MPR has been featured in Bozeman Magazine’s March 2017 issue!
From online planning to the big day, 2017 is shaping up to be a beautifully trendy year for Montana brides!
With 2017 off and running, brides are looking for fresh inspiration and guidance for their wedding. Montana Party Rentals owner Jill Redmon weighed in on trends that will help point brides toward their dream event this year.
June thru September is peak wedding season; however, off-season weddings are a fun and fresh alternative for brides. “Our clients often struggle to book particular vendors. By choosing a date during off-season, you will be working with vendors that are focused on you,” said Redmon.
Many vendors offer discounted rates in the off-season months such as May. BONUS: having an off-season wedding means having the entire summer to enjoy together as newlyweds! Picture a winder wedding complete with magical backdrops, cozy spaces, and snuggling under fuzzy blankets in the snow. Beyond nailing down a date, this year promises trendy details that brides won’t want to miss including greenery, metallic, and dedicated lounge spaces. Greenery is the Pantone color of the year, which as first looks like a season color, but MPR feels like it’s perfect to mix into any wedding style.
“I’m happy green is getting some attention. I’ve always considered green a neutral color,” say Redmon. “It truly goes with so many colors. This season we are offering a new line of gorgeous velvet linens with so many beautiful shades of green – grass, fern, emerald. These shades would be fantastic base for either a rustic or more elegant affair.”
Metallic shades are also easy to blend into any wedding style. Rose gold or brushed flatware, copper votives or hammered Moscow mugs in a gunmetal finish are all quick ways to add pops of metallic to any table top. Redmon believes that while metallic may be a popular trend in 2017, it’s proving to have some staying power simply because it’s an easy way to add a celebratory touch to any event. Lounge areas are also looking to stick around this year – a trend guaranteed to please everyone on the guest list.
“The feedback on lounge areas is positive and is enjoyed by all generations, “says Redmon. “Often older guests will stay a bit longer since they have an option to move from dinner into more comfortable seating”.
One of our biggest questions was how a bride can tackle all these trends while still maintain a unique sense of style. Redmon says it’s all about including timeless pieces with fresh new products. Don’t be afraid to include the quirky pieces that reflect the couple’s personality while also mixing in some 2017 trends. I’m a huge fan of mixing new with the old, including vintage rental pieces in a design adds style and interest, even if it’s in small touches.” says Redmon.
Another trend that will continue to grow this year is the ability for brides to be able to plan these events anywhere, any time. That means having vendors and planners just a click away. Whether it’s via an app or an email, event planners are a bride’s greatest resource. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the details, which is why the professionals are there to help each step of the way. The MPR wishlist feature allows our brides to view our vast inventory and submit a wishlist at their convenience. From there we provide a quote and discuss logistics.”