Colors, Lighting and Candy! 2011 Wedding Trends

Candy Buffet Wedding Reception TrendsA number of new reception themes are gaining popularity this year. We assume that some will continue is being popular over the years, while others may simply be fun fads. Either way, we wanted to share some of these very fun wedding reception trends with you!

The candy buffet. It’s just what it sounds like; several kinds of candy are placed in decorative glass containers of various sizes and arranged on a separate table. Each container is usually accompanied by its own silver scoop. Some brides even have take-home bags on hand for each guest.

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Color is hot, and brides are choosing every shade and hue of the rainbow for their colors. Metallics, bold oranges and cool greens are a few that are popping up frequently. Lace is also another trend in wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses that is making a comeback.

Geometric designs are replacing “safe.” Many brides are ditching round tables in favor of square ones. Textured linens are also in this year. Chairs are being decorated with textured arrangements and fabrics that would have been considered garish in the past.

Fun with lighting. From tulle paired with white lights to handmade garlands to lanterns, brides are having a lot more fun with lighting than they used to. Depending on the season and the theme, lighting is becoming just as much of a focus as flowers.

Wedding Lanters at Wedding ReceptionsHaving fun with centerpieces. A popular trend is to make centerpieces of several different sizes and use coordinating or matching colors to fill them. Popular vase fillers include fresh fruit, marbles and sea shells.

Each year we see things that are new and exciting, and while some prefer the traditional route, there are many brides who are most concerned with having fun when planning their wedding! Regardless of which route you go, please feel free to contact us if we can assist you with planning your reception!

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