Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Recap of Trends from 2010

Time sure does fly! It seems that 2010 was over just as soon as it started. It was such a wonderful year for us because we were fortunate to work with so many fun and amazing couples.

So, as a way to properly send of the fabulous year of 2010, we decided to discuss the most popular trends of the year.

2010 was all about vintage weddings. Anything retro looking was a huge hit! Many brides were having their receptions outdoors using short floral centerpieces to give that old-fashion feel to their wedding.

Photo booths were also very popular in 2010, and they are absolutely perfect to have with a vintage wedding! Grabbing some fun props for your guests to pose with made this addition such a memorial piece to the wedding day.

Green is in, and 2010 brides were much more environmentally savvy. Many brides printed their programs on recycled paper or used locally grown flowers. They made sure their guests didn't have to travel far to get from the ceremony site to the reception, to save on gas and put out a better green foot. And, our personal favorite idea, they gave "plantables" as their favors! A plantable is simply seeded response card. Once the response card was received, the bride placed these in small flower pots and set them out as favors for guests to take home and plant in their home garden. These eco-friendly additions come in many different shapes and sizes and are the perfect favor for a bright and retro inspired wedding!

These wedding invitations were made from recycled paper! How cute are they?

Wedding fashion of 2010 was bold, romantic, and colorful. Blues and purples were the most popular colors and it was very common for a bride to choose for her bridesmaids to wear different shades of the same color. As it has become popular for weddings to be a bit more casual, tea-length bridal gowns with romantic details such as lace and flowers were huge hits in 2010. The Knot found that brides enjoyed tying every aspect of their wedding together by using the fabric and pattern of their weddings dress as inspiration for their invitations, programs, and cake.

Finally, it seems that one of the most common trends of 2010, and a trend that has always been around, is the grand exit. Whether the bride and groom are showered with rose petals, bird seed, or guided down a walkway lined with sparklers held by guests. A grand exit has been, and always should be, a must at the end of a fabulous wedding!

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