The “In” Wedding – Ultimate Guide to the 2015 Wedding

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Trends in wedding and event decor are gradually making a shift to two recurring themes – Modern Minimalism and Dramatic Opulence. What used to be DIY and Mason Jars is now caviar and elegant conversation pieces. Couples are now starting to look for a more elegant and formal setting as opposed to the vintage-esque outdoor venues. I personally love the new direction event design is heading. Clean lines and simplistic design complimented by touches of elegance is right up my alley taste-wise. Therefore, I am very excited to show you more about these up and coming wedding trends as well as show you how to pull them off – even on a budget!

Dramatic Opulence

Lush, romantic linens and floral arrangements set the tone for an opulent affair. When designing, you want to add that

Radiant Orchid Wedding“drama” piece – whether it be in your intricate table linens, a gleaming candelabra, bride and groom chairs, or hey, even a wall of flowers! Also, keep the look consistent. Keep centerpieces of the same height, one style of chairs, and lush tablescapes. There is a wonderful tone of softness in these looks.  In the picture to the left we see a dramatic, visually stimulating table. But look closer – doesn’t the decor convey romance and a certain sense of whimsical? The “Dramatic Opulence” table and chair rentals miamiwedding trend is all about creating an experience within the event.

On the other side of this trend we are seeing the beautiful reappearance of gold. Gold is a color that immediately makes you think of elegance and formality. Adding rich floral arrangements and loads of lighting are the decor trends to remember. Accent your table with candles, lucite candle holders, and statement pieces such as unique charger plates and flatware. Bottom line: the overdone vintage wedding inspiration is out; structured, formal, elegant affairs are in.

 Modern Minimalism

party rentals fort lauderdaleOn the complete other side of the spectrum, wedding planners are also expecting a rise in the sleek and modern wedding design. It’s going to be less DIY and more clean, modern lines and color palettes. Expertly styled minimalism is the sophisticated tent rentals miamialternative to all the DIY touches. Planners are now focusing on classic color combinations such as gray and white, black and white, and navy and cream. As you can see in the picture to the left, these designs are fresher and sophisticated instead of being drenched in rustic decorum and mismatched chairs. Please, stop mismatching chairs; it’s messy. Modern minimalism has one recurring theme – the design isparty rentals miami simple, consistent, clean, and uncluttered. One of my brides asked about this new trend, saying “I want sparkle and fun, but I want it to be clean.” Yes, yes you do. And yes, you can have it! Look at these gorgeous weddings to the right – and look at them shine. The key is where you add the glitter. In the top right picture we see it in the centerpieces – they are tall and voluptuous. In contrast, the lower right picture has a sequined linen (ah-mazing!) with a lower, simpler centerpiece.

winter-wedding-centerpieces-1 party rentals fort lauderdaleSo, let’s sum it up. The new wedding will be sophisticated, formal, and elegant. Whether it be from a modern design aspect or an elaborate one; you just need to decide which aesthetic works for you. The new color palettes are varying hues of orchid, gold and cream, navy and ivory, gray and white, and white and black.

There’s More!

There’s large statement pieces – think a chandelier or cake table – and there’s even a social media ban? Yep, couples are now asking guests to put away their electronics and participate in the moment. Couples are also opting for hand-written invitations, however they are not the same DIY seen in the vintage wedding trends. These handwritten invitations are done professionally by a calligrapher and can be custom designed for your wedding.

On a Budget? Let’s Talk!

When designing your wedding on a budget it’s all about splurge vs save. linen rentalsYou have to know where to spend your money (wisely) and where you can afford to cut back. Here are some of my favorite tricks to get the biggest bang for your buck.

Chairs vs Chair Covers = Chairs Win. Not only is it a much better look, you can actually save a ton when you just rent nicer chairs over renting covers and sashes. Also, keeping your chair look consistent throughout the event can often be a big money saver. Here’s how with an inside secret: renting the same style chairs in large quantities can often result in discounts on the chair rental. If you want to add difference do so with the bride and groom chairs by dressing them up.

Linens – partly. I’m not saying completely on this one because it’s really a balancing act. Linens are a fantastic way to add uniqueness and beauty to an event. If your budget simply doesn’t allot an expensive linen choice all around, try this. Keep the napkins polyester; they even work better that way than the slippery satin ones and rent your heart-set statement linen for your sweetheart and cake table. I recommend this to brides daily. The cost won’t be nearly as abundant when you rent one or two of that gorgeous linen your dreaming of. It’s all about compromise.

Food & Drink. You can serve your guests delicious food without have to create a restaurant. Keep the choices minimal and consider choosing a tasting type menu. Offer guests a few choices of foods in a petite portion. This is much less costly than the large, family-style dinners we were used to seeing. Another thing I like to suggest is your bar options. Liquor costs can easily set you way above your budget; but it doesn’t have to. Have a signature drink with limited ingredients. Then, offer guests a red wine, white wine, beer, or your signature drink. It’s the concept of a simple open bar.

Lighting. Uplighting can run you thousands of dollars. Candles are a cheaper, and often prettier, lighting option. Load up on tea light candles which can be displayed in a variety of ways in holders on the table and suspended from the ceiling. Floating candles are also budget-friendly and are simply stunning when added to your centerpiece.

Splurge, Somewhat
On the tent. Beware of the company that tells you 100 guests will fit in the 20 x 40 tent. Beware of the same type of companies that tell you a 20 x 20 tent, tables, and chairs will run you $150.00. You’re not getting an actual 20 x 20 tent and your tables and chairs will be horrific. I’m speaking from experience and it has never worked out for any couple. Your tent is your wedding venue. You want it to be nice and comfortable. Make sure you are renting the appropriate size – you don’t want your guests to be squished! Opt in to simple chandeliers for the lighting and add a few swags of drapery from the fabric stores. You’ll be thankful you did.

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