Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wedding Wednesdays: Five of our Favorite Trends to Closeout 2017

We're already more than half way through the year—but that doesn't stop new trends from popping up! There are a number of ways to pull inspiration from this year’s trend report and add your own personal touch to match your celebration style and budget. If you're planning a fall or winter wedding for 2017, it's not too late to sneak these details in. Here are our five favorites from The Knot that we hope you consider incorporating!

Double-the-Fun Escort Cards

escort cards

Escort cards are like the save-the-dates of your wedding day—they don’t have to match your theme or wedding style. They’re the perfect segue to be playful and incorporate your personalities or favorite things as part of your celebration. Create a dramatic escort card display that can double as a photo booth backdrop or playing cards, like these Apples-to-Apples ones, that double as party favors.

Image Mapping

image mapping

Turn your indoor reception space into an enchanted forest without uprooting a single tree or surpassing your flower budget. Image mapping is a projection technology that allows you to transform a space with lighting and moving pictures (and is much more environmentally-friendly). You can change scenes too, giving your ceremony and reception each its own special vibe. In a time crunch and not much wiggle room left in your budget? Use the technology on just your wedding cake instead, creating the ultimate focal point!

"This Swing is a Symbol of Our Love"


The latest in reception lounge seating is swings. This playground classic promises to be a big hit with wedding guests both young and old. Great for photo opps but also the perfect way to stay in motion when your feet need a break from tearing up the dance floor. Seating in general is trending, with couples opting for “king” and “queen” chairs at a sweetheart table, or mix-and-match options for outdoor ceremonies. But you can take it to the next level with his and her swings at your reception or after-party!

Grand Getaways

motorcycle getaway

Think of this exit as a fresh take on the classic car with streamers and cans dragging behind it. Surprise your guests with an unexpected getaway on the back of a motorcycle, in a horse-drawn carriage or by helicopter. For a twist on the trend, have a really exciting entrance with one of these modes of transport instead.

The Gift Lounge

gifting lounge

This deconstructed welcome bag is perfect for destination weddings. Instead of stuffing and delivering a gift for your guests, let them do the work. Trust us, they'll be happy you did! Set up a room full of swag (snacks, drinks, local sweet treats) where guests can come and choose their favorite things. Best of all, you (or your family or wedding party) can greet guests in person when they arrive. A thoughtful component to any celebration!

There's so much you can do to transform any idea, whether from Pinterest or a bridal blog, and make it your own. Get inspired and devour the details of these 2017 trends just in time for your fall or winter wedding!

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