Hottest 2011 Dallas Wedding Trends

Top 10 Dallas Wedding Trends for 2011

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1. Sophisticated Elegance
It's back to basics with elegant, sophisticated style in 2011. Gone is the "grunge" and urban looks for most, along with tatoos. Wedding decor will be simple and understated, with modern design elements trumping do-it-yourself methods. Scripted calligraphy, custom monograms, and classic wedding cakes embody this trend. Brides will wear pearls, and grooms will ditch the Converse in favor of more tasteful wedding day kicks.

2. Outdoor Venues - Where It’s At

Couples getting married in Dallas in 2011 will gravitate toward outdoor ceremony and reception venues. The natural, open backdrop of an outdoor setting leaves room for personalization and customization, a major perk for creative, hands-on "nearlyweds". Lakeside venues, and vineyard locations will dominate, and they’ll be spruced up with personalized touches that represent the bride and groom. Contact us, we know some fantastic locations around Dallas for your wedding!

3. Grey is the New Black, Crazy for Navy
Gloomy no more, grey is the neutral IT color for 2011 weddings. Organic and natural, shades of charcoal, dove, stone, oyster and shell will be incorporated liberally into wedding color palettes and paired with vibrant hues to make the colors pop! And while grey remains the talk of the town for 2011, navy blue (and other deep blues) are the hottest accent colors.

4. Mad for Metallics & Bold Color Palettes

Whether it’s two bright hues with a metallic accent, or several metallic shades used together, brights and metallics will be popular choices for wedding color palettes in 2011. Gilded gold, shimmery silver, and sparkling champagne will used alone or with accents of green, yellow, purple or teal. And since metallics make such a bold statement on their own, couples will scale back over-the-top decor in favor of a more restrained style aesthetic.

5. Big Ball Gowns are Back
Dramatic ball gown wedding dresses floated down 2011 bridal catwalks in droves. Wedding dress designers draped, ruched, and layered clouds of tulle, power netting, and chiffon to fashion wedding dresses with limitless volume. The outcome? Fairytale-inspired bridal style and whimsical wedding dresses for 2011 Dallas weddings.

6. Grooms Take a Walk on the Stylish Side

Grooms are taking a stand in the name of fashion. Their tux choices will no longer be dictated by some “rent 5, get 1 free” deal. Instead, they’ll chose formal looks that represent their unique style. Bow ties will replace classic long neck ties, and embroidered dress shirts, engraved cufflinks, stylish lapel pins and the color of the season- grey- will grace the white aisles.

7. Wedding Invitations Go Green

The green weddings movement continues full speed ahead in 2011. From totally paperless wedding invitations and save-the-dates, to stationery printed on 100% recycled paper, invitations have truly gone green. Couples can find all they need with sites like WeddingPreParty (enabling online RSVP and party planning) and Nearlyweds.com (offering coordinating stationery and wedding websites).

8. Luxurious Textures-- from the Dress to the Tablescape

Luxe textured fabrics will bring a sumptuous, opulent vibe to 2011 weddings. Wedding dresses will feature 3D applique, layered light fabrics (tulle, lace, chiffon), romantic ruffles, oversized florals, and illusion fabric with eye-catching beading. Textured linens will be layered to dress up reception tables, chair covers may be embroidered or beaded, and branchy centerpieces and floral arrangements will captivate wedding guests.

8. Professional Dallas Wedding Photography
Brides and grooms have wised up from their friend's mistake to hire some el-cheapo "wedding photographer" off of craigslist and end up disappointing with the results. They realize that their memories are mostly in their wedding photos and prioritize wedding photography in their budgets. In 2011 brides and grooms are savvy enough to look for professional Dallas wedding photographers with years of experience, a nice website, and value-packed wedding packages.

The wedding album is less of a priority, unless it is a really high-end Dallas wedding, in favor of a deluxe online photo gallery. After all, it is about sharing digitally! The savings on dropping the printed wedding album goes towards choosing a award-winning local wedding photographer.

10. Revved-Up Wedding Receptions
Who wants the best day of their lives to end? Not couples and guests in 2011, that’s for sure! Couples will plan a post-reception after party lasting into the wee hours of the night with drinks, entertainment, dancing, and snacks so that wedding guests can party all night long!

Now that you've read our predictions for the top 10 Hottest trends for 2011 Dallas weddings, share your thoughts! 

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