35 Latest Wedding Trends To Plan an Unforgettable Wedding in 2021

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Doing research when planning a wedding means also finding out what the newest wedding trends are going to be so your wedding will be right on-trend. We have all of the hottest 2021 wedding trends from cake designs to wedding decor to trending wedding dress styles and more to walk you through planning the most perfect wedding day.

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Current wedding trends are always evolving and emerging and this season is no different. From hosting small intimate weddings to non-traditional wedding parties we are seeing some major newest wedding trends on the horizon.

Intimate Weddings

#1

Never has intimate weddings been more in style than this year thanks to so many limitations about gathering size due to public health concerns. Intimate weddings or “micro weddings” offer couples the opportunity to host a small wedding for just family and close friends but in no way do these weddings have to skimp on style and elegance. If you are looking for something between a large scale wedding and eloping this is the perfect wedding for you.

Having an intimate wedding can be perfect for the couple who is looking to keep their guest list to a minimum but still celebrate the big day. Couples who are looking to work with a smaller budget will find intimate weddings perfect since keeping the size of a wedding small means keeping the budget low as well.

Many venues offer packages for small or intimate weddings so if this something you are interested in you should not have any trouble finding the right venue to host your event.

Good For: Rustic, industrial-chic, country, and whimsical wedding ceremony trends are intimate and cozy. These wedding styles are a blend of nature and modern, leaving an intimate vibe.

Styling Tips: Guests can join such intimate weddings online via zoom, Facebook, Google hangout, or YouTube live stream. Go all the way by sending paperless invites to your guests. Include your program for the day and any ritual that may happen. Guests can take part in it by getting sand, candles, or any other item. Have your wedding event recorded and sent to guests after the wedding. This will allow non-attending guests to witness your wedding.

If a traditional venue is not what you have in mind you can certainly plan an intimate wedding in a backyard, public park, local beach, or other open spaces.
Maggie Lord - Expert
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Intimate weddings also offer perhaps some fun food options that could not be possible when hosting a larger event. Food trucks, pizza stations, appetizers only, or picnic style dining are all great options when hosting an intimate wedding.

Bridal Subscription Boxes

#2

Bridal subscription boxes are perhaps the hottest trend in wedding planning right now. With many weddings being moved to 2021 and 2022 brides want to feel special and stay excited throughout their planning journey.

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Non-Traditional Wedding Parties

#3

It seems like with every traditional wedding idea there is a non-traditional one that is just as popular. It is no surprise that couples everywhere are deciding to have a non-traditional wedding party and instead craft one that is special and unique to them. Couples are surrounding themselves with wedding parties filled with kids, grandparents, and even their animals.

  • Kids: Couples are welcoming kids into their wedding party and many times in a more advanced way then just flower girl and ring bearer. It seems the trend of having lots of page boys and bridesmaids are on the rise thanks to the coverage of the Royal Weddings and their tradition of having children serve a large role at the wedding.
  • Grandparents: Highlighting grandparents may not be totally new at a wedding but couples are asking them to play fin roles such as grandmothers playing the part of flower girls and grandfathers serving as ring bearers.
  • Bro-maids: Brides want their bridal party to be made up of special people so many are asking the important men in their life to play the role of “bro- maid” instead of having the traditional bridesmaids.
  • Groom Woman: Just like the trend of “bro-maids” we are seeing many grooms ask the important women in their life to stand beside them and be “groom women”.
  • Pets: Sometimes a couple really wants to share their love of the pet and having their dog or cat as part of the wedding party is a sweet way to do that. Couples are having their special pet walk the aisle and take part in the festivities. Of course, if you are considering having your pet part of your big day you should consider an outdoor ceremony location and make sure you have one dedicated person in charge of your pet for the day.
  • Special Person: The beauty of planning your wedding is that you can make the rules so you have the chance to ask anyone to be part of your wedding party. Breaking with tradition, many couples are asking their father to be the best man or having their children serve as maid of honor and groomsmen. The best part of a bridal party is being able to surround yourself with the people who are supporting you and you have the control to create a bridal party that fits you!

Good For: Non-traditional wedding parties are good for the vintage meets modern glam Gatsby themes. You can also try out the whimsical themed “Alice in wonderland” latest wedding reception trends for garden parties. Host it at the meadow, greenhouse, museum, restaurant, home boat, or casino, sharing your hobbies and style.

Styling Tips: Bring your venues to life with props, quirky decor, and signage. Get creative with your color palette for a cohesive look.

Choose unconventional lighting, florals, and textiles for maximum effect. Make your venue and decor as intimate as possible. Finish the touch by asking the guests to wear a theme inspired costume.


