Trends to help you plan your special day!

Wedding season is just around the corner! We’ve compiled a top 8 list that’s trending in weddings for 2017. This includes lots of greenery and that something special that will leave your guests in awe on your wedding day!

  1. Decor

We have been seeing a lot of greenery when it comes to decor. In saying this, green is the color of the year! So it’s the perfect addition to a wedding bouquet or flower arrangement!

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Greenery garlands are huge and this year and are used as runners on table tops that will incorporate a romantic forest like setting. Use small candle lights along  the garlands will add some lighting to your table! Still want to step it up a notch? Why not add some wood and stone into the table settings, this will definitely bring the outdoors in!

Couples are also excited about having all kinds of different potted trees that can make your guests feel like they are walking in a garden or at the park.

For something on the techy side, couples are engaged with using image mapping technology to create your space into a beautiful forest or anything with lighting and moving pictures!

And don’t forget to always tie everything in with your reception stationery like menus, table numbers, favor boxes and signage! See our gallery for stationery designs we have done!

 

 

  1. Unique Invitations

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Couples are going  with unique wedding  invitations this 2017. Why not excite your guests from the start as your event will be once in a lifetime! A few things to look out for this year:

  • With floral being a big trend this year,  there are so many ways it could be designed in wedding invtiations including  vintage floral to elgeant florals and stripes.
  • Another trend for 2017 is hand calligraphy, as it will enhance your wedding invitations and stationery beautifully!  If your calligraphy skills aren’t up to par for stationery, have them designed and printed.
  • If you want something new and out of the box, plexiglass wedding invitations is definitely making its way through 2017! These plexiglass (or acrlyic) invitations can be engraved, or can be printed with colours!

Check out our shop or contact us for a custom designed invitation.

 

 

  1. Dresses

With so many choices for wedding dresses, be daring and stand out from the crowd! Choose wedding gowns that sparkle like gold, silver or metallic embellishments. For inspiring and stylish wedding dresses , we suggest to check out JLM Coture !

For the bride that would like to have two looks on their wedding day, go for a dress with a detachable skirt! You can have a ball gown dress during your ceremony and have an a-line dress during your reception!

Hailey Page 2017 Collection
Original photo: www.jlmcouture.com/Hayley-Paige, www.theweddingscoop.com
  1. Venue

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Couples who want to impress their guests can do this by selecting a memorable venue that no one will forget! Some examples include:

  • Big outdoor space.  People are travelling far and wide to look for a perfect space for their dream wedding.  The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity and how you want to tell your story.
  • Historic buildings or buildings with architectural design. This will be something unique that will keep your guests wanting to take pictures.
  • Rooftop weddings. No matter how big or how small the wedding, your guests will be amazed with gorgeous views!
  • Conservatory – the conservatory is another exciting place to have your wedding venue! Think about the garden, fresh flowers and plant life that will set as your decor especially for this trend of the year!

 

  1. Cakes

Tall wedding cakes are perfect for drawing everyone’s eyes towards the cake table. Get creative by requesting to have greenery on the wedding cake, or have it hand painted for a visually appealing one of a kind cake that looks way too beautiful to eat !

Having multiple cakes on the table can create a beautiful cake display. Couples are adding a variety of flavours along their wedding cakes, including hazelnut-almond and salted caramel. Something a little  different than just having your vanilla or chocolate cake.

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  1. Food

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Food pairings are beginning to get more and more popular when it comes to appetizers at the wedding reception. And we are not just talking about your typical wine and cheese, (don’t get us wrong, WE LOVE  wine and cheese!) but couples are requesting to have more variety of food and beverages. Shrimp and Caesars are just one of the pairings we would be searching for at a wedding!

Couples are using their hometown to fit in their wedding and one of the best way to do it is through food!  The trend of including local flavours to the menu is something that can tell a story of a couple or just making everyone feel proud of their hometown. So to our Manitoban friends, you can have bison meat and a maple flavoured dessert!

This food trend continues to, as to some peoples favourite, the drinks! For couples who decide to have his/hers cocktail drinks, you can add some local flavors to keep the hometown theme going!

 

 

  1. Flowers

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Selecting flowers that symbolize romance would be perfect to show love you and your significant other have for one another.  For bouquet and arrangements, peonies and garden roses are always a great choice and it will give off a romantic feel! If you are keeping up with the floral trend, see the photo to the left that will help you decide what flowers to use at your wedding.

For floral centerpieces, go big by having large arrangements in tall vases that are high enough for your guests to converse to one another at the table. Not only will this excite your guests, it will also be the talk at the table! Or if you want a different kind of floral centerpiece, amaze your guests by hanging floral centerpieces. This is a spectacular choice to definitely wow your guests!

Still looking for creative ideas for floral arrangements? Start a Pinterest board and start pinning your favourite ideas for different ways to use floral that will suit your wedding theme! There are so many ideas out there, this would be a great way to narrow down what you want in your dream wedding!

 

 

 

  1. Photos

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We still love the idea of photo booths and it’s still a continiung trend !

Some new ideas that photo booth companies provide as part of their services include slow-motion and flip books, which most companies can send  directly to your Smartphone.

Couples are also starting to opt for a more sophisticated photo booth with themed backdrops and props just like a photo shoot. Who wouldn’t want to take home a professional photo with them?

 

 

Sources:
 http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/reception/wedding-trends-2017
http://www.vogue.com/article/2017-wedding-trends-planners-greenery
https://www.theknot.com/content/2017-wedding-trends
http://www.brides.com/story/2017-wedding-trends

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Wedding season is just around the corner! We've compiled a top 8 list that's trending in weddings for 2017. This includes Decor, Invitations, Flowers and that something special that will leave your guests in awe on your wedding day!
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