2016 Wedding Trend Spotting: Receptions

Wedding preparations are in full swing for another year of fabulous ceremonies and receptions, and we want to share some of the best looks ~ and the products to get those looks ~ in plenty of time for brides and their designers to be on trend in 2016.

Lace is Back

We are seeing lacework on bridal gowns, veils, shawls, and accessories, and we love the repetition of this element subtly throughout the reception.  Whether your dress includes stunning lacework like this one, or a scaled down approach to lace,  why not coordinate it with table linens, embellishments, and even a parasol or six to multiply the effect of this old-school-made-modern trend?

Boho Fabulous Receptions

We could rhapsodize endlessly about the bohemian trend…  Suffice it to say that we’re big fans of the laid-back approach to design, and we love opportunities to colorize and personalize without spending a fortune.  These gold manzanita trees dotted with crystal strands,  ribbons, florals, and hanging votives are Boho chic at its best.  So much of this centerpiece is reusable, too ~ and protecting the environment is both forward thinking and timeless.

F is for Fairy Lights ~ and Fabulousness

For centerpieces that dazzle from day to night, fairy lights are a cost effective, reusable, safe way to get illumination and style in one product.  It’s no wonder that they are such a hit in 2016.  Pair cylindrical vases with fairy light strands to create dramatic focal points, and then add low cost votives and tea lights for layered, upscale centerpieces that are long on style and low on heat…  Perfect for summer weddings ~ and any other time that you want light without wilting your florals or cooking your guests.

Brunch Receptions

A trend that we breakfast lovers are especially happy to see is back: the brunch reception.  A great cost saver for your food budget, brunch is a meal that offers tons of menu options and a smaller catering bill.  This affair does not sacrifice elegance, pairing a fab brunch with tall florals, tall crystal vases, and crystal strands as far as the eye can see.

Desserts in All Its Forms Taste Perfectly Sweet

Original takes on wedding cakes continue to amaze us, as do dessert bars that incorporate everything from locally famous doughnuts to warm chocolate chip cookies to artisanal pies and tortes.  This sandwich cookie creation is perfection in looks and in taste, and the cake stand completes the look that brings the best of both worlds (cookie and cake, duh) to the cake table.

Whether you’ve spotted your favorite trends here and need some help figuring out how to make them work, or you’re not sure which cutting edge ideas will fit your big day the best, give the friendliest customer service folks in the industry a call at 1-928-855-6075, and let us help you get the hottest products picked, packed, and shipped for your next event.


Written By: Beth

Posted: 2016-03-23
Last modified: 2016-04-14

Beth is a mother of two with a flair for the dramatic rivaled only by that of her children. She loves the art in every day and appreciates the way that great design makes the world a more beautiful *and* a more functional place.

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