But don't fear my friends, adding the right design touch can elevate your event from drag to fab. So what exactly are those special touches that will change your status from hostess to event connoisseur? It's as simple as balloons or props. Remember don't over do it on the design aspect. Be careful and watch out for money pitfalls, like expensive out of season flowers and hiring a DJ AND a band. I was never a fan of over-the-top themes. By that I mean the polka dots napkins with the matching aisle runner. The right placement of props and designs will be enough to elevate your event.
So with that being said, I did the research for you. I checked all my social media feeds, the blogs I follow, the leaders in the event business, and here are the big trends of 2015-2016. The trends range from very affordable to well, a little on the pricey side, but as if with any party, check your budget and make sure there's room for the extra.
1. Vibrant textures and colors
2. Stylish Paper Goods
3. Naked Cakes
4. paper flowers
5. Edible flavors
6. Chic balloons
Photography: Gia Canali Photography; Wedding Planning: Yifat Oren & Associates
7. Paper Straws
9. Event Hashtags
This works great in the corporate world. A company trying to raise brand awareness or fundraiser, can implement an event hashtag to generate leads and reach a broader audience. A great prop is an Instagram frame prop with your hashtag written right on there. Check out Quickprints Instagram account for more examples.
10. Eco-Friendly Decorations
11. Wedding Drones
So there it is. 12 trends to help bring your party from drag to fab. Which of these would you implement at your next event? Which is your favorite? Drop us a note.
I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed writing it.