New Years has come and gone, so bring on the business of weddings! Let’s ring in 2016 with all the new trends we can expect to see this year! Elegance is back in style, although I doubt it really ever went out of style.
The Pantone Color for 2016 was actually two colors, Rose Quartz, and Serenity Blue. Very soft and muted colors by far. However mixed in with these lovely colors are shades of Metallics including Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Cooper. These metallics punch up your color scheme to that next level of elegance. It’s fun and there are so many ways of incorporating these metallic colors.
Along with this color scheme are Specialty Venues being sought out by brides and grooms. These couples are looking for something a little different and bit more intimate. No longer are the huge ballrooms in great demand. Instead, there’s a trend for “old world” barns, which we have seen for a few years now, along with with other “out of the norm” venues.
Look into local industrial lofts, a rooftop building that can accommodate your celebration or even your favorite Bed and Breakfast. These are smaller venues than the traditional, large ballroom, however by downsizing your guest list, you spend time with close family and friends and maintain control of your budget. You’re able to take a deep breath and be in the presence of your favorite people and know that you are loved.
Do you love flowers? Then this season is for you with soft hues of rose gold and blues, stunning champagne and pink tones and don’t forget the candlelight! Votives are always a wonderful staple, but add a splash of fun with hanging candles or the ever classic taper candle in silver candle holders. Your florals will go from pretty to stunningly beautiful in no time.
Have you tried on wedding gowns yet? Whatever your wedding gown style may be, an A-Line or Princess cut, Mermaid or Trumpet, or even the ever classic Ball Gown, lace and appliqués will be the hot trend this season. Lace and appliqués can be used in so many parts of your gown from your sleeves, the back of your dress or even simply to cover just a little bit across your shoulders.
Don’t forget to add a touch of your personality, whether it’s a special broche from your Grandma, a beautiful hair piece or a piece of your mother’s wedding dress for added pockets. Remember to put your personal touch on it.
Photo Booths and DJ’s have been around for some time. However, there is a trend leaning toward live entertainment for your ceremony, as well as your reception. If your budget allows, live entertainment should be a consideration. The MC for the band is just as entertaining as a DJ. They make announcements, sing and dance on the dance floor with you and even have a knack for getting your guests up and dancing, having a memorable time.
Photo Booths are not just your “old” photo booths any more either. They are expanding with many creative options including more interactive booths, including flip books and green screens and they make perfect favors for your guests.
Have you been to a wedding lately? Did they have a traditional wedding cake? Most likely it was something a bit more untraditional and rustic. The love for the “naked” cake is going strong. A naked cake essentially has no frosting on the outside of the cake but can still be beautifully designed and decorated with live flowers and fruit. However, a large wedding trend we are seeing are dessert options for your guests.
Do you like pie? Or maybe cheesecake? Then consider a dessert display or mini pies and cheesecakes. Or maybe you’d prefer mini cannolis for your guests. The skies the limit when designing a dessert table, so go ahead, be creative!
Last but not least, don’t forget your invitations. Things are changing this season with the use of metallics. Foil, black and gold are hot this year in invitations. Brides are looking to upgrade their invitation stock, linings, and embellishments. You’re able to use gorgeous handmade papers for inserts and layering your invitation. And yes ladies, there are affordable options.
With all the new ideas, color schemes and options available this wedding season, you can expect to see some very glamorous and fabulous weddings this season! I’m so excited to see what ideas you come up with and how stunningly beautiful they will be.