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The ’09 brides will once again be following current fashion according to The Wedding Report, A market and research forum for the wedding industry. Layering their dreams of traditional choices they have dreamed of for years with the “latest and greatest” considerations is where many brides find themselves when making choices for their special day. While traditional gowns still are the most popular choice, bridesmaids and tuxedos are seeing more trendy fabrics, colors and accessories. Subdued classic choices for the ceremony are often contrasted with colorful blasts of color for the celebratory reception.
For the ’09 brides, metallics make a trendy statement as copper, silver, bronze, pewter golds and soft yellows are emerging as alternative choices to compliment and sometimes replace the traditional white and candlelight color pallet.
Sophisticated form and architectural emphasis are being shown on the runways for 2009. Elegant strapless gowns are still the rage but we are seeing more figure flattering halters and v-necklines, empire, and A-line silhouettes are making a comeback. These provide the perfect background for showcasing beautiful cascading bouquets.
For bridesmaids, the soft shades of 2008 have given way to bold and bright colors for 2009. Turquoise and Bright Yellow or Electric Blue and Fashion Fuchsia are making quite the impact. Pale Peach mixed with Shocking Orange is gaining too in popularity. Look for gray; both flat and metallic, to replace chocolate brown as the new neutral. The ‘Little Black Dress’ is still popular for bridesmaids choice of gown making black and white weddings still popular for yet another season. Some major department stores are trying to lure the brides back by moving away from the traditional bridesmaids styling in order to compete with the traditional bridal stores for the dress sales.
Watch Floral Features for continued updates on Wedding Day 2009.
By Tom Bowling AIFD PFCI exclusively for Florabundance, Inc.