What’s In…What’s Out?

I love it when the magazines will update us on what is hot and what is not from the coasts. This just in from Brides magazine March/April 2006 edition.

Natural, loose bouquets
Small clutches of mixed flowers for bridesmaids
Cake jewelry toppers
Cakes displayed under mini tents or gazebos
Signature Cocktails
Monograms on everything
Invitations in a modern font on colored paper
Simple wedding programs enclosed in a monogrammed cover
Formal seated dinners
Stretch limousines for the getaway
Swing music and jazz standards
Salsa band during the cocktail hour
Hiring a lighting expert (my personal favorite – and I’ve got one!)
The Beatles’ “In My Life” as the processional
After-party in a lounge setting

Tight, round bouquets
A single flower for the bridesmaids’ bouquets
Sugar-paste flower toppers
Simple cake tables next to dance floor
Martini bars
Flowers on everything
invitations in a formal script on white paper
Booklike wedding programs that include bios, readings, song lyrics, thank you’s, etc
Food stations with open seating
Vintage cars or boats for the getaway
Motown, funk and disco
String quartet during the cocktail hour
Relying on existing lighting
Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major as the processional
Going straight home

plan on!