With changing times, comes the change of wedding trends. Weddings in 2021 will be influenced by the corona virus pandemic, in how people choose to celebrate. We have put together a list of the top 10 wedding trends for 2021, and some of these trends may stick for years to come.
2021 weddings will be more about experiences, meaning couples will want to focus on entertainment and looking after their guests. Palm and tarot readers have boomed in popularity at weddings, as well as interactive experiences like artists (to sketch your guests), petting zoos, acrobats, musicians and magicians.
From our research, we think that pastels are going to be huge, and end up replacing the traditional blush and ivory palettes. They can provide the cool, calming and relaxed wedding vibes. Think of lilac, pastel pink, yellow and peach tulips, with a pop of colour such as coral.
We find that couples are increasingly putting sustainability as a top priority for their wedding day and 2021 will continue to see a big growth in this. Some of the ways you can make sure your wedding is sustainable include; arrange a tree planting party for your guests to reduce carbon footprint; keep food miles down by opting for locally grown meat and vegetables; and choose a venue with a beautiful backdrop that doesn’t require lavish decoration that will end up in a landfill.
There is a strong sway towards 70’s materials and aesthetic – macrame, crochet, rattan, block colours, wooden beading and textured linens. This wedding decor will be sustainable, raw, natural, locally sourced and traditional.
The ambience and aura of your venue are essential for creating an unforgettable wedding experience for your guests. Fairy lights have become a popular elements of every celebration these days, but to truly set the mood, consider building illuminated ‘caves of wonder’ or creating curtains fashioned from innumerable fairy lights. You may also what to think about designing an experience for all the senses. Such as interactive food or cocktail stations, or lots of different textures to feel like velvet table runners or grass aisle decorations.
Ochre, Mustard, and Buttery Tones
In 2021, we are seeing more buttery yellows, ochres, and mustard tones being used. Yellow has so many wonderful tones in nature that there’s shades to suit every season. Not only does it look good as flowers, but the intensity of mustard works well with fabrics like velvet and satin that you can include into everything from table runners to bridesmaid dresses.
We predict that we’ll see lots of stunning crowns and headpieces which will become heirlooms to be passed down to future generations. Time apart from our families has reminded us of the crucial connection between generations, which will lead to more heirlooms being worn now and heirlooms invested in for your children.
Micro weddings are weddings with less than 20 guests, and we will see more of these intimate ceremonies in 2021. In some cases, it might be about budget constraints, but for others, it may be that couples simply want to scale back to just a few family members and close friends. Lockdown has been a period of reflection for many about what’s truly important, and for some couples, that will show exactly who they want by their side on their special day.
Guests can expect to see a rise of invites to weekday weddings in 2021. It’s mostly due to the build-up of 2020 weddings which have spilled over into 2021, but also budget considerations for couples who have been more stretched than expected. Hiring venues and suppliers is cheaper on weekdays and there’s more likely to be availability.
Lots of DIY
With all the new skills we’ve learnt in lockdown, DIY couples are going to be leading the way. As budgets stretch further than ever before, couples will utilise the skills of friends and family for everything from decorations to their wedding cake. For your own crafts, YouTube, and Pinterest are great for tutorials and inspiration for DIY ideas.