The trend forecast for weddings in 2011 is a bit eclectic with emphasis on rustic charm, respect for nature and traditions. As you and your partner begin planning for your special lifetime event, here are the first five concepts to keep in mind:
After a whirlwind romance with elaborate flower arrangements in 2010, the major trend in 2011 weddings is the return to elegant simplicity where less is definitely more. For example, a single red rose set in an arrangement of baby breath and fern in a magnificent vase centerpiece or an orange blossom tied with silk ribbon on the napkin at the place setting.
Couples are returning to the idea of wedding feasts being a family celebration. Along with pared down floral arrangements, instead of clustering guests at individual round tables, now long, elegant tables are being used to encourange conversation and enjoyment.
Celebrating your love in the great outdoors is not only different, but these celebrations are perfect for ensuring a relaxing ambience that encourages your guests to have fun. Although the weather is a big factor, having a "Plan B" in place will prevent rain from dampening the party mood.
The people and places that shape the past is back in focus along with all vintage ideas that reflect you and your partner’s history. The period of time when you and your partner grew up provides a wealth of items that you can incorporate in your wedding that will be appreciated by everyone. For example, wedding pictures of your parents or grandparents creates a nostalgic atmosphere or wearing an heirloom wedding dress or tuxedo.
The delight of weddings is in the details and it’s those tiny details at marriage celebrations that are noticed the most. From the marriage ceremony and exchange of wedding rings, to your reception arrival and departure, every minute of your event should be explored for the details that can be fine-tuned. For example, the wedding color theme should be carried through to all aspects of the ceremony and reception. Special emphasis should be given to the wedding cake table, favor table and place cards to create a feeling of continuity.
Be sure to check out the remaining four wedding trends for 2011 in Part 2 of this article.