Summer is synonymous with weddings for Terry Hills. Because we see so many throughout the course of the year, we’d like to think we are unofficial experts on each season’s trends (fully knowing that the term “unofficial expert” is an oxymoron). Although it’s only July, we’re already calling this year the wedding year of the untraditional!
Less Formal, More Party
So far this season, a lot of couples are opting out of a lot of the formalities of a wedding. The focus has definitely shifted off of the ceremony itself, and onto the party portion of the night: the reception. Ceremonies are becoming more quick & to-the-point, to leave plenty of time for drinks, dinner & dancing.
And speaking of dinner, we’ve had more and more couples turn down a formal dinner, whether sit-down, or buffet, in favor of a more “cocktail reception” feel. Hor d’oeurves, food stations, even food trucks (ok, not here at Terry Hills yet for that one, but maybe sooner than later) are taking over the role of a formal dinner. We’ve already seen a wedding this year with a “stations dinner”, including a macaroni & cheese station, hot pretzel station, and salad station, to give their wedding a more casual vibe. Nothing screams “party” more than bar grub.
Going along with the party atmosphere, traditional church and reception halls are becoming a thing of the past. This year, we’ve had a record number of weddings in our outdoor covered pavilion. Couples are thinking outside of the box, so some of these untraditional venues have become more and more popular in recent years. In addition to outdoor tent or pavilion weddings, venues like barns, restaurants, and art galleries are also hot commodities. We’d like to think we have the best of both worlds: the untraditional and breathtaking outdoor ceremony, followed by your choice of indoor or outdoor reception.
The options are endless!
Don't Break the Bank
Again, on the topic of untraditional, it’s becoming less and less traditional for couples to seek out the parents of the bride to fund their weddings. Whether that be because some couples are not getting married until later in life, so they are much more financially-independent, or because the current economy is not super agreeable, the extravagant costs of a wedding can become problematic for some. Here at Terry Hills, you won’t find that your budget clashes with our pricing. We offer a wide-variety of affordable wedding packages to suit every budget, so that couples don’t have to sacrifice any elements of their dream wedding.