What are the top wedding trends for 2017?

Australian wedding trends for 2017 are predicted to be all about technology and personality. Think digital and online planning, unique menus designed with your personality in mind, and extravagant or elaborate entrances.

Many couples in Australia consider the merits of using a wedding event planner to make sure everything on the big day goes well. Of course, this is one area of event management that is constantly changing and being up to date with trends is vital.

In this article, we'll focus on core trends such as digital planning, menu preparation and how to make a grand entrance – providing tips for both planners and couples alike.

Embrace digital planning

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There's almost an endless list of tasks for the bride and groom to sort out before the wedding, from venues and flowers to invitations and seating arrangements. While these seem like individual tasks, the power of technology has enabled advanced digital planning opportunities and these decisions can be made with a touch of button!

As Li Zhou from LadyMarry noted in Brides Magazine, the next generation of couples are using mobile applications to finalise wedding plans.

"Millennials are all about instant gratification, so they want their wedding planning right at their fingertips at any given moment. There's going to be a continued increasing in seeing the whole planning process online," she said.

While digital planning is the future, event planners can still add value through liaising with third parties and being a point of reference for any questions about the big day.

Get creative with the menu

Wedding are a celebration of two people coming together – and this is reflected in everything from the venue choice to colour scheme. However, did you know that the menu can also complement the personalities of the couple?

Yes, in 2017, basic canapes and buffet courses are out and more creative menu options are in. Think food trucks, self-service stations and guest chefs – elements that make the day unique and memorable for everyone that was there.

Developing elaborate entrances

Entrances set the tone for the wedding and now this is the focus of expert detail. It doesn't matter whether the wedding is held in a church, on a beach or in a forest, make guests sit up and take notice when the bride begins to walk down the aisle.

"This includes over-the-top décor as guests make their way to the event, as well as incorporating unique entertainment (think fire starters!) that grabs guests' attention," Fabrice Orlando of Cocoon Events Management Group told Brides Magazine.

If you would like to learn more about event management trends in 2017, get in touch with the team at Kenvale College today.

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