Wedding Of The Future

August 21st, 2017

Digital Trends For Your I Do Moment

Technology advances at the speed of light. For weddings, the evolution of technology has progressed from film to digital…and beyond. Everyone is armed with a camera phone for share-worthy selfies, and now couples share images and video online filed under a personalized wedding hashtag.

Years ago, if the photographer blinked and missed a moment…it was gone for good. Today, memories are snapped instantly, without hesitation. And the photographer doesn’t even have to push a button. Moments are documented precisely and perfectly…for better or worse.

Couples now have so many options in how they preserve their wedding day. And hi-tech platforms make capturing those special moments an adventure. Snappy selfies, Wedding websites and even live streaming have become the norm and are almost…so last decade. For tomorrow’s wedding couples, think beyond the digital cameras—or even the Go-Pro lodged in the bouquet—because the weddings of 2017 are upping the e-factor to the extreme!

Prepare to get wired, because these are the technology trends that are about to take “I do” to a new level of personalized perfection…with a digital twist, of course!

Image Mapping

Want to swap vows in the Amazon rainforest? Or maybe under the sea? You don’t have to book a flight or take scuba lessons, because image mapping takes your dream destination to your…wedding site! According to the Knot, image mapping—a type of technology that projects moving pictures or images onto walls, ceilings or any surface—Is one of the hottest trends in weddings for 2017. While this technology can get expensive, the Knot suggests using the technology on the wedding cake…for just a pop of graphic splendor.

A Drone Photographer

Oh those crazy flighty drones! They’ve been sneaking into weddings slowly, but many couples are implementing their stealthy photo capabilities to capture awesome aerial shots of the ceremony or reception. Drones also can sneakily capture some wonderful candid shots, as well. Be advised, however, that operating drones requires that pilots abide by the guidelines as outlined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Drones are small aircraft and must be operated responsibly.

Instagram Video Edits

Want a share-worthy wedding video? According to Bridal Guide, videographers are now offering an Instagram video edit that features a 60 to 90 second video that views like a movie trailer and is completely…insta-worthy! Go ahead and share away!

LED Wedding Furniture

Light up the night—and the reception—with LED wedding furniture. Yes, this is a new trend…at least it is in Ireland. While perhaps this trend hasn’t caught on in the states quite yet, it’s only a matter of time! Really, though, I would love to see an LED wedding dress like the ball gown Zac Posen designed for Claire Danes at the 2016 Met Gala.

Engraved Wood Invitations

While not necessarily technology at the wedding, engraved wood invites (or acrylic…if that’s your groove) are laser engraved. And the possibilities for what couples can design and create are pretty amazing!

3D Printed Party Favors

Popsugar reports that whimsical and unique customized party favors are all the rage for 2017. How to create these masterpiece tokens? With a 3D printer of course! Dream up a tangible design that incorporates both your personalities and style and then create the ultimate memorable party favor. Maybe it’s a funny holiday ornament or a bottle opener that is created in your image. Get crazy, get crafty and…print!

Weddings are more wired than ever, but technology takes the traditional ceremony to a level custom-designed for the couple. Today’s snapshots, selfies, drone images, videos and 3D printed masterpieces will be treasured memories that will one day be a part of your family’s history. Of course, if you have kids, they will likely think those swoon worthy shots captured by drone are completely prehistoric…just remind them that back in your day, those drones were the top of the technology food chain!

Wedding Trend Themes For 2014

April 9th, 2014

Created by Traditions Online

Be A Wedding Trendsetter

July 28th, 2013

Ally here! I am honored to have been asked to write about my passion. With my passion, I am sure to piss some people off. I am passionate about underwear. I hope you will enjoy my book about weddings, relationships and love, “At the Altar In Your Underwear.” Without further blah, blah, blah let me cut to the chase; what am I thinking about today?

I am sick of people asking me about wedding trends.

As a designer, consultant and wedding author, people (particularly fairy tale junkies and people who are obsessed with matching) often want to know:

What is the next big thing?

What do think the coolest new wedding theme is going to be?

What is the color of the year, next year?

Do I think lace is going to be in next year?

What have you seen happening in weddings, lately?

Here is one for all you trend fans…(by the way, this could be you if you live on wedding blogs and haven’t made out with your partner in the last 24 hours.)

The definition of “trend” is: the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline or the like. Are we the “like?” I mean really, why follow? How about we don’t follow that road well travelled, and take the road less travelled. By doing so we might be surprised or provoked. Imagine, if we were to actually stir our emotions and initiate something unknown. What would happen?

Stop worrying about what the rest of world is expecting and do what you love.

What if I told you dog wiener tacos were the next big thing? Would you run out and serve your guests Heavenly Hound Tacos?”

Forgive me. This is probably a really bad move for my wedding design career. But it could be just be the next big trend.

Be who you are! You are the next big thing.

10 ways to avoid serving “Dog Wiener Tacos” at your wedding:

  • Make a list of all weird things you and your Love like.
  • Get married on a weekday or a day that is not predictable.
  • Focus your planning around how you want to feel.
  • Spend time listening to your favorite music and get down with your bad self.
  • Get outside and be inspired by nature.
  • Daydream a little everyday.
  • Put wedding planning stuff away for at least 24 – 48 hours.
  • Question everything and what it means to you.
  • Wear something other than white.
  • Be brave.

Peace, love and starting a movement… Ally

Alexis “Ally” Asbe

Bestselling author of, At the Altar In Your Underwear, Speaker, Heart Stylist and your new best friend. Passionate about Aqua Man, underwear that does not creep and creating a life you love. Snuggle up with her at www.AllyAsbe.com

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