Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Trends and Forecast

Happy 2010!
With the new year upon us, we thought we'd bring you a 2010 forecast from Wedding Report and other great sources...
  • Estimated number of weddings in the United States: 2.16 to 2.18 million
  • Estimated spending per wedding average: $20,000 to $22,000
  • Estimated spending per wedding in Bloomington, remains at about $21,500
  • Estimated number of guests: 135 to 145...the trend of smaller, intimate weddings will continue from 2009

Beautiful purple and gold...big in 2010!
{From, Perfect Wedding Guide}

  • As we saw in 2009, candy buffets, and dessert buffets will continue to be incorporated into many receptions. Yum!
  • Color tones for 2010 will include warm, bright, bold, and vibrant and hot pink are big, as well as purple. These colors along with the next trend are making for romantic, elegant and sophisticated weddings.
  • Vintage is very in....dresses, jewelry, black and white photographs, and accents.
  • Groom's cakes are making a comeback! Originally a southern tradition, grooms cakes are becoming commonplace and fun way to show off an interest or love of the groom.
  • Favors that have meaning...this might include a donation to a favorite charity, an item of local interest or meaning to the couple, or something representing the cultural or ethnic heritage of the bride or groom.
  • Bridesmaids choosing their own style of dress within one color, or shade...ensuring flattering, beatiful and comfortable bridesmaids on the big day.
  • Choreographed and rehearsed first dances.

Happy Planning in 2010!

{Sources consulted: Wedding Report, InStyle Weddings, Perfect Wedding Guide, Wedding Paper Divas...}

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