While at the South Beach Convention I attended last month I came across a new upcoming and fresh idea within the event industry. Event Scents! Let me explain.
At most events you engage all five senses: touch, taste, hear, see and smell.
Touch- You have an amazing dress, your favors are adorable and you hug all of your happy guests.
Hear- The guest whisper about how beautiful you look, the musical notes of your first dance or the "dinging" of the glasses for you both to kiss.
Taste- The filet is so rich and flavorful, the champagne is so bubbly and the cake is as most as you dreamed it would be.
See- The tears of your Dad as he walks you down the aisle, He sees you for the first time, your guests see you kiss as Husband and Wife.
Smell- The chicken.....ugh.....your bouquet.....what else???
There is something else! Companies such as ScentEvents is cashing in on another way to take your event to another level.
Here is a blurb from their site: Some of our more popular scents include White Gardenia (utilized recently at a southern wedding to enhance the aroma of live gardenia bushes), White Rose, Vanilla, Lavender and Orange Blossom continue to be perfect for wedding scenting occasions. For the cocktail hour we are serving scents that include Mojitos, Cosmopolitans, Vanilla Grapefruit and Key Lime martinis. For the reception, Chocolate and Wedding Cake scents are a must for any wedding celebration! Scenting a wedding is becoming as important an element as selecting the perfect bouquet."
Now sure how far this trend will take off but I think it would be invigorating to find out. If you have used this at an event let me know how it went. I would love to hear your feedback!