Top 2017 Wedding Trends, Venue Booking Timeline, and a Wedding Essentials Checklist!

So you’ve never planned a wedding before? Don’t worry, that’s why you hire the experts. 2017 is a fabulous year for brides! We’re seeing some beautiful event, apparel and entertainment trends that we have to share with you.

Picking and Booking a Venue: A Timeline by Wedding Wire:

Besides our top 7 wedding trends for 2017, our friends over at Wedding Wire have created this simple Venue Booking Timeline graphic to help you through the wedding planning process for booking all your vendors on time. Be sure to checkout their list of beautiful Los Angeles wedding venues here!

Wedding Wire Vendor Booking Guide


A Wedding Essentials Checklist by Seven-Degrees

A venue isn’t the only thing you have to plan ahead for, it’s just one of many. That’s why our wedding planning team put together this essential wedding planning checklist for you to keep the planning process organized and fun–like it should be! We start 12 months in advance to make sure you have plenty of time to get your ducks in a line. From vendors to arranging your menu, guest list and more, we cover every detail of your wedding planning experience. And don’t forget, when you have your wedding with us at Seven-Degrees, our team of coordinators and event virtuosos can help you with so many of the aspects below. You are not alone in this! Contact us today to see how we can help you. Want this handy wedding planning checklist in printout form? We have you covered! With these big day resources, you’ll be sure to enjoy every moment, and avoid the stress. All that’s left is to say “I do” and ride off into the sunset.

Free Essential Wedding Checklist!

Seven-Degrees essential Wedding Planning Checklist

7 Top Wedding Trends we’re seeing in 2017:


1. Mixed Metals

Gold, rose gold, and bronze are here to stay! Whether you love one statement tone or all, mixing and matching these elements are the key to any great tables cape.

Couple: Devon & Karli Photography: Brandon Kidd Photography http://www.brandonkidd.net/ Cake: M Cakes Sweets https://www.mcakessweets.com/ Florals: Serenade of Flowers http://www.serenadeofflowers.com/


2. Printed Bridesmaid dresses

Gone are the days of matching color palettes in satin fabrics. Our bridal parties are getting funky and bringing out their personalities with patterned gowns. We’re seeing floral prints as a huge win this year.



3. Destination Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties 

Wedding parties are going bigger, bolder, and farther with their bach party destinations these days. We’re seeing Austin, TX, Nashville, TN, and New Orleans, LA as a few top spots. Why not get the entire crew on board for a road trip or grand adventure!



4. Simple Modern Cakes

Bring on the clean lines, the gold foil and simple marble details. Just the slightest hint of personalization is being seen on these almost-too-pretty to eat wedding cakes.



5. More Greenery

Simple, lush, and timeless. We’re loving the hanging garlands in the reception space as well as the new circular green wreaths we’re seeing at ceremonies. The below photo was taken at our award-winning venue. The natural unbroken wreath is the perfect nod to the symbolization of unity.



6. A Touch of Tech

Whether it be a GoBo, LED up-lighting, slide shows, or documentary style films which include their guests, couples are choosing and incorporating show stopping technology. The customized SnapChat geo filter is one of our personal favorites!

0040-ABC-7-Degrees-Event-Photography Lin & Jirsa Photography


7. Donut Walls

Donut walls are the new food truck! Everyone loves a late night snack and these fun and interactive displays double as a great photo op, as well as a delicious ending to the night. (photo to come)



Photo credits:

  1. Mixed Metals:
    Couple: Devon & Karli
    Photography: Brandon Kidd Photography 
    Cake: M Cakes Sweets 
    Florals: Serenade of Flowers
  2. Printed Bridesmaid Dresses and Donut Wall
    Geragty+Dirks Wedding
    Couple: Tommy & Taylor
    Photography: Nicole Caldwell Photography Studio  & Kip Roof Photoartist
    Florals: Florals by Jenny 
    Band: Wayne Foster Music & Entertainment 
    Donuts: Sidecar Donuts 
    Favors: Simple Sweet Cakery
    Cigar Roller: El Canito Cigars 
  3. Destination Weddings:
    Inn at Laguna Beach, Brandon Kidd Photography
  4. Simple Cake:
    Ticehurst cake, Brandon Kidd Photography
  5. More greenery
    Photo Lin & Jirsa Photography
    Planner The Lynden Lane Co
    Ceremony Arch
    Florist Kevin J Laverty
  6. A Touch of Tech (see credits #6)
  7. Donut Wall (see credits #2)
  8. Featured image: Nicole Caldwell Photography Studio