Top Trends of 2020/2021
The wedding industry is ever changing and as a wedding planner it is my job to keep up with the current trends, what are they you ask? - Keep reading!
1 – Sustainability!
Believe it or not, trying to be sustainable is something that has been developing for a while now. More and more couples are incorporating this into their big day and I absolutely love it! Upcycling is becoming the top trend of 2020/2021, with old ladders and crates becoming the go to for displays for many couples. Instead of throwing things away see what you could do with it for your big day!
2 - Inclusivity!
We’ve all seen a massive change in society when it comes to food, venues, caters and couples are becoming more thoughtful when it comes to menu choices! Vegan? – No worries! Dairy allergy? – We have you covered! It is important to consider guests needs – talk to your caters to ensure that this is something they can do before booking (I’m sure they can)!
3- Table Statements!
Ok, so this is one of my favourite trends of 2020! Huge centrepieces or overhead floral designs are in! Many couples are making a statement with their table layouts, wanting their day to look more than just a restaurant dining. After all the styling is just as important as the food, you’re eating on your day, right?
Personally, I am a huge cheese lover but it’s not for everyone! However, over the last year there has been a massive rise in the cheese trend. Instead of a sweet wedding cake, couples are going for the savoury cheese wedding cake which can be cut up and used as a cheese board for your guests in the evening!
5 - 'The Confetti Shot'
With sustainability on the rise, as previously mentioned, getting hold of bio-degradable confetti can be expensive or difficult for some. So, using alternative’s to confetti after you’ve said your vows is big for 2020! Bubble shots are a great alternative as well as ribbons – which can be made or upcycled from old materials!
6- Interactive Eating!
I’m sure this one isn’t a surprise to you all! Interactive eating, such as doughnut walls (yum)! Sweet tables, popcorn and candy floss machines and Ice-cream carts are becoming extremely popular allowing guests to interact with each other while enjoying all of the good stuff! I highly recommend having one of these on your day, especially if you want something a little less formal.
7 - Mixed Wedding Parties!
This is inclusivity but on a different level! We’ve seen a decline in the number of religious ceremonies over the last couple of years, with many couples coming away from the church wedding and opting for a venue which can provide everything in one. Many wedding traditions are being thrown out and couples are making their day what they want! The wedding party being one of these – with bridesmen and bridesmaids as well men becoming 'maid of honour' or should I say man of honour.
8 - The Instagram Shot!
We all know that Instagram is one of the top used social media sites and this has had a massive influence on the wedding industry with most of these top trends coming from Instagram. More and more couples are searching for things that can influence their day to be a top trend setter on Instagram and the wedding venue is the top one. Looking for the venue that can give them the ‘perfect Instagram shot’. I mean if it doesn’t look Instagram-able what’s the point, right?
9 - Colours!
Now, wedding colours come on trend and off trend all the time with the season very dependent on choice of colours. However, contrasting colours is something we are seeing more and more and personally I am here for it! I love contrasting colours, don’t be afraid of trying something new - it could be that some of your wedding party are in contrasting colours or your wedding parties’ dresses or suits contrast your flowers. Mix it up you won’t regret it!
10 - The Wedding Cake!
If your not a lover of the cheese wedding cake trend and you would much rather a traditional wedding cake, less is becoming more! Many couples are coming away from the extravagant wedding cakes that once was and going for a 'semi-naked' theme to their cake without all that icing (which personally I love)!
Much like everything else weddings are coming away from old 'traditions' and giving couples the freedom to do whatever they want to make their day their own!