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Top 70 Best Wedding Trends of 2012

From Surprise Cocoa Treat Proposals to Goddess Wedding Jewels

— January 19, 2013 — Lifestyle
The best wedding trends of 2012 ranged from wacky nuptial agreements to some of the most creative proposals around. Both men and women are upping the ante when it comes to professing one's love.

If last year's proposal trends are any indication: bigger is better. Men planned to pop the question in a way both the future wife and everyone around them would remember. For example, one guy even made a blockbuster-like movie that his future fiance watch in the theater, and at the end realized the film was intended for her. Other finds include numerous flash mobs and choreographed dance proposals.

Check out Trend Hunter's Wedding Trend Report for a look into the implications of these creative engagement finds.
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Wedding Trend Report
Wedding Trend Report
Contemporary Matrimony Influences Everything from Fashion to Art
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Extreme Musical Marriage Requests
Extreme Musical Marriage Requests
The Michael Jackson Flash Mob Proposal Goes to Great Lengths
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Pre-Planned Pinterest Nuptials
Pre-Planned Pinterest Nuptials
Trish Smith Found Everything for Her Wedding & She Wasn't Engaged
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Greasy Diner Nuptials
Greasy Diner Nuptials
Get Hitched and Have a Meal at the Newly Opened Denny's Wedding Chapel
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Street-Parading Proposals
Street-Parading Proposals
World's First Live Lip Dub Marriage Engagement Will Make You Want to Cry
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Nuptial Planning Sites
Nuptial Planning Sites
The Loverly Online Bridal Scrapbook Helps Organize the Big Wedding Day
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Cohabiting Couple Stats
Cohabiting Couple Stats
The 'It Doesn't Mean A Thing Without A Ring' Chart Talks Marriage Survival
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Wedding Infiltration Apps
Wedding Infiltration Apps
Crash Corsage is the Smart Way to Attend Marriage Ceremonies Uninvited
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Nuptial Equality Graphs
Nuptial Equality Graphs
The 'Cost of Marriage Bans' Infograph Highlights Monetary Consequences
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Fuzzy Wedding Shoes
Fuzzy Wedding Shoes
The Ugg Bridal Collection is Taking The Web by Storm
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Wedding Reminder Videos
Wedding Reminder Videos
Amir Farhang’s ‘The Announcement’ Portrays the Stresses
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Sports Announcer Weddings
Sports Announcer Weddings
Former Bulls Commentator Ray Clay Has a Slam Dunk Wedding Intro
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Nuptial Etiquette Graphs
Nuptial Etiquette Graphs
Get What You Want with the Wedding Invitation Etiquette Infographic
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Cash-Concealing Separation Stats
Cash-Concealing Separation Stats
Top Indicators of Divorce Include Impuslive Buys and Accrued Debt
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Nupital Readiness Flow Charts
Nupital Readiness Flow Charts
The 'Is It Time to Pop the Question?' Infographic is Informative
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Male Matrimony Charts
Male Matrimony Charts
The 'Groom Wedding Plan Guide' Offers Helpful Tips for Him
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Bedazzled Bridal Flowcharts
Bedazzled Bridal Flowcharts
This Matching Jewelry Infographic Helps You Choose the Right Gems
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Nuptial Monetary Graphs
Nuptial Monetary Graphs
This 'Yobucko' Wedding Budget Infographic is a Cost-Conscious Guide
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Vintage Matrimony Videos
Vintage Matrimony Videos
Emily Schuman's Wedding Sneak Peak is Retro
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51
Building Candle Structures
Building Candle Structures
The University of Texas Tower Tea Light is Stoic
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50
Mammoth Matrimony Dress Trains
Mammoth Matrimony Dress Trains
The Two Mile Wedding Dress Could Also Be Used as a Slip and Slide
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Industrialist Nuptial Ceremonies
Industrialist Nuptial Ceremonies
The Luxirare 'Modern Wedding Ideas' Post is Minimalist
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Graphic Novel-Inspired Proposals
Graphic Novel-Inspired Proposals
The Scott Pilgrim Proposal Creates a New Standard for Girlfriends
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Stigma-Slaying Stories
Stigma-Slaying Stories
The New Archie Comic 'Just Married' Features its First Gay Marriage
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Cocoa Couture Treats
Cocoa Couture Treats
'Love is the Key' Chocolate Collection Will Open a World of Succulent Goods
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45
Jet Pack Wedding Ceremonies
Jet Pack Wedding Ceremonies
Amanda Volf and Grant Engler Marry in Style
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44
Matrimony Crayon Carvings
Matrimony Crayon Carvings
John & Jessica by Diem Chau is a Memorable Wedding Gift
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Comfort Food Cocktails
Comfort Food Cocktails
The Mashed Potato Martini Infuses Your Festive Favorites
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Snapshot-Stitched Purses
Snapshot-Stitched Purses
Etsy Seller ANGEEW Creates a Chic Photo-Lined Bridal Clutch
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Historical Nuptial Infographics
Historical Nuptial Infographics
Diving into the History of Weddings is an Interesting One
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Sugar-Glazed Wedding Bands
Sugar-Glazed Wedding Bands
Tammy Young Eun Kim Designs an Unusual Doughnut Engagement Ring
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Story-Sharing Shoppers
Story-Sharing Shoppers
Maptote Allows You to Tell the Story of Your Marriage on a Cotton Bag
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38
