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2010 British Wedding Trends

When it comes to wedding style this year, we’re following fresh new trends from British brides. Borrow a few of these ideas to create a wedding that is stunningly beautiful, enjoyable, and definitely memorable.


This year, British bridal fashion is all about romantic touches. We’re seeing lots of light, flowing fabrics such as tulle, organza, and sheer chiffon.

Look for dramatic asymmetrical shapes such as off-the-shoulder draping or halter necklines. Silhouettes have a retro glam appeal emphasizing the waist and shoulders. Soft layers, ruffles, embellished lace, flowers, feathers, and sparkly beading are also in vogue.

Many brides are allowing bridesmaids to choose their own dresses rather than requiring a certain style or fabric. Suggest a color palette and allow your attendants to express their personalities, creating a look that is complementary rather than uniform. Everyone feels beautiful and the dresses really will be worn again!

Hair and Accessories:

British trends for bridal hairstyles this year combine softness with a bit of an edge. 1920s hairstyles, such as finger waves, are reemerging among many bridal trendsetters. Also consider a simple ponytail swept to the side with height at the crown, or a classic bun or chignon that is slightly undone.

Simple hairstyles like these make excellent showcases for dramatic, glamorous statement accessories. Add a birdcage veil, a headband of jewels or ribbon, or a beautiful hairpiece decorated with feathers, flowers, or jewels to finish the look.


2010 themes in wedding decor are eco-friendly, vintage, intimate, and personal. British brides are thinking green by using recycled stationery and reusable centerpieces such as potted plants or herbs that guests can take home after the event.

Place centerpieces in vintage containers such as wooden trays and galvanized metal buckets, incorporating natural elements such as wildflowers, twigs, moss, driftwood, shells, pebbles, or pine cones.  A few Indian weddings have also opting for eco-friendly weddings for their wedding stationery, decor & favors.


British brides are going for great heights with wedding cakes of several tiers this year. Cakes are eclectic, often showcasing tiers of different flavors or even individual servings of cheesecake, cupcakes or tarts. Decorative touches of flowers, pearls, and ribbons give a vintage, feminine appeal.

In keeping with the eco-friendly trend, many brides are using local, seasonal, organic food and drinks. Aim for a relaxed picnic feel instead of a fussy five-course meal. Tapas-style dishes allow guests to mingle while munching. For drinks and dessert, an ice cream van or a cocktail bar adds a whimsical and playful touch.

Unique, beautifully British trends give chic and timeless sophistication to weddings in 2010. Stay tuned for more wedding tips and trends from Marry Me  – wedding planner in Mumbai. Happy wedding planning!

Author: Candice | Posted on: July 9, 2010 at 11:28 am | Posted under: Wedding Planning | Bookmark the permalink | Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL


  1. Trisha Mckeaton
    Posted July 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Great post this will really help me plan my wedding.

  2. Luetta Estock
    Posted July 25, 2010 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    This is anexcellent wedding blog for anyone who desires to get married soon!

  3. Cruz Hays
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    This is a great wedding blog. Keep up all the good work. I too love blogging and expressing my opinion about fashion.

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