It can be very difficult to find the perfect bridesmaids dress that is going to please all of your bridesmaids. Let's face it, every one's body type is different and certain dresses just look better on certain people. Why not allow your bridesmaids to pick out which style (from a particular line and color) that suites their body the best. I personally think it looks great and will surely make your bridesmaids LOVE YOU! Take it a step further and mix and match different colors and patterns into your bridesmaids attire. It looks great in photos and will show how young and daring you are. (Photo Credit: Polka Dot Bride by SugarLove Weddings)
Personal wedding websites are a great way to relay all of the essential information to your guests. From registry information, hotel, travel, updates, and more, your guests can stay informed with just a click of a button. Couples will also use websites such as weddingwire.com to create their guest lists, room layouts, seating charts and more.
Documenting the day
Although we are still in a "recession," I predict that the days of picking out the lowest priced photographer or videographer are LONG GONE. Today's bride and groom see the value in having amazing images that they can cherish for a lifetime. Unfortunately, there are no do-overs with this; you can't go back and relive your wedding day again if your pictures or video did not turn out as hoped they would. Instead of shopping around for the lowest prices, the 2010 couple will seek out the most talent photographer and videographer whose work fits their own personal style. (Photo Credit: Brewer Photography and Videography)
It is always great to add some sort of extra entertainment to your wedding day to guarantee that your guests will have the best time. Photo booths have been popular for a few years now, and will continue to be big throughout 2010 (everyone loves them). Slide shows are also a hit because it allows all of your guests to personally witness the evolution of your love and relationship. Comedians or Dance numbers are perfect performances to have during the dinner portion of your reception. Activities such as a fortune teller or a caricature artist would be a great addition to your cocktail hour.
Matching stationery throughout your wedding ceremony and reception really shows your guests just how much thought you put into the details of your wedding. And believe me, they will notice! Your ceremony programs, favor tags, menu cards, place cards, table numbers, signage, napkins, etc. are all stationery items that can coordinate and add a whole new element of decor to your wedding. The 2010 bride and groom are going to use easy, inexpensive details like this to set their wedding apart. (Photo Credit: Salutations.com)
Green or Eco-Friendly
Green or Eco-Friendly
2010 will deliver many brides and groom who want to share their passion for the environment with all of their wedding guests. These couples will serve organic foods, will use biodegradable paper items, and will have recycle bins for bottles, cans, and any other containers. Plant or flower seeds are just one of the many Eco-friendly items that could be given out as favors.
Vintage weddings will remain quite popular throughout 2010 as well but will be joined by the fun/festive RETRO style wedding. In a retro-wedding, you will see many colorful patterns throughout the linens, attire, stationery and wedding cake. Other retro elements could include headbands, teased (big) hair, strands of beads, Polaroid cameras, tea-length dresses (with a little "poof" under the skirt), gloves, and a Volkswagen bug or van as the get-away car. (Photo Credit: Merriment Design)
This is the big one that everyone wants to know about. In recent years, chocolate brown has definitely made it's mark; pairing with colors such as pink, baby blue, aqua or lavender. Well, waive bye-bye to brown and say "Hello" to it's replacement: Slate gray/pewter. If you have followed my blog from the VERY beginning, you will know just how thrilled I am for this trend. For 2010 I see gray/pewter paired with so many amazing colors such as pale pink, yellow, aqua, fuchsia, and many more. I also see purple continuing it's popularity.