The arrival of the new year means new wedding trends to awe us all. While everyone wants their wedding to be unique, there is no doubt that we can take inspiration from others. If you are to tie the knot this year, here are a few of the best trends that will dominate 2021 and can truly make your big day memorable.
Small and intimate
With the COVID-19 pandemic still enforcing restrictions on gatherings in some regions, more and more people are deciding on celebrating their union in an intimate way. Instead of large crowds and extravagant ceremonies, many couples are opting for “micro-weddings” that only involve the closest friends and relatives of the pair, up to 25 guests. These small weddings can follow the traditional course but couples often put an informal twist on them. The small celebration allows for an intimate atmosphere and bespoke experience.
Ceremony now, party later
For similar reasons as the previous trend, in 2021, similarly to 2020, many couples are going for the “wed now party later” concept. Forget about postponing your wedding because of event restrictions. Say your “I do” now and hold a reception at a later date. This way, you can have the best of both worlds while not having to worry about everyone’s safety. And you will even win some time to organize an unforgettable party.
A pop of color
In 2021, a lot of things are leaving the traditional path, and one of them is the color palette of weddings. Of course, you will still probably want to wear a white gown, however, you have a lot of freedom when it comes to the aesthetics of the stationery, decorations, and so on. The keywords here are fresh and bright. You no longer have to stick to neutrals but can incorporate pink, coral, and even orange into the picture. If you’d rather stick to cool colors, you can pick from the many blues that are going to be in style this year. And don’t forget that you don’t necessarily have to go for pastels. A pop of bright colors can turn your wedding fresh and lively!
Nature in focus
After a year of staying inside, even trends are reflecting our desire to spend more time in nature. Lush greenery and an abundance of flowers are going to be ubiquitous wedding decorations, so it’s a great idea to bring in that previously mentioned pop of color with the help of plants. Floral arches, floral hairpieces, and lush bouquets featuring bright colors are going to be everywhere. You can expect to see foliage used as table décor, too. In addition, outdoor weddings are going to grow in number, and not only because of event restrictions. Wedding photos taken outdoors, with lots of greenery or even a nice scenery in the background are incomparable, so consider taking your reception outside – with preparations in case a downpour surprises you, of course.
A bit of extravaganza
In 2021, vintage weddings aren’t going anywhere, so if you want to add a bit more extravaganza to your wedding photos, then you can consider a wedding car hire. Nowadays, those who truly want to go big will secure a classy ride for the bridesmaids as well, for which a larger vehicle is the most suitable. This is something that will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone involved, in addition, arriving at your wedding in a classic limousine will be a spectacle!
Another option is to include wedding sparklers in the grand exit of the newlywed as the lively colors of the sparklers can be an extravagant moment to be captured by the wedding photographer.
Wedding dress trends
Picking the right dress is one of the most important details about your wedding. You have to consider your own taste and body shape above everything, but 2021 trends can give you some inspiration, too. Informal micro-weddings are often going to involve a similarly “informal” mini dress that ends just above the knee. However, those brides who want to look like princesses will have a lot of options to choose from, too. This year, sleeves are coming back into style, so we will see a lot of subtle cap sleeves and delicate lace three-quarter-length ones. We will also see sleek square necklines, beautiful subtle sparkles, minimalistic slip dresses, and a lot more!
Finally, we also need to mention catering, which is a key aspect of any wedding reception. We might have to say goodbye to buffets for the time being and choose safer options. One of those would be plated dinners, but another option is constantly gaining popularity, which is food trucks. They are the perfect option for outdoor weddings and they can fit into the atmosphere of a less formal wedding well. Choosing one with a vintage look can also complement your wedding décor.
The wedding trends we can expect to see in 2021 are changing the game in many ways. Don’t be afraid of doing something out of the ordinary. After all, this is your big day!