Nowadays, it's not unusual for brides-to-be to scour the internet looking for that all-important wedding inspiration when planning their upcoming nuptials.
With December being
Experts at have been monitoring which wedding-themed fashion, decorative and commemorative items have been garnering the most attention on the site, giving us an insight into what we can expect to see at all those beautiful summer weddings which are quickly filling our diaries.
When it comes to veils, minimalism is out and extravagant is in.
According to Etsy, the number of views for the more have increased a whopping 213 per cent since 2017. Also, let's take a moment to remember this incredible statement veil from the
Brides and grooms are shunning traditional wedding rings in favour of a more intricate design, the results suggest. Views for have increased by 68 per cent since last year.
"These highly customisable sets allow fashion-forward brides to mix up their look on the daily and invite couples to mark anniversaries and other major milestones with special new pieces imbued with sentiment," Etsy trend expert says.
Etsy analysts have also noticed an uptake in interest for as brides depart from the more traditional dresses.
Embellished fit-for-wedding dresses have been spotted on numerous Spring/Summer 2018 couture catwalks including Chanel, Zuhair Murad and Ralph & Russo as well as on newlywed celebrities like and
From to to to , Etsy says the number of views for "clear acrylic wedding" has increased by a colossal 309 per cent over the past year.
"The crisp style pairs especially well with loose, romantic greenery and florals in ceremony and reception decor, but thanks to the material's neutral nature, there's no wrong way to incorporate acrylic accents into your big day. Bonus: There's literally no colour scheme it can't match," Isom Johnson says.
Within the last year, searches for '' have increased by almost 50 per cent on Etsy (44 per cent). The cape meets both tradition, in the way it covers shoulders, and power (given the superhero associations) and was spotted on the Giambattista Valli, and couture catwalks earlier this year. Ultra superwoman Serena Williams also wore a cape as part of her Alexander McQueen gown in her celebrity-filled New Orleans wedding last year.
A big hefty guestbook might take up valuable space in your new marital home, so couples are looking for alternative ways to still get messages of love and advice from their nearest and dearest on their special day. Searches for 'guest book alternative' have increased by 53 per cent on Etsy and have returned results including this guest book glass box (), a guestbook and a wooden
While the barn-style wedding has been a staple for a few years, Isom Johnson says the new "rustic look in town" is the desert.
"Think sunsets, adobe homes, textured wood details and watercolour landscapes with mini cactus wedding favours for every guest," she suggests.
Isom Johnson's expertise appears to have some backing with a search for 'southwestern wedding' having a 72 per cent increase with products available including , , and signage.
Unsurprisingly, long-time couples who are committing their love to each other in front of everyone who is closest to them want their beloved pet involved. 'Pet weddings' returns 30,000 results on Etsy and you can find including your pets, dog collars , and wedding invites