When it comes to making plans for everything from picking out wedding party attire to choosing reception decorations in Massachusetts, it pays to keep an eye on current trends. While your special day can be anything you want it to be, from classic or traditional to vintage, country, modern, boho-chic, or any other popular theme, the more you know about wedding trends, the easier it will be to find the things you need. Shopping for wedding gowns in Wrentham or taking a trip into Boston to select gifts for your wedding party in New England can go a lot smoother if you know where to look.
Planning a Milford Wedding Reception?
Couples have the option of hosting a wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue or splitting things up. If you have always wanted a traditional ceremony at a local park or religious site, you can have the best of both worlds by hosting your wedding reception at The Crystal Room in Milford, MA. Our facility has lots of ballroom space for you and all of your guests, plenty of ample on-site parking, and tons of great amenities. Whatever your wedding theme or goals for a marriage celebration, our team can help accommodate your ideas and ensure that you create a memorable experience for everyone involved.
Weekend Wedding Dates
It used to be that weddings were only scheduled on Saturday, providing couples and their guests with late night party opportunities without any work-related commitments the next day. However, couples are now choosing to have Sunday weddings more than ever before, opening up a whole host of options for brunch service instead of a traditional sit-down dinner. Buffet service, family-style menus, and other plated menu items can be served for morning wedding receptions. This provides couples who want a certain location in the midst of the busy wedding season with four extra days in the month to book their celebration. Weekend-long events are also popular with welcome parties and rehearsal dinners on Friday night, weddings on Saturday, and then after-party or post-wedding brunches scheduled for Sunday.
Color Trend Alert
Before you go shopping for wedding party attire or wedding gowns in Wrentham, take care to know the current color trends. Pale pinks were huge in 2018, but data shows that various shades of purple are peaking for 2019 weddings. Choose from bold purples, medium shades, and blush-like hues, depending on your theme. Shimmering metallics are fading away and are being replaced with matte metals and rust tones. Ombre color selections are still popular, providing bridesmaids with a chance to “stand out” from the crowd at the altar. Another trend that remains for the coming year is the bride picking several different dresses for her bridesmaids in the same color and allowing them to choose the one they will each wear based on their taste, modesty, or body type.
Classic Beauty Trends
For the bride, a much more classic approach to make-up and hairstyle trend is taking hold. More natural makeup without all of the goop and harsh colors are making a big comeback and reflected in modern bridal magazines. Hairstyles designed to frame the face and create a soft and natural appearance are also popular. Half up-dos, sweeps, and wavy locks used to create a neutral appearance are really big right now. Veils, florals, and decorative hair pieces are more subtle, creating more attention to the beauty of the bride rather than to the accessories or accents used to create a forced look.
Greenery Instead of Florals
While it began with the whole farmhouse trend in 2018, more couples are choosing to use natural green plants and herbs in guest table centerpieces and overall decor. Stylish vases, baskets, wooden boxes, and other vessels can help to bring your overall theme for a Milford wedding reception home while making a nod to this popular theme. Greenery can be much more affordable as well, providing couples with more budget to spend on other reception decorations in Massachusetts or to upgrade menu options. Incorporate lots of texture in with your centerpieces and decor, including textured linens, table runners, and decorative pieces.
Signature drinks are slowly fading away while tasting bars are becoming a big hit. Consider a tasting bar that fits with the theme of your wedding party in New England. Interactive tastings provide guests with a new experience that they will remember. Tequila, scotch, wine, or even craft beer tasting opportunities can replace an open bar or special cocktail service during the reception. Excellent for the cocktail hour or during the main reception period as an activity for the couple and their guests. Share insight into new drink trends and consider providing customized miniature take-home bottles as favors.
Tour Our Venue in Milford, MA
If you are planning a wedding in the Greater Wrentham area, consider The Crystal Room for your Milford wedding reception. Our venue is recently renovated and has a wide selection of amenities and options available that you can use to your advantage. Whether you need assistance with menu planning or reception decorations in Massachusetts, you can count on our team to help you achieve your goals. Give us a call at 508-478-7800 and check “finding a venue” off your planning list.