2016’s Hottest Wedding Trends by David Tutera

March 1, 2016
Written by: Lil Newman
Editorial Manager, Marketing Manager
Image via David Tutera

It’s about that time of year again, folks! Wedding planning season! We’re already gearing up here at sbe to help you say “I Do” in style from the engagement through the reception.  And for those of you planning that special day, we’ve got you covered on all the hottest trends of 2016 from celebrity planner and event expert, David Tutera. Check them out below and happy planning!

When in doubt, stand out

Weddings dresses speak volumes about the bride, and this year, more than ever brides are looking to showcase their bold and one-of-a-kind personality. Blush pink and sea mist blue dresses are taking over the racks and pushing those traditional dresses aside. My new bridal dress collection, David Tutera for Mon Cheri, has endless options in an array of colors.

 Food Pairings

Who doesn’t love a good cocktail hour?! This year, it’s all about food pairings. Serve mini taco bites with salted margaritas, mini pretzels with crafted beer, brownie bites with espresso shots, caprese salad bites with a sparkling rosé or sushi with sake. You can’t go wrong when ordering sushi rolls from Katsuya. Not only was the presentation gorgeous, but the cucumber avocado rolls were to die for!  

 Mix and Match

My planning team will not only coordinate your event from start to finish, but they take the most stressful tasks and make it appear as though it were the simplest. Seating arrangements would fall under that category. I always suggest to break up the corporate “round-table feel” and do a mix of round and long tables. This not only offers a variety of seating options, but it also more visually appealing.

 Location, location, location

Your location will add more charisma to your event than you think. Pick a somewhere that helps with your theme, a barn, the woods, between two streets, on a beach, an art gallery, aquarium, canyon, castle, library, etc. If you’re searching for old Hollywood glamour, look into having your event at The Library at The Redbury. Its easy-going elegance speaks for itself.

 Moved by Music

One of the biggest items that can make or break your event is your entertainment. I always tell my clients that this is the part where your guest will decide if they are glad they RSVP’d “yes” to the invitation. For a recent wedding that my team and I did, we had a string quartet for the ceremony, an electric violinist for cocktails, and a DJ and band combo for reception. During dinner, we also a Frank Sinatra tribute act to serenade the guests into the sweet “summer winds.” You want to ensure that your guests are transported through music with every stage of your event.

The DAVID TUTERA team takes on all production and planning that goes into accomplishing a client’s successful event. Please call for more details (212) 229- 9280.