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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
Guest Books
Polaroids Fingerprint
Guest Books
"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
(from $40;
Your Keepsake
(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
(rentals from
$15 each;
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
(from $130;

and Erie Basin
(from $500;
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
Galo Shoes
(from $255;

and My Glass
(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
Pottery Barn
(from $6.50;

and West Elm
(from $5;
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
(from $185;

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).


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