Updated May 10, 2012—On May 8, Four Seasons hosted a live, global #LuxBride Twitter chat dedicated to all things luxury weddings. Experts, brides-to-be and wedding planners from around the world were on hand to answer questions and discuss trends, fashion, rings and so much more. Here’s a recap:
Every #LuxBride dreams of finding the perfect gown. Any dress shopping tips?
When dress shopping, my tips are to go with an open mind, shop with fun and honest friends and have fun!
Would love to see more designers offer pockets on wedding dresses! The demand from brides is huge!
Consider your destination for shoes when shopping for your wedding look, too. Paris cobblestones are lovely, but slippery when wet!
Don’t bring too many people! Too many cooks in the kitchen.
What is your favorite wedding trend of 2012?
Brides are borrowing cultural and traditional rituals from around the globe!
I love that couples are celebrating their combined heritage.
Dessert ice cream cones are a trend for late night!
Red is a hot colour trend.
Our fave LuxGraph find were penguins greeting guests. What’s the most unique wedding detail you’ve seen?
We have noticed larger number of bridesmaids and groomsmen … almost like a football team.
Indian wedding—groom arriving via elephant.
It’s all about the FOOD. What hot new catering trends are you noticing?
Whoopie pies are the new cupcakes!
We’re so on board with whoopie pies!
I love “bars” at weddings—mimosa bar, s’more bar, slider bar, candy bar!
Does the bride’s wedding band have to match her engagement ring and the groom’s wedding band?
It’s nice if the bride and groom’s rings match. Unless the bride chooses a diamond band to sit with her engagement ring!
No, your groom’s wedding band doesn’t have to match your own. He might want classic platinum while you prefer diamonds.
AGREE—our couples like non-matching we’ve found. Or cuter, having a hidden connection in the rings only they know.
Which wedding tradition will you be skipping at your wedding?
What are your top ideas for wedding party gifts?
Something personal. Jewellery to be used on the day of the wedding seems so passé.
What does everyone think of bowties for wedding party gifts?
Where are some of the most popular places to register? Any unexpected places?
We love registries at home improvement stores…lots of couples buying their first homes and love those gifts!
For the honeymoon: urban escape or beach getaway? What are your top destination picks?
For ultimate honeymoon destination, Four Seasons Tented Camp is the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure!
Honeymoon beach gateway at Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh, and the spa at Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza.
All of these #LuxBride tweets are making me so excited for our honeymoon at Four Seasons Maui.
To theme or not to theme? What are the most popular—and most unusual—#LuxBride wedding themes?
Travel/wine themes that are personal to couple work. Movie themes are horrible, they become outdated quick.
Getting married? Or maybe you know someone who is. Either way, keep following @FSBridal on Twitter for more luxury wedding tips and inspiration. And don’t forget to check out Four Seasons’ Pinterest boards to help you plan the big day.