Breathtaking 2021 Wedding Trends That Will Make You Glad You Postponed Your Wedding
This year hasn’t been a good one for weddings. From couples being forced to postpone their big days indefinitely to others falling sick at get togethers despite all the restrictions in place, 2020 weddings have got a bad reputation. Now is a fantastic time to leave the past where it belongs and look toward a happier future.
If you had to postpone your wedding this year, get ready to replace your tears with a smile. These fabulous 2021 wedding trends will make you happy you didn’t get married last year and give you something wonderful to look forward to next year.
This year’s microweddings started the trend of handing out little goodie bags to guests. While the bags contained things like face masks and hand sanitiser in 2020, the gifts will be more elaborate and fun in 2021. We’re imagining sophisticated boxes filled with sweet treats to nibble on, beautiful programmes to follow and wedding favors guests will actually want to take home.
Individual grazing boards
Vegan and free-from wedding food grew in popularity in 2020 and next year is promising a new culinary approach. Small plates of buffet-style food served in individual portions with finesse are on the upswing. Expect individual grazing and charcuterie boards, mini picnic baskets and cocktails served in mason jars.
To help maintain social distancing and optimise ventilation, outdoor weddings were incredibly popular this year and we expect them to be even more popular next year. Spring and summer weddings held in spacious fields dotted with airy tents and beautifully appointed with twinkling fairy lights will be big next year.
Even though outdoor weddings will be prevalent throughout 2021, the decor will be largely inspired by the indoors. Cosy sofas, plump pillows and soft throws help bring the indoors outside while creating a unique environment that will look great in photos.
Guest dress codes
Small, intimate weddings allow for a greater control over the general aesthetic. With limited guest numbers, we’re envisaging the standard black tie dress code to be replaced by creative colour palettes and styles.
Casual, personal toasts
For several months at least, wedding guest lists are expected to be limited to very close friends and family. With just a small audience to talk to, toasts are expected to be shorter and more casual. Heart-warming memories and quick funny stories about the couple will replace long, formal speeches.
2020 introduced us to mismatched bridesmaid dresses, with different styles, colours and designs. Next year the mismatched trend is set to expand into mismatched seating and tables. Standardised seating options as dictated by the venue will be out and unconventional reception designs with different numbers and styles of chair will be in.
Be inspired by the future
Postponing a wedding isn’t anyone’s ideal scenario, but it doesn’t have to be all bad. Use these popular wedding trends to inspire your big day and start looking forward to a better and brighter 2021.