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Eco-Friendly Weddings

#4

Thinking about the environmental impact your wedding can have is one main reason couples decide to plan an eco-friendly wedding. The good news is that so many wedding companies, venues, and vendors are offering more eco-friendly wedding options than ever before. From farm to table food options to recycled paper invitations you will not find a shortage of options when planning your eco-friendly wedding.

If you’ve chosen to have an environmentally beneficial wedding, the following questions will guide you on your planning.

  • Can it be reused, recycled, repurposed, or resold after the wedding?
    Opt for reusable glass, chalkboard, or acrylic signage, and recycle materials from the garbage. You can also incorporate natural floral elements or buy used ones.
  • How does my choice affect the environment?
    Carbon emission is a major effect on human activities. So limit movement by shopping locally, holding weddings in one, and using alternative transport.
  • Is a more eco-friendly of this product/service available?
    For alternatives, adopt the wooden 2021 wedding flower trends, wedding venues that support composting, recycling, etc.
  • How much waste will this choice produce?
    Keeping waste at the barest minimum, opt for digital invites or seed paper, bird seeds confetti, etc.

If you are looking for ways to create your own eco-friendly wedding you should start by finding a venue that offers outdoor space which will help to cut down on energy costs and you can most likely use the beauty of the surroundings to cut down on the amount of decor and florals you need.
Maggie Lord - Expert
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Style Tips: After the venue is nailed down you should work with a catering venue who can source local food so you don’t have to add to large shipping and transportation issues. Beyond the venue and catering, you can work with a florist to find flowers that are local and in the season as well as choosing reusable and recycled decor items as to not have any one-use items. If you are planning a rustic, country, or outdoor style wedding an eco-friendly wedding will be perfect for you to plan!

 

Wedding Color Trends 2021

Creating a wedding color palette is part of making sure your wedding day all comes together. More now than ever brides and couples are crafting amazingly unique color combinations and themes to bring their wedding day to life.

Silver Sage, Mustard + Dusty Rose

#5

The color mixture of silver sage, mustard, and dusty rose is a somewhat new color theme that is taking over. Brides are loving this color theme when planning a boho, rustic, or garden wedding. Perfect for early spring and fall weddings this color theme is going to only gain more momentum.

Coral Is The New Wedding Trend

#6

If you’re trying to decide on a trendy theme for your wedding, consider one of the living coral. This will no doubt cross into 2021 as one of the colors to look out for. This vibrant, warm, and buoyant color will be a great choice for any bride or wedding planner in search of fresh new wedding ideas.

Wedding trends for 2020-2021 see more and more couples use complex and modern color palettes for luxury high-end flower designs. For example, the use of bold colors together with classic shades. Creams, blushes, and peaches are now combined with pops of hot pink, reds, and oranges, creating strong visual statements.

Couples might choose to have more than one color palette throughout the day, starting with muted tones for the ceremony and adding intense shades to it at reception. The use of strong colors is a great way to infuse the couple’s personality in the wedding design and create a very special and personalized experience for the guest.

Another trend we will see in color palettes for 2020-2021 are unexpected and refined pairings, as mustard yellow and deep pinks, or lilacs, peaches, pinks, and whites combined with shades of green. Couples are taking inspiration from the interior design and fashion worlds for their wedding design and to create a luxurious and refined guest experience.

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Dark Color Palette

#7

Once only described as moody wedding color palettes the rise of dark colors is taking over Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds everywhere. These color themes are on the rise not because couples want to shadow their big day but because they are rich and complex making it the perfect look for couples who want to plan a fall and winter wedding without going with the traditional hues.

Bright Wedding Colors

#8

Wedding colors have always been an option for couples who were planning a tropical, beach, or destination wedding but now it seems more couples hosting weddings at other locations are loving this theme as well. Bright colors in the pink, blue, green, and orange families seem to make a big and bold statement at spring and summer weddings.

Color trends that we are seeing head out of style are the yellow and gray combination which became super popular a few years ago along with the trend of stripes and patterns which seem to not be as much in favor as they were the past few years.
Maggie Lord - Expert
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Fashion plays a major role in a wedding. From the bridal gown to the bridesmaid dresses we are seeing new wedding fashions emerge each season. From pantsuits to one-shoulder gowns and white bridesmaids dresses we are seeing fashion take a front seat at weddings in the 2020/2021 season.

2021 Wedding Dresses Trends

#9

Let’s face it – the wedding dress is a big part of the wedding planning process. Some brides-to-be spend years thinking about what they will look like when they walk down the aisle. It seems for the 2020/2021 wedding season we are seeing some pretty fun trends including one-shoulder gowns, tons of sparkle, and elaborate lace gowns.

