Couples have recognized that their wedding day will be one of the biggest parties they will host during their lifetime – in terms of both guest count as well as significance. Therefore, nuptials have turned into productions where couples can express their personalities and indulge their family and friends in an unforgettable celebration. Like our world as a whole, the world of weddings is constantly evolving. As new trends emerge and current events influence change, one thing stays true: love will always be celebrated.
Whether you’re having a micro-wedding or the large celebration you always dreamed of, innovative and transformative elements will dominate the design space. Weddings will become more elaborate with details, more pronounced, and place a greater focus on guest experience, designing for the future will use the outside world for inspiration – from art and architecture to landscape and technology. Consider some of the ideas below to help you craft an extraordinary affair.
Large-scale installations will include impressive floral-covered structures and elaborate aisles for ceremonies, while similar designs will be showcased in the reception space. Dance floors will feature overhead flower-filled ceiling installations, and we’ll see various lighting fixtures throughout the room, floral frameworks over tables, architectural band backdrops, and residential-inspired lounge areas to create interest and intrigue.
While the tablescape décor has always been a focal point, the future of wedding design will focus on a stunning foundation for these details. Guest tables will continue to be redefined as we incorporate various styles and shapes of the tables themselves. We love using serpentine tables, oversized round styles, mirrored varieties, vinyl-wrapped tables, and residential-style dining tables throughout the reception.
Photo by DV Photo Video; Planning & Design by Edge Design Group
Personalization is an excellent way to illustrate the couple’s style and personality. These types of details can be expressed through many forms: mixing linen textures, layering place settings with various patterns, or for an elegant touch – embroidering luxurious napkins for each guest. Another way to add a custom flair is to reimagine dance floor shapes and layouts through the use of a graphic from either the wedding-day stationery, a pattern on the bridal gown, or a meaningful landscape.
The integration of technology provides a more immersive experience for hosts as well as their attendees. Advancements in audio-visual techniques create a dynamic tone through custom lighting packages, video mapping, projections, and graphic motifs, as well as the use of sound equipment to enhance the experience of the entire celebration. Even if you’re hosting nuptials with a timeless theme, use today’s modern technology to your advantage.
Working with the Right Professionals
Explore and meet with multiple event-design companies that enjoy the challenge of creating new designs. The process is not only a collaboration with the couple but also with other partners in the industry, so it’s important to hire reputable professionals to provide the best products and services. Finding a company that is both knowledgeable and experienced is essential to receive the proper insight and direction desired.
Photo by Willett Photography; Planning & Design by Edge Design Group
A wedding-design concept means different things to different people. When clients approach us prior to their event, we begin by learning their expectations and objectives. We carefully research and prepare the layers of the design, so the execution of the event elevates the atmosphere of the nuptials and overall guest experience. With experience also comes the willingness to say no; not every great idea translates into a great design. Again, that’s why choosing vendor partners who you trust and who listen to you is extremely important and integral to achieving the look of your dream wedding.
Proficient wedding designers excel in showcasing their creativity and professionalism within the confines of the client’s vision and personality. Successful wedding designers create experiences and elevate the ambience of the affair through the use of carefully curated elements to stimulate the senses. These innovative designers will continue to connect, create, and collaborate to achieve the couple’s desired vision. Now and into the future, weddings will always be moments of celebration, expressions of style, and reflections of love.