Stay on top of what’s “hot” for weddings, and avoid common wedding pitfalls with Heather’s list of Tips and Trends for 2010!
We are seeing bold, bright colors this year – from blues, to bright orange to turquoise and yellow.
We are seeing lots of our brides wanting to do wedding websites, blogs and showcasing their weddings on Facebook and Twitter.
We are still seeing brides who want to focus on the details – tying together the save the dates, invitations, placecards, programs, menus and favors. We can help with all these details. Our couples really want to make their day reflect them and are trying to make the celebration unique. At Calluna Events we love to help couples imprint their style and personality on their big day. Whether it’s serving an ice cream bar at their wedding because their first date was at an ice cream shop or serving Italian food and wine because they met while in Italy, or implementing favors that reflect the couples heritage we love to help couples weave details of their relationship into the wedding.
Stylized wedding photography – a lot of our clients are focusing on photojournalist and artsy photography and really want the photographer to not only capture the day, the details and the emotion but to provide images that are artistic pieces and fun for the couple to display after the wedding.
Wedding dresses are more romantic than ever this year.
Bridesmaids dresses that the bridesmaids can wear again – letting bridesmaids select their own dresses and colors to picking something that won’t just hang in their closet for seasons to come. Instead of having bridesmaids that look the same – from their dress, flowers, jewelry and hair, have each bridesmaid wear a dress, hairstyle and jewelry that reflects them and their personality.
Sustainable weddings are still big this year – eco-friendly invitations, reducing waste with food, flowers, décor and favors. And having flowers and food donated to local homeless shelters or nursing homes.
Couples are doing away with favors in lieu of being more environmental.
Anything that encourages mingling and intimacy with your guests.
People are forgoing the long sit down dinners for longer cocktail receptions, action stations, beer and wine tastings and interactive ways for their guests to get to know each other. However, that said, some of our clients are doing long, sit down coursed dinners for their receptions.
Photo booths – have a photo booth where your guests can take photos and write notes in a guest book.