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What’s hot for 2011 weddings? We asked Jaclyn Fisher, wedding consultant and co-owner of Two Little Birds Planning, for her expert advice on the hottest wedding trends of the year

1. VINTAGE

One of the top wedding trends for the upcoming year is vintage and  retro-inspired with a modern twist. What’s old is new. We’ll see:

  • vintage wedding dresses with cap sleeves
  • beautiful textures
  • ornate details
  • natural settings, including outdoor and backyard weddings
  • photo booths (actual and set areas with draped-cloth backdrops)
  • vintage photography

2. Eco-friendly weddings

In 2011, we’ll continue to see more green, environmentally friendly  weddings. Think second-hand and vintage wedding dresses, LED lighting,  recycled paper invitations and programs, and food from local farms and  providers. Charity donations will continue to be a popular option  instead of traditional wedding favors, and more couples will be asking  for donations to their favorite charity instead of wedding gifts.

3. Modern choices

The contemporary, modern wedding will still be big in 2011. Brides  are opting for non-traditional dress choices, such as: beautiful hues  instead of the usual white or ivory; old shoulder instead of strapless;  and short cocktail dresses (the little white dress) instead of a long  gown. This trend will continue through décor, as well, with couples  steering away from the customary 10-person round table and opting to mix  table shapes and sizes. They are also incorporating bright and bold  colors, cool lounge settings, and after parties; choosing cupcakes  instead of a wedding cake; and letting color tie together the  bridesmaids as they choose different styles of dresses.

4.DIY weddings

“Do it yourself” is another wedding trend we’ll continue to see next  year. Originally brought on by the economy, this trend is here to stay  because it not only saves money, but also adds a special something to  the big day. Personalized touches and little details are very important;  couples are incorporating their favorite interests, hobbies, places and  even sports. This is something we have been saying in our free report now for awhile!

5. Social media influence
We’ll also continue to see social media play a part in the wedding  planning process. Couples will keep guests informed through wedding  websites and post updates about their excitement and plans on Facebook and Twitter. Posts such as “We booked the band today!” allow friends and  family to feel like they are part of the planning.
We hope to see some of these at the upcoming weddings we do where we help make the wedding “totally You”.

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About Dalis Santiago
Dalis Santiago is a DJ who features live entertainertainment in her business. Because every wedding is so important a lot of time is put into each one to make it filled with the kind of emotion that makes every bride a Star. She likes to have he brides hear the words, "That was the BEST WEDDING I'VE EVER BEEN TO!"

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