1. A new twist on Candy
Not just a candy bar anymore, brides and grooms are choosing sweets, pasties, cupcakes, ice cream and various other bars to step outside the box.
2. Eco Friendly
I see it and hear the requests for it! More and more brides & grooms want to ensure that they have a fabulous party without making a huge impact on the environment. (check back later for some eco friendly tips!)
3. Venues that Double Duty
This also ties in with the eco friendly trend but it is asked of me quite often now, to try and find a single venue that will double for a ceremony and reception. Not is it eco friendly (guests aren’t traveling to another side of the city) it can also be less expensive!
4. Shrugs & Boleros
It seems that shrugs & boleros are making a popular come back, and why not how chic are they!
5. Let them pick!
Brides are letting their bridesmaids choose their gowns & accessories. I have had and seen many brides just ask their bridesmaids order from a specific vendor (i.e. Alfred Angelo, after six) so that the color was the same ‘chocolate brown’ or ‘black’ as the rest but the style did not matter. Some bride’s even let their bridesmaid’s pick the colors, what an awesome idea. Let them pick something they are comfortable in, in the end you will get better photos and have more fun.
6. Not White
Gowns are coming in some fabulous colors and some brides are taking advantage of it!
7. Step away from the cake!
Not a fan of the traditional wedding cake? You don’t have to be, what would you rather see? Rice crispies, ice cream, pies, truffles?
8. Vibrant Details
Bright colors are in right now from yellow, orange, purple, green and blue!
There is no one specific ‘theme’ that dominates the wedding scene except love! Each couple I have this year is so very different its hard to pick a trend, thus the current trend seems to be picking a theme that reflects the couple. Let the wedding be about the two of you and your love. Perhaps it is vintage, or cars, or birds. Think about a theme the will allow your wedding to be all about the two of you!
10. Alternate Veil
Still very popular, brides are now either not wearing a veil at all or changing their ‘hair piece” from a veil right after the ceremony to something stunning as a flowers, or crystal encrusted headband!