Talking about wedding trends for the year is always interesting. With Covid-19 affecting weddings like nothing else before it, these 2020 wedding trends are even more interesting. We know that many of you have postponed the wedding planning process into the fall of 2020 so here is a roundup of our top wedding trends for 2020.
While micro-weddings were already trending in 2019 and still going strong into 2020 we believe now more than ever that they are here to stay. This doesn’t necessarily mean that couples are spending less money but are instead choosing to have a higher end experience with their closest friends and family. This will play into having more personalization for each guest that attends.
From custom monogrammed napkins to unique and interactive seating charts these are just a few of the ways you can personalize a wedding day. We love that couples make unique twists on traditions like walking down the aisle to their favorite TV show theme song or swapping out the traditional sand ceremony for a bread yeast starter kit. To see more personalization ideas, check out this youtube video
While we are on the subject of wedding trends for this year, let’s talk about food experiences. From farm to table food (huge fans in our house) to considering vegan food options for your guests, in our house this is our favorite trend to discuss.
For our own vow renewal we hired a local chef to create a custom menu offering just for us and should we do it again, I would highly recommend the idea of a mixology lesson. Currently, we are loving the resurgence of gin cocktails especially in the summer as well as the inclusivity of mocktails on the menu.
From dried florals to donating live flowers to senior centers we love that brides are being more conscious about how and what they do with floral design. Additionally, we love the idea of potted plants to bring a more residential feel to a reception space as a wedding trend in 2020.
Lastly, we are loving the awareness being brought into the wedding community regarding the use of floral foam for design. While this has been a widely used design product in the past, brides are now asking designers to use alternative options as floral foam is not biodegradable and contains carcinogens.
Pastels have long had a strong hold in the wedding industry but moving forward vibrant and strong colors will be seen more and more in wedding design. From tropical color combinations too rich and opulent jewel tones, we only need to look at the fashion industry to see where the color trends will go next.
Ultimately, when it comes to wedding trends, take them with a grain of salt. They should be a guideline but nothing more because each couple is unique. While this idea of putting your unique stamp on your day may be listed as a trend, we don’t see it going out of style anytime soon. What design and style are you most excited for on your wedding day?
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