2012 Wedding Dress Trends & Songs to Match

Marta Block


With 2012 right around the corner, everyone`s been talking about wedding dress trends for 2012. If you want to be on trend and on budget (which we know is no easy task!) when it comes to your wedding dress, check out SmartBrideBoutique.com. They`ve compiled 5 wedding dress trends for 2012 and have provided ideas on how to get that look for less! We've joined in the fun by giving some helpful suggestions about which song choices would go best with these fabulous dresses. For more song choices, check out our weekly song lists.

Wedding Dress Trend 1: The Kate Middleton Effect

With all the excitement around the royal wedding this past April, it`s no surprise that various takes on Kate Middleton`s wedding dress was seen on the 2012 runways. We love this Allure bridals L306 wedding dress for your own take on Kate`s look, gently used and $700.

First Dance Song: For this regal and classic look we recommend As Time Goes By (from the classic movie Casablanca), it's classic and appropriate, but not something you hear at every wedding.

Wedding Dress Trend 2: 2 in 1 Dresses

One trend we absolutely love for budget and style conscious brides out there is the 2 in 1 trend. More and more we`re seeing brides who want to wear one dress from the ceremony and a shorter one for the reception, but not everyone has the budget! That`s why dresses that have a detachable skirt are all the rage, and this David Tutera Fergie wedding dress has caught our eye. It`s a brand new boutique sample for just $500.

First Dance Song: This is a dress for a bride who wants to dance. We recommend the fun and peppy It Must Be Love by Madness.

David Tutera Fergie Wedding DressDavid Tutera Fergie Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress Trend 3: Layered Tulle Ball Gowns

Dreamy, fanciful and light as air, layered tulle ball gown wedding dresses are definitely another wedding dress trend we`ll see more of this coming year. If this fits your style, consider this Vera Wang VW351007 wedding dress, new with tags and $900.

First Dance Song: This dress is all Princess but has a slight country feel to it. We recommend From this Moment by Shania Twain

Vera Wang VW351007 Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress Trend 4: 3D Florals

Brides who want wedding dress that looks great in pictures and makes a definite statement will love the 3D floral trend. One of our favs is this Allure Bridals C157 wedding dress, gently used and just $650.

First Dance Song: This is a dress that's best shown off with long sweeps around the room. We recommend the Etta James classic, At Last.

Allure Bridals C157 Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress Trend 5: Transparency & Illusion

Rounding out our top 5 wedding dress trends for 2012 is wedding dresses with transparent elements that reveal skin in sexy yet sophisticated ways. From it`s sheer one shouldered sash to the transparent overlay embroidered with flowers, the Pronovias Farnes wedding dress hits this trend on all counts. Sve 50% off retailer and get this dress (worn for just 2 hrs and already dry cleaned) for $695.

First Dance Song: This dress is both sexy and demure, classic and modern. We recommend It Had to Be You sung by Harry Connick, Jr.

Pronovias Farnes Wedding Dress 

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