2014 BIGGEST WEDDING TRENDS PART 2

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

We've been taking a look at some of the biggest wedding trends of 2014.  For additional trends, please see the previous post.
 
Warm Shoulder 
 
Lace covered shoulders are a big bridal trend.  Whether you have cap sleeves or 3/4 length, a little more coverage can be a great thing.
 
 
Remember:  You don't have to have your shoulders covered the entire evening. Talk to your designer and create a removable accessory for the reception.  
 
Photo from The White Room
 
 
 
 
All in the Family
Try serving dinner family style for a greater variety with your menu, especially when it comes to the sides. Sharing food can also be a fun icebreaker for your guests to get to know other attendees.
 
 
Remember:  You'll need additional servers on hand if you want to offer family style for a more formal affair.  They will be available to assist in the passing of plates.
 
 
 
Image from Happy Catering Company
 
 
 
 
Merry Maids
 
Your bridesmaid's body types probably aren't the same it can be difficult to find a dress that looks good on everyone. No worries.   These days traditional bridesmaid dress designers are offering collections that allow for multiple variations on the same general style.
 
 
Remember:  If you want a more cohesive look, limit the number of styles your bridesmaids can select from.
 
 
 
 
Photo by White Rabbit Studios
 
 
 
In Living Color 
 
Since radiant orchid is the pantone color of the year, it might finally be time for pastels and muted tones to take a back seat to their more vibrant counterparts.
 
 
Remember:  If you favor a more subdued color pallet, you can always add a pop of color to your rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch.
 
 
Image from Lillie's Flowers
 
 
No matter the trend, customer service never goes out of style.  Mr Burch is always here and ready to help with your wedding or formal event.

2014 BIGGEST WEDDING TRENDS

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

So far, 2014 has been a big wedding year and we're not done yet.  Let's take a look at some of the hot wedding trends this year and what you can expect for the rest of 2014.

Back In Black

Formal black tie affairs never go out of style.  But this year couples are opting for all the dapper extras.  You'll see white gloves and bow ties whether they're celebrating in a ballroom or backyard.  There is a tuxedo for every occasion.

Remember:  Your guests need guidance for the dress code.  You should provide attendees with examples of fashion do's and don'ts on your wedding website.

 

 

Once Bitten

Your guests won't have to worry about balancing a signature cocktail and appetizer plate if you serve delicious selections that can be eaten with one hand. 

Remember:  Work with your caterer to customize your menu and create small, playful options.

 

Photo by B&A Warehouse

Make it Personal

Personal touches are what make your wedding unique and showcase your personality.  Whether it's the monogram on the dance floor or guest's names on the tables, those additional details make a big difference.

Remember:  You don't need a big budget to make a big impression.  A chalkboard display with your dating history or a pictorial timeline are great and inexpensive personal additions.

 

Image from 2 Hearts Weddings Blog

Let The Flowers Flow

You can't have a wedding without flowers and bouquets are having a big moment in 2014.  Let your floral designer breath new life into your displays with more fluid, asymmetrical arrangements.

Remember:  Balance is important.  If the bridal bouquet is overflowing, you might keep your bridesmaid's flowers in a tighter bunch.

 

 

Image provided by Lillie's Flowers
 
 
 
Twinkle Twinkle Little Chandelier
 
Chandeliers are big right now.  No ceiling?  No problem.  You can hang a chandelier from a tree branch or tent.
 
 
 
Remember:  Less can be more.  A single chandelier can make a big impression while creating a focal point for the I dos.
 
 
 
Image courtesy of Lillie's Flowers
 
 
Stay tuned.  More to come in our next post.

2014 SUIT TRENDS FOR GROOM AND GROOMSMEN

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

When attending a wedding, keep in mind that it’s better to be overdressed (only slightly though. Don’t show up in a tux to a semi-formal wedding!) than under-dressed. If you want to dress down during the wedding, you can take off your jacket if need be. Additionally, suits can be rented if you don’t want to break the bank on a suit in an obscure color.  You can usually find a close enough double and at a fraction of the cost.
 
 
Now, here are some up and coming suit trends for the groom to be that bring a modern day twist to the classic tuxedo.
 
 
 
 
1. COLORS
 
 
Just as pink is the new white for brides, grey is the new black for grooms. Lately, there has been an increase in tan or beige suits for summer weddings, and grey suits for fall or winter weddings. Another popular trend is to incorporate an accent color from the bridal party into the groomsmen’s attire.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. SUSPENDERS
Suspenders are the perfect way to add a funky and modern, yet subtle, twist to any groom’s outfit. Also a great option for groomsmen and ring bearers!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. BOW TIES
Bow ties are trendy and stylish, the perfect way to make a splash on your wedding day. Embrace your funky side!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pretty snazzy huh? The great thing about these trends becoming more popular is that there are more choices and bargains for menswear than ever!

 

This post originally appeared in The Wedding Party and was written by by Kaitlin Perata