May or June Wedding Trends You Can Actually Pull Off in 4-5 Months

If you are planning a May or June wedding, you are likely eyebrow-deep—though hopefully not literally—in cake tastings, arguments over the guest list, and auditioning hair and makeup artists. The last thing you want to think about is May or June wedding trends for 2018.

Let this blog post be your friendly reminder to take a deep breath and reconnect with what will absolutely make or break your special day. It’s time for your fiancé to let go of the idea of riding down the aisle on an elephant. Forget about DIY-ing that elaborate cake topper you saw on Pinterest. Now is the time to prioritize and consider where to put your energy.

Here’s a helpful wedding planning checklist. But please don’t use this list as an excuse to freak out! Even though we’re 4-5 months out from your big event, we promise, if you hurry, you can still rent our luxury bathroom trailers for your May or June outdoor wedding.

The point is take this wedding planning list and others like it with a grain of salt. Whether you’re way ahead of schedule or scrambling to get everything done (according to some arbitrary timeline created by a Martha Stewart wanna-be), the following list of May or June wedding trends is designed to help you zero-in on what’s most important.

May or June Wedding Trends You Can Actually Pull Off in 4-5 Months

When it comes to prioritizing for your big day, you’re likely going to have to let go of some May or June wedding trends. But 4 or 5 months is still plenty of time to pull off any of the trends below. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, focus on trends that you can easily make happen in the time you still have.

1. Style Trend: New Age Bohemian

If you’re still considering decor, keep it simple, yet chic. Good news: one of this season’s hottest trends is New Age Bohemian. It doesn’t get much simpler than this. In fact, experts say Bohemian is the new rustic. Calling all free spirits!

Why we love this trend: the whole concept is laid back and relaxed. The only way you could miss the mark here is if you tried to force together ultra-formal elements with the easy-going, natural feel you’re creating. And if you’ve already planned that rustic chic wedding, the good news is that a few tweaks can easily put you back on trend (if being trendy matters to you).

How to:

  • Use floral accessories: Have your hairstylist create a loose, romantic style with lots of flowy curls and add some delicate floral accents. A crown of lilies or bright daisies with ribbon creates a laid-back, flowerchild look.
  • Geometric decor: Geometric decor and terrarium centerpieces can be paired with rustic elements and bohemian-inspired colors to create a relaxed, Southern Californian vibe.
  • Simple place settings and mismatched glassware: Create an eclectic aesthetic on your tables with stone, wood, and earthy pieces. They will blend nicely with greenery and potted succulents. For glassware, mix and match goblets, frosted glass, and gold-rimmed flutes.

2. Add Copper Accents

Along with the laid back feel of May or June wedding trends, minimalist designs are making their mark. This less-is-more approach is guiding everything from floral arrangements, to invitations, to venue choices. The minimalist feel is all about wide open, industrial-inspired venues and accents. Rose gold is out! Copper is in!

Why we love this trend: copper and other industrial accents are super cheap! They can be added to boost the profile of any other decor you’ve already chosen. Plus, the infusion of metallic accents look amazing with the right lighting.

How to:

  • Lanterns and tea lights: Did we mention lighting? These metallic elements can be hung or set on pedestals to create a romantic ambiance in almost any outdoor space.
  • Cutlery, cups, and candelabras: Add pops of copper in unexpected places. When planning your decor, don’t forget about these small details. Your caterer may offer different options without an additional charge. So make sure to ask.

3. Creative Dessert Twists

Finally, on that list of what really matters, don’t forget food. Your guests will thank you! While wedding cakes still rule the wedding dessert space, we are seeing more brides and grooms opting for other desserts to complement the cake. And, hey, delicious, decadent, non-cake desserts, never go out of style!

How to:

  • Drip cakes: This is a bit of a holdover from 2017, but drip cakes are still very popular. They also fit in well with the Boho theme, since they give off that relaxed, whimsical vibe.
  • Doughnuts: Kids and kids at heart all love doughnuts and with artisanal doughnut shops popping up all over the DC Metro area, we’re sure to see this wedding trend continue.
  • Dessert Bars: You may want to go “beyond the cake” and have your favorite baker make several different dessert finger-foods. Offer something seasonal, create a signature dessert cocktail, or go for the crowd-pleasing chocolate fondue fountain.

At Blue Ribbon Restrooms, we often have the privilege of working with and supporting brides as they plan for their wedding day. We understand how important it is for everything to go just right. That’s why we pride ourselves on offering award-winning service and going above and beyond for our customers.

