Prints Are the New Polaroids
And five other new-wave crazes creeping onto the radars of wedding bloggers.
|The Topic||What's Now||What's Next||Says Who?||Get It Here|
|"How many of us have been to a wedding where one group goes crazy emptying Polaroid cartridges, leaving the rest of the guests undocumented? The fingerprint guest book allows everyone a fast, fun way of saying, 'I was here.'"
—Mara Zepeda of Neither Snow
|Bleu de Toi
Co. (from $50;
|Reception Seating||Chiavaris||Ghost Chairs||"Everybody loves a gorgeous Chiavari, but ghost chairs offer something sleeker. They bring an unexpected element to the room."
—Cyd Converse of the Sweetest Occasion
|NY Event Expo
|The Rock||Diamond Solitaires||Cocktail Rings||"White-gold and platinum rings with diamond solitaires aren't going anywhere, but cocktail rings are a less-cliché option that allows for more personality."
—Michael Arnot of Groom Groove
and Erie Basin
|Bridal Footwear||Colored Shoes||White Shoes||"If we never see another brightly colored peep-toe in 2012, it will be too soon. Brides have dismissed the classic white pump for far too long, but as gowns become more sophisticated, so too will footwear."
—Anne-Marie Scali of Perfect Bound
and My Glass
Slipper (from $104;
|Table Décor||Mason Jars||Mercury Glass||"The rustic-chic look made sense when the economy was in the tank; now weddings are starting to have a more refined feel. With mercury glass, you get that vintage vibe, but more elegant."
—Kathryn Storke Grady of Snippet & Ink
and West Elm
|Ceremonial Headpieces||Veils||Fascinators||"People only wear veils because it's always been that way. But a fascinator with feathers, pearls, and rhinestones can be so much daintier."
—Elizabeth Jaine of Lovely
|Twigs & Honey
and Bride's Head
(from $100; brides
Photographs: Danny Kim/New York Magazine (cocktail ring, shoes, veil, fascinator); Alamy (polaroid); Iain Masterton/Alamy (fingerprint); Courtesy of Starck Network (ghost chair); Davies + Starr/Getty Images (diamond ring); Gary Moss/Getty Images (mason jar); Chris Sanders/Getty Images (mercury glass).
From the Summer 2012 New York Wedding Guide