TRENDING: What New Wedding Secrets Will You Need to Make Your Special Day Stand Out?

It’s your special day. All eyes will be on you and everything needs to go perfectly. We have complied this specific list to help you make sure the plan is on the right track. These are a few of the top wedding trends of 2017 to make sure your day is unforgettable:

Location, Location, Location:
Today’s couples want a wedding that will blow their guests away, and one of the key elements to an unforgettable event is the choice of venue. Advice: Bay Harbor Michigan. Sweeping elegance and beauty combined with state-of-art venues combine to make Bay Harbor the absolute go-to wedding destination in 2017 and beyond. Bay Harbor is an incredible year-round setting for a destination wedding. It’s picture perfect and loaded with charm. It’s a great place to keep your guests entertained with excellent golf, fishing, skiing, shopping and a luxury spa, And best of all, no matter what size, budget and type of wedding you’re planning, Bay Harbor has a perfect location for your special day. Just ask Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee. To learn more click here!

Paired up
Wine-and-cheese pairings have become a familiar site at cocktail receptions, but the idea of matching different foods with different drinks is being carried over to other types of beverages and appetizers. It elevates the guest experience by keeping guests active and engaged. Some duets to consider: wine and pasta, cake and craft beer, margaritas and guacamole, or for a wedding brunch, try mimosas and pastries.

Setting a mood
Lounge areas have been an important decor element at wedding cocktail hours for years, but as after-parties come into fashion, wedding pros find themselves setting up more lounge-style seating vignettes closer to the dance floor.

Reaching new heights
Couples can’t get enough of the unique perspectives offered by drone technology for both videos and aerial stills, and pros are following suit, offering packages that include drone footage as an add-on option. Poised for take-off: professional-quality, user-friendly drones for non-pros (and perhaps a wedding guest).

The beautiful drone footage on the shores of the majestic Lake Michigan, the perfect wine and cheese combination and a lounge that would make even Sinatra proud can all be accomplished with just a click of a mouse. If you are looking for the perfect wedding ceremony and reception venue in Northern Michigan, check out all the great selections in Bay Harbor. From the country club feel at the Bay Harbor Golf Club to the elegant Inn at Bay Harbor, from a ceremony right on the beach at The Bay Harbor Village Hotel to a nautical wedding at the Yacht Club, you can find the perfect venue for a wedding of any size and budget, right here in Bay Harbor.

To get started, check out our website at ExploreBayHarbor.com where you can register for an insider’s look at the area. Chock-full of local information, this publication offers insights into what makes Bay Harbor, Michigan unlike any other place in the world.