It’s Wedding Season
With Memorial Day behind us, it’s now officially Wedding Season. It’s no surprise that June, July, and August are the most popular months to exchange vows. June leads the pack with 10.8%, August is neck in neck with 10.2%, and July falls third with 9.7%. With 2.3 million couples get married each year that’s an average of 6,200 per day. Did you know that the average wedding budget this year is $29,858? That’s not even including the honeymoon!
If you’re in a wedding or attending one this season, here are a few points of interest:
Paint The Aisle
As the wedding party takes its place and begins their march down the aisle you’ll immediately be introduced to the couple’s (bride’s) official color. As soon as the bride selects her gown she swiftly picks out her bridesmaid dresses. Many brides know their color as they begin planning their wedding. The most popular wedding colors of this 2014 season are: blue at 35%, purple at 26%, pink at 25%, and metallic at 25%. With the official wedding color in hand it’s time to inform the groomsmen to match the color. The groomsmen will need to style themselves with matching vests, ties, and pocket squares that compliment the bridesmaids. “Painting the aisle” is not only a tradition. but also the perfect way to commence the ceremony.
Stand By Your Bride
Now you might be wondering why the Groom and Father of the Bride don’t match the colors of the wedding party. The answer is simple; it’s all about the Bride. Traditionally, the Father of Bride and Groom’s wardrobes are both designed to frame the Bride. All eyes should be on her and her gown. As the Father of the Bride walks his daughter down the aisle, his tuxedo or suit should be a muted or neutral color. The same is true for her Groom. Remember all eyes should be on the Bride. Another reason why Grooms and Father’s don’t wear bright colors is because they need to be distinguishable from the groomsmen.
Smile for the Camera
You’ve heard it said… that ‘time fly’s’ and… in what seems like ‘a blink of an eye’ your wedding day is but a memory. You’ll pick up your wedding album and glance through the photos of loved ones and special happy moments that captured your special day. This is perhaps one of the most important reasons to get it right. The gown, the color, the tuxedo’s and the fit. You’ll want to look your absolute best as you look back.
Here’s to the summer of 2014 and congratulations to all those lucky wedding couples.