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Wedding Outs and Ins for 2010

There will be a fresh new face for weddings in 2010.  Gone are the trends of the past few years.  The brides for 2010 and beyond, are bolder, brighter, and more casual. 

I’ve been doing some comprehensive research into new wedding trends.  Here is what I discovered:

  • Home Sweet Home – is the desired location for many weddings.  The guest list will be smaller, and both casual and lavish weddings will take place at the bride’s home.
  • Destination Weddings – are within driving distance from the bride’s home.  Due to the economy, 2010 brides will be staying closer to home, as opposed to asking guests to fly to a location.
  • Eco FriendlyBrides are becoming more aware of protecting our natural resources.
  • Homemade Guest Favors – making something for your guests is treasured by them, and is a great way to express your personality.
  • Specialty Lighting – is gaining favor.  Today’s brides realize how important lighting is to creating a romantic ambience, and to highlight a room.
  • Monochromatic Color Schemes – various shades of the same color, with the colors for 2010 being bold and vibrant.  Orange, purple, pink, and a revival of yellow will be seen.  Also popular are muted shades of copper, silver, gold, and pewter.  Black and white, or black, turquoise, and red are hot.
  • HD Video – integrated with photos will replace the standard photography photo package.
  • Red Wedding Dresses – along with mini-wedding dresses and vintage looks with birdcage veils.  Check out Maggie Sottero’s collection of red wedding dresses 
  • Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses – You choose the color, they choose the dress.
  • Landscape Centerpieces – as opposed to multiples.  Trees, plants, etc. replace the custom flower centers.

Trends that are Gone:

  • The Color Chocolate – the trend of the past three years of chocolate bridesmaids dresses has past.
  • Fondant Cake Icing – Buttercream is IN.
  • Line Dances – with the exception of the Cha-Cha Slide, are out and choreographed bride and groom dances are IN
  • Strapless Wedding Gowns – while still popular, are being replaced with one-shouldered, off the shoulder, or dresses with cap sleeves.

Your wedding is still your wedding.  Personalize it to fit your style, personality, and budget.  You have lots of options, so let your creative mind flow freely to create your special day.

Here are a few of my sources:
Bride and Bloom magazine
Grace Ormonde magazine

Comments on: "Wedding Outs and Ins for 2010" (12)

  1. Oh how I LOVE that red wedding dress! It is totally hot!!! Now that’s a trend I like–although I can see some older people frowning upon it. White was always supposed to be associated with “purity” but I think that’s becoming more and more of a myth.

  2. i love this wedding dress like crazy it is absolutely beutiful

  3. i love this, were can I get it?

  4. O_O OMG that is the most amazing wedding dress i’ve ever seen and it fits my wedding PERFECT!! does anyone know where I can get this dress???????

    • Amanda,

      Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. The red wedding dress is by Maggie Sottero. You can find it on-line by Googling “red wedding dresses” and click on images.

      If I can be of help in any way with your wedding, let me know. I authored the book “99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Planning Your Wedding”. You can download it from iTunes or it’s available for Kindle readers, and will be in bookstores by the first of next month.

      Warm Regards, Pam Archer

      • omg i am in love with this dress i went and picked out a dress for me but i did’nt get it yet only because i did’nt have that wow feeling that i here about from other brides. red is my fav color and red will be in my wedding im not sure if this dress will add to much red to my wedding but i do’nt mine changing every thing to make it work how can i go about finding this dress and being able to try it on be for i buy it please get back to me thank you.

      • It is a beautiful dress! I hope you find it. Best wishes to you.


  5. Oh my gosh! I’m madly in love with this dress. Red & silver are my favorite colors and to finally see them put perfectly together like that just takes my breath away. This could possibly b the dress I have been looking for!

  6. this dress is the most gorgeous colorful and formal looking dress ever that stands out just the way i like it. this is an amazing dress that i hope to have one day, greate job!

  7. Jacquelin Svensrud said:

    how much is this dress???!!!!

  8. I still prefer the traditional white wedding dress.


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