Every year we put our necks on the line with our brands and round up our predictions for the next seasons hot trends for events. Trends are getting bigger and badder than ever before (in the best way possible!). Some are totally over the top and others are just perfect for adding a personal touch to your celebration. Lets take a look at those trends that really have taken off and proving they are event trend winners for 2017!
Industrial luxe is being frequently turned to as a popular venue choice for a whole range of events. Think open brick work, white washed walls, polished concrete floors. In London, buildings such as Loft Studios and The truman Brewery fit this description to a tee. Image WhitePaper Event.
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The deconstructed welcome bag is perfect for destination events. Instead of stuffing and delivering a gift to your guests, let them do the work. Set up a room full of swag ( snacks, drinks, local sweet treats) and guests can choose their own favourite goodies.
Get your guests excited to celebrate from the very beginning—today’s wedding correspondence really stands out. Plexiglas invites, foil stamping and glow-in-the-dark ink are a few of the stationery trends catching our eye for 2017. Bespoke illustrations and bold envelopes (think: shocking fuchsia with white ink) are other ways to get noticed. Image Leeming Brother fine Stationery
The latest trend in the cake department and the new take on the naked cake, are cakes that are just barely frosted. Instead of totally bare tiers, translucent cakes have a thin veil of buttercream frosting with just a bit of the cake underneath showing, decorated with fresh flowers, sweet delights or fresh fruit. Image Georgia’s Cakes
While blackboards aren’t as in vogue these days, chalk art is still hugely popular and mirrors are a huge choice for 2017 . Image from WhitePaper Event.
We are not referring to your band! This year its all out on the entertainment front, wow your guests with impressive acts from aerialists, acrobats, and flash mobs. One of our new favourites is live illustrators capturing the night, with beautiful hand drawn sketches to keep those memories fresh forever. Image WhitePaper Event, Ilaidance
Décor trends are going au naturel. If you can’t celebrate under the stars, bring the outside in. Add some oversize potted trees to a ballroom for an instant forest effect or beautiful blossom trees for a Spring Garden. For a slightly more inexpensive option think long table runners and try adding some scented foliage such as eucalyptus or olive branches. Greenery (not just the color) continues to trend—it’s easy to manipulate and can give your décor an undone but beautiful look. Bridal bouquets are getting bigger too and some old-school styles, like cascade and pageant, are making a serious comeback. Images Below Duchess & Butler, Wild Wood London, Twilight Trees