2017 Trend Forecast

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1| Unique Place Card / Escort Card DisplaysA simple folded card will just not do! Try a painted oyster, rock, fruit, or a bubbling glass of champagne with a beautifully hand lettered tag hanging off.

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Photos: (top) Laura Hooper Calligraphy (bottom) Kate Osborne Photography 2| Painted ElementsEveryone is embracing their artsy side whether it's adding in a customized watercolor crest on the invitation, having an artist paint during the reception, or showcasing a personal piece of artwork behind the cake or bars.

Photos: A Bryan Photo

Industrial Glam Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alexis June Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-glam-wedding-inspiration

Industrial Glam Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alexis June Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-glam-wedding-inspiration

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3| Not just paper invitationsWhy just use paper when you can use or add pieces wood / acrylic / linen / velvet / leather / or something else you dream up to entice your guest list?

Photos: (top) Alexis June Weddings (bottom) Refine Studio

4| Creative Bar Designs

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Bars are becoming a staple design element in a wedding reception, and why shouldn't they? It usually is a popular spot and should coordinate with the rest of aesthetic!

Photo: (top) Tec Petaja (bottom) Jose Villa

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5| Vertical Design A plain white tent? No way! Embracing hints of color in drapery and taking advantage of visual space above the tables with low hanging Edison bulb lighting and customized chandeliers is the new way.

Photo: (top) Pinterest (bottom) Jose Villa

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6| Emphasis on Greenery You don't always need garden roses and peonies to make a beautiful floral statement! A backdrop install made of just greenery and vines or dangling garlands can be quite stunning and impactful.

Photos: (top) Sylvie Gil Photography (bottom) Rylee Hitchner

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7| Tech Effect Take the hashtag a step further and create a personalized snapchat filter or location spot for the wedding weekend!

Photos: Kayla's Five Things Blog