There are lots of wedding trends that don’t make it to our local area in the Tristate. However, here are five trends we feel that we WILL see, or in the very least, hope will come soon.
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5 wedding trends in 2016:
1. passed hors d’oeuvres instead of food stations
We are seeing that more of our clients are considering having passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour (before the formal wedding dinner). This takes the place of a large food station for guests to serve themselves. It creates an awesome guest experience and encourages you not to over-purchase the hors’d.
2. all things metallic
Metallic, sequins, glitter, foil … anything shiny will STILL be hot this year. Gold is the best option, but many people still love silver.
3. naked cakes
Naked cakes aren’t necessarily a rustic option but certainly are not uber formal. We like to describe it as an organic and earthy look to your cake. Don’t be surprised that this may not save you money. It takes a lot more work to create a good-looking naked cake. Your baker has to make sure that the lines are clean. There is no frosting to cover those imperfections, so it will take more time, which may mean more of a cost to you.
4. blending live music with your DJ
We had this a few years ago at the request of our bride. DJ plays the music and a violinist and/or drummer accompanies whatever song is playing. It’s freeform and totally cool. You’ll need to find the musicians that have this talent and of course talk with your DJ before booking. The result for the guests? #onfire
5. drones, go-pro’s and same day wedding films
Having a still photo from an aerial perspective continues to be hot. Be sure to talk to your wedding photographer or filmmaker to see if you can’t capture a still shot. GoPro’s are kinda awesome too (we have one now and plan on using it this year for some fun). Think about how you could use one to capture some behind the scenes or at your actual wedding.
Finally, the “same day wedding” edit films are finally becoming more mainstream if you can afford the extra service. The idea is, right after you kiss and say “I Do” your filmmaker team starts editing a short film of the getting ready, the ceremony, and behind the scenes that happened earlier that day. Then at the reception when the dancing starts you can share with your guests to relive what they missed. The additional cost is for more film editors, but, the reaction from your guests is nine-kinds-of-awesome.
What trends would you like to see happen here locally?
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