Welcome to our 2011 Trend updates! Now the new collections are in and the season is well under way, there are some definite trends emerging for this year. Perhaps the most obvious one is that marriage certainly seems to be ‘back in fashion’ – if it ever went out – as more and more couples seem to be opting for shorter engagements and tieing the knot within 12 months of getting engaged!
Some people are suggesting this might be a result of the Royal Wedding, with couples wanting to share their year with Will and Kate. We’re not so sure about that, but there certainly there seems to be a more positive feel to this year after the difficult few we’ve had, with couples opting for more homemade and DIY days they can arrange here and now. And with vintage continuing to storm ahead as the biggest theme in weddings, a village hall or even at home reception has become the chic-not-cheap option for a wedding with a difference!
But of course, what we are really here to talk about is the fashion trends for this year. So over the next few days we’ll be highlighting some of the new trends in bridal gowns from our designers – we’d love to know which trends you love, especially if you’re choosing one the looks for your big day!