Become a Top Wedding Planner – Keep Up with Wedding Style Trends

 

As a top wedding planner you need to know the current trends in bridal fashion, food and decor.  Reading the same magazines and websites as brides will help you stay on top.  But it is easy to get behind when you are also busy working and marketing your business.  I often give pass along information from popular sites to help you.

The Knot recently listed the top wedding style trends for 2009.  Here is a brief overview of the trends.  (Notice that many take into account the desire to spend less money while still having a great wedding.)

1. Rustic Homespun Details – outdoor weddings with vintage and homemade decor.  Perfect for the couple who is putting together a casual wedding.

2. Jewel Tones – out with Easter egg pastels, in with deep colors like amethyst and amber.

3. Colorful Patterns – seen on everything from invitations to bridesmaids’ dresses and table linens.

4. Ball Gowns – full-skirted gowns in cotton for spring and summer and silk satin for cooler months.

5. Two-Tiered Wedding Cakes – small cakes that can be used as centerpieces.  To save money, serve guests from sheet cakes that are cut in the kitchen.

6. New Centerpiece Vessels – vintage vases, kitchen jars that carry out the homespun theme of trend 1, anything with texture and color and they don’t all have to match.

7. Chandeliers and creative lighting – using twinkling lights, lamps and chandeliers to enhance decor and set the mood.

8. The updated photo booth – instead of renting a photobooth to use at a reception, create a setup according to the wedding theme that allows group photos and have a professional or amateur photographer snap photos.

9. US honeymoons – US couples are staying in the country and honeymooning in the California Wine Country, Florida, Hawaii and Alaska.

10. Themed Rehearsal Dinners – casual, creative rehearsal dinners at themed resturants which may hold meaning for the bride and groom, such as a French restaurant if they first met in French class.

11. Tousled updos – slightly undone updos like many famous celebrities wear their hair on the Red Carpet.

12. Navy is the new “something blue” – Again a rich color as opposed to a pastel.  Can be used bouquets and centerpieces, bridesmaids dresses and linens.

13. Going-away dresses – A well-chosen outfit for the grand exit from the reception.

14. Bright eyes – Makeup that is natural but also puts an emphasis on the eyes.

15. At-home workouts – cutting the cost of gym membership by utilizing virtual personal trainers like Wii Fit and exercise DVDs.

For the full article go to http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-styles/articles/top-new-wedding-trends-2009.aspx



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    […] As a top wedding planner you need to know the current trends in bridal fashion, food and decor.  Reading the same magazines and websites as brides will help you stay on top.  But it is easy to get behind when you are also busy working and marketing your business.  I often give pass along information from popular sites to help you. The Knot recently listed the top wedding style trends for 2009.  Here is a brief overview of the trends.  (Notice that many take into account the desire to spend les Source: http://becomeatopweddingplannerblog.com/become-a-top-wedding-planner-keep-up-with-wedding-style-tren… […]

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    […] As a top wedding planner you need to know the current trends in bridal fashion, food and decor.  Reading the same magazines and websites as brides will help you stay on top.  But it is easy to get behind when you are also busy working and marketing your business.  I often give pass along information from popular sites to help you. The Knot recently listed the top wedding style trends for 2009.  Here is a brief overview of the trends.  (Notice that many take into account the desire to spend les Source: http://becomeatopweddingplannerblog.com/become-a-top-wedding-planner-keep-up-with-wedding-style-tren… […]

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