  • One Shoulder Gowns
    Modern brides everywhere are eating up this trend. Taking the traditional wedding gown but making it a fashionable one-shoulder gown is perfect for the 2020/2021 wedding season. Designers such as David’s Bridal, Badgley Mischka, and BHLDN all are making one-shoulder gowns that brides will be happy to sport at their modern romantic wedding. One-shoulder gowns can be found from the most formal to the most simple of designs so for this look it is just about finding one that fits your venue and wedding style.
  • Sparkle Gowns
    It seems like designers everywhere are adding tons of sparkles to wedding gowns and brides are loving it. Adding tons of sparkle, beading and sequins can help a bride create either her ideal goddess look or bring out her inner rockstar. If you are ready to celebrate in the grandest of fashion should consider a gown like this one from Anna Campbell, or this one from BHDLN and even this one from Wtoo.
  • Elaborate Lace Gowns
    Lace has always been a staple for wedding gowns but designers are punching up the look and brides are loving it. Elaborate lace gowns are perfect for any bride who is looking to add a little sophistication and style to their wedding day look. For years rustic and country brides were all over the lace wedding gown trend but now with these new designs we are seeing them at large city weddings, modern loft weddings and everywhere in between. A few of our favorite elaborate lace gowns are this one from Grace Love Lace, this stunning one from Rue de Seine, and this romantic one from BHLDN.

2021 Bridesmaid Dresses Trends

#10

If you think the only new trends we are seeing in the bridal world are just for wedding gowns you should think again because bridesmaid gowns are getting a full design overhaul making them more elegant, more stylish and extremely fashionable. The bridesmaid dress trends hitting the 2020/2021 wedding season are all white gowns, stunning lace and wrap gowns.

  • All white gowns – It used to only be that the bride wore white but we are seeing a lovely trend of bridesmaids sporting white gowns as well. This monochromatic color trend is perfect for a beach or destination wedding along with high fashion city weddings.
  • Stunning Lace – There was a time when lace was reserved for the bride but bridesmaids all over the globe are eating up a fashionable lace bridesmaid dress. Perfect for a boho or rustic chic event it is easy to see why this has become so popular when you can purchase dresses like this from ASOS.
  • Wrap Gowns – The classic wrap dress got a major upgrade when designed for bridesmaids and made to look and feel soft and beautiful. Wrap gowns like this one from Lulus and this lovely one from ModCloth.

What fashion trends are going out of style?
With the rise of new trends, we are seeing some other trends going out of style. A few wedding fashions making their way out are the mix and match bridesmaid dress trend that was so big in the mid-2000s along with short reception gowns and the sweater trend for the bride and bridesmaids have been replaced with jean jackets.

No wedding day look is complete without the perfect makeup and hair to go with it. Makeup trends have shifted for brides and now include a few new details like metallic shades, dramatic bright red lips, and a natural face look with bold eyes and hair trends have moved to floral crowns, beach waves, and braids. Brides everywhere are spending equal amounts of time planning their wedding hair and makeup as they are for the dress and shoes.

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Wedding Hairstyle Trends

#11

Floral crowns, beach waves, and braids are the hottest wedding hairstyles for the 2020/2021 season. The floral crowns have been around for a while but we are seeing a less boho floral crown and a more high fashion one take over. Beach waves and natural hairstyles are no longer reserved for destination or beach weddings and can be seen on brides everywhere. While braids have not been a traditional wedding hairstyle it seems thanks to social media brides are loving this new look.

  • Floral Crowns
    Forget what you know about floral crowns because they are getting a new look and feel for the 2020/2021 bridal season. Floral crowns are being updated from the traditional boho look to a much more elegant and sophisticated look. Floral crowns are not only perfect for the bride but we are seeing them on bridesmaids and flower girls as well.
  • Beach Waves
    Getting married in a major city or in a trendy loft well you too can rock the beach waves that once were almost always saved for the destination bride. The natural hair look has made a major jump to weddings everywhere since brides are embracing a more elegant beach wave and adding a hairpiece to finish off the look. This hairstyle works great for any hair length but brides with shoulder-length hair or longer have the ability to pull off a really amazing look.
  • Braids
    Braids are popping up everywhere as a hair trend that women can not live without. Brides are embracing this boho-chic look and adding a simple braid to the back of their hairstyle, creating a headband style braid look or a relaxed fishtail braid.

Wedding Makeup

#12

Makeup is an important part of the overall wedding day look and brides want to make sure they have the perfect makeup to match the perfect hair and perfect dress.

