Wedding trends for 2018


AS SOON AS THEY CAN AS A COUPLE. Michaela: AND HERE THIS MORNING TO TALK ABOUT THE HOT WEDDING TRENDS FOR EVERYONE ELSE PREPARING FOR THEIR SPECIAL DAY, IS EVENT PLANNER ELIZABETH WATTS. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. Michaela: THIS IS A BUSY TIME OF YEAR. A LOT OF WEDDINGS WILL BE TAKING PLACE. SO, WE’RE GOING TO JUMP RIGHT IN. FIRST OF ALL, YOU LIKE SAYING TO USE THE TERM TREND LIGHTLY. WHY IS THAT? THAT’S TRUE. I DO. BECAUSE A BRIDE ONLY GETS MARRIED ONCE AND IF SHE HAS HAD HER HEART SET ON SOMETHING THAT IS MAYBE NO LONGER TRENDY, IT’S TERRIBLE TO MAKE HER FEEL BAD OR OUT OF TREND FOR WANTING TO DO THAT ONE THING. Michaela: YEAH. IT’S YOUR DAY. IT’S WHATEVER YOU WANT. RIGHT? AND THAT BRIDGESING US THE IDEA OF MASON JARS. THAT WAS A REAL BIG TREND AND NOW THEY’RE SAYING THAT’S BEEN DONE BEFORE. BUT WHAT IF IT SUITS YOUR VENUE AND YOUR STYLE? EXACTLY. IT DOES. AND IT’S STILL USED AND IT’S STILL A GREAT ACCENT AND, YOU KNOW, SPECIAL DETAIL. GO FOR IT. Michaela: I AGREE WITH YOU. I THINK GIVEN THE RIGHT SETTING, THEY LOOK ADORABLE. YEAH. Michaela: SO OFF LOT OF DIFFERENT TRENDS OR THINGS THAT WE CAN KEEP IN MIND WHEN PLANNING OUR SPECIAL DAY. COLORED CANDLES. TELL US ABOUT THOSE. THIS IS KIND OF A FUNNY ONE. WE DID IT A FEW YEARS AGO AND IT’S STARTED TO BECOME SO POPULAR. IT’S SO SIMPLE. JUST INSTEAD OF YOUR TRADITIONAL IVORY OR WHITE CANDLES ON YOUR TABLE TOP, CHOOSE AN ACCENT COLOR. WHETHER IT IS A MOODY BLACK OR DARK GREEN. AS PILLAR CANDLES OR VOTIVE CANDLES THAT IS AN UNEXPECTED PIECE OF COLOR. Michaela: EXACTLY. HAVE AN INTIMATE CEREMONY. WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW THE ROYAL WEDDING YESTERDAY, THEY HAVE ABOUT 600 GUESTS COMING. RIGHT. NOT INTIMATE. THIS IS REALLY ONLY WHEN THE SPACE ALLOWS IF YOU ARE IN A CHURCH, IT IS NOT REALLY AN OPTION. BUT FOR A LOT OF OUTDOOR WEDDINGS, IT IS AN OPTION. YOU CAN REALLY PLAY WITH HOW YOU SET UP YOUR CHAIRS. WE LIKE TO DO LITTLE INTIMATE GROUPINGS AND WORK WITH THE FLORIST TO SURROUND THEM BY MAYBE A LITTLE GARDENS OF FLOWERS AND IT CREATES A KIND OF DIFFERENT FEEL THAN, YOU KNOW, CHAIRS SET UP IN A STRAIGHT AISLE. Michaela: AND MAKES THAT MOMENT EXTRA SPECIAL. SURROUNDED BY LOVE. EXACTLY. Michaela: MIXING STYLES AND TIME PERIODS. HOWL DO WE DO THAT? A GREAT WAY TO DO IT IS IF YOU’RE HAVING A LOUNGE AREA. YOU CAN PICK DIFFERENT PIECES THAT SPAN ACROSS THE DIFFERENT TIME PERIODS. MAYBE YOU HAVE A REALLY MODERN — MID CENTURY MODERN SOFA PAIRED WITH A MORE ANTIQUE TABLE. SOMETHING LIKE THAT. IT’S JUST A REALLY NICE WAY TO ADD INTEREST. Michaela: YOU’RE TALK