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2017 Wedding Trends

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2017 Wedding Trends

 
Photo by Smith House Photography

Photo by Smith House Photography

 

Pop the champagne- it is Engagement season! If you're like me, you've seen so many of your friends or family members get engaged this holiday season- and it's not over! So bookmark this article and share it with the lovely brides-to-be as soon as they've settled down from celebrating!

2017 Wedding Trends

 
Photo by Smith House Photography

Photo by Smith House Photography

 

1. Revamped Rustic

Yes, we've seen and retired the burlap and lace-wrapped mason jars, but that doesn't mean we still don't love those gorgeous, historic barns, or the sweet, vintage details! So, we're revamping the rustic-chic by adding a touch of glam and whimsy. Indulge in luscious blooms, surrounded by sparking mirror-top tables, mixed metal stem and flat ware and large focal points; such as a boxwood lined lounge area or glimmering chandeliers.

2. Minimalist 

This doesn't mean skimping on the details. It's changing your focus to what is already beautiful; a garden venue with fresh flowers, or a modern space with tons of lighting features. Minimalist design appreciates negative space and incorporates an industrial feel, such as using acrylic accents, or monochromatic color schemes.

2017 Wedding Trends | Pantone Color of the Year Kale | Via Burnett's Boards
2017 Wedding Trends | Kale Pantone Color of the Year 2017

3. Kale

Say, what?! Kale- it's the Pantone color of 2017! Let's embrace those neutral hues, such as eggshell, dusty blue, kale green and champagne tones. Liven it up with tons of candle light, greenery and wooden chargers or farm tables.

 
2017 Wedding Trends | Glitter Donuts | Courtesy of the Frosted Petticoat
 

4. Glitter Donuts and Meringues

Using edible glitter of course! Add these sweet edibles to your cake table or use them as guest favors. They are sure to delight and add a touch of whimsy. Nom!

5. Over-the-top

Mismatched flatware, stemware, chargers and napkins- all within the same color scheme. Varied textures, table runners, overlays and chair adornments. Lighting, draping and chandeliers and hanging florals. YAS! Did I mention how important lighting was? 

If you'd like to indulge in any of the these 2017 Wedding Trends with me- let me know! And, while we're at it, we can plan the unique touch to add to YOUR wedding!

 

 

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Designing your Floor Plan- Wedding Reception Seating Options

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Designing your Floor Plan- Wedding Reception Seating Options

Let's talk about the seating plan, the floor plan, layout notes, whatever you want to call it! You have options!

When beginning to design how your wedding reception will be laid out, here are a few things to consider:

1. What does the venue recommend or see often? 

There is a reason couples always put the dance floor and DJ in a certain place, and why their introduction really rocks when the enter in a particular set of doors. Consider what the venue manager suggests, or take a look at their Facebook page for ideas.

Photo below by Htown Studios

Designing your Wedding Reception Floor Plan | Layout Ideas | Houston Wedding Planners | Plan Our Day Houston

2. What is the formality of your wedding?

If you are doing a seated dinner with entree options, then a seating chart is a must. If you have a buffet or food stations, perhaps you just reserve some seating for your wedding party and immediate family. There is no right or wrong answer!

Photo below by Alyse French Photography

Designing your Wedding Reception Floor Plan | Layout Ideas | Houston Wedding Planners | Plan Our Day Houston

3. Who do you want to sit next to during dinner? Your options are:

A. Sit with just your new hubby at a Sweetheart table (Lori Blythe Photography)

Designing your Wedding Reception Floor Plan | Layout Ideas | Houston Wedding Planners | Plan Our Day Houston

B. Sit with your wedding party (and maybe their dates) at a Head Table (Photo by Nate Messara)

Designing your Wedding Reception Floor Plan | Layout Ideas | Houston Wedding Planners | Plan Our Day Houston

C. Sit with your family at a Royal Table (Smith House Photo)

Designing your Wedding Reception Floor Plan | Layout Ideas | Houston Wedding Planners | Plan Our Day Houston

D. Sit with either of the above at a regular guest table (Alyse French Photography)

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Chat with your fiancé about what you both prefer! Cheers, my friends!

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