  • Bold & Dramatic Red Lip Color
    A bride wants to stand out and it seems one way they are achieving this is to go with a bold red lipstick. Making a bold choice with a red lip can help create a glamorous look and bring some drama to the otherwise colorless wedding day look.
  • Natural Face With A Bold Eye
    Many brides are adding a big bold eye and pairing it with a more natural look. Brides don’t want to look too over made up and of course, want to look like themselves so having a natural face but adding a bold eye dresses up the look appropriate for an evening wedding.
  • Natural Bridal Make Up
    Minimalist bridal makeup is the latest wedding trend to hit weddings. Brides want to look as natural as they can. The secret is to invest in good skin prep before the wedding. This leaves the skin ready and a makeup artist’s delight. For the brows, fill the sparse areas to give a natural depth to the face. The brows flatter the eyes and forehead, so it should get filled out. If a sun-kissed look is what you desire, have a little spray tan on. You could also hit light bronzer on the places where the sun rests like the forehead, nose tip, cheeks, and chin.

What fashion and makeup trends are going out of style?
When something is in something else is out so in makeup we are seeing a shift away from a super smokey eye and the overdone full makeup look seems to be taking a backseat to a more subtle make style.

Wedding decor is a big part of pulling off the wedding you want since so much of the decor will bring together the look and feel of your special day. Brides are making choices to add in dramatic flowers, create an industrial look with a metal arch, and using tables with no linens to stand out.

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The Most Popular Wedding Flowers

#13

Flowers are a big chunk of the wedding budget so it is important to pay attention to how and when you will be using them. Every season we see a few new wedding floral trends and this season we are seeing the rise of monochromatic flower pallets, sustainable options like potted plants, and floral moon gates.

  • Monochromatic Flower Pallets
    Couples are loving the idea of using one color for their wedding decor and that is popping up with floral as well. All white, green, and pink seem to be the most popular monochromatic colors to work with and when done correctly this look can make a major impact on the overall decor.

Good for: The new wedding trends 2021 will see monochromatic flower palettes great for summer. They’re perfect for intimate whimsical and garden weddings, nautical, industrial-chic, and beach weddings.

Styling Tips: Use various types of flowers of the same color for your bouquet for a sophisticated look. Make your centerpieces of different heights for a more contemporary look. Get tiny stalks as boutonnières or corsages, and create an arch of single-type flowers.

  • Potted Plants
    This might have been viewed as perhaps not elegant enough for a wedding but that is changing and quickly. Couples are using the more sustainable option of potted plants to create centerpieces and floral arrangements at their ceremony. By getting creative with the pots, couples can really make this decor reflect their style.

Good for: This 2021 potted wedding flower trend is perfect for outdoor bohemian, woodland, garden, and country-inspired themes.

Styling Tips: Use as topiaries for a regal feel or hanging centerpieces, and escort card alternatives for a rustic look. You can also create traditional centerpieces using different colors of terracotta pots for a Tuscan vibe.

  • Floral Moon Gates
    One of the new wedding reception trends that started in 2020 and seem to just be picking up steam is the floral moon gate. This twist on a wedding arch makes for the prettiest flower trend we have seen in a while and perhaps is the perfect backdrop for any ceremony location. Florists can create full or half-moon gates and can be done using a variety of flowers.

Good for: These decor trends 2021 alert is good for outdoor weddings in the autumn. Think bohemian, field, or beach weddings to apply this magnificence.

Styling Tips: Floral moon gate is arguably the latest wedding decor for ceremony and reception. Use at the altar where you’ll take your vows at the ceremony. At the reception, repurpose it into a stunning photo booth backdrop.

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Metallic Wedding

#14

Metal wedding decorations have taken over Pinterest boards everywhere with their cool and yet slightly edge elegance. Couples are working in the metallic decor to centerpieces, table decor, and even barware.

There are no rules when it comes to what type of metallic decorations you can have at your wedding so take a moment to research bronze, silver, rose gold, and black metallics. The easiest way to incorporate this look to your wedding decor is by adding metallic candle holders, metallic plate chargers, and centerpiece items that share all the metallic elements. Couples are getting creative with their wedding rentals and working in metallic serving ware like bronze cups, gold place settings, and metallic table runners.

Good for: Wedding decoration 2021 trend incorporates metallic into the color palette. Your wedding is the best time to adopt a full glam and shimmers look or sprinkles of shine. Metallics are great for woodland, ballroom, industrial-chic, coastal, modern, country, and rustic weddings.

Styling tips: For the ceremony, decorate your venue with a mercury glass lantern for a vintage vibe. Use metallic for your stationery and signage. Create eclectic centerpieces with metallic vases or opt for sequined tablecloths for the wedding reception. Mix faux leaves, metallic painted leaves, or accents with floral arrangements. Introduce sparkly bow ties and shoes to your attire.

Trendy Unique Wedding Arches

#15

Wedding arches have gained popularity due to the fact that more couples are having their ceremony at unique locations. So when planning a barn wedding, outdoor wedding, museum wedding or any other fun location couples need to provide a backdrop and focal point for the ceremony and they are doing that by adding a unique wedding arch.

