Curious to know what the top trends will be for weddings in 2014? The Knot released their list last week and I’m here to share them with you! Without further adieu, the top 10 wedding trends for 2014 are: 1. Refined … Continue reading
While winter may not be a busy time for weddings here in the South, it sure is a busy time for us wedding planners! As a creative artist myself, the winter months for me are spent coming up with unique … Continue reading
One trend that isn’t going away any time soon is the signature cocktail. This specialty drink is typically concocted from the bride and groom’s favorite libations. Since there are already a zillion blog posts out there with recipes for signature … Continue reading
One of the first questions I ask my clients during the design process is, “What kind of environment are you looking to create for your guests?” and the response I hear a lot includes: unpretentious, relaxed , social and welcoming. … Continue reading
As beautiful as the sparkler scenes are at the end of the night, I can’t help but say that I’m ready to see something new for the bride and groom’s grand exit! Here are some new fresh ideas that are … Continue reading
Here are his top 5 predictions for 2012 Wedding Trends:
- Deep, Rich Colors – David predicts RED and EGGPLANT will be the most popular colors used in weddings next year.
- Personalizaton – Brides and grooms will incorporate many personal touches into their Big Day. From generational pictures of the family to sentimental items inherited from others, the rule is that there are no rules when it comes to incorporating things that your guests look at and automatically think of you as a couple. Did your fiance take you to a swanky restaurant for your first date where you enjoyed the most amazing dinner of your life? How about recreating the same meal and serving it as a plated dinner option (or family style version…see below)? Did you tour France together recently? How about a cappuccino bar with an assortment of authentic pastries flown in fresh from France? The sky is the limit on this trend, as every couple is unique in their own way.
Table numbers double as guest book. Mark each table with a certain year anniversary and instruct guests seated at that table to write a message inside the card. You’ll be reminiscing and reading new notes every year!
- Family Style Dinner – What do you get when you take the social setting of dinner stations and the tradition of the plated dinner? A Family Style Meal! Guest will be forced to interact with one another over something they all have in common – FOOD! Each course is served on platters that are to be passed around the table (to your left of course). A great way to incorporate the personalization trend mentioned above is to incorporate pieces of heirloom china that have been in the family for years!
- Metallics – Shades of gold and silver will be everywhere in 2012 and for good reason! Metallics are romantic and chic at the same time and can be incorporated in an infinite number of ways! I recently planned a wedding where we spray painted starfish gold and tied them with a beautiful bow and name tag for each guest to use as their place card! It was a unique twist on the seaside theme where the natural white starfish are everywhere. It created a little surprise and delight to the guests as they sat at their table.
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- Unique Juxtaposition – Weddings will have an interesting combination of styles that will surprise and please guests. David noted some examples as being a garden themed wedding at a beach front venue or filling a sparse venue with lush florals.
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Place cards are a creative and fun way to introduce guests to the theme of an event! They don’t have to be expensive or over the top to make a statement either. I like to set each place card at the guest’s seats to give the tables the perfect finishing touch. It also allows you the opportunity to double their place card as a favor!
If you plan to go this route too, make sure you have a way to communicate to guests which table they’re assigned to without them having to walk around on a hunt for their seat. This can be as easy as having a calligrapher write out the names alphabetically with their table assignments next to it. It’s a simple extra step to take to create another little detail your guests will remember from your event.
Here are 12 fun and unique ideas to inspire you!