Recently the Vancouver Sun posted a great article asking two wedding planners what the trends are for 2017!
At Del Vinyl we are definitely seeing some of the same wedding trends along with a few others. The first wedding planner is Arthur Kerekes of Fusion Events https://www.fusion-events.ca, Toronto. I've worked with Arthur & can definitely vouch for him being one of the best stand out planners in the industry!
He say's out with rustic & in with greenery in the literal sense (floral & organic decor). As a company (& on a personal level) we have always worked towards being a more eco conscious company. This trend is a big win & much needed, as the weddings industry has a lot of unnecessary waste!
Instead of your traditional sit down meal - cocktail, tapas, & 'Food Station' style have been popular with a more party oriented theme then your traditional formal reception. Millennial's choosing Restaurants & non-tradional event spaces are on the rise. Which leads to his next points about not having a cookie cutter wedding!
Not just millennials are addicted to devices/screens/video, pretty much everybody is! Which brings up the popularity we've seen for music video dance parties (Skratch Video as I call it). I personally find millennials (also note I am one too lol) want more of an experience! "Dis Generation" of youtubers are making songs popular with viral dances, that a lot of time you don't hear first on the radio or at the bar/club! Which leads to the next point.
I've noticed & not only with urban couples that music selections are becoming a little less mainstream, more indie, eclectic, & remixed. This is mainly because of where they consume it. The radio & cable TV vs online radio/steam (spotify,podcast) & netflix/youtube are similar to the "Video killed the radio star" comparison in the 80s. Bye Felecia!
Soha Lavin - http://www.countdownevents.com/ hails from the west coast Vancouver & also had some great insight, make sure to read the article!
Drop a comment below, love to hear your thoughts on new trends you're seeing!
Del Vinyl Entertainment
Owner - Robert Gri