Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bridal Fair Trends & Bonus 'Today' Show Clip

As I mentioned earlier this week, Midwest Travel Service participated in the recent Wedding Fair event at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Besides meeting hundreds of brides and grooms to talk about honeymoon and destination wedding plans, we also love to scope out the wedding industry's latest trends. At this particular event I was able to capture some snapshots of the latest decor ideas, bridal fashions and cake designs... Here they are!

Alternate seating options are big right now! Other than conference and chiavari chairs, 
you can also rent sofas, leather booths (as shown above) and clear chairs 
(as shown below) to give your tables some character.

As illustrated in this photo and several of the snapshots below, 
intricate table settings and centerpieces are incredibly popular.

Notice the frilly linens! You'll see more of that at the next table as well:

Rather than traditional chaivari chair sashes, many decor companies are 
offering covers like the ones in this picture (and the next one too!):

This particular setup was my personal favorite- 
There's a lot more simplicity but still a pop of color and character.

Now onto the yummy portion... the cakes! As with table decor you'll notice that frills, swirls and intricate designs are incredibly popular right now. Monograms and use of the couple's initials are still commonly featured as well. 

Last but not least, here are some snapshots of the latest bridal gown trends. Ruching, layering and embellishments seem to be the hottest gown styles currently featured. Which is your fav?

So there you have it! There's a quick visual summary of what was featured at Twin City Bridal Association's latest bridal fair. We'll be sure to share more in both March and October when we attend again. It's always interesting to see how the styles change in such a short amount of time!

I wasn't planning on having more info to add to this blog, but I caught the following Today Show segment as I was enjoying my morning cup of coffee and I wanted to share! I love their discussion about the benefits of having a travel agent... We can help our clients locate the best values (and that it's not necessarily always about getting the very lowest price), we're there to back you up in case something minor (or heaven forbid, something major) goes awry during travel, and we can introduce new and exciting ideas that never would have been explored otherwise. Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuosa Travel Network makes a great point about how people hire financial advisors to take care of their money-- Why not also work with an advisor to help make the most of our valuable free time as well?! 

1 comment:

  1. All these table settings are adorable and perfect for weddings. Thanks for sharing these details here. I have to host an event but an official one. Looking for best venues for corporate events Chicago currently and will select best one among them.