At SCE Event Group, we believe that 2023 will be another year of hyper-personalized celebrations, wildcard elements, new trends, 1980’s and 1990’s throwback trends, and big production and entertainment elements! And, we are HERE for it!

So, how can you make your wedding really pop?! After all, there are so many expectations (family and societal) and wedding industry standards when it comes to planning for your big day. Well, we suggest forgetting almost everything you know about and have experienced at weddings, and instead focusing on what it is that really represents you as individuals and as a couple! That’s a great place to start planning the celebration of your lives!

Reception Special Effects and Performances

I know that hiring live performers for your wedding reception might seem like something out of the ordinary, but that’s exactly what will make it memorable!  In some cultures, special performances are already an important part of the wedding day, like the sangeet at an Indian wedding or the lion dance performed at Chinese weddings. But honoring a cultural background or religion isn’t the only reason to put on a show for your guests! 

Think drag shows, acrobatic performances, impersonators, stand-up comics, opera singers, dueling musicians, or professional dancers! And, you know what will bring these entertainment experiences to the next level?! Special effects! Think sparkler fountains, low-lying fog, a dazzling light show, slowly falling snow, projection mapping! Your guests will be blown away, we promise!

Unexpected elements

But, if putting on a show at your wedding isn’t your thing, you can still create a super fun and unexpected wedding reception by adding interactive stations or unexpected food options your guests won’t see coming. 

You could set up a tattoo bar (temporary or permanent!), rent ice cream trucks or multiple food trucks for your afternoon reception or late night snack, hire a second photographer to take celebrity-style photos of all your guests, hire carnival games or rides, put together a wedding scavenger hunt, bring in a dance instructor to direct and teach your guests line dances, hire a caricature artist, or whatever else you can imagine for your day!

What’s Old is New Again

This wedding season will continue to embrace vintage elements, but instead of the 50’s and 60’s, the big trend will be 80’s and 90’s elements! So, go ahead and embrace the nostalgia! We’re talking rotary phone audio guestbooks to record well wishes advice and stories from your guests, over-the-top ice sculptures (ice luge for shots, raw oyster bar, drink dispensers) ala every late 80’s and 90’s movie, and 80’s &  90’s inspired fashion! Puffy sleeves and full skirts are back baby!