There are some new anticipated trends for next year in the fashion world– some, which can be easily transferred into your next wedding or social event. Let’s take a gander.
Color, Color, Color
And not just any color, but bold color at that! No soft pastels– but colors that make an impact. How do we integrate this into your wedding or event?
Big Money Grip: Go for the gusto! Choose lighting in your desired colors to create an event experience. If you are having a fall wedding, opt for bold golds, rusts, oranges, and reds. Choose strategic pin and spot lighting to cast emphasis and create shadows in specific areas. Lighting can turn any location from just a “room” to another world.
A Lil Som’in, Som’in: Add textures and colors with linens. Add overlays and liners (the linens under the overlays) in your selected colors. Shoot for pintucks, organzas, stripe patterns, etc. Take the concept further by adding napkins, chair sashes, swags, etc. Even the basic colors are given punch when they have textures added in. A simple red can look very dramatic in a crushed velvet. Not crazy about linens but still want a dynamic table? Rent colored table wear– plates, ornate flatware and glassware can bring instant life to your table. Even a simple charger can change the look of a table.
Itsy Bitsy Budget: Capitalize on the fact that two things will be at your wedding that are must haves anyway– your bridal party and your flowers. You have the benefit of having 3 or more people at your wedding dressed exactly the same and will throw contrast to your reception room. (believe it or not, the eye does subconsciously note this). You will also have to have flowers– your centerpieces, your bouquets, etc. Ask your florist to go bold with your flower colors– bright yellows, deep reds, lush greens, etc. Make them as dynamic as possible by presenting them in high vases or candelabras. (these can be easily rented). You could also make runners or overlays very inexpensively with fabric from your local fabric store. Sew a simple hem and you’re done! (If you’re extra creative or have some extra dollars, you can get them embroidered or do an iron-on transfer of a design that you love).
Bling it on!
Embellishments and ornamentation is going to ROCK 2008 (pardon the pun). Go luxe with the appearance of encrusted everything!
Big Money Grip: Go crystal everything. From ambiance decor to small embellishments, make it big and sparkly. Look for crystal trees shown below and at Ethereal Decor . Use them as staples in the design scheme, or make them functional by hanging your guests’ escort cards on them.
A Lil Som’in Som’in: Add crystals/rhinestones to your florals and centerpieces. Use Bouquet Jewels to bling up your bouquet and centerpieces. Some of my favorites are the Royal Pave and Monogram Collection. (FYI, the Pretty Girl jewels are on sale for $1.99 each) You can even add rhinestone bands to your ribbon wrapped bouquet. An inexpensive approach? Use rhinestone shoe clips! You get two for the price of one! Also, look into getting these glammed up candles for your table decor.
Itsy Bitsy Budget: Ok, so we can’t have an all out fling with the bling. So let’s take it down a level. Why not print your escort cards on sparkly paper and add single rhinestones or crystals in the corner? You can do the same with your menus and programs as well. Also, you can make your own? Wedding Bee had some great instructions and discussions about this very project!
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