When it comes to wedding trends, they come and go then come and go again. Trends don’t have to be followed but it is difficult to ignore them in our era of Pinterest and social media. People want to keep up with the times as well as save as much money as they can on their weddings. Besides food and alcohol, flowers can be one of the high priced ticket categories when planning your wedding. Luckily, fruit in weddings is making a huge comeback and I am not mad at that! With it’s naturally vibrant colors and dimensions, it is an easy and inexpensive way to bring a pop of color to your wedding day.
So, how do you incorporate fruit in your wedding without it being cheesy and predictable?
1. Use it whole, tucked inside centerpieces and bouquets.
2. Cut it in half to expose a different shade on the inside and usually a more bold color. Just make sure when you do this, that you apply the appropriate amount of citric acid to avoid drying out. A good idea is to keep a spray bottle on hand with warm water and lemon juice and spray frequently to keep the fruit hydrated.
3. Using small fruit such as dark cherries, ripe blueberries and huckleberries is a great way to get that “hanging” look which can mimic some of the most expensive flowers.
4. Use fruit in a BIG way: instead of a predictable finger food station, create a farmers market feel and include baskets of fruit for guests to enjoy. Also, creating a specialty cocktail with beautiful fruit is a show stopper!
Enjoy these ideas!