The Art of Mixing and Matching in Event Design
The art of mixing and matching is a trend in weddings and many events that will stand the test of time. It is done all the time in fashion, so why not transfer those styles into your wedding? This is a positive trend for couples on a budget and it transforms your wedding from the everyday ordinary to the extraordinary. It brings your event into another dimension with visual layers and an eclectic twist.
The trend of mixing and matching still maintains a cohesive style while mixing both natural and colorful elements, allowing a fun, relaxed and joyful atmosphere for your guests.
Tables: Mixing table shapes is a great and simple way to add visual interest to your event. Using round, square and even rectangle-shaped tables together is an easy way for couples to assign seats for guests and group different numbers of people together.
Chairs: A great way to give your reception a funky and eclectic twist is mixing the style and color of your chairs. Pick 3 to 4 hues and styles and evenly distribute them around the reception space. You could also pick 3 to 4 different structures of chairs that are the same color. There are several ways to complete this trend and convey your own personal style.
Patterns and Textures: Mixing various patterns on your tables using linens, napkins, menu cards and more is a beautiful way to show your eclectic and whimsical sense of style. Your guests will talk and it also adds a unique element to the overall design of each table. Don’t be afraid to mix polka dots with a chevron pattern, or stripes with circles, or flower patterns with solid shapes.
China: Using various styles of mismatched china is another fun way to exemplify this trend. Mix and match various styles of vintage china that have different colors and patterns. To keep the look coherent, choose pieces of the same size.
Centerpieces: Mixing and matching various styles of centerpieces is a very impactful way to create unique visual interest, bringing your guests attention to the center of each table. You can certainly have tall and short centerpieces, one large arrangement or five small arrangements on each table. Just make sure there is a commonality amongst each centerpiece. Choose similar flowers, vases, candles, or a general color palette.
Wedding Party: The fashion and look of the wedding party is one of the top elements in a wedding following the mix and match trend. In the last few years, couples are getting away from the idea that everyone has to look exactly the same… dress, shoes, hair, nails. Couples are now venturing out of their comfort zone, picking different colors completely or choosing the same color but different dress styles. The unifying theme could be the same shoe or jewelry. This trend sets the tone of the wedding, telling guests to get ready for a fun and festive evening ahead.
The most important thing to remember when applying this trend is to make sure there is a cohesiveness or “common thread” that runs throughout the ceremony and reception. Whether you use all of the above styles of mixing and matching or just a few, remember that to execute this successfully, choose an element that ties it all together.