Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2010 Wedding Trends

I love weddings and all the details involved! I regular browse wedding-related sites and blogs for the wedding style ideas. I've been reading a lot about 2010 wedding trends, so with Spring weddings right around the corner, I thought I'd compile what I've read.

It's fun to read about the trends, but personally I think couples should plan a wedding that reflects their style -- whether it's a formal occasion, destination beach wedding or a casual backyard barbeque.

So many fabulous wedding items are available on Etsy -- I will be posting follow-ups to this post featuring items that I've found. I'll also be posting some pictures of jewelry that would be perfect for a bride, bridal party or for any special occasion!

Birdcage Veils
I love this look! These vintage-look veils usually 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 a little less hassle than a long traditional veil. (although I still love the look of a long, sheer, cathedral length 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. You can tie the look together by having all the girls carry the same flowers or wear the same jewelry.

A couple several color trends are predicted. Again, I think brides should choose colors based on what they like and not on trends or season.

Orange: The comeback in 2010 will be bright orange color. Think bright gerbera daisies! So pretty paired with bright pink/fuschia as well as a softer peach or yellow.

Bright Blue: Bright shades of cobalt blue and turquoise are expected to be 'hot' this year.

Bright Yellow and Peach Tones: These are also some of the top color trends for the 2010 wedding season, especially for weddings taking place in the spring and summer.

Touches of Black
A black sash, black flowers, or black detail/beading on a dresses are forecasted for 2010. Don't be scared of adding a few touches of black - even for a spring or summer wedding.

Romantic Dresses
When I think of romance I think of Grace Kelly on her wedding day. Romance is definitely back and 2010 will be no exception. The 2010 trends welcome back the classical, romantic bride. The application of flowers,lace and feathers will be very big in 2010, all of which are reminiscent of our grandmothers and the beautiful decade of the 30s.

Details, Details, Details
Personalizing, taking the time and the effort to pay special attention toall the little details – the ones that make guests feel special, welcome and that stand out from all the other weddings – is a huge trend. I love the idea of adding a monogram the cake, aisle runner, programs, favors, and even water bottles! It's easy to personalize with the items available on Etsy -- including monograms, invitations, decorations, jewelry and caketoppers, just to name a few!

I've seen a lot of orange lately - especially in home interior/decor catalogs. So here's a compilation of wedding-related items in orange.


  1. Love the bright orange! And I'm always a fan of classic black touches. I'm not any where near planning a wedding (love hasn't sprung in my corner), but I always like looking at the beautiful designs!

  2. my sister-in-law is getting married in June, and she is having gray and orange as her colors :-) cute style!

  3. I love incorporating personal touches to weddings! It doesn't always cost more, except for time, and the guests always notice those little details. Great post! What do you think about the eggplant color? I have notice a lot of brides are wanting lavender colors...I wonder if it stems from that being the 2009 color.