We have been asked on several occasions in the past two months to answer the yearly question…what are the trends for this upcoming year?
While there are tons of trend forecasting in the wedding industry in general, I would rather focus on what is going on in the DC area. We are a city of creatives, foodies, politicians and social changers! So here are our trending topics of discussion while meeting with brides and grooms over the past few months for their 2015 nuptials!
First – we start with flowers! This year, the trend will continue with romantic bouquets filled with peonies and roses everywhere. We are seeing a lot of blush, purple and blues for this upcoming spring and summer and lots of burgundy and gold for fall!
We have also been seeing a trend towards breakfast foods, brunches and fun rehearsal dinner spaces. Comfort foods are super important to our couples to show their individuality. For example, instead of a regular dinner, some are opting for more casual heavy tapas like cocktail receptions. More food options and more fun. Why not have a Kapnos omelette bar? Stop having your brunches at the hotel where everyone is staying! Yes it is convenient for your out of town guests. But…they came in from out of town and want to see DC right? Why not take them to Kapnos directly so they can see and taste Top Chef’s Mike Isabella’s restaurant in person (that is if you are not having them cater your reception of course!).
Instead of having just one or two regular stocked bars, couples are opting for an additional speciality bar! Think a bourbon bar, mimosa bar, mojito bar and more! What are your favorite drinks?
Instead of just regular lighting, couples are opting for more lighting. Twinkle lighting, bistro lighting and uplighting are more accessible now (and we have all of it in house!).
These are the trends we are seeing with our own clients in the DC area.
The theme this year is all about romance, fun, comfort and individual style!
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