Wedding Trends for 2015

This year is THE year. Summer is here and brides are figuring out what kind of themed wedding they will have, where they are going to do it, and how they are going to celebrate the biggest day of their lives. So what can we expect? We’ll walk you through popular color schemes, locations, dress types, engagement photography trends, and where you can purchase that dream cake of yours, right here in Arkansas.


Color schemes:

1. Royal colors are classic. Deep sophisticated colors like dark blues, dark reds, and pops of gold give the overall theme a romantic feel – if you’re going to act like a princess, you need to color coordinate like one.

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2. White on white. The argument is whether this is an all time throwback, or if it is more of a modern movement. Either way, the white on white approach to a wedding is a sure all sign of purity, chicness, and class.


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If you love these ideas and are looking for the perfect place to get them, our friends at RSVP Event Rentals can provide everything from tables and chairs, accessories and columns,  floral arrangements and dance floors, linens and chandeliers, to an entire section titled, “Bling.” So get out there, explore your options, and make your wedding unforgettable!

Started planning your dream wedding today, and with RSVP’s help, you can be assured it will be a wedding to remember!




Not that there is a single thing wrong with getting married in your grandmother’s church, but the trends for 2015 are, as guessed, trying to exceed. The bigger the better, but not necessarily in numbers – more so for the location.

1. Caves. Yep, caves. Luckily for Arkansans, we have plenty relatively close to choose from. The Mystic Caverns, Cosmic Cavern, Hurricane River Cave, Bluff Dwellers Cave, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Old Spanish Treasure Cave, and War Eagle Cavern are just the top few you could look into.

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2. Pastures and open fields. This is taking the whole ‘barn wedding’ thing to another level. These weddings retain the rustic appeal, as well as add something new to the table – a very “wild west” feel. There is just something so romantic about the vastness of an open field, surrounded by nothing but the grass, shrubs, and people you love.

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Dress types

The search for the perfect dress has been a struggle for brides since forever, but recently different types of alterations have been making a rather large statement.

1. Sleek and Sleeved. The long sleeves have made a huge comeback in the last couple of years, and show no sign of leaving the wedding game soon. Even bigger, puffier sleeves are making appearances more frequently on Pinterest and other ‘wedding idea’ sites lately. Our mothers who were married in the 80s cringe at this thought, but also might happily pass their hand-me-downs to you.

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2. Two piece. The two piece is the most fashion forward trend of wedding dresses so far in wedding dress history. Some argue that a chopped dress isn’t a classic dress, but according to these pictures, we humbly disagree.

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Engagement Photography

When most people think of engagement photographs, they imagine couples holding hands, a few cute cheek kisses, and the majority of the shots angled to showcase the new ring on the bride-to-be’s left hand. This doesn’t always have to be the case, however. This year, two newer trends have surfaced to give engagement photos a new light.

1. Pet love. People these days are giving their beloved pet’s their own instagrams, so why not include them in the most important day of your life? Everyone loves adorable critters that make any adorable scene that much more adorable.

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2. Typography. A picture says a thousand words, but what if it said those thousand, plus a few more? Typography is making a huge comeback when it comes to invitations and engagement pictures. New editing software is making this hand-lettered look easy to recreate, so take advantage of it!

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Wedding cakes

Looking for a place to purchase your cake? Here’s a small local listing:

Fort Smith: Creative Kitchen, Confectionately Yours

Fayetteville: Rick’s Bakery, Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe

Conway:Cake & Company

Want to check out other places? Try, where you can enter in your zipcode to find cake shops near you!


Wedding Catering in Fort Smith, AR

What will you serve guests at your wedding?

After you choose the perfect Fort Smith wedding venue, the next step is to choose what you’ll serve your guests at the rehearsal dinner and reception. The wedding experts at RSVP Event Rentals compiled an extensive lists of wedding caterers in Fort Smith to help you select food and drinks that will leave your guests satisfied and happy.

Browse our list below – it’s categorized to suit every taste!

Fort Smith Wedding Caterers

Let Fort Smith cater to you!

There are some great catering options in Fort Smith, and they’re all available and ready to help you make your wedding food and drink the best it can be. If you have a question about caterers in Fort Smith, let us know – we’re here to help, and can point you in the right direction. And, when you’re ready to reserve your wedding rentals (chairs, linens, etc.), call RSVP Event Rentals at 479-434-4466.

Wedding Venues in Fort Smith, AR

When planning a wedding, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is where your wedding will take place. If you don’t already have a place in mind in Fort Smith, one of these venues may be the perfect place to say “I do.” This list is organized by wedding size to make it easy to see exactly how many guests each venue can accommodate. And, if you’re just looking for Fort Smith wedding reception venues, most of the venues below can accommodate you, too.

If you have any questions, let us know. RSVP has provided rentals to the majority of the venues below – we’re always happy to help!

Fort Smith Wedding Venues for Up to 100 Guests

Courtyard by Marriott

  • Located in Downtown Fort Smith

  • Accommodates up to 100 guests

  • On site catering

  • Indoor ceremony and reception

  • Hotel venue

Beland Manor Bed & Breakfast

  • Located on Albert Pike just north of Rogers Ave.

