Personalized, make-it-yours (MIY) and DIY wedding trends are popping up everywhere. Geek Chic wedding ideas are even on the rise, especially if you are looking for ideas for a wedding on the next National Pi Day (March 14 – 3.1416). So where should the MIY and tech-savvy bride go to look for inspiration? “Although plastic doesn’t readily come to mind when thinking of weddings,” says Los Angeles-based wedding planner, Laura Curtin Hazzard of DB Creativity, “3D Print trends do fit right into a bride’s desire for something unique and personal.”
Laura’s Finds – 3D Print Trends:
Designing 3D Print items for weddings means thinking about all aspects of the event from customized door hangers for the guests at the hotel to cake toppers and tabletop decor that goes beyond vases, candle holders, table numbers and placards to hashtag reminders or Pez dispensers. Think gifts and give the bride and groom 3D Printed wedding vows or give the groomsmen 3D Printed ties and the Bridesmaids bracelets. Imagine all you can do when you can print out one or twenty of something.
Wedding Planner 3D Print Design Tips from Laura:
Think Color – While color preferences change throughout the year, some are pretty constant – white, ivory and blush. Every bride starts with her colors inspired by flowers or the venue. If you are going to keep up with the 3D Print Trends for weddings you better have great basic neutrals and beautiful (non-primary) colors.
Think Unique –Brides want that unique touch that’s different from what her best friend has planned for her wedding. Hardly any brides are willing to take risks and most are on a budget but they all want their wedding to be memorable. 3D Print personalization can bring that special touch so make it a feature of your design or 3D printable.
Think Pretty – Nerdy, geeky, plastic things are not usually pretty – so make it beautiful or whimsical – even if it is supposed to be geeky, it must still be chic. Many weddings are full of florals, woods, greenery and the like, make sure the plastic doesn’t stand out because it looks tacky.
About Laura Curtin Hazzard – Wedding Planner at DB Creativity
Laura started her relationship with DB Creativity while planning her own wedding to Tom’s brother, Christopher. Their beautiful Malibu wedding was recently featured in The Knot. Inspired by the creative spirit and expertise in planning that made their wedding truly perfect, she joined Dana Bresin at DB Creativity and focuses on project management and design support. Laura has her own Etsy shop, Life’s Simple Gestures and is our benchmark for when 3D Printing truly goes mainstream. When Laura wants a 3D Printer, then the industry has tipped!