Going Green: Greenery is taking the place of flowers which are becoming used more as accent pieces. There are many to choose from and most are easy on your budget. Small trees seamlessly work in place of bouquets at the altar. Foliage, including creatively decorated potted plants beautifully decorate pews. Additionally, grasses of all sorts, especially pampas and wheat, add depth and an nontraditional beauty.
Picture Perfect: Although a bit pricey, couples are opting for hand-illustrated invitations. Whether a rendering of your venue or something representative of your relationship, it is exciting to your guests and can be more than worth the investment. You can use the drawing for invitations, save-the-dates, napkins and many other ways that creatively tie everything together flawlessly.
Eat Up: Rather than having buffets or a few plated options, food stations are the latest trend. You can choose all sorts of food (a taco bar, mini-burger stand, sushi station just to name a few). It is easy on the budget, allows guests to graze on smaller bites throughout the reception and ensures that everyone will find something they want.
Touch of Class: Velvet is something new and different. While much is headed toward neutral and minimalist, it throws a touch of elegance into the mix. You can get it in all colors and add an unexpected surprise.
While you always must stay true to yourself, one thing about weddings is that there are always new and interesting things that come each year. Therefore, the ideas are limitless, and you will find things you may have never considered.