This year the NZ Academy of Wedding & Event Planning, together with it’s sister campuses in Australia, the UK and the US and wedding experts from around the world came together to collaborate on our very first Trends Report for the Wedding industry.

This report takes you into the world of weddings and looks at the things we expect to make it big during 2015 and into 2016.  You can download your copy here.

Of course, every wedding should be a unique reflection of the couple tying the knot, but trends help us understand what products will be available to work with, what colours everything from flowers, to linens will be manufactured in and what couples are going to be demanding.  Understanding trends and then interpreting them for your clients, will be part of your job as a Wedding Planner, Stylist and Designer and that is what makes a report like this so useful and essential reading for our students and wedding professionals.

Over the coming weeks, the Academy’s Director, Kylie Carlson, will take you inside the report in a series of videos she has produced.  These videos are designed to be watched alongside reading the report and this first video is a great introduction to the report and the international trends the experts expect us to be seeing this year.

I hope you enjoy reading the report and watching this first video.  Please share your thoughts about the report and the trends we are discussing in the comments. To find out more about studying with the NZ Academy of Wedding and Event Planning, visit our website or email me.