As one of Austin's leading DJ & photo booth companies, we provide entertainment for numerous weddings, quinceaneras, parties, and events, every weekend, all year long! We noticed several trends and changes in the 2018 events, as well as for 2019 weddings, too! It's hard to predict all the 2019 trends, since it's still summer, but as we see them, we'll certainly write about them. We also provide planning assistance and have seen what couples are planning for next year's events with us. Here are some trends we're seeing in the Austin and central Texas area, and beyond.
Ceremony Traditions Changing
We're seeing more couples choose to break traditions and create their own, unique wedding. We're seeing different bridal processions, more often. Brides will walk down the aisle with both parents, with their father/step-father, their entire family, their kids, and even best friends! We've also seen grooms walk down the aisle with their parents, too! Diana (above) walked down the aisle, non-traditionally, on her own wedding day! Perhaps she started the trend, two years ago! :) Who says you have to be traditional? You don't!
This bride walked down the aisle with her father and step-father. Both fathers were important in her life and she chose to honor them both! She also chose to do a mother/daughter dance during the reception, as well!
Different First Dances
Couples are changing the traditional first dance. First dances have traditionally been the couple, father/daughter, and mother/son. Now, people are choosing to do first dances with their mothers, their kids, and even their good friends. Traditions are great, but you should do what best suits you!
Clients are choosing to add more entertainment for guests who prefer, or are not able to, dance. Having more entertainment options helps keep your guests entertained longer, since it gives them more than one thing to do. Sometimes, dances are up to 3 hours (after dinner, cocktail hour and a ceremony) and clients have told us, "we can't' possibly have only music and expect people to dance for 3 straight hours." We always reply, "we'll play the music and try to keep them dancing, but sure, more entertainment options is always great, too!"
Other entertainment options that we often include are: photo/video booth, Karaoke, lawn games, giant games, "old school" gaming system (Nintendo, Atari, Super Nintendo, Sega games), and even game show type games that we can host.
More Food/Drink Options
Food is always a major part of any wedding or event. Lately, many clients have been adding late night snacks, which have been a major hit! We've seen Smores bars, popcorn, cotton candy, candy bars, and much more! After a long event, most people can't resist a tempting, late-night snack! :)
There are many more trends we're seeing, but these are the most common trends for 2018 and early 2019 weddings. Contact us to discuss details and how we can help you plan and implement these trending ideas at your wedding, quinceanera, party, or event!
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