The Trending Wedding Scene In Montreal
2019 saw a lot of clothing and decor trends in the wedding industry including colourful 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: 2017 wedding trend predictions
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 Destination for fabulous Weddings scene 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 specializes as an Indian Dj, PunjabiDj and Bhangra Dj music and he feels a lot of business is going overseas 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 migrants 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 having studied 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 have witnessed this trend first-hand. In fact, I 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. I have other Indian Dj and Pakistani Dj as friends who consistently share the same experience with me.
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 colours into the mix. Some cultures, in particular, are very colourful including places like 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 that most Event Planners would be 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 these 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, Punjabi, Bhangra and Arabic music is their forte. Have performed as a Corporate Dj, Wedding Dj, New Year party Dj and other events.