As we just booked a new client for a wedding in December 2010, her first question was, like so many other brides, “What’s hot in weddings this year”….so Alexis this blog’s for you, just a few ideas we can still pull together in the few months before your big day 🙂

Backyard Weddings at Home

While getting married at home isn’t necessarily cheaper, it feels more personal, allows you to have a more intimate affair, and doesn’t feel ostentatious. The economy means not only that people want to spend less money, but also that they feel guilty when they do spend money. A backyard event not only helps to put your guests at ease, but also allows you to make more casual, less expensive choices elsewhere. For example, a barbeque picnic feels more appropriate at home than it would at a country club.

Homemade Wedding Favors

Though favors are an expense that’s easy to eliminate, right now couples are especially grateful to guests who have incurred considerable expense to be a part of the celebration. The 2010 wedding trend is using homemade favors to express that thanks, and to send guests home with your love.

Birdcage Veils

These vintage-look veils combine a jeweled clip or feathered headpiece with netting that only covers the face. Wearing one allows you to have some dramatic glamor and feel like a bride, but is a more fun look and less hassling than a long traditional veil.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

For several years, brides have been selecting a bridesmaid dress designer and a fabric, then letting their bridesmaids choose the style that works best for their bodies. But the 2010 wedding trend takes idea further. Choose only a color, then let your bridesmaids find an off-the-rack dress of any designer that they like. Not only does this take some pressure off of you, but it also ensures that women are choosing a dress they like and they’ll be likely to actually wear again. If you follow this trend, be sure to tell your bridesmaids how formal the dress should be – you don’t want one bridesmaid wearing a casual sundress while another has on a beaded evening gown.

Although incorporating a hot & new trend into your wedding is great, always remember to be unique and true to yourselves when planning your wedding. That’s what your family and friends will remember most, the love you shared on this most special day.

Best wishes & happy planning