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Since my last post was met with some mixed reviews I'm going to go ahead and post about some of the more recent wedding trends that I love.
Vintage and Retro Themes I have become addicted to Offbeat Bride, a great blog dedicated to all things non-traditional for weddings. I love, love, love the weddings with retro and vintage themes. Though I don't think I could ever pull-off a pin-up style wedding I give major kudos to those who have. I'm much more of a vintage gal myself and as you've noticed from my previous blogs I love hunting for vintage items to add to my reception decor. I certainly hope that brides can continue to include more "offbeat" styles to their wedding.
Monograms I love their simple elegance and how you can use them to tie your wedding theme together. Monograms are easily a DIY project and can be transferred from your invitations to your wedding cake to your favors! Plus, there is no "wrong" style for a monogram so add your own flare!
Creative Lighting and DraperiesI have fallen in love with different lighting styles for receptions, especially projected images on dance floors and spotlights on ceilings. I love the look that lights give when they are softly lit from behind a long curtain and since you can rent lights or pay someone to set up a light display for the evening it isn't a budget breaker!
Small, Intimate Weddings Many 2009 brides are opting for small private ceremonies and nixing the bridal party (or at least cutting back to only one bridesmaid). My fiance and I are one of these couples. Not only does it fit my FH's more laid-back personality to just share those moments between ourselves, but it's also helped us scale back the amount we'll be spending. :)
There are many other trends I love too. Such as using a unique coffee-table style book or photo album as a guest book. I've even seen a bride on WBC who used a photo quilt in place of the guest book. I also love that many brides are remembering lost loved ones on their wedding day. I, myself, will be saving a seat for one of my friends (a victim of suicide) and my grandmother.
Are you rolling with any recent wedding trends or hoping to start one of your own?