2016 PROM TRENDS FOR GENTLEMAN

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Gather round gentlemen! You are about to receive the inside scoop for your prom style this year. We are here to help you step up your game and wow your lovely date.

One of the biggest trends this year, and it has been around a while, is bow ties! No longer reserved for professors and "nerds". Every lady loves a dapper gent in a bow tie!

If you really want to take a risk, try the "no jacket" look and rock suspenders with your bow tie.

 

Gray is also a very popular color this year. It is a very pleasing neutral that is almost guaranteed to match your dates dress. Especially if she is wearing a trendy pastel dress.

(Want to know more about Ladies Prom trends? See our previous blog post!)

    

Whether it is a dark graphite gray or a light steel gray, you are sure to be in style this prom season.

 

Darker colored tuxes accented by black lapels would be a bold choice and an excellent match if your date chose a "Little Black Dress" to wear.

 

 

You have a selection of colors to choose from too to make sure you and your gal stand out from the crowd.

 

Following the same idea, tuxes with black piping are very popular this year.

   

These tuxedos give you more of a selection of colors. The jackets with black piping range from light to dark hues.

 

Finally, if you aren't the adventurous type or you want more of a classic debonair look, there is always the classic black tux. Sure to compliment your dates ensemble and let your looks speak for themselves. Its called "classic" for a reason.

 

 

Now that you know what is in style and you have an idea of what you would like to wear, come in to any one of our many local locations to see if that look works for you. Mr. Burch has one of the largestlocalwarehouses. So, not only do we have the look you want, we have it in house! Prom next week and you don't have a tux, no problem! Remember, all of our tuxedos are local so we don't have to wait to have it shipped to us. Last minute emergencies are our specialty.

 

*Disclaimer:

We always recommend coordinating looks with your date. We are not responsible for arguments or awkward pictures caused by not consulting with your date. ;)  

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING FAVORS

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Wedding favors are optional gifts given to wedding party guests as a token of the bride and groom's appreciation for participation in their wedding.  They don't have to be elaborate or expensive.  They just need to reflect your wedding and personality.  
 
 
Summer is a wonderful opportunity to give favors that fit your theme and season.  Now that you have your theme and date selected, how do you know what kinds of wedding favors to select?  Keep these simple rules in mind.
 
 
Budget
Consult your budget.  Decide how much of your wedding funds you will set aside for favors and shop with that number in mind.  No matter the amount, you need to make that work.
 
 
 
Groom
Talk to your fiance about what he wants.  The gift will be from both of you so he should have input.
 
 
Style
Figure out what style of favor you want.  Do you want classic or whimsical?  Knowing beforehand can save time shopping for favors that don't match your personality.
 
 
Theme
Remember your theme.  Bubbles are fun but might not have anything to do with your beach wedding.  You want your guests to be reminded of your wedding and the wonderful time they had when they look at your favor.
 
 
Decor
Look for gifts that add to the decor of your wedding.  Is the reception outdoors?  You might want to provide a parasol to keep the sun off your guests.  By supplying parasols in your wedding colors, you add to the decor and the wedding photos.
 
 
 
 
Personalize
Think of ways to personalize your gifts.  You might consider adding a tag with each guest's name written in script.  You might attach your favorite quote or ribbon.
 
 
No matter what you decide for your wedding favors, remember they are a token of appreciation to thank your guests.  You want everyone to enjoy your wedding as much as you will.

WHAT HAS SOCIAL MEDIA DONE TO THE WEDDING INDUSTRY?

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

From Youtube, Pinterest, Lover.ly, to Instagram and Facebook -– social media has dramatically changed how brides explore and discover ideas for wedding planning. In addition, brides are connecting with communities of similar women to share their experiences. It is ever more critical for wedding vendors and businesses that are active in the wedding industry to understand this trend and become engaged in communicating with these women on popular social networks and communities.




Brides are glued to their tablets or other mobile devices scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. Gone are the days of brides carrying a heavy wedding magazine with lots of post-it notes plastered throughout the pages, which was the norm not too long ago. Social media and interactions within the wedding community have become very visual based. For comic relief, brides can type ‘wedding meme’ into Google Images for instant laughs. In addition, Pinterest has rocked the wedding industry. Florists and wedding planners get direct links to their brides' wedding Pinterest boards. Much of the creativity and vision that the wedding planner once had seems to have shifted onto the Pinterest boards of brides-to-be.

 

 

Social media is also a great way to include family members and friends scattered around the world in your wedding plans. Brides are often using Skype and other online formats with family friends to help with selecting a wedding dress. Couples can create specific hashtags for their wedding photos captured by friends to share during and after the wedding day. Beautiful moments are captured and rapidly spread across social networks. Don’t be surprised to see brides creating “social media rules” for their weddings. Brides and grooms may want to be the first to post any pictures of their wedding onto social networks.

 

As much as social media has enhanced the wedding planning process and made it much more easy to explore and discover brands, venues, makeup artists, hair stylists, and wedding dress designers, it has also put more pressure on brides, mothers of brides, and mothers of grooms to demand perfection on the wedding day. There are now over 20 reality TV wedding shows focusing on how wedding planners create elaborate weddings and how brides are determined to find the perfect wedding dress.

 

 



Like all tools, social media in wedding planning should be used in moderation. It's a great way to connect scattered friends and family and include so many in the planning process. Brides should just keep their perspectives in check and hold realistic expectations when it comes to working with their vendors. Pinterest boards are a great jumping off place to set ideas in motion and when accompanied by an experiences team of local vendors, brides will have a great time seeing their plans come to fruition.

 

SUMMER 2014 WEDDING COLOR TRENDS

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

When choosing a color palette for your wedding, there are several parameters to keep in mind. The colors will set the mood for the entire event. For example, if you choose soft muted colors, you will convey elegance and sophistication, whereas bold bright hues will suggest a lighter, more fun mood for your event.


Summer 2014 color trends offer something for everyone. Blue seems to be the super color of the year. Navy blue especially is being paired with everything from traditional white to bolds like canary yellow and lime green. Other than blue, the major color trends for summer weddings are bright and fun or soft and serene.

 

 

If your venue is more casual and light, the bright and fun colors may be a great way to create the kind of atmosphere you're after. Teals, Fuchsias, Yellows and Oranges can be used in fabrics and florals to enhance the special day you have planned.

 

If your venue is more traditional and you have elegance in mind, then soft and serene may be the way to go. This palette uses creams and grays as a backdrop for mint greens and light pinks and peaches. Table linens and florals done in these soft tones will create a classic refined look that you'll cherish in photos for yours to come.

 

 

Whether you're bold and bright or soft and serene, 2014 has color trends to compliment your plans for a perfect day. Happy Planning