After rigorous amounts of research, I have gathered together a razor-sharp list of the Top 5 upcoming trends for the 2010 wedding season. Behold!
5. Home Weddings – The economy is trying, but we’ve still got a ways to go before we’re out of this mess. In one of the more positive things to come from the recent hard times, more and more people are taking their nuptials to the backyard. Contrary to a backyard barbecue, home weddings are usually intimate, personal, easy on the budget, and heavy on what matters.
4. Earthy Centerpieces – While I’ve already told you all about my unusual centerpieces, the bigger trend in 2010 is greenery. in Paris wedding, which add both color and a beautiful fragrance to the table. Instead of flowers, try greenery, potted plants, or even small trees!
3. Veils – Veils have come back in aover the last little while, particularly the gorgeous and retro birdcage veil. Simple and elegant, the birdcage offers a romantic look without the hassle of all that fabric. Case in point, mine fell off on the way down the aisle!
And for an example of the beautiful birdcage veil, see my beautiful friend Marni, who rocked this look in her recent wedding:
2. Butter Cream Cakes and Alternative Desserts – Fondant is beautiful, but people are migrating over to the butter cream table. With delicious, natural ingredients, butter cream cakes are a simpler and more cost-effective alternative. Also on the rise, alternatives to the cake! Cupakes have been around for awhile, but why not serve what you love? The first decision I made about my wedding was that I wanted cream puffs, and I have no regrets.
And the Number One trend for weddings this coming year…
Personalized Favors! Gone are the days of a single cup that won’t go with anything in your cupboard or a kazoo that says “Julie and Sam.” This trend is all about thanking your guests with thoughtfulness, aka giving them something they can actually use. It’s also another opportunity to express yourself – a chocolate-obsessed friend of mind gave out beautiful little boxes of chocolates, whilegave out scented candles that complemented her “herb motif.” Get creative and have fun!