Wedding Trends for 2008
Where will the emphasis be for weddings in 2008? The 2008 wedding season is upon us and the latest wedding trends are in. The style of the couple will be depicted in 2008 weddings with environmentally conscious efforts; while there will also be a big emphasis on invitations. Brides will look for gowns that emphasize the waist and colors will be important.
Organic is the in style for 2008 weddings. Go organic on everything. Eco-friendly and organic weddings are a favorite of environmentally conscious young couples. Having a green wedding is an environmentally conscious and personal choice. Couples are going all out with natural out door wedding settings and choosing natural fabrics, as well as serving organic menus. Select succulents as centerpieces and pesticide free flowers. Almost every essential detail of an eco-friendly wedding can be organic. Think recycled paper for invitations or beautiful natural paper with pressed flowers. Wedding favors for 2008 are natural, such as jute favor bags, filled with flower seeds or organic nuts and chocolate favors. Garden wedding favors are bound to be popular, such as wildflower seed packets and biodegradable plantable wildflower favor hearts. Another big trend for wedding favors is to make donations in your guests’ names to charity. For a special touch, consider planting a tree at the end of the ceremony to celebrate your love for nature as well as watch the tree grow with your marriage. You can also make a dedication to return to plant more trees on anniversaries. The attire for a green wedding is comfortable, loose and natural clothing in cotton and linen.
Couples will be placing importance on the wedding invitations in 2008, as the wedding invitation is the first clue that guest will get about the wedding style. Wedding invitations create expectations for the guests and an idea of the dress code. Letterpress wedding invitations are expected to be a big trend for 2008. Couples will design custom invitations, however if letterpressed invitations are not affordable, then consider homemade invitations that will reflect a personal touch.
American brides will be embracing the waist and selecting wedding gowns with nipped in waists, wide belts and sashes. The bold bride may wear a metallic silver wedding dress. Traditional brides can incorporate the silver trend in other ways. Silver accented wedding dresses and off course, silver satin bridesmaids dresses are ideal. However, silver accents to the wedding reception are just as suitable. Decorate reception tables with silver accents, such as pretty silver mint julep cups, chrome heart bottle stopper favors, and silver linens.
As far as color goes, yellow is in! This is a great color for weddings because it is fresh and great for the summer. Yellow makes a great color for a daytime wedding. Yellow daisies are a refreshing idea for wedding floras, as well as yellow gingham accents. For evening weddings yellow or a more pale yellow, such as lemon can be paired with a deeper color like chocolate brown. For those who prefer a brighter yellow, pair it with silver. Jewel tones are back in style for 2008 weddings as well. The 2008 weddings trends will be full of bright greens, rich purples, and shocking pinks. But, use the jewel tones sparingly by mixing the bright colors with cream or gray. The bridesmaid dress should evoke these colors in chiffons or more matte fabrics rather than satins.
Weddings are going hi-tech too. This means posting proposal videos on You Tube and making documentary-style videos of the wedding. As many couples take advantage of blogs and individual wedding websites to share their special day with the world, capturing the highlights and uploading them to YouTube and distributing to social networking sites is becoming a cost effective alternative to wedding videos.
The social conscious brides and green weddings, as well as fabulous new colors and hi-tech ideas are definitely in. These are just a few of the latest trends for 2008 weddings. However, there are lots more to come for the brides with different styles, such as the glam bride or the elegant and fab brides. Look out for more upcoming trends to help plan that dream wedding. Planning ahead and keeping an eye out for the latest trends is easy with this year’s seasonal fashion trends for weddings.
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