10 Creative Ways to Present Your Signature Wedding Drink

One trend that isn’t going away any time soon is the signature cocktail. This specialty drink is typically concocted from the bride and groom’s favorite libations. Since there are already a zillion blog posts out there with recipes for signature … Continue reading

Top 5 Wedding Trend Predictions for 2012

The August/September issue of Event Solutions magazine featured trend predictions for 2012 weddings, as told by celebrity wedding planner David Tutera.

Here are his top 5 predictions for 2012 Wedding Trends:

  • Deep, Rich Colors – David predicts RED and EGGPLANT will be the most popular colors used in weddings next year. 
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  • Personalizaton – Brides and grooms will incorporate many personal touches into their Big Day. From generational pictures of the family to sentimental items inherited from others, the rule is that there are no rules when it comes to incorporating things that your guests look at and automatically think of you as a couple. Did your fiance take you to a swanky restaurant for your first date where you enjoyed the most amazing dinner of your life? How about recreating the same meal and serving it as a plated dinner option (or family style version…see below)? Did you tour France together recently? How about a cappuccino bar with an assortment of authentic pastries flown in fresh from France? The sky is the limit on this trend, as every couple is unique in their own way.
Heirloom Chair 
Start a heirloom chair to sit at during dinner and have it monogrammed with the bride and groom’s name each time it’s used for a wedding! Love this idea (as long as you can keep it clean)!

Table numbers double as guest book. Mark each table with a certain year anniversary and instruct guests seated at that table to write a message inside the card. You’ll be reminiscing and reading new notes every  year!

  • Family Style Dinner – What do you get when you take the social setting of dinner stations and the tradition of the plated dinner? A Family Style Meal! Guest will be forced to interact with one another over something they all have in common – FOOD! Each course is served on platters that are to be passed around the table (to your left of course). A great way to incorporate the personalization trend mentioned above is to incorporate pieces of heirloom china that have been in the family for years!
  • Metallics – Shades of gold and silver will be everywhere in 2012 and for good reason! Metallics are romantic and chic at the same time and can be incorporated in an infinite number of ways! I recently planned a wedding where we spray painted starfish gold and tied them with a beautiful bow and name tag for each guest to use as their place card! It was a unique twist on the seaside theme where the natural white starfish are everywhere. It created a little surprise and delight to the guests as they sat at their table.
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  • Unique Juxtaposition – Weddings will have an interesting combination of styles that will surprise and please guests. David noted some examples as being a garden themed wedding at a beach front venue or filling a sparse venue with lush florals. 
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12 Unique Place Card Ideas

Place cards are a creative and fun way to introduce guests to the theme of an event! They don’t have to be expensive or over the top to make a statement either. I like to set each place card at the guest’s seats to give the tables the perfect finishing touch. It also allows you the opportunity to double their place card as a favor!

If you plan to go this route too, make sure you have a way to communicate to guests which table they’re assigned to without them having to walk around on a hunt for their seat. This can be as easy as having a calligrapher write out the names alphabetically with their table assignments next to it. It’s a simple extra step to take to create another little detail your guests will remember from your event.

Here are 12 fun and unique ideas to inspire you!

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