Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wedding Invitations 2010 ~ 6 of the Best Ideas

Are you a style-conscious celebrity watcher, eager to catch the newest trend in wedding gowns? Do you scour bridal mags looking for the best fashion forward ideas? Fashionistas everywhere know that stylish wedding invitation ideas are just as important as the wedding favors or the floral arrangements.

Look for these top trends in the best wedding invitations for 2010:

*Mix-n-Match - The go-to fashion for the New Year is fast becoming coordinating bridesmaids dresses. Reflect this in your invites by using mix-n-match stationery. For instance, use a solid-colored invitation with a fun striped or patterned reply card. Another option is to mix and match colors in opposite colors of the spectrum or by using coordinating shades. If you're into DIY, consider seeking out mix and match kits which will allow you to customize your invitation ideas. Mix and match invitations and invitation kits can be found easily through online wedding suppliers.

*Splash 'em with color - Lately stylish brides have been spicing up the traditional white wedding gown with flashes of color. If you're choosing this bridal runway-inspired style, let your stationery follow suit. Try an ivory or white invitation edged in a color that matches your bridal gown highlight color.

*Be green - Whether you're an honest-to-goodness tree hugger or a woman who just wants to make a difference in the environment, some of the best wedding invitations for 2010 are eco-friendly. From paper made with up to 100% recycled products to invites embedded with seeds that can be planted in your guests' gardens, it's possible to find invites that are easy on the eyes--and easy on the earth.

*Go neutral - One of the hottest new trends in wedding stationery is using metallics as neutral colors. Earthy bronzes, elegant platinums, and opulent golds are guaranteed to add shimmer and shine to fashion-forward invites. Wow your guests with shimmery, silvery paper or classic golden borders.

*Custom wedding stationery - Some of the best wedding invitations for 2010 are customized invites that let your personality shine through. By working with a wedding stationery specialist, you can customize invites, from selecting your own font and ink colors to one-of-a-kind images.

*Frugal is fashionable - DIY kits are a top wedding invitation idea trend, allowing brides to print invites or other matching cards, such as thank yous, on high-quality paper using a home computer. You'll save a few bucks on printing and, as a bonus, will have complete control over how the invites look.

Remember, it's not worth letting your quest for style get in the way of your wedding day. Ultimately, the best wedding invitations for your ceremony are the ones you like. So find wedding invitations that match your own personal taste and style.

***I found this great article online and thought I would share! Invitations are one of my favorite parts of planning a wedding. Remember it's the first thing that your family and friends see that gives them a sneak peek into your wedding day. Take your time and find the perfect one to represent your special day!

Details Diva ~ Erin
"Let's Plan This!"
Rose Watson writes about and reviews wedding invitations so that you can find the perfect wedding invitation to suit your style. Check out her recommendations, tips and more wedding invitation articles at:

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bridesmaid Dresses: Top 3 Trends for 2010

Of course the Bride is the center of attention on her wedding day, but she wants her attendants to look their best too! What are the top trends for bridemaids dresses this year?!? Let's find out!

1. One Shoulder Dresses
If the Bride wants a more modern and urban look, she may chose a one shoulder dress for herself. The 2010 trend is for the bridesmaids' dresses to have one shoulder also, but the opposite shoulder than the bride. These dresses can be found in both mini and full lengths.

2. The Ruffled Mini-Dress
The ruffles are making a comeback but in a Mini Dress in 2010. The dresses can be adorned with ruffles at the hemline or the waist. The full skirt is flattering on different body types making it easy to find the same dress for the bridal party. The Mini-Dress is fun to do in bright and sassy colors!
3. The Sleeveless Lame Dress
A sleek and sophisticated A-line gown that ties at the waist and is designed in eye-catching lame fabric. These dresses are appearing in boat-neck, deep v-neck and square neck designs in a multitude of colors.

In 2010 the top two lengths for bridesmaid dresses are cocktail and full length. Many brides also allow each bridesmaid to chose a dress that fits their body types but are in the same color pallate. Color is always a top trend, but as mentioned in a previous blog black is becoming more and more popular!
Details Diva ~ Erin
"Let's Plan This!"

Friday, January 15, 2010

What Days NOT to schedule your wedding.....

Ever wonder what days to avoid when you are trying to schedule your wedding? It's hard enough to plan around the couple's family and friends and now you have to think about days like the super bowl, Easter, or even Friday the 13th??

Here are some suggestions for days to avoid in 2010: (I think there are always exceptions to every "rule" - so if one of these days had significance to you then by all means - go for it! The people that are closest to you will come regardless.)

