Unveils Top Wedding Trends for 2011 on 3rd Annual Matrimony Monday

By Azure Nelson, Published Jan 7, 2011

To Celebrate the Year’s Biggest Day in Wedding Planning, OneWed Forecasts What’s In and Out for the New Year Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 3, 2011, the ultimate online resource for wedding planning, welcomes the year’s biggest day for wedding planning, January 3, 2011, which OneWed has declared “Matrimony Monday." To celebrate, today OneWed released their predictions for 2011’s top 10 wedding trends. Based on industry research, expert opinions from wedding vendors, and a year’s worth of trend-spotting, OneWed expects a resurgence of sophistication, dramatic ballgowns, outdoor venues high on personalization and ethnic-infused nuptials. “2010 was quite a year for the wedding world,” says OneWed Editorial Director, Azure Nelson. “Prince William and Kate Middleton made a royal engagement announcement. Vera Wang announced she’d design a line for David’s Bridal. Retailers like The Limited and Urban Outfitters decided to take a dip into bridal design. And Katy Perry’s Indian wedding captivated the world. We were there to watch it happen and have placed our bets on what will be hot (and what will not) for 2011 weddings.” OneWed’s Top Wedding Trends for 2011: 1. Sophisticated Elegance Returns It’s back to basics with elegant, sophisticated style in 2011. Wedding decor will be understated with modern design elements trumping DIY touches. 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 will gravitate toward outdoor ceremony and reception venues. The raw, minimal backdrop of an outdoor setting leaves room for personalization and customization, a major perk for creative, hands-on nearlyweds. 3. Grey is the New Black, Crazy for Navy Gloomy no more, grey is the neutral it color. Organic and natural shades of charcoal, slate, stone, oyster and shell will be paired with vibrant hues to make the colors pop! And while grey remains the talk of the town for 2011, Prince William’s upcoming royal wedding has put navy, sapphire, and royal blue back on the map. 4. Mad for Metallics & Bold Color Palettes Gilded gold, shimmery silver, and sparkling champagne will stand out alongside vibrant accent colors like yellow, purple and teal. Metallics and brights make such a bold statement that couples will scale back over-the-top decor in favor of a more simple style aesthetic. 5. Big Ball Gowns are Back Wedding dress designers draped, ruched, and layered clouds of tulle, power netting and chiffon to fashion whimsical wedding dresses with limitless volume this runway season. The outcome? Fairytale-inspired bridal style and whimsical wedding dresses for 2011 I Dos. 6. Grooms Take a Walk on the Stylish Side Guys will choose formal looks to represent their unique style; bow ties will replace classic long neckties, and embroidered dress shirts, engraved cuff links, stylish lapel pins and the color of the season—grey—will be donning the white aisles. 7. Wedding Invitations Go Green 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 enabling online RSVP and party planning and offering coordinating stationery and wedding websites. 8. Luxurious Textures—from the Dress to the Tablescape Opulence abounds with wedding dresses featuring 3D appliques, layered light fabrics, romantic ruffles and illusion fabric with eye-catching beading. Textured linens, embroidered and beaded chair covers, and branch-like centerpieces will captivate wedding guests. 9. Ethnic Influences, Cultural Wedding Details Whether it’s a religious wedding ceremony ritual, traditional wedding day garb, cultural cuisine infused throughout the reception dinner, or wedding decor with bold, ethnic prints, you can’t help but embrace the unique cultures and ethnicities of couples in 2011. 10. Revved-Up Wedding Receptions Who wants the best day of their lives to end? Not couples and guests in 2011--that’s certain. Couples will plan a post-reception after party lasting into the wee hours of the night with drinks, entertainment, dancing and snacks so wedding guests can party all night long! To read more about OneWed’s macro and micro wedding trends for 2011, including what’s OUT, visit OneWed’s Savvy Scoop Wedding Blog. About OneWed: OneWed is the ultimate online source for the truth in wedding planning, providing couples with a wealth of tips, advice and creative suggestions to help personalize their wedding. is the first social network for all things weddings, connecting the couple with friends and family. The site’s popular wedding dresses gallery, wedding checklist, free wedding websites, award-winning wedding blog and largest directory of local wedding vendors-- 235,000 nationwide--attracts nearly 500,000 people monthly. OneWed can be found online at,, and

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