TOP WEDDING TRENDS FOR 2017
The #1 trend in Wedding Themes is......
PERSONALIZE YOUR DAY. Brides are incoporating their personal fashion style, hobbies and interests into their wedding "theme" more than ever. While time honored traditions and family heritage may play a part in the overall event, the brides and grooms personalities are shining through.
"HAVE IT YOUR WAY!"
Below are more ideas, trends and themes:
GLAMPING/RUSTIC: Are you the outdoors type? Rent a large tent for your ceremony and or reception in aunique outdoor venue, such as a park or your own backyard. Incoporate natural materials into your overall decor, from invitations to table settings and favors. Cotton fabric and burlap can be wound around pillars, columns and chairs in long garlands adorned with greens, twigs, wildflowers and grasses. Mirror this look on your tables with tall natural and organic elements from nature. "GLAM" it up with chandeliers or cluster candles on every table. Thank your quests with natural burlap favor bags filled with a tasty treat.
CANDY and DESSERT BARS: Who doesn't love sweets? Set up a table or two filled with apothecary jars of childhood candy favorites and supply personalized favor bags, boxes or jars for quests to fill. Compliment your wedding cake with fancy fun and festive cupcakes and cookies.
VINTAGE: Draw inspiration from the past. From the roaring twenties to the "glam Rock" of the 80's, you will set the tone starting with that era's music to a vintage ride and food trends of the year. "50's theme" with a "DINER FOOD" MENU, anyone?
ETHFNIC: Be proud of your heritage. Weave elements of your family's heritage throughout your wedding. Foods and favors are the easiest way to showcase your traditions. Show your guests your appreciation with this Double Happiness Shuang Xi Bottle stopper, a symbol of love and harmony in the Chinese culture. Music is important to every culture. Make your own mix of favorite folk dances for the DJ to play throughut the night.
ECO-FRIENDLY/GREEN: Recycled, upcycled and organic are the buzz words driving this trend. Choose a vintage gown for you and or your bridal party. Whether your venue is indoors or out, incoeporate natural wood, glass or recycled paper into your decor. Look for recycled paper invitations. Present your guest with plantable seed packet favors. Wood frames can be used as placecards and favors for your guests. Small glasss vases at each place setting, filled with a single bloom, is elegant and also doubles as a wedding favor. Or gather the vases into the center of each table, vary the sizes,, fill with native pants and votive candles for a one-of-a-kind centerpiece. The vases don't need to match, the flowers, greens and candles will pull together a cohesive look. Check out thrift store for a true recycled look.
FORMALITY: Ful skirted ball gowns and morning suits are resurfacing in a more modern way. You don't have to have a fairy tale wedding to be the belle of the ball. Think elegance and opulance. Large full centerpieces of roses and peonies (wedding Flower of the year) create an environment of Old World romance. Crystal and silver are gracing reception table settings, set upon rich brocade or Damask linens. Think of statement pieces on a large scale. You dont need a lot but the sheer size creates a lush, rich atmosphere of warmth and romance. Tall silver candleabras create drama. Drape crystal garlands from your centerpieces to create sparkle.
METALLICS: Accents of gold and silver from the belt or flowing sash on your gown to your glittering evening sandals. Bridesmaids, dressed in silver sequined column gowns or gold lurex threaded ball gowns precede your arrival. Metallics add sparkle to your reception. Use vases, candle holders and metallic embellishments woven through the table linens and chair covers.
NEUTRALS: Soft pinks, taupes , shimmery greys and blush. Pair these soft and romantic colors with pops of brown, black or navy.
STATEMENT CAKES: Wedding cakes are taking center stage, as works of art! Bold Color, edible gold or silver embellishments and even photographs are just a few ideas for your Sweet Ending. Cutting the wedding cake is something everyone looks forward to. MAKE A STATEMENT! If you can envision it...it can be created. Grooms cakes are always fun and can be the whimsical compliment to the traditional wedding cake. Don't forget cupcakes....Tall towers are equally impressive.
SIGNATURE DRINKS: Treat your guests to your favorite tropical drink, complete with umbrella, at your beach themed wedding. Impress your friends and family with old-fashions, Tom Colllins or a Sidecar at your Vintage inspired event. Martini Bars are always popular. But if you prefer beer, why not serve a selection of local micro-brews? Signature drinks add a festive feel to your wedding day and can save a lot on the bar bill!
DANCE MUSIC: Weddings are one of the happiest occasions we will ever be a part of. The air is electric with joy. Get the party moving with a great dance mix! Combine a DJ with a live band or setup your own tunes. Search for a DJ or band that is familiar with your style and has a bit of showmanship to keep the feet tappin'