Who dictates the trends anyway? Well, in my experience dealing with engaged couples planning their “big day”, there are two things – either you are setting the trend or following a trend. Clients setting a trend are more adventurous and creative while those following the current or past trend are more reserved and safe. There is nothing wrong with both – it just depends on the personality of the client. There is only one thing that I advise my clients – that it is their big day and at the end of the day, nothing matters except what they personally have dreamed of for that very day. There could be thousands of factors in their decision making, but I couldn’t imagine a client being miserable because she followed someone’s suggestion but not happy about it.
So why do we have trends then? Trends are like fads that come and go but it is most likely a marketing propaganda. What we normally see, hear and do repeatedly becomes the trend but it doesn’t mean that it is what you like but it is probably what everyone around you likes.
Speaking of flowers, there are two basic trend-makers – the floral design itself and color. Color is self-explanatory but the floral design is something that only trained people can do. Anybody can put flowers on a vase – so you think? There is more substance in floral arrangement than you think and as an example, there are several ways of arranging 3 red roses in a vase that only an expert floral designer can achieve. During consultations with my clients, I take special attention to the personality of the bride and from that I create the most effective design that best represent her personality.
Getting Down to the Basics:
If personality is the main key, then we need to focus on this one. There are 5 factor model of personality traits according to wikipedia (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_five_personality_traits) and four temperaments (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Temperaments). These are guidelines that can one can use to create a design – whether we’re dealing with flowers, wedding dress, decor, and even the whole theme of the ceremony itself.