SuperBowl Sunday Feb 7, 2010
Memorial Day May 31, 2010
July 4, 2010
Thanksgiving Nov 25, 2010
Friday the 13th August 13, 2010
April Fools Day April 1, 2010
Final Four April 3 & 5th, 2010
Christmas Dec 25, 2010

If you are thinking about having your wedding in a church or synogogue you may have to plan around holidays such as Easter, Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Christmas. Three day weekends are sometimes to be avoided - unless you have many people that will need to travel to your wedding, then a three day weekend will allow them more time to travel.

For a more complete list of religious holidays and dates to avoid check out this article:

Need help? Contact us and we will get our calendars out and plan your perfect weekend!

Details Diva ~ Erin
"Let's Plan This!"

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Gobos and Pinspoting & the #1 Top Trend!!!

Lighting! Couples are realizing that small things created with special lighting creates something that enhances their event! LED lighting, uplighting, pinspoting (spotlight each centerpiece), and gobos (monograms or shapes that create a 3-D effect) are a just a few to mention. Working with a lighting specialist is essential in creating your design!

and drumroll please................................
The Dress!
First trend is having two dresses! Classy for the ceremony and sassy for the reception! The picture belows showcases a gown that converts into the reception dress...
Feathers, strapless, and big bows will be popular in 2010. But the top trend of 2010 for the wedding dress is adding color to it! No more of the plain white or ivory. Splash a bit of color with a colored sash or embroidery. Red and Black seem to be the most popular colors, but encorporating your colors can be easily added too.

Can't wait to see each of these trends this year! 2010 is going to be so exciting!
Details Diva ~ Erin "Let's Plan This!"

Something New, Borrowed,Old, and.......*Say Cheese!*

What color is most popular this season? Blue! Sometimes just a hint and sometimes a saturation. What shade of blue? Anything....from a soft sky blue to a deep cobalt blue.

Other hot colors trends:
Monochromatic themes (different shades of the same color)
Vibrant colors: orange, green, pink, and yellow
Metallic hues: gold, silver, copper, and pewter
and Black is the "new Black" - something that used to not be proper at a wedding is quickly becoming one of the more accepted.

Capturing those great memories is a higher priority for most brides and grooms this year. Spending more of the budget on a great photographer and finding creative methods of making great memories. From themed engagement pictures to photo booths at the reception. So allow a little more money and find your own personalized way to capture your special day!
Top 2 trends of 2010 next!
Details Diva ~ Erin "Let's Plan This!"

Friday, January 8, 2010

The "Green" Wedding & The Candy Bar

Recycling and the "green" wedding. Need ideas on how to have an eco-friendly wedding? Choose invitations using recycled paper. Donate your wedding flowers to a church after the wedding. Make arrangements with a shelter for the leftover food from dinner. Plan an outdoor wedding using less electricity than a church. Get creative and help save the Earth!
Something that is becoming increasingly popular is the Candy Bar. This is bringing back the wedding favor to your guests, but in such a fun and personalized way! You can coordinate candy with the wedding colors, pick only the favorite candy of the bride and groom, or have a retro candy theme. The possibilities are limitless and allow the guests to take home a memento of your special day!

What's left?!?! Hint....color, color, color!
Details Diva ~ Erin "Let's Plan This"

Yummy Buttercream and Sassy Birdcage Veils...

Buttercream edges out fondant. New techniques by experienced cake artists allow brides to chose buttercream over fondant without losing design and definitely winning on taste!
The birdcage veil. A sassy smaller veil that just covers the face. It can be basic or embellished. Add a feather, flower, or pendant to personalize it for your wedding. Drew Barrymore just wore one on the runway to one of her movie premieres. I love these little veils!

Think GREEN for the next mini blog.......

Details Diva ~ Erin "Let's Plan This"

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Top 10 of 2010!

Wow, it's been a while since we've blogged.....I say we bring in the new decade with a couple of blogs about the wedding trends of 2010 ~ The Top 10 of 2010!

A new trend for this year for weddings is live streaming. This is accomplished online thru a host site that will enable out of town family and friends to view their loved ones wedding live anywhere in the world!
Limosusines, horse-drawn carriages, and luxury cars will stay the most popular for wedding transportation. But the bride and groom who want to make more of a statement in 2010 will consider a more unique way to make a grand entrance or exit. Some examples? How about hopping on a Harley and riding into the sunset? How about a bicycle built for two? or How about leaving your reception waving to your family and friends while floating away in a hot air balloon?

More 2010 trends coming soon.......Details Diva ~ Erin "Let's Plan This"