by jessica, 04.26.11

current wedding trends

I’m excited to announce that I’m a contributor for the Lifestyle & Leisure blog at tree.com, focussing on life celebrations, which includes weddings!  I wanted to share a little bit from a post I wrote about current wedding trends as well as an article I found on BRIDES magazine online that highlights the best wedding ideas from 2010.  Did you embrace any of these trends or do you plan on doing so?

Weddings used to be focused on tradition and ritual, but these days things are looking much more relaxed. Couples are venturing outside the box to celebrate their relationship in unique ways and still stay true to who they are. Let’s take a look at some of the current wedding trends.

Unexpected Venues – Whether it’s a barn, warehouse, vineyard, theatre museum or even your own backyard, couples getting hitched aren’t simply heading to church anymore. While marriage in a church has been the tradition of choice for many over the years, couples are exploring an array of other possibilities to find the perfect site for their big day. Historical buildings, outdoor spaces and even ranches rented by the night or weekend (what a celebration!) are just a few more nontraditional sites that one could consider.

Do It Yourself – DIY is prevalent because brides know that it is the biggest way to cut costs and stay within their budget. On anything from flowers, decor, place cards, invitations, and favors, brides, along with close friends and family, are tapping into their inner craftiness. For instance, one trend is using wine bottle labels as table numbers and corks as place cards holders. Decor has gotten “crafty” as we’re seeing paper and fabric pom-poms, bunting, garland or streamers being used instead of extra lighting.

Read more here….

And from BRIDES magazine, be sure to check out “The 100 Best Wedding Ideas of 2010” as well as “The Most Memorable Trends” in wedding style of 2010.

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