But to tide you over until then, we’ll give you a little peek at what’s trending in terms of wedding venues.
As it says, the venue is where it all happens. And we found it really interesting (and really convenient!) that brides were having it all happen in the same location. We’re sure guests are loving the fact that they don’t have to find the ceremony location, find a place to park, get into the ceremony and then do it all over again to get to the reception location. Hotels, convention centers, parks and gardens (with indoor options in case of rain), homes and large churches are the best bests for all-in-one-place weddings.
The venue is something you should get squared away early in your planning process. Most of the best, hippest and hottest venues book more than a year in advance, so if you have your heart set on a certain date in a certain place, book it early!
Where you hold your wedding should reflect your personalities and set the tone for your whole celebration. Indoors, outdoors or out of town — each location holds its own appeal and creates its own mood. The venue will determine your wedding style, which will then determine everything else:
• colors (bright floral-tones for a garden venue, earth tones for a wedding in the woods, etc.)
• even the shoes you wear! (Manolo pumps at a chic city club, binged-out flip flops for a wedding at the shore)
One amazing trend that was huge in 2011 and isn’t losing any steam at all is the rustic wedding theme. Weddings in barns with elegant touches, outdoor celebrations with rustic elements added in, country-style weddings with rustic flair (read our post about rustic country weddings here) we can’t wait to see where the trend goes in 2012.
Be sure to stop back on New Year’s Eve to get the full report on what to watch for – and plan for – in 2012!