When planning a wedding, the choices can be overwhelming, but experts advise starting with the most vital decision of all time: the venue.
This all-important space sets the tone for your event and makes it easier to narrow down everything after that. Always ahead of trends, W Austin keeps it all under one roof, making the perfect wedding both stylish and stress-free. Keep these hot ideas in mind when planning your own wedding, and let W Austin take care of the rest.
Trend #1: Modern, industrial vibes
Much like this year, 2017's color schemes focus on metallics, with glimmers of brass and steel setting the scene for city chic. W Austin’s recently renovated space creates a neutral and contemporary stage with chrome-finished chairs, brass touches in the decor, and titanium-colored, textured walls. Add pops of ivory with the linens, votive candles, dishware, and dance floor (often complimentary additions to the event) for the perfect palette, so both the bride and the venue are dressed to kill.
Trend #2: Creative food stations
Whether the menu calls for a plated dinner or buffet, treat guests to a late-night surprise with DIY snacks. Go big with a build-your-own Frito pie station or a custom queso table (more avocado please). Right in line with W Austin's Whatever/Whenever service, wedding menus can be completely customized for any desire. The options are limitless.
Trend #3: Semi-naked cakes
Dominating the dessert table with thin layers of frosting and flowers or greenery as toppers, wedding cakes are simple and elegantly semi-naked. The award-winning Chef Angel Begaye is in-house to create your dream dessert, whether it’s cheesecake, a strawberry tower (also trending for 2017), or an 8-foot-tall edible replica of the Eiffel Tower.
Trend #4: Ditch the after-party
Switching locations causes your big day to lose momentum and energy; keep guests together all under one roof instead. After the reception, guests can head downstairs to the Living Room bar to continue the celebration. Plus, not only do the bride and groom enjoy a complementary night in a Cool Corner Suite, but friends and family also reap the benefits of discounted rooms so the party never has to end.
Trend #5: Make it a weekend
Start the party early and kick off the celebration, pre-rehearsal, with a pool party. Host a cabana with complimentary bottle service for the wedding party. Or de-stress and detox with massages and manicures at Away Spa. Stay longer and end the weekend with a post-wedding brunch in Trace.
Located in the heart of downtown Austin with next-door access to the famed Austin City Limits music venue, W Austin features 251 rooms, over 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and is the only place you should get married.
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