Trends to Watch for in 2016-2017

I mean, Premiere Events has helped customize events for over the past 15 years. Can’t we just dive right into another one? It’s that dreaded where do you even start when planning an event question that’s hovering in the back of our client’s mind. In our experience they always want what you don’t have or if you do have it, all of your clients want it at the same time.

Events are always changing. And you always wonder… will this become a trend or is it just a fad? It’s hard to keep up. Below are a few trends, from the new hire here at Premiere Events, that you should expect to see this fall and into 2017.

Geometric Patterns:

Patterns are making a comeback and we should expect to see them for the rest of this year as well as most of 2017. Using shapes and bold colors help bring out clients’ unique style and vision.

Geometric patterned backdrops and centerpieces have been showing up more and more in the event industry.

Bold patterns and shapes in metallic or pastel colors make for a great theme.  These fun prints and shapes are clean and modern. They can be incorporated into any aspect of your event from decor, dresses, invitations, linens, cakes and more!


Rose quartz and serenity are the colors you should expect to see more frequently. There are countless opportunities for the colors to even be paired together.

And who doesn’t love anything and everything shiny and sparkly? Metallics, such as: gold, silver and copper are appearing more in the smaller details of events. These timeless colors will never grow old. They are eye-catching and can help give any event a more sophisticated and glamorous feel.

Local & Organic Food:

The organic food market segment has been growing rapidly for years. It is expected to continue to grow in popularity as consumers become increasingly aware of pesticides and genetically modified foods.

Penelope L’Amore Photography; Word Of Mouth Catering; The Winfield Inn


There is a growing movement in which consumers are becoming more educated and more concerned with the process and sourcing of the ingredients that are going into their foods. Clients are wanting better tasting foods than ever before. Locally sourced is the culinary trend, especially here in Austin and central Texas. The Austin restaurant and catering community is especially in tune with these respectable movements.

Dramatic Fashion:

Continuing into 2016 and 2017, there is a significant trend for brides to wear dramatic dresses to their events. Plunging necklines, skirt slits, sheer details, and high-low skirts are what’s helping brides stand out and make a bold statement.

While the sexy, open back trend isn’t necessarily “new” anymore; does it ever really get old? A massively plunging neckline is the new thing. Designers are playing with sheer materials to set a dramatic, yet glamorous, tone for the bride. The leg slit is also setting the tone for a fun bride. Someone that shows off a little leg definitely means business. They’re ready to party.

Now if you can’t decide between whether you want a long or short dress, the perfect solution has been found. The high-low wedding dress style is a show stopping, modern and classic new look that goes well with anyone who wants to show off their awesome shoes!


We never know what we’re going to get when helping assist today’s brides and meeting their rental needs. There are always new questions arising and sometimes you have to bend over backwards to please your clients, but that’s why we signed up for this industry, right? The event industry is such a satisfying and rewarding field. With events growing more and more, there are always new systems to learn, new trends, and new clients and vendors to meet; I’m just trying to keep up!


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Sources and Contributors: Angela King Photography ; David Kurio Designs ; Diana M. Lott Photography ; The Driskill Hotel ; Pearl EventsPenelope L’Amore ; Premiere Events ;  Prospect HouseWhole Foods Market Catering ; The Winfield InnWord Of Mouth Catering ;

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