Post # 1
I’m getting ready to go to zzz and want to get this thread started. Since my company yanked our internet at work, I won’t be able to see this until tomorrow afternoon or at lunch (on the lone computer which will have the internet).
So what are your predictions for trends next year?
1)intimate weddings: I think with the economy still tankin’ that this is the trend coming on for 2010. Not inviting alot of people and having maybe even more detail to the reception with lots of receptions held at elegant restaurants or outdoor venues.
2)Having comfort food at the reception at some point..whether an appetizer or side dish, or even a take home treat, I think cupcakes and mac and cheese are just some of the comfy foods we all crave and want on our special day. So do guests.
Now let’s see your ideas for new trends for 2010!
Post # 4
I am hoping all your predictions are true!
Post # 5
I agree with you both!!
Comfort foods…mmmm… Can’t wait for that one!! I’m thinking mac and cheese, fried pickles…mmmmmmm hmmmmm!!!
Post # 6
Im hoping vintage will not stick around for 2010. I cant take that theme anymore
Post # 7
I have to agree with being “over” vintage.
Post # 8
i actually haven’t seen in vintage weddings in person. i will see my first one on feb 19th, but the bride is vintage in everyday life, so she isn’t following a trend so to speak, it’s just her, you know? lol she’s adorable.
Post # 9
While it’s difficult to say, I imagine that the trends will be moving away from expensive, couture toward:
Small guest lists (see #1 due to economy)
Comfort food instead of fancy exotic “special occasion” food
Mismatched bridesmaid dresses and accessories
Unnecessary extras and waste cut out
Modern weddings rather than vintage
Post # 10
Some of us love (and did) vintage weddings! I hope it doesn’t fade away altogether. To each her own 🙂
Post # 11
Mrs DG – I don’t think they [vintage weddings] could ever disappear entirely but I do believe that it will go out of fashion and a sleeker, more modern look could be a big trend in 2010.
Post # 12
I think it’s funny that we “sick” of certain themes, or we think a theme is overdone, but we’re the only ones looking at weddings at this rate, while most of the public only sees 1-2 a year!
I thought to myself, “oh I guess candy buffets are on their way out….” I have never been to a wedding with a candy buffet. LOL.
Post # 13
I foresee smaller weddings, but done in more creative ways.
I also foresee the beach wedding becoming a smaller trend than it has been.
I think creativity and playful weddings, more childlike and fun, will start to take the place of vintage.
Also, I foresee big colors being purple, green, blue and pink, more bright tones. I think people are starting to use brighter colors as the recession continues… kind of a “cheery” thing.
Ahhh but I should add the disclaimer that I helped my fiance with his consumption spending and status thesis and other research he’s done for that… so I kind of have a clue about how some people feel about status items. I wish I’d told him to do wedding dress! Then I could really tell you how people are feeling… haha
Post # 14
I’m a vintage fan personally, but I see more modern inspired weddings for 2010.
I agree with ember78 all the way on the mismatched bridesmaid attire. Also mismatched Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen parties as far as even numbers go.
Also as cinemaparadiso said, I think more childlike, and perhaps whimsical themes will be more popular. I think brighter and more vivid tones will replace damask and monochromatic colors. We’ll see less “traditional” color combinations too.
I think more of the anything goes mentality will take hold.
Post # 15
I agree that the smaller wedings will continue to be a trend. I also think the “unwedding” weddings will be more common with less of the traditions being incorporated ie: bouquet and garter toss, all the special dances, etc. Maybe I just think this because it’s like my wedding;-] We’ll see!
Post # 16
foods in mini
less formal centerpieces, more focus on sprawling composit centerpieces
suits rather than tuxes
focus on paper products and stationery (thanks to SMP and oh so beautiful paper)
smaller guest lists (90 or less)