  • Accommodates up to 50 guests

  • On site catering

  • Indoor or Outdoor ceremony and reception

  • Limited number of rooms available

Homewood Suites by Hilton

  • Located on Phoenix Ave. by the airport

  • Accommodates up to 50 guests

  • Indoor ceremony and reception

  • Residential-style hotel venue

The Barn by Two Brothers

  • Located on 87th St., south of Rogers Ave.

  • Accommodates up to 100 guests

  • Indoor or Outdoor ceremony and reception

  • Unique venue for a rustic, antique style wedding

Riverpark Events Building

  • Located in Downtown Fort Smith by the river

  • Accommodates between 60-85 guests

  • Indoor reception

The Clayton House

  • Located on N. 6th St. in Downtown Fort Smith

  • Accommodates up to 50 guests

  • Indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception

Fort Smith Wedding Venues for Up to 500 Guests

Adelaide Hall

  • Located in Downtown Fort Smith above Bricktown Brewery

  • Accommodates up to 250 guests (sit-down dinner) or 350 guests (limited seating)

  • Indoor ceremony and reception

  • On site catering

Bonneville House

  • Located on N. 7th St. near Downtown Fort Smith

  • Accommodates up to 150 guests

  • Indoor or Outdoor ceremony and reception

  • Kitchen facilities available but no on site catering

Fianna Hills Country Club

  • Located on Essex Place in Fianna Hills

  • Accommodates up to 200 guests

  • Indoor ceremony and reception

  • On site catering

Riverfront Pavilion

  • Located in Downtown Fort Smith by the river

  • Accommodates up to 270 guests

  • Indoor reception

Fort Smith Convention Center

  • Located in Downtown Fort Smith

  • Accommodates more than 400 guests

  • Indoor or Outdoor ceremony and reception

  • On site catering

  • Attached to Holiday Inn City Center

The Enchanted Wedding Chapel

  • Located on Ward Ave. in Fort Chaffee

  • Accommodates up to 250 guests in the Chapel and 500 guests at the banquet hall

  • Indoor or Outdoor ceremony and reception

  • On site catering

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

  • Located on Rogers Ave. west of Northside High School

  • Accommodates more than 400 guests

  • Indoor or Outdoor ceremony and reception

  • Unique modern art venue

Hardscrabble Country Club

  • Located on Cliff Dr.

  • Accommodates more than 400 guests

  • Indoor or Outdoor ceremony, indoor reception

  • On site catering

Michael’s Mansion

  • Located on Rogers Ave. just west of the library

  • Accommodates up to 60 guests inside and 300 outside

  • Indoor or Outdoor ceremony and reception

  • On site catering

  • Limited number of rooms available

Fort Smith Wedding Venues for 500+ Guests

Holiday Inn City Center

  • Located in Downtown Fort Smith

  • Accommodates up to 1,600 guests

  • Indoor ceremony and reception

  • On site catering

  • Hotel venue

MovieLounge EpiCenter

  • Located on Rogers Ave. east of Mercy Hospital

  • Accommodates up to 600 guests

  • Indoor ceremony and reception

  • On site catering

  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from area hotels

Where Will Your Wedding be in Fort Smith?

Because Fort Smith has so many great wedding venue options to choose from, we recommend touring at least three to see which one you like best. And, when you’ve chosen the venue for your wedding, reception, or both, give RSVP Event Rentals a call for affordable wedding rentals and helpful event planning. We’re here to make your big day flawless. Let us know how we can help. Call 479-434-4466 or stop by our showroom today!

Here Comes the Bride

The question has been popped, and more importantly, YOU SAID YES! What’s next? The experts at RSVP Events in Fort Smith should be high on the “who to call” next list. Planning a wedding can be stressful and time consuming. But when you pick the right team to help, it can be stress-free and fun. At RSVP, weddings are our specialty. From coming up with a theme for your perfect day, selecting the location, to the color of the table cloths; you can be assured that by choosing RSVP, you’ll be taken care of until you board that plane to the Bahamas!

Where will you choose to have your wedding? What’s the best time of year to have a wedding? When is the best time of day? What if it rains? Don’t worry, we’ve ‘been there, done that’ and helping you plan your perfect day is just as exciting for us as it is for you (well, we like to think so anyway.) So, don’t wait. Pull your phone out of your purse or pocket and call us at (479) 434-4466 or email us at We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get started today!

How Much Do Party Rentals Cost in Fort Smith?

On a budget and looking for an affordable way to throw a party? RSVP Events has the right party rentals at the right prices! From staging, lighting, and dance floors to table and chair set up, RSVP prices are why more people choose us for their party rental needs. Looking for a price for a 30″ round cocktail table? How about $6.00? Need a price on high chairs or booster seats? We have those too and priced at under $10.00. See our extensive product line here. Find what you need, put it in your budget, and give us a call!

Where can I rent tables and chairs in Fort Smith, AR?

Tables and chair rentals in Fort Smith are found at RSVP Event Rentals. Stop by our showroom and see the selection. We’re located off of Towson Avenue in Fort Smith in the former Phoenix Village Mall. Our address is 4600 Towson Avenue #314.  You’ll be very pleased with the wide selection of tables and chairs we offer. From a unique style (serpentine tables, round tables, cocktail tables) to the perfect chair and embellishments to match, stop by RSVP Event Rentals today.