The Knot Sets the Stage for 2008 Wedding Trends!

Scheduled to hit the newsstands on January 28, 2008, The Knot's Spring/Summer 2008 issue will show you how creativity will be "THE KEY" in weddings this year! According to Carley Roney, editor-in-chief, "Brides want to be anything but boring this year... From resourceful ways to get the perfect look to decadent reception decor inspired by Sofia Coppola's fashion epic Marie Antoinette, surprising elements like '80s cover bands, and daring destinations, couples are going to new lengths to infuse their personalities into their big day."

Here's a summary of what The Knot predicts for 2008 weddings:

Beauty & Fashion

  • Rental of big value jewelry items

  • Wardrobe and hairstyle change (as many as three!)

  • Heirloom wedding sets


  • "Marie Antoinette" weddings -- top notch affairs fit for royalty!

  • 80's cover bands and dancers

  • Green weddings

Hi Tech

  • Proposal and wedding videos on YouTube, Facebook, and personal blogs

  • "Real World" Weddings -- video diaries of wedding events with ceremony highlights featured during the reception


  • Evolve as new spots sprout--Scottish castles/African Safaris

  • Longer, more distant locations of luxury

Get all the details when it hit stands on January 28, 2008! You can also read the online version on The Knot's website!!


BRIDES Launch Something Pink Campaign!

How wonderful?!! Brides has launched the Something Pink campaign. This campaign's strategy is to raise money for the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation (a foundation that grants wishes to stage four breast cancer women). Brides asked twenty-one designers to design a pink themed gown and donate a portion of the proceeds to Making Memories. A three day sale in the big apple helped hundreds of shoppers find their dream gown.

I may be a little biased, but any campaign to raise money in honor of breast cancer victims or for breast cancer research has to be a fabulous one. The devastating effects of breast cancer hits so close to home for me. My mother became a victim in 1993. It was a blessing that she was a ten year survivor, but eventually demised due to the radiation treatments scaring her lung tissue. It's an amazing story to tell: watching years of fighting to live another day and eventually losing that fight to the very treatment that saved you. At any rate, diagnosis and treatment are making strides and it's because of the ever growing awareness.

Visit Brides.com/somethingpink for a look at the gorgeous Something Pink designs. Don't forget to look for the "Something Pink" tags as your local bridal salons.