Themes, and flowers, and color schemes, oh my! Wedding season is here and unless you hired a wedding planner, which we recommend to help your wedding experience be the best it could be, your to-do list is getting longer! Picking a dress, choosing a tux, deciding on flowers, debating over location, all of these things need to be done just to start the wedding process. Never fear! We have the hottest wedding trends of 2016 to help get you started.
If you remember in our last few wedding posts we have mentioned that bold colors are making appearances in several surprising areas, like tuxedos. So it is no surprise that bold colors are trending this year. A bolder color palette really pops and makes a statement. From flowers, to bridesmaids dresses, or even the dress, don’t be afraid to go bold!
Mid day weddings have been a popular option in the past, especially for spring and fall weddings. But in the summer mid-day is the hottest part of the day and you and your guests will be miserable. Enter the brunch wedding! A wedding in the late morning hours will help you and your guests beat the heat and still give you those gorgeous daytime photos. Plus, you have the added bonus of serving brunch food at your reception. Can you imagine the possibilities?
It is no secret that a lot of couples have been opting for outdoor weddings. Especially with rustic and boho trends taking off and those aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
But some couples have been taking outdoor weddings to the extreme, a new trend called adventure weddings. These couples decide to hold the ceremony on a boat, under water, at the top of a mountain, in a plane, anywhere that represents doing some extreme activity they love.
Locally sourced catering, florist, etc.
This is one of our favorite trends of the year. You know Mr. Burch is a huge advocate for shopping local, and we are so glad there are couples out there that really take it seriously.
This new wedding trend is all about using locally sourced food and flowers, and using locally made items in their ceremony. A small business wedding if you will. This kind of dedication to supporting your local economy is exactly what will help it flourish!
Natural decoration elements (cement, cork, wood etc)
Following the outdoor trend, more and more couples are using natural elements for décor in their wedding. You have probably seen weddings use tree stumps or slabs made out of a tree trunk, maybe even moss, but now more elements are being used. Throwing in some stone, cork, or even cement elements add to the earthy feel of the wedding and give it depth.
Now that we have given you some ideas to get started, go forth and plan! And remember DIY may be all the rage right now, but the last thing you want is to be missing elements of your wedding because you were trying to do them all yourself. Not to mention the added stress DIY adds to the entire bridal party. Shop local and let the professionals handle it so all you have to do is show up!
Prom has become a right of passage for high-schoolers. One night that is planned meticulously, anticipated for months, and remembered for a lifetime.
Part of that planning includes a theme for prom. A detail that dictates the entire night but is overlooked by many of the attendees. Many people remember their prom vividly, but how many remember the theme?
We have gathered the top 5 most unique themes you and your classmates are sure to remember for years to come!
In the age of comic books turned blockbuster movies, it would be a crime to not at least consider a Super Hero Prom. The decor would include a city skyline backdrop, cardboard foes for your super heros to fight, and don't forget the visual "sound" effects.
As an added bonus, this theme has some awesome photo opportunities.
Our next unique prom theme is bring together two elements that are even more at odds than superheros and villains. Fire and Ice.
This visually stunning theme is sure to impress. Not to mention the wardrobe possibilities! A firey red or ice blue tux or that red hot dress you have had your eye on for months! You could be the school that had the hot new prom theme "before it was cool"
Next up, many a prom goer has been asked to "Catch a Falling Star" at their prom, but how many have been asked to "Catch a Dream"
This theme has it all, bright colors, sparkle, and an extremely catchy phrase. Not to mention this new spin on a classic has the potential to be a trend setter. Break out of the mold and offer your classmates a night they won't easily forget.
This next theme is out of this world. (We had to!) This Galaxy theme is riding the Star Wars wave, even including a "Galaxy Rebellion" package.
This theme will force you to make the ultimate choice, a light tux or a dark tux? Choose wisely, and may the style be with you.
Last, but certainly not least, is our fairytale prom theme. However, since we are talking about unique themes, this is not your typical fairytale. It involves a punctual rabbit, a smiling cat, and painting roses.
This theme can be featured with a psychadellic twist or a classic Queen of Hearts Garden Party.
Whichever path you decide to follow, you are guaranteed to have a Very, Merry Un-Prom Night!
And remember, don't be late for this very important date!
Gather round gentlemen! You are about to receive the inside scoop for your prom style this year. We are here to help you step up your game and wow your lovely date.
