2017 Wedding Trends

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2017 Wedding Trends

The 2017 wedding season is quickly approaching as May is only one month away. We are so excited to kick off another season of beautiful weddings, but first we wanted to give a little preview of what this season might hold.

We talked 2017 wedding trends with wedding planner, April Gladieux, and here’s what you can expect to see this year!

1. What is going to be BIG this year in your opinion?

“The biggest trend of the year that we’re seeing is greenery and nature. Leaves, ferns, anything from the ground that can be used on the tables or in a bouquet is the biggest trend. We’re seeing minimal flowers and lots of green. Greenery is the Pantone color of the year, which has inspired a lot of brides.”

2. What other color trends should we expect to see this year?

“More neutral colors, you can expect to see a lot of bridesmaids in tans and nudes. I also have two weddings where the bridesmaids will be in white. There will be a lot of classic black and white weddings too with a pop of gold or silver. Blush is still really popular as well.”

3. It seemed the trend for 2016 was burlap and mason jars, will that continue into this year as well?

“We have a couple weddings that are still using mason jars here and there, but that’s not what we hear anymore. It’s still the natural elements, like sticks or trees, willow branches, or wood shavings, that is there, but in a new classy way.”

4. What are the best resources for brides to use to get ahead on trends for their weddings?

“The funny thing about Pinterest is you see the photos that are most pinned, but it takes months or years to come to the top of your feed. So, by the time you see it it’s probably already been done and the next trend is coming.

We encourage brides to come up with their own ideas, don’t rely on Pinterest. Pin your top 10 or 15 ideas then we will decide what’s best for you and make it your own. Try to think how can we make it your style, more you!”

5. Are there any trends brides should avoid?

“We don’t like to push people away from their ideas, but we try to enhance them. If they’re thinking mason jars we figure out how to make it their own. We might do mason jars here and there, but not overload.

DIY is great too and we will help you, but don’t DIY your entire wedding. Let a professional help you with something because you either won’t be able to get everything done or they won’t look the best.

Take your top two ideas and make a timeline. I always tell brides if they don’t finish it by a certain date then I am going to do it.”

6. Will there be a different trend for each season?

“No, I think trends stick around for a good two years and then it will fade out and something else will fade back in. It really depends on the trend. Mason jars had a good two year run and now its fading.”

7. What’s the best advice you can give brides about the latest trends?

“Don’t base your wedding off of other people’s weddings. Think of how you want your wedding to look and how it will reflect you, your personality, and your fiancé. Then speak with the professionals about how to make your ideas come to life. What we see is a lot of brides talking to other brides about their wedding ideas, which is fine, but you should talk to someone in the business too who sees these ideas on a daily basis who knows if it works or doesn’t work.”

Scarlets’ Top 10 Wedding Details Not to Forget!

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Scarlets’ Top 10 Wedding Details Not to Forget!

You’ve made your list and checked it twice, but somehow you forgot something! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 details NOT to forget on your wedding day based on our experiences at the estate.

1. Groomsmen socks

Shouldn’t the guys have their own socks? Well they probably do, but white socks might not exactly match the look you were going for. Buying a pack of matching socks for all the groomsmen can be a great gift and helpful for those who forget their dress socks. If you want your guys to wear fun socks, then that can also be a great gift so everyone is included in the look.

2. Comfortable shoes

It’s a must to have backup shoes for the dance floor if you plan on wearing heels for your ceremony. It is also a cute idea to have flip flops provided for the bridesmaids or even guests.

3. Lunch

You probably have your whole day planned from start to finish, but did you leave time for yourself to eat lunch? Most brides completely forget about this and don’t bring any food. Make sure to bring a light snack and eat it before you get your makeup done!

4. An “Emergency” Kit for the girls

This is a great thing to place in the bathroom of your venue, or wherever you get ready, for all the girls in the bridal party to use. Your emergency kit should consist of the essentials – Things like tampons, deodorant, hairspray, Tide To Go, and maybe even a sewing kit.

This can be a lifesaver if something goes wrong or if your bridesmaids are forgetful too. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

5. Itinerary

Of all things to forget, brides often forget their itinerary. Make sure you have this with you before leaving for your venue. Give a copy to your maid of honor so she can tell you and your wedding party where they should be and when. You will need your itinerary until your photographer takes over or the ceremony starts. This will cut down on questions and confusion so you can focus on getting married!

6. Vendor Payments and Tips

Put all payments and tips to your vendors in envelopes – Get cash or checks and have them marked so you know who they go to and can quickly grab them before they leave. Or you can have a designated person to handle the envelopes.

7. Answers

On your wedding day you will be overwhelmed with a flood of emotions, but the one thing you don’t want to be overwhelmed with is questions. And believe us, there will be questions. Who else would people want to ask other than the bride? Assign someone who can be there to answer and save you from the stress. This might be the wedding planner, your maid of honor, or anyone really. Just make sure it isn’t you!

8. Luggage

If you are leaving for your honeymoon the day after your wedding, make sure you have your luggage packed and ready to go. While this might be common, we don’t necessarily recommend it.

You’ll most likely be out late celebrating your marriage and nothing is worse than traveling while tired or hungover. Take the next day to relax, open gifts, and reminisce on your awesome wedding. Then take off on your adventure on Monday.

9. Write a note to your spouse

This is a sweet gesture that your spouse will totally love. No matter how long you’ve been together and how sure you are, everyone is nervous on the day of their wedding. Writing a simple note can be just the thing they need to calm their nerves.

10. It’s about love!

At the end of the day it’s about being married. It’s not about if everything went perfectly because you have to know it’s not going to be perfect. The point is to be married and to be happy. Don’t forget to take it all in with your spouse because it goes so fast!