  • Metal Arches
    Perfect for the trendy bride and groom, the metal arch idea has taken over Instagram feeds everywhere with its simple elegance and minimalist sensibility.

Good for: Metal arches are good for simple modern weddings, coastal, and industrial-chic formal weddings.

Styling Tips: Choose indoor venues like restaurants, halls, museums, or a warehouse that you can transform. Place the arch at the ceremony altar where you’ll say your vows. At the reception, place it at the entrance if it’s tall enough, over the cake, or dessert table. Decorate work flower Garland, faux, fresh, or floral greenery.

  • Birch Arches
    Ideal for the rustic or country bride who wants to play up a woodland wedding look and feel but also wants an elegant ceremony. Birch arches can be dressed up with drapery and flowers or stripped down to just simple birch.

Good for: Birch arches are good for rustic, woodland, garden, and country weddings. Keep the arrangement simple with beautiful seasonal flowers. They’re perfect for outdoor venues.

Styling Tips: Opt for a wedding on a farm, campground, backyard, garden, or lake. Place them at the ceremony aisle or photo booth background. Decorate with berries and vines, drum roses, spray roses, or Raspberry scabiosa. Touch up with some succulents to give the earthy vibe.

  • Hexagon Wooden Arches
    A favorite of boho brides this look is now getting a slight makeover and making its way to more mainstream wedding venues. The modern look of the hexagon shape while mixed with the natural wood is perfect for any contemporary wedding.

Good for: Hexagon wooden arches are fit for forest weddings, modern rustic, boho, and beach weddings.

Styling tips: They’re minimalist and sophisticated, forming a flora backdrop for themed group photos. Decorate with ferns, hydrangeas, begonias at angles. You may also add colorful string lights. They’re fit for outdoor and indoor modern weddings.

Trendy Wedding Lighting Ideas

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Nothing adds drama to a wedding like good lighting. It was not that long ago that we saw the rise of the string light phenomenon take over and since then major moves forward wedding trendy wedding light ideas have been happening.

  • Curtain String Lights
    Perhaps the best way to add a backdrop behind your ceremony or head table is by adding a curtain of string lights. Creating a waterfall look makes this trend seem like it will be around for years to come.

Good for: They are good for indoor and outdoor venues in winter. They activate the holiday vibes and romance a fairy tale, garden-inspired, whimsical, and wonderland weddings.

Styling Tips: You can place curtain string lights around the chuppah for an evening outdoor wedding. Let lights surround the couple. It’s also great for the photo booth. Keep the colors simple in an Ombre gradient.

  • Rain Shower Lights
    Creating an elegant touch to your outdoor wedding can be achieved by adding rain shower lights to trees at your venue. Perfect for the rustic wedding that wants to add a little elegance or the garden wedding that wants to add some drama.

Good for: Rain shower lights are perfect for outdoor and indoor weddings in the autumn. They fit best for tropical, industrial-chic, and modern disco wedding themes.

Styling Tips: Fix the lights on the dancefloor to enclose the couple as they dance. It also sets the party vibe for guests. For outdoor weddings, fix them around canopies for that dreamy feel. It’s rainfall, so let it rain according to the colors on your wedding palette.

  • Neon Signs
    Making its way to millennial weddings everywhere the addition of fun neon signs has been spotted at weddings from coast to coast. Couples are having fun saying such as “‘till death do us part” or “Mr. & Mrs.” or a personalized sign with their last name hanging at the wedding venue adding a new twist to the old “bar sign”.

Good for: Neon signs are bougie and perfect for chic indoor and outdoor spring weddings. Restaurants, fields, lofts, clubs, and more are some venues for them.

Styling Tips: Keep your colors minimal and metallic. You don’t want the guests to go blind from so much bling. Activate the hip-vibe by placing neon signs at the bar, entrance, and altar.

Celestial Wedding Theme

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Wedding trends for 2021 will see the celestial wedding theme outdoors on hazy summers. Choosing this palette means working with a dark moody palette to bring this magical motif to life. A lot of string lights will also go overhead to mimic the beautiful constellations, and much more. See other creative ideas below.
At first, you might not see how this could be a super elegant wedding theme but when you give the images of a celestial wedding theme a look you see it actually is very elegant. This theme works great if hosting an outdoor wedding since you can bring in the natural surroundings and create a heavenly feeling at your venue. Some of our favorite items to mix to your celestial wedding theme are hanging star lights, midnight blue color decorations, and moon backdrops.

