I know, I know…You’re over the Royal Wedding or perhaps were never into it. Unlike most bridal blogs, Triple B has been mum on the “wedding of the century” until now. The reasons why are pretty obvious. But realistically whether you like it or not, everyone (yes, everyone) who is in a wedding for the next twenty-plus years will be influenced in some capacity by the nuptials of Will and Kate. Because guess what? Even if you couldn’t care less, your vendors certainly do. So, below are Triple B’s top 6 bridal trends from the Royal Wedding:
Long sleeve dresses Kate opted for a Grace Kelly inspired Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown with long lace sleeves. Trust that everyone from Vera Wang to David’s Bridal has already knocked off this gown and will be marketing versions of it to you in the coming months.
Bridesmaids wearing white Pippa, Kate’s younger sister and only adult bridesmaid wore white which many Americans consider taboo. This is actually common in the U.K. and I predict that this will become more common here in the States, too. (By the way, Pippa looked equally as fab as her big sis in her satin, cowl neck, bias-cut gown.)
Colored stones in engagement rings While this was already popular with many folks, I suspect more ladies will be hinting to their significant others that they would like a splash of color in their bling when the big question is popped. Mark my words…
Friday afternoon weddings I have been preaching the financial benefits of jumping the broom on Fridays and/or Sundays since Triple B launched. However since the Royal Wedding took place on a Friday afternoon (for reasons having nothing to do with money) I know a lot more couples will consider this for their own big day.
Casual chic reception looks Kate changed into another McQueen dress for her reception and topped the satin gown with a mohair shrunken cardigan. It was so Michelle Obama — I loved it! Future brides can recreate similar looks with inexpensive sweaters from the mall or possibly already hanging in their closets.
Tiaras “Commoners” on this side of the pond have been wearing tiaras for their strut down the aisle for decades but they will inevitably experience a surge in popularity in the coming months.
***If you still don’t believe that mainstream popular culture can have a universal effect on brides, just think about the colored shoe trend that soared and is still popular post Carrie Bradshaw’s on-screen wedding three years ago in Sex and the City.
So, what do you think of the Triple B predictions? Did I forget anything? Did you watch the Royal Wedding? Leave me a comment with your thoughts!