Funny enough, trends tend to change everything. Think about fashion. Anything that walks down the runway will eventually trickle down to the rest of us. If there’s a lot of red on the runway, you can bet that department stores will order red garments. You’ll then see tons of red all over the place. Of course, seasons have a lot to do with it, but trends influence almost everything. And wedding trends are no different!
Thanks to social media, we get to see everyone's weddings. Someone sees something they think is unique on Pinterest or Facebook and they decide to do it for their wedding—and then the next thing you know, everyone's having their wedding in a barn and hanging string lights.
Trends aside, the 2020 pandemic has changed everything about the wedding industry drastically. Instead of cancelling or postponing their weddings, most brides have chosen to downsize, host everything outdoors, or alter the festivities in new, creative ways. Some of these trends are designed to add a little bit of personality to the event — something we’re 100% on board with. It’s all about self-expression on your big day, right?
Well, this year, these are some of the biggest wedding trends that are literally changing everything.
Did you know...
- Paris Hilton not only lives in a mansion, she also built a doghouse mansion for her Chihuahua. It's 300 square feet and includes air conditioning and heating. It comes decked out with designer furniture, a chandelier, a pink paint job, second-floor balcony, and enclosed "yard." It's not enough for you to live in luxury. Your dog must, as well.
- After her role as First Lady came to an end, Jackie Kennedy went into the publishing business. She became an associate editor at Doubleday and worked mostly on autobiographies. In fact, she was one of two original editors for Michael Jackson's 2009 autobiography Moonwalk, a #1 New York Times bestseller.
- Björk created a media sensation when she wore her iconic white swan dress to the 2001 Oscars. At the time, many derided it as hideous and a publicity stunt, but it has since gone down as one of the most memorable dresses of all time—even if it isn't exactly beloved. She says David Bowie was the inspiration behind the dress.
- When Rihanna debuted her famous red locks in 2010 (around the same time she was featured on Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie"), she started a red-hair trend. Over the next twelve months, she changed her hairstyle 13 times—more than once a month! But that came at a pricey cost. Sources say the annual price tag came out to $1,168,000 on just her hair.
- Jennifer Aniston's star-defining role on friends started a hair craze in the 90s that even lasted into the early 2000s. Called "The Rachel," Aniston's shoulder-length haircut had grown-out bangs and highlights styled to perfection. A hairdresser in Detroit noted that at the peak of its popularity, 40% of her business was devoted to recreating "The Rachel." Too bad that it was notoriously difficult to maintain on your own at home.