Styling Tips:

  • Invites: Opt for a lunar style invitation suite with your zodiac signs or speckled galaxy on them. If you can afford it, incorporate a crystal per invite, and your guests will never forget the wedding.
  • Unconventional venues: If you and your spouse love astronomy or stargazing, an observatory is your ideal venue. Decorate it to the nines with a dreamy galaxy-inspired backdrop of swirling blue and gold hues.
  • Photo booth: Choose a moon style photo booth backdrop for a whimsical, and fairytale romantic weddings. This brings on the complete planetary vibe.
  • Decor: Decorate the venue with hanging star pendants and crescent moons. Name the tables after star constellations for a unique feel. Use cute shaped vases as centerpieces keep floral arrangements dreamy. Add on some mirror stars on dark table linens to leave the guests starry-eyed. Finish with some geode accents leaving a mystical touch.

We are excited about all the new decor trends that are coming up but there are a few that seem to be falling out of favor with couples. It seems like 2020 is the year we might be saying goodbye to the overly monogrammed trend along with the DIY everything decor trend and the brightly colored whimsical decor.
Maggie Lord - Expert
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White And Greenery Minimalism

#18

Minimalistic design and eco-friendliness are among the top trends in 2020. So it comes as no surprise, that the combination of these two trends by using wedding greenery in wedding decorations remains as popular as ever. A combination of egg-shell or alabaster white, and forest or fern green is especially popular. It adds style and elegance to your perfect wedding.

Good for: Modern vintage, urban, romantic, organic, and industrial minimalist style with a botanical theme. Create an ethereal look indoor and outdoor for every season of the year. Focal backdrop: Incorporate two crawling vines of lush greenery peppered with white roses on white walls. This could be at the altar, dessert table, or bridal party table at the reception. This creates a stunning backdrop and focal point for the wedding.

Styling Tips: Merge neutrals and naturals like plain white linens on geometric dinnerware. This dainty setting exudes a romantic ambiance. Go natural by choosing plain wooden chairs with single stalks of greenery.

Wedding Balloon Decorations Ideas

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Balloons are typically associated with birthdays – but they make amazing wedding decorations! This is one of the newest and craziest trends. Before you disagree, take one look at these gorgeous examples of wedding balloon decorations! Aren’t they amazing?
You can intertwine balloons with flowers, or order balloons-only decorations. It is a great solution if you or your guests are allergic to flowers!
Balloons are fast becoming the most versatile of the latest wedding trends for indoor and outdoor venues. They’re great for every season but work with color palettes for a cohesive look. Incorporate them into your wedding with these creative ideas.

Styling Tips:

  • Arches: Use balloons to create arches that highlight the entrance to the wedding venue or frame the reception table. Present a fairy-tale accent for the cake table giving a romantic vibe.
  • Pillars: Pillar balloons are unique creations. Put them at the entrance, reception head table, stage, or dancefloor. You can add some floral decor made into wreaths or garlands. Merge these pillars to arches for a wholesome look.
  • Combination: To achieve a stunning combination, use latex and Mylar balloons for garden and country weddings. They are perfect for bouquets as they offer different styles, colors, and types of anchors. They can also serve as centerpieces because they float colorfully, leaving guests starry-eyed.
  • Topiaries: If you’ve chosen an air-filled design for your balloon decorations, your best choice is balloon topiaries. They appear like mini trees with clusters of small balloons at the top. They have sturdy trunks and matching base. Decorate the base with small balloons use flower pots as the base

Clear Acrylic Wedding Decor

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Planning the ultra-trendy event? Clear acrylic elements will add style. These pieces of design look ultra sleek. You would be surprised to find out that they are also more durable than traditional glass. These decorations and elements are light and may look fragile, but they are virtually impossible to break.

Good For: Modern rustic, contemporary chic, minimalist, and glam weddings best fit the acrylic decor style. Acrylic is best used indoors or in intimate spaces. They’re classic and serve as better options for paper, signage, and lots more.

Styling Tips:

  • Craft an interesting indie meets modern look framing acrylic signage in pampas grass.
  • You can also give your elegant indoor space a fresh feel by setting acrylic chairs hooked with minimalist garlands.
  • Say your vows before acrylic floral stands with your initials as toppers.
  • For the reception, you can put them at the entrance.
  • Go full whimsical by creating a backdrop combo of floral, grids, and acrylics.

Hanging Flowers Decor

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Planning a boho or a country wedding? Hanging flowers decor can turn every location into a fairy tale forest, be it a backyard, a simple tent, or a barn. Wisteria flowers, hanging low from the ceiling, various flower arrangements, and even small potted plants – what can be more festive? Make your wedding guests feel the power of nature!

Good For: Hanging flowers connote luxury and detail to themed indoor and outdoor tented weddings. Think about the backyard, garden, whimsical, boho, and modern weddings and the hype that hanging flowers give them. Accents like pom-poms, chandeliers, wooden boxes or branches, and other elements complement the. See some inspiring ideas below.

