From Pooches to Perspex Great Wedding Trends of 2018

As custom caterers, we’ve been witness to a plethora of “I Dos” and watched countless brides and grooms take that iconic walk down the aisle! Part of what we love about catering weddings is we get to see how each couple puts their signature on their special day. It’s truly amazing and inspiring to witness how many variations and iterations people dream up! Being an integral part of so many amazing weddings and working closely with wedding planners, their team, and, of course, brides and grooms, we seem to have unexpectedly become wedding trend experts in the process! Indeed, we often find ourselves not only helping our newly-weds-to-be with their dream menu but answering their wedding trend queries at the same time. It’s part of what makes this job so fun!

With this in mind, we thought we’d share what we think are some of the best wedding trends of 2018.

 

DIY Stations

It seems that the whole DIY culture has spilled over into the wedding world as well! We love the fun and informal nature of a great DIY station. From building your own tacos to making your own sundae, people love this trend! It’s a great way to create an unpretentious and social vibe, and is a fabulous idea for a midnight snack option!

 

Perspex Paradise

The use of perspex seating, baubles, and other decorative elements is a trend we’re seeing more and more of these days. Perspex is not like its tacky cousin, plastic. Its glass-like finish creates a stunningly modern, clean and glamorous look! We love this chic transparent design trend and hope to see it around for a few more years to come!

 

Wedding Woofs

Believe it or not, more and more furry friends are becoming a part of the wedding party! And, no, we’re not talking about your bearded and moustachioed hipster friends! Our little canine critters are taking centre stage as ring bearers, bridesmaids and even best men (or is that best dog)? I guess it’s true what they say about dogs being man’s best friend! Just be sure to have some doggy treats in your vest pocket!

 

Locally Sourced

While this has been gaining in popularity in the last few years, it’s always been a central part of our custom catering philosophy! We believe in using only the best, freshest and locally sourced produce and ingredients for our customers! As Vancouverites are becoming increasingly sophisticated when it comes to the culinary world, we are seeing more and more appreciation for what we believe is the only way to eat!

 

International Menus

Vancouver is a very multicultural city–a wonderful mix of cultures, religions, and ethnicities. So, it’s no wonder that more and more couples want their background reflected in the food they serve at their wedding. Why settle for the tired old chicken or fish selections, when we can draw on a rich and diverse array of cuisines! These days more people than ever are well-traveled and have been exposed to a wide range of international dishes and want to bring their international pallet to their wedding day! It’s a trend our Executive Chef, Mathew Koyangi, loves, as he’s literally a walking United Nations!

 

Looking to 2019

We’ll be keeping a lookout for future wedding trends! Stay tuned for more emerging wedding fashions, styles and fads for 2019!

 

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