Tips for planning a wedding in 2017
Wedding planning season is upon us. The booking process for most vendors is at its busiest right now. If you’re still planning on a summer wedding, it is probably time to look at a Friday or Sunday wedding. Here are a few of the trends I’m noticing for 2017.
A mix between the elopements of 2016 and the larger outdoor weddings of 2015. These mix the best of both. You get to have the epic beautiful locations of an elopement, with all of your favorite people around you. Watch for more “un-venue” weddings this year. People are ditching the traditional wedding venue and finding alternatives, like farmer’s fields or forest meadows. We like to see these around 25-50 guests. The trade off to these remote locations is generally electricity being a challenge. We often run a small generator to run the reception and ceremony music.
Farm to Table
We’re also seeing a lot of Farm to Table dinner style weddings. These make dinner the main event of the night. Nothing is better than a grand feast with your closest friends and family to celebrate your wedding vows. Find places near you that offer farm to table dinners and see if they can do a wedding! If you need more inspiration, check out Kinfolk‘s dinners.
Our clients are putting most of their energy into creating a great party atmosphere for their reception. Traditions are going to the wayside in order to concentrate on having great memories with the people that matter most to them. DJ’s spinning vinyl, late-night snacks, great beer, wine, and cocktails are all a high priority. No more awkward garter toss, instead it’s replaced with Uncle Larry’s epic dance moves.