Crowning Craze - more 2010 trends

2010 Weddings are continuing to bring about new trends. And of course, I have them here for you!

“The stuffy by-the-rule-book wedding of years past has completely vanished. There is a woman in white, music, food, cake and vows - but every other aspect of the American wedding has been reconsidered,” reports BRIDES Magazine New American Wedding Survey.

Here are some additional statistics from the survey related to emerging wedding trends:

Fewer than half of weddings take place in a house of worship. Many couples are getting married at the site or within yards of their reception. With a increase in "backyard" weddings, I am seeing more and more garden-settings for ceremonies, too.
20% of couples have a friend or relative deputized to perform the ceremony. Its so easy to get ordained. And it makes the ceremony more personable and meaningful to the couple. If you are going with a traditional religious service, invite family and friends to contribute with readings and prayers.
13% of receptions feature music via iPod. This is best applied when your band is on break. Mix in your favorites or oldies but goodies you band doesn't play.
• Over 1/4 of couples plan their weddings around a theme. I highly recommend this. From color themes, to sports teams and seasons, a theme helps you narrow down your choices and create a well-organized and thoughtful event.
Couples going with live bands are hiring specialty bands such as salsa, R&B and Polka. Jazz it up with some traditional music from your heritage or region in which you grew up. If your them is "Classic Hollywood" go with big band music to set the mood.
• 97% of grooms get involved with the planning. With more of my couples paying for part or all the wedding expenses, more grooms and giving their opinion and choosing personalized and favorable vendors.
• Soul-food and Mexican are the new go-to wedding cuisines. I am also seeing a lot of  "family style" serving.

From brights to pastels, we are continuing to see color!
Here's a little inspiration board in
turquoise and robin's egg blue:


Ashley and Brian said...

Britty! I love reading your genius and sweet voice in words on here! You have much to be proud of; everything is beautiful. I can't wait to see you in a few short months!! Hugs, Ash

Brittany M. Craig said...

Thank you, Ashley!
I love what I do - and I love sharing with this clients and friends. Thanks for your sweet words - looking forward to see you, Brian and baby Harris this summer!