With March nearly here many event planners and brides are well under way with planning for the busiest wedding period June to August, which will soon be upon us. So, we have selected our favourite catering, venue and décor trends to give you some wedding inspiration this year!
Last year in our catering trends blog we discussed the growing popularity of experiential dining, where guests visit DIY food stations to create their own food in a relaxed and fun way. Interactive food stations will continue to be a staple in 2017 weddings. You can keep your guests entertained with a Champagne and Oyster bar or pimp your prosecco station.
Although traditional country estates and grand castles are still a popular choice, choosing an unusual venue is a growing trend for 2017. We think the quirkier the better when it comes to venues, from Windmills to Aquariums you can hire out almost anywhere now for weddings. For an industrial chic wedding Northwest Victoria Warehouse, the Rum Warehouse or Hope Mill Theatre are unconventional venues which provide a unique backdrop and are both a blank canvas which can be transformed to look however you want personalised to your own taste.
In our 2017 Events Trends blog we predicted that ‘greenery’ will be everywhere at events this year and weddings are no exception. If you can’t have an outdoor wedding, bring the outdoors in with intricate foliage statement centrepieces, beautiful backdrops or unique wedding cakes.
A rather more futuristic wedding trend is image mapping, and although not to everyone’s taste this high-tech trend can be used for anything from room décor to cakes to produce some spectacular results which can transform a wedding.
Something a bit different
Photo booths are still as popular as ever at weddings, they are a perfect way to create a lasting memory for guests to take away. To make your wedding unique, get something a little different and hire one the high-tech photo booths that are now available. Our favourites are 360 image booths, GIF booths and Instagram printers; many of these can now upload to guests social media accounts instantly using your wedding hashtag!
We hope we have given you some inspiration to help create your perfect wedding! For some further venue inspiration check out our venue of the month blogs here.