TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- From the vantage point of its firsthand look at weddings, Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson has put together predictions of the following top wedding trends for 2014.
“We have noticed an increased number of brides and grooms looking for that outside of the box experience to make their wedding incomparable to others,” said Jamieson Asselta, director of sales.
These are the trends: The Never Ending Wedding: Weddings have become more of an extended celebration with guests choosing one location for all of their needs such as the rehearsal dinner the night before, a second party after the reception, and a brunch the next morning.
Elaborately Unique Welcome Goodies: Couples want to thank their guests for traveling to celebrate their special day. The elaborate bags are filled with goodies and keepsakes such as recyclable totes, spa pampering amenities, personalized sweet or savory snacks, and customized souvenirs.
White and Lucite Design Weddings: When it comes to wedding décor, white and lucite design will continue to lead the trends in 2014. Whether it is for ceiling treatments, chair covers, lounge settings or accessories for reception table centerpieces, these trends will carry through the year.
Rustic and Vintage Combos: Many couples will want to give their guests the experience of transforming their wedding back in time. Vintage décor at Tarrytown House Estate weddings have included the use of lanterns and key card table cards. This trend has also been done at the estate at their speakeasy style restaurant, Cellar 49, on the lower floor of the Biddle Mansion.
Post-Event Enhancements: Instead of just vocally thanking guests for attending their wedding, couples are saying their farewells through sweet and savory treats. This year, brides and grooms will provide guests with snacks and desserts that can be packaged and taken home.