2017 Trends to watch
Will you marry me? You have been waiting to hear those four magical words for a lifetime. You gleefully answered yes! Now what? Before you say “I do”, you have a lot of planning to complete. Where should you begin? What should you expect? How much money should you budget? So many questions to consider. Recent research conducted by The Wedding Report helps answer some our pressing questions.
This data can help you plan your special wedding day using current trends.
What’s the cost of a wedding?
The collected information indicated that the average cost of a wedding in the Metro Detroit was around $28,000. Here is the data by county based on the responses provided.
* Macomb County: $ 27,743
* Oakland County: $ 31,811
* Wayne County: $ 23,266
When are weddings happening?
According to research, nationally the majority of the wedding in 2016 were expected to take place during months of May (12.41%), June (14.50%), September (13.28%) and October (14.30%). This information can be useful when contacting service providers because it may help determine how early to secure services based current seasonal trends.
Want to make your guests feel like a VIP?
If you want to impress your guests, offer more to them. Couples were asked to select from a list of options that they liked most. The survey feedback may convince you to provide that little extra something before the main course to make your wedding memorable.
* Welcome drink upon arrival (38.3%)
* Quick bite menu before the ceremony (21.3%)
* Post-ceremony drinks for group toast and photos (36.5%)
* Larger number of passed hors d’oeuvres (26.2%)
* Multiple specialty drinks (19.9%)
* Multiple entrees (15.6%)
* Passed desserts in addition to cake and dessert options (18.3%)
* Late-night bites at the end of the reception (22.1%)
* Food truck (14.3%)
* Ice cream cart (13.3%)
Fall Weddings: Which Are Your Favorite Fall Flowers For Weddings?
If you are planning a fall wedding and trying to decide on floral selections, this survey results may help you come to some decisions based on:
* Roses (29.4%)
* Amaranthus (1.5%)
* Cymbidium Orchids (4.8%)
* Dahlias (6.1%)
* Pom Flowers (1.5%)
* Calla Lilies (10.3%)
* Lisanthus (1.5%)
* Hydrangea (17%)
* Carnation (4.2%)
* Gerbera Daisies (5.5%)
Which of these color combinations are you thinking about for your wedding?
* Purple and Orange (5%)
* Yellow and Gray (2.5%)
* Mint and Blush (6.9%)
* Mint and Gray (9.4%)
* Gold and Pink Blush (20.3%)
* Rose Quartz and Serenity (9.9%)
* Turquoise and Coral (14.4%)
* Turquoise and Lemon (1.5%)
* Blush Pink and Gray (13.9)
* Lavender, Green and White (16.3%)
SOURCE(S): THE WEDDING REPORT QUARTERLY Q1,Q2,Q3,Q4, AND THE WEDDING REPORT WEDDING 2016