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I’ve spent more than half my life working at Center Stage. And one of the things that happens when you are around more than 50 weddings every year is that you start to notice some of the things that they all seem to have in common.
Believe it or not, the wedding business is actually very trendy. For a long time, the chocolate fountain was the most popular feature. Then there was the few years where the “stretch Hummer” was popular before it was replaced by the luxury party bus.
So far in 2016, there are three specific trends that have caught my eye!
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that these were all inspired by Pinterest, which is actually a trend itself these days. We have been seeing more and more of these uniquely painted bottles showing up as both centerpieces and accent pieces.
Sometimes the bottles match the colors of the wedding. Sometimes they are meant to bring in alternate colors. Many of them contain crafty features like rope and lace.
In the example on the left, the bride and groom’s initials are on the bottles in twine. On the right, we have a bright purple bottle with a flower coming out the top that made the perfect accent to the seating assignment table.
These colored lighting packages are another one of the current trends we are seeing at Center Stage. With the ability adjust the lighting to match just about any wedding colors, this has become one of our most popular add-on features in 2016. The lighting adds a very fun and unique atmosphere to the room.
According to our banquet manager, Anne, you want to be very careful when comparing the pricing of different uplighting packages. She always reminds brides and grooms that having cordless lights is absolutely essential to ensure that no one in your wedding party is tripping over power cords!
The Photo Booth
This third trend is not necessarily new this year, but having a photo booth at your wedding is just as popular as ever in 2016. Of course, the key to focus on with any photo booth company you might be considering is that you want to offer as many different props as possible for your guests to pose with. Take a look at what Photo Booth rental San Antonio does for its clients, this will get you an idea of what to look for as a service.
Hats and scarves are always fun, but we have seen even more involved props like cardboard cutouts make for a really fun time at weddings this year. And once those props start to make their way out onto the dance floor….lookout!
If bringing in a photo booth is a little more than your budget allows for, we have also seen weddings that features a “selfie station” with a few simple props. If you are going to go this route, make sure to come up with a hashtag for your guests to use when they post those selfies to their social media accounts.
The interesting thing about wedding trends is that they are always changing and evolving. These are three things that are extremely popular right now in June of 2016. Come July, there could be something completely different that is stealing the show at all of the weddings in Beaver County. One of the best ways to keep up with wedding trends is by following lots of wedding pinners on Pintersted and checking the Center Stage website regularly to see what other people are doing.