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If you’re planning a wedding, you’re probably wondering what will be trendy and hip while not leaving your honeymoon fund completely depleted. Thinking about all of the happy couples out there, I went looking for information on 2009 weddings.

One article I found mentions that the wedding industry is already seeing ways in which a smaller budget has inspired couples to have more creative, intimate, and personal weddings. These weddings are benefiting from a heavy dose of style, influenced by the many images and ideas circulating around the blogosphere. Other than the economy, 2009 weddings will also be influenced by a chic sense of style. Rather than huge weddings, where cost cutting means a lack of details or fun, the 2009 wedding trends are full of fabulous details meant for smaller, affordable weddings.

Here are some predictions that I read that will be the top 2009 wedding trends:

Farm Weddings

garden-weddingNo, I’m not talking about getting married amongst the combines, or having a cow for your bridesmaid. However, farms can be an affordable place to get married with a lot of charm. Several of them allow your guests to interact with the animals, while the others just provide idyllic pastoral settings.

Add some additional down-home touches like gingham tablecloths, pitchers of jam or other country weddings styles. Make sure to look for a barn suitable for a reception and you have a large, blank canvas for decorations.fernbrook-03

Small Luxurious Weddings
Budgets might be tight, but that doesn’t mean that luxury and glamor are going away. Instead, couples are opting for an intimate glamorous affair. By having fewer guests, weddings can have more opulent details, like elaborate favors, beautiful wines and gourmet tasting menus.

With such a backdrop, it then feels right to be in your tuxedos and gowns, surrounded only by your truest friends and loves ones.

Macarons

MacaronsThe delightful French cookies not only have a delicious almond flavor and light texture, but bakers have a tradition of making them in bright, eye-catching colors, making them perfect for weddings.

The newest trend is creating a tower of macarons instead of a wedding cake, but they’re also stunning as favors or as accompaniment to wedding cakes.

Gray
For the past few years, chocolate brown has been the “It Color” popping up inGrey Bridesmaids Dresses

weddings as a hip neutral, and combined with bright pink or cheery yellow. While chocolate brown isn’t going anywhere, the hippest color for 2009 is gray.

You may thing of gray as too dreary for weddings, but on the contrary, it can serve as a sophisticated foil to brighter colors. It’s great paired with pink or yellow, but perhaps the hottest combination will be silver and royal purple.

Affordable & Renewable Bridesmaids Dresses
Forget the peach tulle atrocities of yesteryear, 2009 brides are considerate and mindful of the economy, the they’re looking for bridesmaids dresses that are truly renewable and don’t come with a high price tag. For a beach wedding, consider telling your bridesmaids that they can wear a knee-length, spaghetti strap dress in any shade of blue. They’ll not only be able to shop the department store sales, but your wedding will reflect the beautiful colors of the ocean. If you still want a unified bridal party look, consider gathering your maids for a group shopping expedition.

Vintage Fashion and Fascinators
birdcage41Having a vintage-inspired wedding is a great way to add some style without adding a lot of cost. 1920’s weddings will be especially hot this year.

Especially look for brides wearing birdcage veils (photo) and fascinators. If you’re a Project Runway fan, you’ll definitely recall Kenley’s fascinators-the feathery charms that perch on your head. But many other designers also make a wide range of them.

Whatever you do, remember that your wedding is a day of love and bliss that will be yours forever so make it perfect! Click here for more budget wedding ideas.

“When you make a sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.”
-Joseph Campbell

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