The Wedding Bootcamp: Tips & Trends for Couples

Last night we hosted our fall Wedding Bootcamp at the beautiful Jenny Yoo Showroom! Jenny, along with stationary to catering experts formed a panel and were there to guide and answer questions for our couples, and we wanted to share the insight with you!

What are the latest trends that you’re seeing?

According to Jenny Yoo, brides today are asking to look unique on their special day by adding an extra detail to their gown. Others want that “Vintage look” trend, using lace to replicate that.  Laura Damiano Designs says this look also carries over to stationary where couples are incorporating lace and calligraphy. Your invites and Save the Date are the introduction to your wedding, so make it stand out! Carb Coma, a dessert company, sees the ritual of having cakes fading. Couples are going for mini desserts, gluten free, and smaller portion options. In addition to your dessert, Tequila Rose is a perfect combination with flavored Tequila, allowing easy sipping and delicious cocktails.

What should couples know before booking your services?

Before booking your food, Dellos Catering suggests caters should always offer a tasting to a couple – be weary if they do not! The food should really reflect your appetites. Instead of a traditional dinner tapas, mini versions of food and family style are big. When it comes to music don’t be afraid to ask questions said Ideal Ensembles. Get to know the musicians and see what style of music the play. And don’t forget the photographer, who stays with you all day. David Burton expressed that building a relationship with the clients and communicating clearly is crucial. You need to feel comfortable with your photographer in order to get the most genuine images!

For more insight, our couples were loaded with questions.

Who should go gown shopping with the bride?

Jenny Yoo stated that when shopping for a gown it is best to bring an intimate group, even if that’s just one. This could be your maid of honor or mother. Keeping it simpler is better and you have the ability to flesh out your top picks first that you can then relay to the bridal party.

And how can I get the maid of honor or best man to stand out?

Adding a sash, brooch, or accessories will help the maid of honor look unique. Jenny also recommends a different shade of fabric or to change the color of their bouquet. And for the best man, try a pocket square or different accessory to the tux/suit.


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Thank you to our wonderful vendors, beautiful couples who attended, Jenny Yoo for hosting us, and Broadway Party Rentals, who supplied us with gorgeous white rentals.