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Trend Report: Weddings

a bride’s best friend | Choosing the perfect engagement ring can be an intimidating process. The Diamond Bar in Town and Country makes the process a little less intimidating and a lot more fun thanks to its sparkling diamond collection and complimentary drinks. Whether you’re looking for a classic solitaire or colored stone engagement ring, owner Chris Phillips and his staff walk customers through every step of the process. The Diamond Bar also specializes in customized designs, like the two stone engagement rings that have exploded in popularity thanks to celebrities like Emily Ratajkowski and Ariana Grande.

a mindful marriage
Many couples are choosing to flex their purchasing power and opt for a diverse set of vendors that not only reflect who they are as a couple, but their inherent values as people as well. For those couples looking to make mindful decisions regarding vendors but aren’t sure where to start, websites like The Knot provide helpful directories of Asian-owned, Black-owned, Hispanic or Latinx-owned, LGBTQ+-owned, Native American-owned, veteran-owned and women-owned businesses, making the search that much easier.

bistro band
Staying in tune with wedding trends brought to us by 2020, bistro style bands are taking over the entertainment spotlight. Guest lists may not be as extensive as years past, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations are any less festive. Trends are reflecting an increase in bistro style bands rather than DJs to create a more intimate vibe.

wedding welcome
It’s not unusual for guests to take home fun party favors at the end of the reception, but leave it to 2021 to switch things up and swap out party favors for welcome boxes. With shifting attitudes toward events, weddings have adapted safer hygiene protocols that also make for some pretty cute ‘experiential’ unboxings. Packed with items like hand sanitizer, masks, programs and party favors, welcome boxes add a personal touch to the big day—a definite silver lining from last year!


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