With the new year a few days away, people begin to prepare by making resolutions and setting new goals. Basically, wiping the slate clean to start a new. But in the wedding industry, the start of a new year means a whole lot of 2011 wedding dates and preparation for the 2011 wedding season.
Apparently, the U.S. Postal Service also has brides-to-be in mind, because come 2011 they will issue the Wedding Roses stamp as part of its Weddings series. The stamp is meant for use on the RSVP envelope often enclosed with a wedding invitation and on announcements, thank-you notes, and other correspondence. Stamps may be purchased at local Post Offices, at The Postal Store website at www.usps.com/shop, or by calling 800-STAMP-24.
As we wrap up another year, I can’t help but look back on some of my personal favorite flower trends of 2010. I hope to see them again in 2011, but with the new year comes new trends, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Anyway, here’s my top five.
This year both brides and their floral designers seemed to pay a lot of attention to texture in both bouquets and arrangements. The monofloral bouquet seemed to be long forgotten, as fillers and greenery accented most bridal bouquets.
Image courtesy of Style Me Pretty & Smitten Photography
2. Bouquet wraps and charms
In 2010, the exposed stem look went out the window as brides wrapped their bouquets in ribbon, or even a family heirloom. Brides also paid even more attention to detail this year, as bouquet charms were exceedingly popular.
Image courtesy of Style Me Pretty & Amy Rae Photography
Image courtesy of Style Me Pretty & Lane Dittoe Photography
3. Smaller floral arrangements
Instead of tall, lavish certerpieces, brides of 2010 opted for smaller, elegant floral arrangements. A flower in a single vase here, an arrangement there, this year’s brides seemed to incorporate more than one arrangement style in their reception.
Image courtesy of Style Me Pretty & Scott Lawrence Photography
4. Assorted vases
This trend goes hand in hand with trend #3. In 2010, some brides used less flowers in their centerpieces, so in order to make their “less” look “more” the use of different vases was essential. Instead of just one vase holding one floral arrangement, brides used multiples of different heights and shapes.
Image courtesy of Style Me Pretty & Sylvie Gil
Image courtesy of Style Me Pretty & Open Light Studio
And last, but definitely not least…
5. DIY (ofcourse!)
Out of all the trends I have previously listed, I’m positive this one is going to stick around for years to come. DIY was overwhelmingly popular in 2010, because, well let’s face it… time’s were tough and brides had to get creative. Some brides had to go the DIY route to save money, while others just wanted to be crafty. Either way, there were some of the most gorgeous DIY weddings this year!
Image courtesy of Style Me Pretty & Tanja Lippert Photography
From all of us at Blooms By The Box,
Here’s an early Christmas gift for all you brides-to-be… Winter Wedding Inspiration Boards! Although not in the peak of the wedding season, winter weddings personify an enchanting atmosphere and elegance that can only be captured during the colder months. Enjoy!
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Image courtesy of Kelly Oshiro Design
Image courtesy of Bella Fiore Floral Design