Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2011

Brides Behind the Scenes, Flowers, Food & Drink, Wedding Style & Decor
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Photo by Diane Fields


Purple and turquoise, sequined tablecloths, bite-size tacos—what else is hot this year? BRIDES magazine asked 10 influential party people to predict the next big things.

HORS D'OEUVRES
1) Bite-size fish tacos
2) Mini gourmet-mac-and-cheese tubs
3) Baby lobster rolls
4) Zucchini fries in cones
5) Asian slaw salad with mini California rolls

OUTDOOR VENUES
1) rooftops
2) pool decks
3) fields and meadows

WEDDING-CAKE COLORS
1) aubergine (eggplant)
2) sapphire
3) deep turquoise

FLOWER OF THE YEAR
Peony

SAVE-THE-DATES
It's all about showpieces. They are supercreative and personalized to the max: printed on fabric, styled like movie posters, mimicking vintage postcards—you name it.

RECEPTION/BRIDESMAID COLOR
Call it lavender, grape, lilac.... Brides are gaga for the royal hue in all its tonal variations.

CENTERPIECE
A single type of flower in multiple containers of all sizes and shapes.

INVITE COLOR: Pink
This year's shade is a sophisticated dusty blush—especially chic when combined with charcoal gray or silver.

CATERING BUZZ WORDS
1) seasonal
2) local
3) organic
4) farm-to-table

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
The groom's cake. It's all about his interests—created to look like a record player, a race car, even a fishing hole or a golf course. And yet...it's served at the rehearsal dinner, so as not to steal the wedding cake's spotlight on the big day.

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