ABOUT KIND OF ADDING THESE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS, BUT CAREFUL WHEN YOU’RE DOING SO BECAUSE SOMETIMES LESS IS MORE. YES. THE NEXT TREND. LESS IS MORE. AND I’M SEEING A LOT OF JUST KIND OF STREAMLINING THINGS WHERE THERE USED TO BE A LOT OF MIXY MATCHY, WHICH I GUESS GOES AGAINST THE PREVIOUS TREND. A LOT OF BRIDES ARE OPTING FOR A FULL SET OF GLASSWARE FROM ONE LINE VERSUS ADDING AN ACCENT PIECE IN A DIFFERENT COLOR OR STYLE. STREAMLINED. Michaela: THAT CAN GET OUT OF HAND, TOO. BECAUSE YOU GET CAUGHT UP IN THE MOMENT AND YOU ARE TRYING TO ADD ALL OF THESE LITTLE DETAILS. BUT MAYBE LOOK AT IT FROM ANOTHER PERSON’S PERSPECTIVE AND, YOU KNOW, AM I EVEN GOING TO PAY ATTENTION TO THAT? THAT IS SO TRUE. YOU GET SO DEEP INTO THE DETAILS AND SOMETIMES IT IS GREAT TO JUST STOP AND YOU’VE EXPLORED ALL YOUR OPTIONS AND YOU CAN STOP AND SIT BACK AND REALIZE THAT IT IS OK TO JUST STREAMLINE. Michaela: YEAH! AND GOING OFF OF THAT LESS IS MORE. MAYBE NO FAVORS. YEAH. I’M SEEING A LOT OF THAT. THE QUESTION ALWAYS IS WHAT IS IT AND HOW IS IT MEANINGFUL TO OUR GUESTS? AND THEN THEY’RE EXPENSIVE. A LOT OF COUPLES ARE. OPTING TO MAYBE DONATE IN HONOR OF THEIR GUESTS OR AN EDIBLE FAVOR IF THEY WANT TO DO FAVORS. Michaela: YEAH. I’VE SEEN A LOT OF COOK I CANS AND OTHER THINGS OR MINTS OR WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE. A CLEAN PRESENTATION IS ALWAYS NICE. YES. FOR FOOD. SO, THAT IS DEFINITELY A TREND. WHERE WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF JUST DEMAND FOR CLEAN, SIMPLE PRESENTATION, NOTHING FUSSY. REALLY LETTING THE LOCAL FLAVORS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES VERSUS LOCALLY. FRESH CUTS OF MEAT AND THING LIKE THAT. Michaela: AND RAW BAR IS BIG AROUND HERE, TOO. RAW BAR. THAT’S SELF-EXPLANATORY. THAT IS A MUST. WE’RE SEEING THEM EVERYWHERE. Michaela: AND FINALLY HOW ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE NO CAKE? SOME PEOPLE DON’T EVEN LIKE CAKE! YOU DO HEAR THAT ALL THE TIME. I LOVE CAKE. [LAUGHTER] BUT, YEAH. BRIDES ARE CHOOSING — SOME DEFINITELY STILL WANT A FULL-SIZED WEDDING CAKE AND THERE ARE SO MANY TALENTED BAKERS AROUND HERE. YOU CAN GET ANY STYLE YOU LIKE. BUT OTHERS ARE OPTING FOR EITHER NO CAKE AND A DIFFERENT TYPE OF DESSERT BAR. OR LIKE A SMALL WE CALL THEM CEREMONIAL CAKE SO IT’S A SMALL TWO-TIERED LITTLE CAKE THAT THEY USED TO CUT AND THEN THERE IS SOME OTHER TIME OF DESSERTS. Michaela: YEAH. WE’VE SEEN A LOT. BROWNIES, COOKIES, DOUGHNUTS, EVERYTHING! ICE CREAM SANDWICHES. Michaela: OH, YUM. NOW I’M HUNGRY.

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