"The Kate Effect"

As millions of people watched the royal wedding, anxious brides-to-be were meticulously checking every detail of the entire day, to get ideas for their own fairytales. There were a few unique details that many brides paid attention to that are now trending in 2012 weddings. Here are a few facts (and tips) about having your own royal wedding.The Dress

Alexander McQueen, need I say more? Everyone knows exactly what that dress looks like and within hours of the public viewing it, seamstresses were already making their own versions that have been making their way into brides hands this last year. The key-if you’ve got it, flaunt it…tastefully. Kate could not have been more ravishing in her gown, but she kept it elegant and tasteful by adding long lace sleeves and a draping v-neckline with an a-line skirt. Look for dresses that accent your figure and have that pop factor and you are sure to feel like a princess.

 

The Veil

According to Brides magazine, 52% of brides say that they are now more likely to wear a veil because Kate wore one in her wedding. Whether it’s a simple birdcage veil, or cathedral, some things to consider when wearing a veil is your dress, your style, and your venue(s). Some brides choose longer veils to cover up for the ceremony and take it off for the reception. Some brides opt for the more manageable shoulder- or elbow-length veils and wear them all day. Depending on your dress, the fabric of the veil can be different, lace, beaded, tulle, whichever you prefer!

 

Hair

Many brides automatically think they have to wear their hair up for their day because that’s what is “traditional.” Many brides are opting for the long and flowing hair to keep it more casual, and in some cases, more formal. When thinking about your hair, take into consideration the weather of the day—will it be windy, hot, humid, cold? And adjust your hair style accordingly. Don’t be afraid to have a few test-dos done before your day to make sure it’s perfect!

Bridesmaid(s)

As you all know, Kate’s sister Pippa was a huge hit and her dress has since been worn (in other colors) by celebrities down the red carpet. Kate really took the opportunity to show off her sister’s rockin body and you can too with all your bridesmaids! Pick a dress that really flatters them, it will make them feel great about themselves, and have an even better time on your special day!

Many other details of the royal wedding are trending today, keep in mind, there are a few cost effective ways to make your fairytale happen. Taking a few ideas here and there will sure to bring your dream of a royal wedding to life.