Wedding Planner, Elizabeth Lutz from Glass Event Planning, shares some of the top wedding trends of 2020.
Experiential is everything
Treating your guests to anything experiential is key. Couples want their guests to experience something truly unique to them on their wedding day. Creativity is everything.
-New Orleans Second Line…processing guests from cocktail hour to the reception
-Reveal of an entire dessert room after dinner, where guests can explore cubbies, shelves, tiered cake stands and beautiful platters full of dessert galore
-“X O” take away donuts at the end of the evening
-A local ice cream cart
-Scavenger hunt during cocktail hour
While a classic black tux or timeless navy suit is always in, Grooms are pushing their fashion in new directions with colored tuxes or suits.
Stationary and printed goods are making their way to the top of priority lists. A unifying element is one design element that is carried through on any detail of the wedding day. For example, a custom drawn sketch of a venue may first appear in the liner of the invitation envelope, then it may be found on the reply card, the stamp, cocktail napkins at the wedding, on escort cards at the wedding, at the top of a menu card at each place setting and in a hotel welcome bag.
Continuity repetition in any design sense elicits a sense of “it all coming together” and this is a special way to use a keepsake item over and over. At the end of all of your planning, you can have it professionally printed and framed for your home!
Hotel Welcome Gifts
More and more couples are opting for a destination weekend for their guests. They like to greet them by gifting them a welcome package upon check in to their hotel or delivered to their AirBnB.
Couples are getting creative with this. One client had a bud vase with a beautiful hydrangea given to each guest as they checked in to display in their hotel room for little bit of happiness! One couple baked homemade pumpkin bread and filled an adorable wire basket with other fall – flair items
Creative Bar Presentation
Anything that pushes the boundaries of an expected bar display is in. One great way is a custom bar facade and our local rental and decor companies can help dream that up for you.
This photo is of “Ben’s Bar”. Ben was the groom who had a special adoration for certain after dinner drinks. We rolled this out post dinner in a lounge area that was designed in a masculine way and it was staffed by a bartender personally serving Ben’s bar picks to guests. It was the talk of the night because no one knew what would be on Ben’s Bar – they couldn’t wait to experience it!
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