Top Wedding Trends of 2014 (And How to Keep Them Budget Friendly!)

Top Wedding Trends of 2014 (And How to Keep Them Budget Friendly!)
Organizing a wedding takes a lot of planning and preparation. It is also really easy to go over budget because you really want to make your wedding day special. A lot of the wedding trends mentioned in wedding magazines and blogs also don’t come cheap. But if you are looking how to plan a Hudson Valley wedding that is trendy and budget friendly, then here are some amazing tips to help you achieve just that.

Rustic weddings 
One of the biggest themes for 2014 is a rustic wedding theme. This is a really lovely theme that provides you plenty of down to earth opportunities for a spectacular day. The great news is that some of the best places to get married in Hudson Valley offer fantastic rustic scenery for your wedding, and it won’t cost you a fortune either.

 The Knot lists plenty of good reception venues for a rustic wedding on their website. You can also add the right rustic-feel for your wedding by some simple decorations. You can mix and match old glass jars and place a simple candle inside for an intimate table décor, for example. Include some lace and floral prints for your décor as well.


There is also going to be a lot of marquee-styled décor in weddings in 2014. For instance, plenty of couples want their initials in big marquee lights right next to the entrance or on the dance floor. 
To make this idea more budget friendly you could consider making the marquees yourself. There are plenty of great DIY tips for making one on the internet and you can also utilize old Christmas lights for this project.
Photo By Ace Photography
 Cool Citrus Colors

Wedding themes are often greatly influenced by different colors. And in 2014 there are a few colors that are really above all the others. Bright citrus colors are a really good option for this year and they add so much more fun to your party.
A great and budget friendly way of using citrus colors in your wedding décor is to include plenty of flowers. For example, go with orange daisies by placing a single flower into a small glass vase (such as tea candle holders) and sprinkle them across the room. This won’t cost a lot of money but it will add plenty of character for the room.

1920s Vintage

Vintage wedding themes are always a really big thing and in 2014 the 1920s are really popular. The Great Gatsby movie provides plenty of inspiration and ideas for your wedding reception.
Photo by Kristina Chartier Photography

Photo by Jennifer Skog Photography

Try to include plenty of softness for your wedding reception. For instance, purchase cheap feathers and create elaborative centerpieces with candles and feathers. Keep the colors toned down and add atmosphere with the right type of music. 

The above trends are some of the key trends for weddings in 2014. You can add a lot of elegance and feel for your wedding with the right music as well. We here at Platinum Party Events Entertainment can offer you the perfect blend of music for any of your themed weddings! We are a Hudson Valley DJ specializing in weddings. Contact us and let’s make your dream wedding come true!
Do you have a theme for your wedding? What is it? What themes are inspiring you? I’d love to hear from you and share your ideas as well! 

Happy Planning!
Laurie Kuerlemann
MC/Host/Wedding Entertainment Director
Platinum Party Events Entertainment