This is the year for quirky weddings with homemade details for brides on a budget.
Most couples will consider their wedding day to be the most important occasion of their lives and they will no doubt want to make it as special and individual as they are.
However, at a time when money worries and an unstable economy mean many people may be tightening their purse strings, it could be difficult to arrange a ceremony with all the trimmings and still keep it within budget.
But, the good news is, as brides are growing cautious with their pennies they are also learning how to be thrifty so that they can get what they want for less. Whether it is by getting creative and trying their hand at a little DIY or enlisting the help of friends and family, it is easy to arrange a unique wedding for less in 2010.
Helen Webster, editor of Perfect Wedding magazine, said that to bring an element of individuality to the occasion, women are revisiting an old trend for cake toppers and are pushing the boat out with their desserts.
She also recommended choosing home-grown, "rustic" flowers instead of elaborate and professional-looking bouquets or adding photographs of the bride and groom to the wedding invitations.
The good thing about this, Ms Webster stressed, is that these homemade looks save money as well as putting a personal stamp on the occasion.
"I think it is partly about saving money and people do want to do things themselves to save a bit of cash where they can. Also the key thing there is it allows people to have individuality for their day," she explained.
Why not ask the mother of the bride to lend her baking skills and create a delicious cake for the occasion, or hold the reception in a local pub with some hearty, warming grub so that more money can be spent elsewhere?
Indeed, compromising on one part of the ceremony to splash the cash on other areas is another trend for 2010. According to the expert, brides who really want to spend big on a fairytale wedding dress are thinking outside the box when it comes to the wedding venue, or sacrificing aspects of the reception.
At the other end of the scale, women who do not put such an emphasis on their attire can use the extra cash to throw a really extravagant party.
Despite these comments, Ms Webster pointed out that in 2010, there will also be a trend for big, traditional nuptials with an element of sophistication to them, although brides will still look for "unique ways to do white weddings".
She said that most of all, brides tying the knot this year need to think "it is my wedding day and it is important to me and I have managed to create these things myself and make it really unique".
Whatever couples consider to be the most important aspect of their wedding day, 2010 is the year when they can indulge their whims and introduce some homemade quirks for a charming and individual occasion.