Top Wedding Trends for 2006
Along with the beautiful summer weather comes another wonderful wedding season. This is the time of year when literally thousands of weddings take place. While weddings have not changed much over the years, there are always some noticeable trends that come into play. Everyone wants to do something a little bit different, if only to add an element of individuality to their wedding ceremony. Some of this year's biggest trends have to do with the creative use of color in attire and in flowers.
While traditional white is not likely to be surpassed in popularity, there are some other interesting and tasteful color options that have really taken off. This year, the color purple is the color to beat. From lavender to eggplant, purple is one of those colors that are both timelessly rich and elegant. This year, it is being used in everything from bridesmaids' dresses to cocktail napkins. Lilac is a wonderful choice of color for a summertime wedding, no matter where you decide to use it.
While flowers come in a veritable rainbow of colors, more and more people are using dyed flower arrangements in their weddings. More often than not, this is done to accentuate the choices of color used in the clothing of those in the wedding party. Some of the most popular wedding flowers for 2006 include gardenias, lilies, orchids, and daisies. Another popular trend we have noted is the use of wild flowers that have a fresh-cut look.
As far as wedding cakes are concerned, we are starting to see a lot of people trying to tie their cake style into the theme of their wedding. For instance, a springtime wedding cake might be topped off with edible flower petals. We are also starting to see many couples straying away from the traditional bride-and-groom cake toppers, and opting instead for monogrammed letters or sugar sculptures. The average cake size continues to be in the four-to-five tier range.
Regarding the actual wedding ceremony, we have witnessed an increasing number of couples exchange vows while facing their guests. More and more, couples are also writing their own vows. We are seeing more children directly involved in the wedding, too. While every couple wants their special day to be unique and memorable, these are just some of the ways in which couples are personalizing their wedding ceremonies in 2006.
About the Author: Samantha Taylor can hardly wait for her special day! When she is not obsessing over every little detail of her upcoming wedding, she writes for yourwedding101.com – an insightful online guide to weddings and wedding planning, with information about bridal showers, wedding invitations, honeymoons and more.