One of the biggest trends this year, and it has been around a while, is bow ties! No longer reserved for professors and "nerds". Every lady loves a dapper gent in a bow tie!
If you really want to take a risk, try the "no jacket" look and rock suspenders with your bow tie.
Gray is also a very popular color this year. It is a very pleasing neutral that is almost guaranteed to match your dates dress. Especially if she is wearing a trendy pastel dress.
(Want to know more about Ladies Prom trends? See our previous blog post!)
Whether it is a dark graphite gray or a light steel gray, you are sure to be in style this prom season.
Darker colored tuxes accented by black lapels would be a bold choice and an excellent match if your date chose a "Little Black Dress" to wear.
You have a selection of colors to choose from too to make sure you and your gal stand out from the crowd.
Following the same idea, tuxes with black piping are very popular this year.
These tuxedos give you more of a selection of colors. The jackets with black piping range from light to dark hues.
Finally, if you aren't the adventurous type or you want more of a classic debonair look, there is always the classic black tux. Sure to compliment your dates ensemble and let your looks speak for themselves. Its called "classic" for a reason.
Now that you know what is in style and you have an idea of what you would like to wear, come in to any one of our many local locations to see if that look works for you. Mr. Burch has one of the largestlocalwarehouses. So, not only do we have the look you want, we have it in house! Prom next week and you don't have a tux, no problem! Remember, all of our tuxedos are local so we don't have to wait to have it shipped to us. Last minute emergencies are our specialty.
We always recommend coordinating looks with your date. We are not responsible for arguments or awkward pictures caused by not consulting with your date. ;)
Two pieces aren't just for summer anymore! One of this year's biggest prom dress trends is the elegant two piece dress.
This two piece style is the perfect representation of this season's trends. This year is full of colorful, unique, and refreshing styles to match every personality.
Some of your favorite styles from 2015 are here for another year, plus 2016 has brought plenty of flare.
With so many styles to chose from this year, you can rest easy knowing there is enough to go around.
Some of 2015's fabulous trends have stayed around another year, including the fun and flirty short dresses.
Other trends are new this year like pastels, and floral patterns. Don't mistake the floral patterns for the vintage trend of years past. These are bold, floral patterns are not your grandmother's patterns. They are a new era all their own.
Had your heart set on a vintage prom dress? Never fear, lace is still very trendy this season.
Flowers and lace not your thing? Want something a little more bold? Sparkles, Cut-outs, and Animals prints are also trending. There really is a style for every girl.
Finally, the classic that keeps coming back but never gets tired, which is why they call it a classic, the little black dress. Black is simple, elegent, and very hot right now!
The only problem with this year's prom trends is, how will you choose which one?
Don't forget the perfect accessory to your stylish dress, a well-matched Tux! Mr. Burch can help your prom date compliment his tux to your one of a kind dress. With hundreds of styles in stock, we are guaranteed to be able to find the perfect tux to go with your unique style.
So far, 2014 has been a big wedding year and we're not done yet. Let's take a look at some of the hot wedding trends this year and what you can expect for the rest of 2014.
Back In Black
Formal black tie affairs never go out of style. But this year couples are opting for all the dapper extras. You'll see white gloves and bow ties whether they're celebrating in a ballroom or backyard. There is a tuxedo for every occasion.
Remember: Your guests need guidance for the dress code. You should provide attendees with examples of fashion do's and don'ts on your wedding website.
Your guests won't have to worry about balancing a signature cocktail and appetizer plate if you serve delicious selections that can be eaten with one hand.
Remember: Work with your caterer to customize your menu and create small, playful options.
Make it Personal
Personal touches are what make your wedding unique and showcase your personality. Whether it's the monogram on the dance floor or guest's names on the tables, those additional details make a big difference.
Remember: You don't need a big budget to make a big impression. A chalkboard display with your dating history or a pictorial timeline are great and inexpensive personal additions.
Let The Flowers Flow
You can't have a wedding without flowers and bouquets are having a big moment in 2014. Let your floral designer breath new life into your displays with more fluid, asymmetrical arrangements.
Remember: Balance is important. If the bridal bouquet is overflowing, you might keep your bridesmaid's flowers in a tighter bunch.
This post originally appeared in The Wedding Party and was written by by Kaitlin Perata