You want the scoop, don’t you? I’ve been researching what’s hot for 2015. Hopefully these ideas will help you plan your wedding and keep you in the know with what will be the trends for this year.
Let’s start with invitations. Laser-cut invitations will have intricate patterns on paper goods which will provide beautiful, visual interest. A variety of wedding styles make it possible to use these awesome invitations depending on your color scheme and style.
Always keep the guests informed by using a wedding website or app (WedSocial, AppyCouple). This provides your guests with up to the minute information and photo-sharing capabilities while using their phones or i-pads.
Every bride thinks about her hair style for her wedding. This year’s style is loose and romantic updos. Actually sides swept updos will probably be the most popular hairstyle for all of 2015.
Blue is the new color for men’s attire this year. Navy is the new black, although black will never go out of style. The fashion forward color is royal blue if you have a daring young man at your side.
Speaking of daring, skin is in! Wedding gowns this year are going sexy, with lots of skin showing when the bride walks down the aisle. As you look through bridal magazines, take a look at the number of gowns that show the beauty of you.
While the Pantone color of the year is “Marsala”, (a reddish-brown hue), the buzz in the wedding industry is that “copper” will dominate the 2015 palette. This is an amazing rich hue as either a focal or accent color.
As for your decorations, greenery will be seen in everything from table runners to decorative wreaths, and garlands. Greenery will be used in the spotlight and in nooks and crannies because it’s versatile and provides Old World charm. It’s become chic to use and a little less expensive than large bouquets of flowers.
The new trend in wedding cakes this year are a collection of smaller cakes instead of or in addition to the multi-tiered wedding cake. This provides variety for your guests and displays a wonderful dessert table. You could even have a smaller cake on each reception table for your centerpiece.
These are just a few of the wedding trends for 2015. Ask me more about what’s new for this year. Always remember, plan early, it takes the stress off later!
Here’s a Few Things Not To Do After Your Engagement
As a wedding consultant, I am really excited for you. Think about all the work ahead of you. But also consider how exciting this time will be. Many people jump right in and get way over their head. Here’s a few common mistakes that some people make at the beginning of their engagement.
Avoid…Starting Small. Remember, this is your big day. Think of what would make your wedding the best day of your life. It’s best to start big and then make your dreams fit into your wonderful themed wedding budget. Try to get the big items completed first, like booking the venue, hiring your vendors, and working on your guest list. A wedding planner can be indispensable when completing these tasks. Work on the smaller stuff a little closer to the wedding date.
Avoid…Rushing It. Relax and focus on you and your sweetie. There’s no reason to rush into anything. By all means talk about your plans, set a date and maybe talk about what overall type of wedding you want. But take it easy,…it’s time to celebrate!
Avoid…Not Talking About Your Budget. This is so important! Make sure all responsible parties are included in this discussion. In order to make big decisions, you’ll need to have an idea of what your top amount will be. Believe it or not, my upper wedding packages include a budget analysis, which help decide what categories in which you need to allocate your funds.
Avoid…Making Promises. Don’t make promises you can’t keep. For instance, don’t tell your little cousin that she can do a particular reading without even thinking about the program. Everyone is excited for you and wants to be involved, but consider all aspects of the ceremony before asking for their assistance.
Avoid…Immediately Shopping For Your Wedding Gown. Think about it! Shouldn’t you pick your venue first, so you know how to dress? Your venue and time of the wedding really tells the story of what kind of gown starts your search. Of course, body type and coloring is also key to the gown you pick for your big day.
Avoid…Being Too Rigid. I know, you know what you want! But keep an open mind. This is another reason to hire a wedding planner. You would be surprised at how many ideas we have, from great venues, to the smallest items, such as place cards we can find for you. Always be ready to accept new ideas. The more you let things flow, the smoother and happier you will be.
Avoid…Submitting To Pressure. With just a few days after being engaged, you already know that friends and family have ideas of their own. Make sure you listen to their advice, but follow your own lead. It’s important for you and your fiancé to determine what elements are important to the both of you and make this information known.
Avoid…Making Solo Decisions. Remember, you will be making decisions together for the rest of your lives. It’s important to get in the habit now. Always include your fiancé in the decisions before signing a contract. Think about it,..would you want him to sign a contract without you?
These are just a few of the “Don’ts” to consider after becoming engaged. If you have questions or want more information, contact me either by the e-mail or phone listed on my website. I am waiting for your call!
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