As you put the finishing touches on your spring wedding plans have you considered what message the restroom facilities at your venue are sending? If that thought isn’t a pleasant one, contact us today for your free quote. Breathe easy with Blue Ribbon Restrooms on your wedding team!

Need Help Planning Your Big Event in 2018? It’s Not Too Early to Start Planning.

Even though 2018 is still young, it’s not too early to start planning your big event. What big life events do you have happening this year? Have you considered taking the party outdoors? Spring, summer, and autumn offer great opportunities to take advantage of delightful weather, longer days, and relaxing in the great outdoors. And who doesn’t love to breathe in a little fresh air?

Given all these benefits, why not consider taking those big events beyond the standard four walls? With just a little effort, planning your big event outdoors can be a fun way to get everyone together. Whether you’re hosting a family reunion, a baby shower, an anniversary party, a retirement party, or a graduation party, we’ve got some great tips to help you pull off an amazing outdoor event.

Planning Your Big Event Outdoors

One of the most difficult choices in the whole process can be finding the right site. Here’s a useful list of outdoor event venues in DC and here are some questions to ask before you narrow down your list and visit a few to find one that feels right:

  • What is your agenda for the event? Knowing what the day-of plan for your event looks like ahead of time will help you choose a venue that sets the right tone. For example, if you’re hoping to do a surprise party, does the venue offer an easy way to conceal decor and guests from the guest of honor?
  • What is your budget? It’s helpful to have a realistic budget in mind before you start planning your big event and looking at potential venues. There are obviously many cost-efficient outdoor spaces that you could use including, public parks, pavilions, gazebos, patios, picnic areas, and rooftop terraces. Some venues can package support services together with your space reservation for one package rate. Explore your options here.
  • Are restrooms, parking, guest accommodations, and other amenities located within a reasonable distance? Perhaps the most important consideration when it comes to planning your big event outdoors or anywhere else is whether your guests are enjoying themselves. And comfortable guests are more likely to enjoy themselves. So make sure you have taken your guests’ needs into consideration. If restroom facilities are scarce, consider renting a luxury restroom trailer to make your guests feel like VIPs. Blue Ribbon Restrooms can help!
  • What can you expect from Mother Nature? Are you working with a pavilion, gazebo, or place where your guests can seek shelter if Mother Nature decides to rain on your parade…err event? If your site is open air, consider renting tents or reserving another backup space in case of bad weather.
  • What is your plan for food? If you’d like your guests to mingle freely, hors d’oeuvres and finger foods may be best. For a more formal vibe, you can have a sit-down, catered dinner under a covered or semi-covered area. Either way, consider whether you or your caterer will need electricity to pull off your incredible spread. Make sure your food choices match your chosen theme and atmosphere.

Case Study: Earth Day Themed Corporate Event

In the spring of 2017, a great corporate client of Blue Ribbon Restrooms hosted an Earth Day themed corporate event in its outdoor pavilion for about 450 guests. It was a chance to shake off the winter blues and enjoy a beautiful spring evening.

The tables were dressed in bright spring colors—pinks, blues, greens, and yellows. There were spring floral bouquets placed in the center of each table too.

They draped daisies from the ceiling of the pavilion and used some accent lighting to set the mood for a light and fun time. The buffets were dressed with sod with the chafing dishes placed on top and there were troughs full of ice and cold drinks. The whole event took on the look and feel of an outdoor picnic.

No party is complete without delicious beverages. The bar served fresh lemonade and mint juleps. The paths leading guests back to their cars at the end of the evening were lined with elegant candlelit luminaries. And of course, they called on us to deliver a Majestic Restroom trailer from our Top Line Series.

The event went off flawlessly thanks to the planning of some amazing employees, who really thought of every last detail. The guests had a magical time from the moment they arrived until the moment they left. A memorable night was had by all!

The Moral of the Story…

You can throw an amazing outdoor event too. One of the biggest benefits to hosting an outdoor event is the energy and freshness it adds to your event. Whatever the event, taking things outdoors is a great way to keep everyone socializing and talking long after the whole thing is over.

Our friendly staff at Blue Ribbon Restrooms loves to make our customers look good. When it’s time for planning your big event, we are here to take care of one big detail. Wouldn’t it be nice to have one fewer item on your to-do list in 2018? Contact us today for your custom quote.