As we enter the New Year, we wanted to review the most popular 2014 Wedding Trends. What some might call the year of the mason jar and resurgence of burlap. Are you ready to say goodbye to these wedding trends? Or will they be making a comeback in 2014? Here is a list of the top 2014 wedding trends.
1. Mason Jars
2014 weddings were loaded with mason jars in every facet of the wedding reception. Some couples used mason jars to hold their signature drink, while others used mason jars as part of their center piece to hold candles, or flower bouquets. While they do add a rustic charm to outdoor weddings, 2015 may be the year of antique milk bottles, or glass-cut pitchers. There’s plenty of alternative ways to add a unique look to a table centerpiece.
Debra Witt of Bridal Guide Magazine says, “Centerpieces are no longer confined to the center of the table. in fact, clever brides will be hanging their showcase blooms from above — no more peeking around a tall vase to talk to your table partners!”
This fabric that somewhat resembles a potato sack, but still manages to add the perfect rustic touch to your table linens is staying in 2014. This 2014 wedding trend caught on fire so much so, that guests could almost guarantee a burlap appearance at their friend’s wedding.
There’s lots of alternatives to burlap that still have texture, but don’t shed as much as burlap tends to do. One wedding trend in 2015 will be dyed muslin linens. It’ll be the hombre of linens, and will be much more unique in the variety of colors than burlap could ever offer.
3. Photo booth
Who doesn’t love this wedding tradition? Seeing your guests having a ball and dressing up in silly props. It really is an effective way to make sure you have a picture of each of your guests. But has the photo booth become too cliche? Has it lost its niche?
What about a video booth? This way your guests can leave you recorded messages (that they may or may not want to see the next morning). It would be something different and may be on the rise in 2015.
Much like burlap this patterned fabric was everywhere in 2014. Table runners, cake designs, wedding favors – you name it. Is it time to ditch this print for a more cleaner, classic look for 2015? What about bold linens or watercolor florals? You can also try rope prints, or ikats in tribal, ethnic and geometric patterns. “In my opinion, Mandarin Blue China patterns will be the next hottest trend,” says Leslie Price of In Any Event.
5. Barn Weddings
Yee-haw. Who is ready to stay out of the barn yard in 2015? Don’t get us wrong. Barn weddings, especially on farms in Maryland, can really be beautifully eloquent affairs. It just takes a lot of decorating to get the right amount of rustic to the right amount of class. We would suggest looking for venues that have just as much charm in museums, Victorian mansions and other unique venues in Maryland. We’ll always help plan a barn wedding, but make sure your prepared for your dress to get a little dirty in the field.
Having recapped five of the biggest 2014 wedding trends, we want to take this time to thank you for such an amazing year. With catering hundreds of weddings, mitzvahs, corporate events and fundraisers, we were blessed to have met thousands of amazing people. Seeing a room transform after months of planning is almost as rewarding as seeing your faces when you see your dream room for the first time. It is truly why we love what we do. We look forward to an even busier 2015 year, and can’t wait to see all of the new wedding trends unfold. Happy New Year!