2019 saw a lot of clothing and decor trends in the wedding industry including colorful wedding gowns, dried flowers and favourite pets being part of the wedding celebrations. For a complete list of recent and upcoming trends please read this article: Wedding Trends in 2020 by Anna Price Olson.
Speaking of Montreal in particular, what are the three biggest trends on the wedding scene?
Whilst there is no shortage of great locations within the borders of Canada, international destinations for fabulous weddings have become a thing in Montreal. Most popular locations include the Caribbean, Mexico and Dominique Republic. These are countries that have taken massive steps to provide luxury at minimal cost and ensure the safety of foreign travellers as there is a lot of leisure revenue to collect. A lot of this has to do with the value of the Canadian Dollar worldwide.
I was talking to a Dj friend who is an Indian Dj and specializes as a Punjabi Dj / Bhangra Dj for sixteen years in Montreal. He agrees that a lot of business is going overseas due to this trend and as a matter of fact he has lost a few of his clients due to this trend!
But who can you blame? This is a special day that typically comes once in a lifetime!
Canada is an immigrant society. Centuries ago, European explorers discovered this piece of land which was inhabited by the Aboriginals. Ever since people from across the globe have migrated and settled here bringing in their own share of culture to the society.
The recent influx of South Asian immigrants is huge. According to a report, more than 50% of new immigrants are Indian, Punjabi and Pakistanis. The second-gen migrants have more integration opportunity since they study in the Canadian school system. Opposites attract and the consequence is cross-cultural marriages as more and more people find it amusing to explore different cultures.
I am a Dj in Montreal for the past six years and perform as an Indian Dj, Pakistan Dj and Punjabi Dj. I have witnessed this trend first-hand. In fact, we have done so many cross-cultural weddings that this has become our Unique Selling Preposition. It is common to see at a wedding crowd mixed between Indian, Punjabi, French and English communities.
Wedding couples are leaning more and more towards a bright palette of colours with strong and rich tones. Somehow connected to the point right above, a mix of cultures has also introduced a lot of bright colors into the mix. Some cultures in particular are very colorful including the Caribbean, Jamaica and India. Event planners target niches now and I work with a lot of Indian and Punjabi Event Planners in my Dj business.
Whilst there was a time when most Event Planners were local but now you will find Event Planners from all communities focusing on their own clientele. The pretext is of course that a European, Indian or Punjabi Event Planner can understand the needs of their respective communities much better.
The author is a Dj operating in Montreal as DjD and specializes in the Fuzion form of music. Hip Hop, Rap, Reggae, EDM, Bollywood, Indian, Pakistani, Punjabi and Bhangra music is their forte. They also perform as Corporate Dj & Private Party Dj and you can click on the hyperlinks to see videos.