When it comes to wedding trends, the reception and entertainment isn’t the only thing that is important. Throughout 2012, there have been certain trends that affect everything from, bridal gowns to decorations to venues. Below are some of the biggest trends for weddings:
Venues: Outdoor venues (when weather permits) have been a popular. These types of venues are great because they provide a natural setting and allow you to focus less on the décor for the wedding. Popular places for weddings are: gardens, farms, and vineyards.
Themes: Lately, more brides have been going above a traditional color theme and have begun embracing full on themes. These themes are seen from the invitations and tend to extend all the way to the desert. Two popular themes for weddings in 2012 are vintage and rustic themes.
Dessert tables and stations: Gone are the days where a bride and groom served only a wedding cake. The newest trend is serving up the bride and groom’s favorite desserts. Many are opting for a buffet-like setup where the guests are offered a variety of cookies, cupcakes, pies, and cakes. Additionally, some couples are opting for a “Goodnight Station”. This station serves as both a dessert and goodie-bag table, where guests can take home pastries, candies, and other sweets.
Professional Entertainment: For the past few years, many couples have been using their iPods and other MP3 players for their entertainment; thinking that it can be a great way for them to save money. However, now they are realizing that skimping on entertainment can end in disaster. One of the key memories people have about their wedding is whether or not they had fun. And, the best way to achieve this is through a professional DJ and MC.