2. Satin is currently the “it” fabric for bridal gowns. These satin dresses are very simple, but look very elegant, according to Rivera. There are minimal accents to the dress like a bow at the waist or delicate beading at the neckline. The dress makes its impact by having an unexpected hemline like an ankle length or a high-low style.
3. Yes, white has always been the traditional color for wedding dresses, but Rivera says she is seeing more colors than ever before for the bride’s big day. She credits the trend to celebrity brides like Jessica Biel who wore a pink gown when she tied the knot with Justin Timberlake. “Brides want to be unique,” says Rivera. “And to be honest, not everyone can wear a white dress. It doesn’t look the best on everyone.” Subtle shades like ivory, blush, rose gold, champagne, café, light gold, pink champagne are huge right now. “These colors really complement a variety of skin tones,” says Rivera. In David Tutera’s wedding dress collection for Mon Cheri he added a “Sea Mist” color, which is a light blue hue. For brides who want to be only slightly contemporary in their look, Rivera recommends doing a traditional ivory lace overlay with a color underneath.
4. Who says you have to wear a dress on your wedding day? Pantsuits and jumpsuits are becoming a sought-after option for those brides who don’t want a traditional, formal look. Most of these options are done in ivory with very minimal embellishment. “Many brides will dress up the look with accessories,” says Rivera. Mon Cheri has a line called “Enchanting” dedicated specifically to “today’s modern bride.” The collection includes LWDs (little white dresses), cocktail dresses, a strapless jumpsuit and a swing dress.
Although the bridal dress companies are making them, Rivera isn’t seeing any of her clients requesting crop-top dresses or dresses with feathered skirts. Dresses in metallic colors is another trend that hasn’t hit her clientele.
For endless wedding inspiration attend the ultimate bridal showcase, Your Wedding Experience Presented by David Tutera, on Sept. 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Tutera is a celebrity wedding and party planner, bridal fashion designer, author, and has his own television show on WEtv, David Tutera’s CELEBrations. More than 100 wedding professionals, approved by Tutera, will be in attendance who are set to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. A fashion show will feature stunning looks for everyone in the bridal party including bridesmaids, flower girls and the mothers of the bride and groom. Buddy Valastro “The Cake Boss” is set to award one bakery “Best of Show” at the Sweet Showcase, which will feature wedding cakes and desserts. For ticket information visit www.yourweddingexperience.com.