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It’s finally here! The 2017 International Wedding Trend Report was just released and the trends are giving nod to organic elements, millennial DIY , lace, industrial spaces and much more…

If you’re getting married this year you should be in the know! As the bride-to-be, being informed is a great way to lessen the stress of creating a vision for your big day. If you are using a wedding planner, congratulations, that means you want to enjoy your wedding day more than control it.

We’ve gathered some of the latest wedding trends for 2017 from the experts at the Academy of International Wedding and Event Planning to whet your appetite on what to expect for the 2017 wedding season. Take these trends and make them your own. We can almost guarantee that if you do, you will have the most memorable wedding day ever!

Take a Seat
Popular television personality, designer and planner David Tutera sees a shift away from food stations and toward “stylized tasting menus with tableside service.” He shares, “This lets you keep the sophistication of your menu, while having a little twist on the traditional sit-down dinner, making it more unique and fun for your guests.”

Photo Credit: Tim Dunk Photography
Photo Credit: Tim Dunk Photography

Photo Credit: Tim Dunk Photography

Photo Credit: Tim Dunk Photography

Look Up
Celebrity planner Fabrice Orlando notes “over-the-top décor will continue to dominate designs, with special attention made toward vertical space.”  Tutera adds, “A new spin to hanging décor will start to emerge in addition to further use of the entire event space, from floor to ceiling, putting more emphasis on the walls or negative space in the reception as well.”

Kicking The Joneses to the Curb
Editor Sara Burnett of Burnett’s Boards says, “There’s going to be less and less pressure to ‘do what so-and-so did’ and couples will choose to have their weddings exactly as they want, wearing what they want, sticking to a budget, and still having a beautiful, ‘curated’ wedding day.”

Photo Credit: Georgina Harrison Photography

Photo Credit: Georgina Harrison Photography

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Opulent Simplicity
Jes Gordon of properFUN notes, “Couples want something that is warm and inviting but also elegant and something that they want their guests to be organically impressed by. Our clients are enjoying rambling floral runners with lots of texture and varied views from all angles so each guest has a different take on the centerpiece. They want to achieve a perfect balance of joy across all five senses.”

Photo Credit: Georgina Harrison Photography

Photo Credit: Georgina Harrison Photography

May the Force be with ‘I Do’?
Stylist Louise Beukes of B. Loved believes that couples will turn to the popular movies for inspiration including Star Wars Episode VIII and the live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Photo Credit: Rocksalt Photography

Photo Credit: Rocksalt Photography

 As you are planning your wedding day, be sure to ask your wedding planner to integrate the lastest 2017 trends into your wedding that reflect your vision and style for your new life with your beloved!

With Love,
SAMALA

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