Wedding Guide 2023

A Day to Remember

As your journey begins to plan your wedding, let the experts be your guide. They can help you make every aspect perfect, so you can enjoy the experience and remember every last detail.

Picture Perfect Skin

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend in more ways than one. Experience
the DiamondGlow® facial at one of Kansas City’s top med spas, Georgous Aesthetic Bar. The DiamondGlow is a next-level, non-invasive skin-resurfacing treatment that leaves the skin brighter, smoother and a more even skin tone. It’s a 3-in-1 treatment that exfoliates, extracts, and infuses the skin with nourishing skin infusion serums. With continued treatments you may also notice that it improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, and dull, congested skin.

Georgous Aesthetic

Engagement Ring Inspiration

The decision to purchase an engagement ring represents a turning point in many people’s lives, so you want to choose a jeweler you can depend on for their expertise. Meierotto Jewelers makes the process as simple as possible with their team of local experts to help you understand the aspects of selecting a diamond and a setting for your engagement ring. With their vast selection of rings and volume buying power, they can offer designer brands at competitive prices. Meierotto Jewelers is locally owned and serving the bridal community in Kansas City for 44 years.

Meierotto Jewelers

Consider a Nontraditional Neckline

The silhouette of a wedding dress is often associated with the shape of the dress (A-line, mermaid, ballgown, etc.), but a crucial part of the silhouette of the dress is the neckline. The neckline of a wedding dress does wonders in framing the bride’s shoulders and face. Traditional necklines include sweetheart and V-neck, but nontraditional necklines will be big in 2023. Think royal-inspired mock necks, asymmetrical necklines, off-the-shoulder sleeves,
and shrugs.

Buffet table with snacks, canape, sandwiches and appetizers at luxury wedding reception outdoors, copy space. Serving food. Catering banquet table. Homemade Tacos

It’s All About the Food

The time has come and gone where food is just about food. Now more than ever, people are paying attention to where their food comes from—even at weddings. Open-concept catering can change the entire experience of dining at a wedding. Whether it’s smoking meat over a flame, stuffing pizzas in a brick oven, or searing fish on a flat-top grill, the immersive experience showcases the talent of the chefs and the hard work going into each dish.

Keep it Simple

There will always be a time and a place for neutral florals, but pastels and fluorescent florals are making a comeback. They’re whimsical, eye-catching, and add structure to any arrangement or centerpiece. Look for peach, purple, blues, pinks, and buttery yellows.

Bigger also doesn’t mean better when it comes to flower arrangements. (What bride wants to muscle up a bouquet, anyway?) Understated and smaller bouquets that focus on the quality and color scheme of flowers you’re putting into the bunch won’t swallow the look of the bride.

Draping Adds Drama

Choosing a wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you will make as you plan your special day. As you consider ways to create a magical environment, nothing transforms the look and feel of a space like fabric draping. Whether a backdrop, canopy, wall covering, or ceiling installation, draping creates a beautiful setting that elevates your ceremony or reception to the next level. Using airy, fire-retardant fabrics and unique design concepts, AAA Event Rentals can help bring your vision to life.

AAA Event Rental

Table setting for an event party or wedding reception at the beach

The Venue Experience

Retreat to the Finley River in Ozark, Missouri for an unforgettable wedding experience at Finley Farms. Choose from a variety of venues immersed in nature including the open-air chapel on the banks of the Finley River, the century-old Riverside Bridge, or the sprawling urban farm. Or, celebrate in spaces rich with history including The Ozark Mill, originally built in 1833, and The Workshop, a 1930s industrial garage that overlooks the property. Visit their website to explore minimalistic, rustic and luxury venues.

Finley Farms

A Wedding Venue Idea for Casual and Cozy Nuptials

Cinder Block Brewery’s Reclamation Room

With dark woods, an open floor plan and custom lighting, the event space at Cinder Block Brewery is an ideal location for an intimate celebration. The room comfortably seats 75-80 guests, with a max occupancy of 165. When you incorporate the private patio, it expands the venue for an indoor/outdoor experience.

The Reclamation Room offers a relaxed atmosphere and is the perfect backdrop for a vintage or rustic theme. Along with the basic amenities for seating and serving, you can also incorporate these amenities into your special day.

Cinder Block’s patio

Wine and spirits menu

•  135″ media screen and projector
•  Free Wi-Fi
•  Private bathroom
•  Built-in bar with bartending services
•  Patio with additional space for large outdoor events
•  Private brewery tours and tastings for your event
•  Microphone and sound system
•  Flat screen TV with cable

•  Reclaimed Wooden Spool Tables

Check out the vintage charm of the Reclamation Room. It is the perfect private venue for your special occasion, and you’ll save 20% on the rental fee when you book in January or February, 2023.

Cinder Block

Make the most of your special day!

Extreme close-up mid-section of a newlywed cutting wedding cake

Keep an Eye Out for These Trends in 2023

Cool Dance Floors

Ditch the traditional wood plank or plain white floor for something more upscale, like a timeless yet trendy black and white checkered floor or LED-light floor that pulses to the DJ’s music.

Digital RSVPs

Save money on postage and opt for digital RSVPs for your
guests, which can be made on websites like The Knot and Zola.

Film Photos

Capture memories by handing out disposable cameras to the bridal party and task the members to take photos throughout
the night.

Residential Decor

Create a comfy, intimate space for guests by incorporating residential decor and furniture into the venue. Think sofas for resting after a night of dancing, warm ambience like chandeliers and lamps, and tabletop tchotchkes like vases and vintage books.