2017 Wedding Trends
It’s time to start planning your 2017 wedding. We here at Simply Divine Events would like to be part of your Special Day! In planning your special day, we want to help you stay fresh, chic and sophisticated with the biggest wedding trends of the coming year.
The After Party
Following the advice of David Tutera, a renowned celebrity wedding planner, it’s time to bring the after party to the party and keep the guests in one location. One way this can be accomplished is through draping where you create a secret lounge for guests to hang out after the main reception has ended. The idea is to make it easy for your guests to move from one important part of the celebration to the next while containing the energies for a more intimate and fulfilling wedding experience. Depending on your wallet, you can do a lot of fun things, such as bring in furniture, create a late night bites menu and even switch up the entertainment. Couples can choose to bring in different entertainment options and no longer have to pick between a DJ or a band. As your preferred wedding planner in Tampa Bay, Florida, it’s our goal to help you create a stylish event that reflects your taste, personality and budget in a unique setting. We will work with you to develop the perfect ambiance with amazing décor and incredible lighting using pendant bulbs and chandeliers (both vintage and modern) and candelabras to cast a soft glow for a romantic effect.
Accent your color palette with a mix of metallic and whites for a touch of class, beauty and class at your upcoming wedding. Tutera predicts that metallic colors in coordinating tones will take center stage in 2017/2018. Simply Divine Events is definitely all in on that trend of this new look this modern look. Metallics like brass, rose gold or yellow gold have vibrant qualities that add multi-dimensional depth to any color palette especially the whites. Regardless of the venue or theme, many designers are of the view that rose gold will be spotted on everything, from table linens, centerpieces to dessert and cocktails. The goal is to create an utterly elegant, warm and versatile atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy.
In 2017/2018 bridal fashion, Anglo Couture, a local St. Petersburg wedding gown designer, foresees there to be a movement towards cleaner lines and a more modern aesthetic. Subtle hints of sheer and cut outs are some other trends you will be seeing in the next few seasons. Of course, lace is always in style for brides, but you might see it used in more understated way. For bridal accessories, the choker trend in ready to wear will definitely be transcending into bridal fashion.
The classic first-look is another trending style that will be spotted more often. We all know that first looks can be incredibly magical, filled with raw emotion and heartwarming hugs that make for the best of photo moments, according to Tutera. Simply Divine Events feels the first look is important because some churches do not allow pictures inside the sanctuary, so one misses out on a lot of photos of the ceremony, and they have to be staged afterwards. Normally, what happens in a first look moment is that the bride and groom will arrange with their photographer and stage a location to see each other for the first time. It is an excellent opportunity to capture the precious and candid moments when the excitement is at its peak and makeup so fresh. Another benefit to seeing each other before the ceremony is that it gives the couple more time to enjoy their cocktail hour.
Food and Beverage Trends
Local offerings will continue to inspire your menu in food and beverage creating memorable meals. It seems this trend is here to stay a little longer. According to The Event Manager Blog, www.eventmanagerblog.com, we will see more local craft beers and wines paired with locally-sourced menu items incorporated into the events. It’s not only going to promote the local makers and expose guests to new treats, but it’s a way to show who you are by serving items that are unique to you.Also, we will continue to see menus that take a more healthy eating approach. The days of endless fried foods are over, as the 2017 wedding menu will feature fresher and healthier light bites made from local ingredients as well as garden-fresh salads prepared with tasty artisan cheeses. Simple Divine Events can help couples to derive an impressive wedding menu from their cultural backgrounds and family-favorite dishes and delight guests at every mouthful.
Contact Simple Divine Events, Tampa-Florida for an exceptional wedding event that will leave you with lasting memories.