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Colored gowns, personalized touches will define weddings this year

Colored gowns, personalized touches will define weddings this year

Not very long ago, in a reception hall not very far away, brides had to wear white, serve tiered cake for dessert and give their guests matchbooks as favors.

Thank heavens that's all behind us. The wedding season is not that far off — bridal expos abound this month — and brides and grooms have lots of options when it comes to their Big Day.

Besides the year's most obvious wedding trend — same-sex nuptials — planners and retailers see interest in colorful bridal gowns, lounge areas and vintage styles this year. Here's a look at the top 10 trends in...

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