The growing trend of customized weddings

November 9, 2022

Over the past few years, we’ve seen the emergence of a very real trend in weddings and reception ceremonies: you.

Not you personally, of course! Instead, we’re referring to the growing push toward weddings that are more bespoke, more unique, and more about, well, the two people actually getting married. 

It comes down to the fact that many couples are no longer looking for the traditional, cookie-cutter wedding that their parents enjoyed. Instead, a renewed emphasis is being placed on what it means to gather with friends and family in celebration of love, togetherness, and all the little quirks that make each relationship special and distinct.

“Cue the recent trend toward smaller, customized weddings – designed with a heightened attention to detail and a mindfulness toward individual personalization.”

True to this emerging trend, we’ve seen a marked uptick in clients every year looking to leave convention behind in search of a more modern, more personalized Rocky Mountain wedding. 

For these couples, a focus on offering guests an elevated and intentional experience far outweighs any concerns associated with sticking to tradition. Instead of a traditional plated meal for 200+ guests, they’re turning toward more intimate venues with options for details like family-style dining, personalized wedding favors, and dessert tables featuring favourite treats and eats. 
Venues like the Rocky Mountain Wedding Collective’s own mainspace, if we might be so bold as to say so!

mainspace by RMWC offers an incomparable level of event space customization, giving you the space and flexibility you need to bring your wedding vision to life. 

Caricature artists. Jazz musicians. High-tech photo booths. S’mores stations. Hot chocolate bars. These are just some of the custom elements we’ve had couples come to us requesting, and we of course were all too happy to make them happen. 

Beyond singular details like these, a closer look at the larger themes and elements of an event’s overarching design is being considered by many modern couples, too. People are looking for personalized florals to fit niche themes, with couples choosing to upgrade bouquet options and decorate arbors with a tendancy toward volume and variation, with both fresh and dried arrangements being considered. 

The aesthetic value that florals bring to a venue space cannot be overstated. Custom floral requests both bring personality and intimacy to an event while also often resulting in more sustainable centerpieces and embellishments that can be preserved afterwards and even used over again in various different forms. 

Beyond florals, natural fibers and materials such as pampas grasses, bamboo, wicker, and rattan have all come to feature prominently at weddings in the summer months, bringing a light and breezy feeling to the proceedings and completely changing the vibe of a wedding venue from one event to the next. Country rusticism has been a recent star in Banff weddings and goings-on as well, with wooden farmhouse tables and vineyard chairs being two of our most requested rental items as of late. 

While all this talk of custom elements, personalized themes, and client-driven requests, you might be left feeling a bit overwhelmed about your own upcoming event. What if you’re looking for something that feels uniquely you, but aren’t sure how to go about making that magic happen?

Don’t worry – you’re not in it alone. mainspace and RMWC have your back.

However you’re looking to design your Canmore wedding, there’s nowhere like mainspace to make it happen. From the venue’s elegant customizability to the stunning Rocky Mountain backdrop to the creative inspiration available through our Vision Packages and onsite venue coordinator, mainspace is the space to bring your bespoke event to life.

As we look to what’s ahead for the industry, it’s clear that customized, personalized experiences are starting to become central considerations for couples and event clients alike – and there’s nowhere better equipped in the Canadian Rockies to offer these sorts of carefully-crafted moments than mainspace. 
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help bring your custom event to life – we can’t wait to share in your vision and start working together today!

Photo credits: Nicole Fields Photography, Rocky Mountain Photo Co.

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