* The great thing about weddings today is that anything goes. Unfortunately, not everyone has good taste.
* Fashion trends reveal future wedding trends. Two years ago there was a lot of blue on the runway. Now there’s a plethora of blue linens and blue décor.
* When we saw cotton candy on the menu of five-star restaurants, we knew that it eventually would trickle down to weddings.
* Yellow is the new black for bridesmaid dresses.
* We’re seeing more rehearsal dinners at home. It’s not uncommon to do a backyard barbecue—but that is the only place where you should have a kegger.
* Wedding guests are starting to dress up more. Guys no longer show up in khakis and a polo shirt (unless they’re single).
* Food and wine tastings at receptions are catching on. People love anything that’s interactive.
* Restaurants are a hot spot for receptions. Downtown businesses are struggling, so they’re more open to them.
* Twinkly lights are out. Keep them on your Christmas tree. Candles are in. Put one at every place setting.
* Try tables of four instead of eight or ten so people can actually talk to each other.
* Photo booths have replaced chocolate fountains as the thing to do.
* One Southern tradition that’s catching on here is the groom’s cake. You can serve it next to the wedding cake.
* Creating different design spaces is huge. After dinner, transition the cocktail area into a nightclub.
* Comfort food makes people feel good. During the afterglow, serve sliders, mini doughnuts, or hot chocolate-chip cookies and milk.
* We wish bubbles would just go away.
* The one thing we tell every bride: It’s not all about you. It’s about your guests
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