The trends in wedding ceremonies change as brides look for unique designs, color schemes and themes to make their event memorable. The wedding ceremony is the setting for the bride and grooms start in their life as husband and wife. Today’s couples want their ceremonies to be as unique as their wedding recipetions. Here are some of the trends for wedding ceremonies in 2010.
Picking one color or picking one color but using a variety of shades of that color can create a beautiful theme with the use of one visual concept. This will also allow the bride to choose shades of dresses for bridesmaids that complement their bridal court and further add visual interest as they stand next to her at the altar. One single color displayed in a variety of shades will allow for beautiful flower arrangements and a variety of textures. The Knot has an amazingly organized page of weddings based on color. This can be a great resource for planning your big day. Currently for Spring 2010, weddings that are all white are proving to be very popular. The elegance and simplicity of the color white can easily set the mood for a ceremony of any size or budget.
With many people experiencing financial problems during this time, the small gathering opposed to the big celebration will be big trend for brides. Some brides are opting for a small ceremony of 25 or 30 people held in a suite at a hotel rather than a huge ceremony of 100 plus in a church or other location. By holding a wedding in a suite, you can save money in a number of ways. Space will not only limit the number of guests that can attend, but also cut your food and drink budget by allowing you to have a small bar with limited offerings of champagne, a white and red wine and possibly one signature cocktail. Appetizers can be served by one or two members of the wait staff. Additionally, you can choose a historic location and use the decor of the suite as your “setting”. The suite can then also be the place that the bride and groom say in their first night as a married couple. Many hotels offer unique packages that even offer breakfast in bed the next morning for the couple. After the honeymoon, the newly married couple can host a more personal “open house” or even a back yard BBQ to celebrate their nuptials with their extended families and friends.
As the economy is still recovering, “doing it yourself” or DIY is very popular. With a computer and a printer you can make everything from gift tags to labels. Printing your own wedding programs will cost you a fraction of the cost as well as printing your own wedding invitations. You can find hundreds of ideas for both on the internet. Check out sites like MarthaStewartWeddings.com to find great ideas. With the introduction of her own crafting supplies at Michael’s Craft Stores getting that professional look can’t be easier. If you see something you like in a picture or magazine take it to your local craft store and ask if it is possible to make a similar item. If you are not a “DIY” type girl, ask some friends to help you out in lieu of a gift. However, unless you have experience, it is best to leave the wedding cake to the experts!