just got back from the Wedding MBA
conference that was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are now recharged and ready to begin another busy wedding season!
One of the speakers was Carley Roney, Co-Founder of The Knot
. Her seminar was focused around the hottest wedding trends for 2012. Here is what we learned from Carley!
Wedding Trend #1. Black Tie is Back
Think vintage luxury cars, ornate venues, and one plus to having the bridal party in black…. the girl’s dresses can be worn again. 🙂
Wedding Trend #2. White Palettes
All white bridal parties, white flowers and incorporate creams and champagne. Formal can still have personality! Don’t be afraid to incorporate some fun twists into your wedding too!
Wedding Trend #3. The night doesn’t end with the reception
After parties are going away, and weddings are going to start even later. Think a night ceremony, or for those outdoor weddings, a sunset ceremony. The reception will be the dinner, since the wedding will take place later. Then, the dancing will kick in! A plus to having a night ceremony, you won’t have to pay for that after party.
Wedding Trend #4. Surprises are a MUST!
Here are a few ideas…
Set up a “bakery case” at the end of the evening. Instead of your typical dessert bar, why not set up a bakery for guests to select their breakfast items for the next morning? You can supply a box for breakfast to go!!
Another idea is the hot new trend of Food Trucks. This is sure to be a surprise at any wedding!
Carely also spoke about a bride who took some lessons from her DJ, and took over DJ’ing for a few songs. The guests were very surprised and loved it!
Think performances…. if you are having a tropical beach reception, why not hire a fire performer to entertain your guests during dinner?
Let us know if you plan on incorporating any of these trends into your wedding!