Chiavari chairs are in. This style of chair has been popular for quite some time now. They have expanded this style of chair for the cocktail table chairs as well. You can find them in white, gold, silver, clear, mahogany, you name it, the color probably exists! A style that has become even more popular with this chair are sashes. Whether the sashes are weaved into the bars of the chairs or its a simple, elegant, bow tie on the back of the chair… it is very popular! Sashes act as great complimentary items with these chairs along with chair covers too. So many options and combinations, it almost becomes impossible to decide on the perfect combination!
The next hot item are mason jars. Anything that has that rustic look essentially has become very popular. These are mainly for the centerpiece styles. They can either be filled with water, hold a lit candle, have some flowers or carnations, ribbons tied around them, anything that a client can think of to utilize a mason jar in some fashion or style… it has probably been done and it has looked awesome. The rustic look has become very popular in the last few years as well. Especially with weddings it has become popular. A complimentary item that has become popular with mason jars and the rustic look is the burlap style. Whether it is a runner or a little piece of burlap, it acts as a great combo look.
Another hot commodity is piping and draping. This is a style that is only used in indoor events. By providing a wall back drop, sometimes surrounding the entirety of the room, it provides a subtle satin look to the room. The company I work for provided piping and draping for a Gala Night with purple uplighting shining into the white satin pleated drapes. It was a beautiful look and it was very elegant. A recently new style where pipe and drape has come in handy is actually acting as dividers for a large room. For example, a wedding that we did recently had a huge ball room but needed to block off the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception space. With the use of piping and draping she was able to create temporary barriers so that guests could enter into the ceremony with out seeing the reception area.