Kenneth Jay Lane is selling a copy of Kate’s wedding earrings on QVC.

2) Cream colored bridesmaid dresses

Bridesmaids can wear any color a bride selects. If your bride wants to put her attendants in cream or white, make sure the dresses are in shades that blend well with her wedding dress.

Also, Kate’s sister’s dress was very fitted and a bit sexy, a style which a confident bride might be willing to let her bridesmaids wear.

3) Traditional vows

Although today most brides and grooms write their own vows, there is nothing wrong with using traditional vows altered to suit their personalities and relationship. (Kate did not vow to “obey” Prince William.)

4) Decorating with living trees

Westminster Abby was filled with maple trees, symbols of commitment, that would later be planted at Highgrove House, the family home of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Instead of purchasing trees, your bride and groom can rent them. Check with the florists in your network or plant rental companies who handle special events.

5) White wedding cakes

White doesn’t mean plain, as the Royal Wedding Cake proved. It was decorated with blooms and foliage that all had symbolic meanings. For example, lilies of the valley for sweetness and humility, daisies for innocence and beauty and orange blossoms for eternal love. You can see the cake and read more about it on in an article that includes comments from the designer.

One of my favorite books on traditional weddings is Legendary Brides by Letitia Baldrige. It shows the wedding of famous brides such as Princess Grace, Princess Diana and Jackie Kennedy and gives tips on planning elegant weddings. The book is out of print but you can find it used at bookstores, on or you may be able to find it at your local library.

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