Festive Nuptial Invitations
Festive Nuptial Invitations
These Christmas Tree Wedding Invitations Celebrate the Season and Love
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At-Home Matrimony Shoots
At-Home Matrimony Shoots
Kristen Marie Tourtillotte's Covers an Informal House-Bound Wedding
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Ring-Bearing Nuptial Nails
Ring-Bearing Nuptial Nails
This Tape-Based Bridal Manicure is Understated and Chic
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35
Personalized Matrimony Hangers
Personalized Matrimony Hangers
The Wedding Dress Hangers are Artfully Crafted with You in Mind
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34
Viral Song Wedding Parodies
Viral Song Wedding Parodies
The Gangnam Style Wedding Video is Hilarious and Fun
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33
Newlywed Pop Serenades
Newlywed Pop Serenades
Groom Dances to 'Baby' by Justin Bieber and Steals the Hearts of Millions
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Monumental Matrimony Confections
Monumental Matrimony Confections
These Celebrity Wedding Cakes are Sweetly Extravagant
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Alternative Wedding Keepsakes
Alternative Wedding Keepsakes
Surprise Guests with the Nuptial Invitation Tea Towel
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Cartoon Feline Nuptial Gowns
Cartoon Feline Nuptial Gowns
Hello Kitty Wedding Dresses Add a Dash of Cute to your Wedding Day
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Nuptial Announcing Timelines
Nuptial Announcing Timelines
These Online Wedding Invitations Track the Couple's Relationship
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Personalized Wedding Invites
Personalized Wedding Invites
Love vs. Design Allows Couples to Create Expressive Stationery
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Exclusive Matrimony Styles
Exclusive Matrimony Styles
Metier SF's 'Commitment Collection' Brandishes Wedding Looks Only
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26
Global Activism Graphics
Global Activism Graphics
The ‘State of LGBT Rights Around the World’ Infographic is In
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Intricately Tiered Bridal Dresses
Intricately Tiered Bridal Dresses
Kelsey Genna's Bridal Collection Layers Each Piece
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Brooch Wedding Bouquets
Brooch Wedding Bouquets
The 'Blue Petyl' Site Offers a Modern Chic Alternative to Flower Garlands
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Golden Nuptial Day Necklaces
Golden Nuptial Day Necklaces
The Wedding Day Calendar Jewelry Accentuates Your Important Day
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Killer Sci-Fi Wedding Cakes
Killer Sci-Fi Wedding Cakes
The Alien and Predator Cake Brings the Two Movie Monsters Together
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Matrimonial Ring Statistics
Matrimonial Ring Statistics
The Top 10 Engagement Ring Facts and Trends are Mind Blowing
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Charismatic Cake Toppers
Charismatic Cake Toppers
The Wood and Grain Custom Wooden Dolls Are Perfect for Weddings
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Exotic Wooden Stamps
Exotic Wooden Stamps
Charancreations Renders Beautiful Carved Textiles for DIY Crafts
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Surprise Cocoa Treat Proposals
Surprise Cocoa Treat Proposals
This Unexpected Wedding Proposal is an Adorably Surprising Delight
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Handyman Nuptial Rings
Handyman Nuptial Rings
The Wrench Wedding Band is a Creatively Loving Jewelry Piece
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Adorable Wedding Masks
Adorable Wedding Masks
The 'Photo Booth Props' Offer Bride and Groom Picture Accessories
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Chic Bride Editorials
Chic Bride Editorials
The Vogue Spain March 2012 Issue Focuses on Romance
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Cheeky Wedding Stationary
Cheeky Wedding Stationary
These Maritial Greeting Cards by 'goatcards' are Hilarious
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Geeky Marriage Bands
Geeky Marriage Bands
The Star Trek Engagement Ring Encourages Couples to Live Long and Prosper
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12
Intricate Nuptial Keepsakes
Intricate Nuptial Keepsakes
The 'Wedding Puzzle Guest Book' is a Sweet Memory Keeper
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Parachute Wedding Decor
Parachute Wedding Decor
Amber DeForest Uses Canopies for Interior Design
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Whimsical Winding Updos
Whimsical Winding Updos
The Beauty Department Coiled Low Bun Tutorial is Seriously Easy
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Transforming Romance Bands
Transforming Romance Bands
The Torafu Architects Gold Wedding Ring Adjusts with Age
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Ballerina Wedding Gowns
Ballerina Wedding Gowns
The Reem Acra Bridal Fall 2013 Collection is Elegantly Ornate
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Gamer-Inspired Wedding Bands
Gamer-Inspired Wedding Bands
Gamers can Express their Love with these Classy Zelda Wedding Bands
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Countryside Wedding Invitations
Countryside Wedding Invitations
The Mason Jar Save the Date Cards are Adorable
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Hidden Novel Proposal Boxes
Hidden Novel Proposal Boxes
The DIY Book Engagement Ring Case Upcycles Old Textbooks
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Glowing LED Gowns
Glowing LED Gowns
The Aurora Dress by CuteCircuit is for Classy Ravers
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3
Goddess Wedding Jewels
Goddess Wedding Jewels
The ISIS Unique Engagement Ring is an Homage to Women
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Floating Nuptial Ceremonies
Floating Nuptial Ceremonies
100 Day Wedding Chinese Lantern Post is Airborne
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Contained Beach Scenes
Contained Beach Scenes
The Mason Jar Terrarium is a Great Vacation Keepsake
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