Looking Ahead: Wedding Reception Trends of 2010

-by guest blogger Minoo Hersini
Creative Director of Au Ciel Design Studio

With the recession being part of our lives today, most brides and grooms are quieter in the way they project and plan their weddings. However, it doesn’t mean that your wedding can’t be “au courant”. Here are some tips on how to be “in” for your 2010 weddings:

• Be selective of your guest list. Include close family members and friends.

• Find unique venues such as barns, art galleries, studios and homes instead of large, expensive ballrooms.

• Chose communal tables (long table seating) verses individual 8x10 tables.

• Use candles to substitute pin lighting.

• Stick to some classics. Utilize a clean, floor length and high quality cotton tablecloth.

• To add flavor, use elongated mirror runners and different textures to create a mood.

• Flowers are a key element for weddings. Work with creative floral designers to guide you through this process.

• Chose menus that will reflect your way of eating. Serve simpler and healthier dishes instead of heavy meals and have them sampled.

• Incorporate natural elements for table decorations such as leaves, bark, branches, grass and moss intermixed with flowers

• Create a signature cocktail. It is more fun and original than an open bar.

• Lastly, simple elegant weddings require good taste and vision. Consult with professionals for ideas.

For more information about design expert Minoo Hersini, visit Au Ciel Design Studio.


Simply Natural Events said...

Smart and good ideas!

Wholesale Wedding Flowers Co said...

In 2010, we saw heavy use of peony flowers, anemones and garden roses as among the top wedding flowers. We also saw increasing use of diy wedding flowers for many brides (and 2011 is no exception!).

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