Styling Tips: Create a statement look with overhead tulips floating candles in clear candle holders. Combine an overhead wooden board, purple roses, and greenery to give a rustic look.

Go bold and chic with a floral chandelier of pink roses and neutral tulips. You can also create floating centerpieces by merging your wedding blooms with matching runners.

It is easy to understand why people say they always remember if the food at a wedding was good or not! There are some tasty wedding food trends that are rolling up to a venue near you to both keep your wedding trendy and yummy.

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Wedding Cake Trends In 2020/2021

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Wedding cakes are a big showstopper at weddings now and couples are getting very creative when it comes to their desserts. From drip cakes to metallic cakes to the mini cake we are seeing super delicious ideas for 2020.

  • Drip Cakes
    These beautiful cakes are the new favorite of couples who want something unique. A playful twist on a traditional cake these desserts have dripping icing which can be found in a variety of colors, flavors, and designs. Some cake designers are mixing two trends together by having a cake with metallic drips making it for a slam dunk.
  • Metallic Cakes
    Adding to the metallic wedding theme we can now see silver, gold, and bronze wedding cakes taking over. From full metallic paint to light metallic flowers this trend is only to get bigger in the years to come.
  • Mini Cakes
    Whether you are looking to have just one small wedding cake because you are serving a variety of desserts or you want to have several mini cakes with different flavors and styles you are right on trend with the mini cake idea!

Trendy Wedding Menu Ideas

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Wedding menu ideas are taking over the wedding planning process as couples are getting more and more creative with what and how they serve their guests.

  • Dessert Tables
    Allowing guests to serve themselves at a dessert table makes for a fun and interactive experience for guests. There are endless possibilities of what to serve at your dessert table but a few favorites are a donut wall, cookie bar, cupcake buffet, candy display, and as’ more station.
  • Food trucks
    Food trucks have taken over much of society so it is only natural that they would make their way to weddings near you. We love the idea of having a specialty food truck (or a few) cater to your wedding. Pizza, taco, and bbq trucks are just the start of the many different types of food trucks you can hire. If you are working with an outdoor venue or planning a rustic or country wedding you should absolutely consider booking some food trucks for your day!
  • Pre-ceremony Cocktails
    Starting the festivities by offering guests a pre-ceremony cocktail is a great way to kick start the fun. Guests will appreciate a glass of champagne or a signature cocktail before the ceremony starts. If you are hosting your wedding at a unique venue or an outdoor location you can work with your catering company to set up a bar close to the ceremony location and welcome guests in style.

What menu trends are going out of style?
Some of the menu trends heading out of style are large oversized buffets, fast-food style menu items like burgers and fries and mini appetizers like soup in a shot glass and mini hot dogs are all on their way out making room for new and exciting food trends.

Wedding trends for 2021 will lean towards the organic, natural, and uber-creative. For whichever season, couples will infuse personality to bring their wedding dreams to life. From winter to autumn, there are tons of inspiration from the current wedding trends.

What type of food would you most like at your reception?

  • Upscale restaurant fare
  • Cozy comfort foods
  • BBQ
  • Elegant small plates

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The months of winter are cold and dry, but the show must go on. Discover function and aesthetic winter wedding trends 2021 to try out.

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Blankets for guests

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One of the fun and valuable current wedding trends for winter are blankets. Perfect for ceremony and reception, check out what themes they suit, and some styling tips.

Good for: The use of blankets are a must for cozy outdoor weddings, whether alfresco or open air. If you choose to enjoy the colorful winter scenery and snowy beauty, then incorporate blankets in your day. Think about beach, garden, barn, museum, field, or a posh loft for a venue. Blankets best suit rustic-chic, fairy tale, woodland, gothic, sophisticated, and bohemian themes. Keep your guests warm even as they enjoy your love declaration in the breathtaking outdoors.

Styling tips: The latest wedding trends blank heavily on mood.

  • So, to set a cozy mood, drape cable knit blankets across chairs and small pillows to boot.
  • Lean towards a romantic mood by having your blankets monogrammed with your family crest, initials, or pictures.
  • For a livelier mood, mismatch the blankets using your color palette to create a pop of colors.
  • If you prefer something more laid back and rustic, roll up fleece blankets in woven baskets.
  • You may also opt for a makeshift wardrobe for a more sophisticated look. Keep these at the party entrance.

Candles

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Nothing is more calming, charming, and welcoming than the warm glow of candle lights on cold days. See how to incorporate this 2021 wedding trend for winter.

Good for: Candles are great for both indoor and outdoor weddings. From the grand ballroom to industrial lofts, farms, halls, restaurants, open parks, and more, candles are a hit. It all depends on your theme, which can range from rustic to bohemian, vintage, romantic, or chic.

