The best 2020 Wedding Trends that might even flow over to 2021 as style never goes out of date. So, take this journey with us and get inspired.
- Echo Friendly
Sustainable weddings are on the rise and we’re here for it. Consider “upcycling” your wedding, by committing to zero waste or a reduced carbon footprint. A lighter version of this 2020 wedding trend includes resetting a family stone or heirloom engagement ring, repurposing ceremony florals, sourcing locally grown food or hiring vendors who also prioritize sustainability, biodegradable confetti / table menus / bamboo straws and so much more. The possibilities of beautiful echo friendly weddings are endless.
- Micro Weddings
This wedding trend is by invite only—think 60 people or less. But like any exclusive party, a celebration of this kind delivers big. The budget per guest is higher, which means your very nearest and dearest are treated to bespoke touches, elaborate meals (tasting menu anyone?) and tons of personalisation, colours, instructiveness and so much more. This style is perfect for people hoping to celebrate with a smaller group of loved ones to make their day truly exceptional.
- Magical Colourful and jaw-dropping Mysticism
If there’s one theme you need to know about 2020 wedding trends, this is it: mysticism is in. This spiritually charged vibe combines all the things: crystals, sage-ing, even aura photobooths. Don’t force this though, make it work for your unique couple style—send guests home with a rose quartz crystal, the classic stone for love, or ask your guests to pass around your wedding rings during your ceremony, imbuing them with good energy and well wishes.
Couples are being more thoughtful about inclusivity when it comes to every aspect of wedding planning, reception menus and so on. Eats are going to check all the boxes in 2020. Vegetarian? No problem. Vegan with a nut allergy? We got you. Be considerate of all your guests by offering up a variety of cuisines and sips too (delicious non-alcoholic drinks are being crafted with care by mixologists too).
- Barrettes and Combs
Veils aren’t going anywhere, but tiaras have given way to the latest in hair jewellery—barrettes and combs. These wedding hair accessories are often adorned in pearls, rhinestones and colourful enamels. They’re great for holding back natural curls or creating a second style for your wedding reception.
- Trending Hues for your wedding
You most likely didn’t start planning your wedding with a colour scheme in mind, right? Settle on the type of vibe or style first and then find a way to add an amazing pop to your celebration. Put a pop of colour here and there or make your wedding explode with colour.
- Spectacular lights
Think fairy lights, candles, lighting scenes. It is sure to make any wedding romantic and have an amazing ambiance. And plus, it looks super good and makes spectacular photos.
- Beautiful Edible Florals
Think frozen flower ice cubes for drinks and ice buckets, wedding cakes with edible flowers and salads tossed with this amazing colour boost.
- Table Seating Design Remix
As far as wedding reception trends go, this one is budget friendly: Instead of the normal seating in rows trying something new and fun.
- Interactive Self-Serve Refreshments
We’re talking a table set up with a variety of ways to drink your signature welcome drink or a slew of specialty garnishes allows guests to create their perfect cocktail.
- Jaw dropping Decor
Go for the wow. Instead of stretching your decor budget to include a variety of things, narrow it down to a few statement pieces, like hanging florals over the tables. Your guests will remember a real standout detail, especially if it feels very “YOU.”
- Taking centre Stage with your outfit
Blue is making a rise. Navy, teal and cobalt hued jackets and dresses are trending when it comes to wedding wears for gents and ladies, while accessories of all kinds continue to be included to really personalize a look. Unique wedding dress codes (all white party or sleek black or even popping red) are also on the rise.
- Cheesy Delight
Instead of tables of sweets, wheels of cheese, crackers, nuts and fruit are piled high. This lux charcuterie board can also check the box for end of night nibbles for your guests—YUM!
- Charity Registry
Find a registry that supports a Charity, with every gift purchased a portion goes to charity. What a great way to have the day of your dreams, amazing gifts and still giving back.
- Personalized Stationery
Using recycled paper and soy-based inks for eco-friendly correspondence. Go for a modern vibe by embracing bold colours, pattern and texture in your wedding invites. Or delight a more intimate guest list with a pop-up or acrylic invite that will really wow.
- Interactive Treats and Eats
Donut walls and burger bars is a way to be more interactive and delicious. Conveyor belts, molecular gastronomy, food trucks and so many more twists to the regular wedding food. It’s about the presentation and the flare. Flavours are getting an update too. Going for fusion cuisine on your wedding reception menu (like: Hawaiian ravioli, Springbok egg rolls, or apple pie dumplings at the after party).
- Spray Painted Blooms
Foliage and natural greens are still in, but this year’s wedding decor trend is getting a colourful redo. Spray-painted foliage, branches, twigs and grasses are adding texture, girth and pops of unnatural colour to arrangements and bouquets. Dip dyed petals is a fun way to add an unexpected pop of colour.
- Think Big Fashion
Big ball gowns, huge sleeves, embellishments and lace—a massive departure from the sleek and sexy gowns of years past—are very IN. There’s a royal undertone to these looks that feels ultra-romantic and classic without being expected or boring.
- Drinks Please
Mocktails, Mezcal, Fizz and Gin is all the rage—perfect for mixing simply or for creating an elaborate, multi-ingredient cocktail.
- Loo Delights
Instead of treating guests to just mints and hairspray in the wedding bathroom basket, make their trip to the loo more fun. Stationing tarot card readers, magicians and drink stations just outside restrooms ensuring the party never stops, even when you leave the dance floor. Want to really go all out? Stock up on dozens of tubes of drugstore lipstick and watch the ladies go wild.
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Find a few things that you want to make the focus, and make those really pop…if everything has to be ‘amazing,” it’s honestly too much pressure on you. Try not to take planning a wedding too seriously. While it’s an amazing time of your life, put your best energy into that time with people you love, and enjoy your day!