Styling tips: Set the mood for a vintage gathering by curating Nordic-influenced centerpieces made of vignettes lit from the inside with tea lights. Put these beauties in the middle of dried moss and greenery. Present a lively mood by setting candles on mirrors to maximize the glow. Make use of mercury glass votive holders to help the lights bounce off. You can also introduce tapers to match your wedding color palette.

For a romantic ambiance, line the aisle with candles in glass containers or hurricane lanterns to glow/warm-up space.

Options for cozy ambiance include fixing flameless candles on bare branches to guide guests and burn throughout the event. You may also mount an overhead faux chandelier made out of greenery and wire plus wreath style centerpieces.

Geometric centerpieces

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Geometric centerpieces became one of the most consistent modern wedding trends ever since mason jars hit rustic weddings. Let’s see how to incorporate these beauties into your big day.

Good for: Geometric centerpieces are perfect accents for boho, minimalist, glam, modern, vintage, and industrial-chic wedding themes. These styles of centerpieces will work for both outdoor and indoor venues. They also serve as beautiful accents to complement vast and simple color palettes. They bring the holiday vibes to you along with the snow.

Styling tips: Create a romantic ambiance by filling up geometric glass centerpieces with flowers or succulents for tables. You can also attach them to ribbons and twines and hang them overhead with candles in them. This gives a cozy ambiance.

For a rustic look, sit geometric vases on wood slides and surround them with candles. Other options for cozy table settings are geometric orbs, metallic geo figures, and geo candle holders.

If you feel like making a statement, choose different heights and styles of clear glass geometric terrariums. Fill them with pebble stones, pillar candles, votive candles, flowers, and place them on your tables, arch, and aisle. They bring more class, uniqueness, versatility, and dimension to your wedding decor.

The changing beautiful color of the leaves and cooler weather makes autumn a beautiful time to wed. See some fall wedding trends to help you make a statement.

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Texture and Details on Cake

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From formal weddings to casual and laid back, there’s a cake for you. Incorporate seasonal elements from your environment for memorable cakes.

Good for: Cakes textures in the fall are great for boho, chic, and glam weddings. Most of them lean towards a leveled up avant-garde style. Others are chic, glitzy, and opulent, suited for rustic, vintage, woodland, and whimsical weddings. Couples are also embracing fall shades and customization to make their cakes personalized.

Styling tips: To set an intimate mood for a small ceremony, opt for a fall bundt cake. For a rustic vibe, introduce the season with sliced apple cake topper. You can also choose cake alternatives by baking fall-friendly desserts like wedding pie cake. Bake these pies and stack them with flavors like berries and pomegranates. Finish with some roses and greenery.

If you’re going for a somber fall mood, choose a naked chocolate cake dressed with seasonal fruits. Incorporate figs, pears, and berries to impress the deeper shades of fall. Choose deer antlers as a topper. To make a glam and elegant statement, replace fruits with gold pears and berries accents. You can also opt for an autumnal upgrade by decorating your tiered cake with blooming dahlias.

Dry and Bleached Flowers

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One of the newest wedding trends is the switching of fresh flowers for plants and greenery. This makes dry and bleached flowers the toast of weddings as we’ll see.

Good for: Dried and bleached flowers are subtle, with great texture and color. They are uniquely styled and bring a touch of elegance. These alternative flowers are perfect for indoor and outdoor weddings. The themes that they best suit include boho, rustic, modern, glam, whimsical, garden, and minimalist. Check out sun-bleached flower options like hanging Amaranthus, Cardo Palustre, Marcela, Lunaria, Phalaris, Ruscus Aculeatus, and more.

Styling tips: Incorporate these flowers into your wedding as wreaths. They are ultra-classic for the autumn season. Using the bleached and subtle flowers, create elegant monochromatic wreaths for the tables, chairs, pews, and arch. You won’t need other accents or ornaments because they stand out.

Commandeer the flowers into centerpieces by creating asymmetrical designs with them. Their shapes and textures make it possible. You can also make them into stunning hanging floral arrangements over tables, arches, entrance, and lounge for a sophisticated ambiance. Add more glamour to rustic and modern weddings with bleached and dried bouquets. Choose textures and hues that match your color palette.

Non-traditional Attire

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Dare to be different and join the latest wedding trends of ditching the classic white and ivory attire. Express yourself in alternative styles and colors of fall.

Styling tips: Bring the whimsical wedding theme to life by rocking a graphic floral print dress. It can be in the fitted bodice with a maxi skirt, mermaid dress, ball gown, or A-line dresses. This attire is great for the outdoors. For an art-deco inspired theme, opt for a deep burgundy shade of fall dress. Match it with a dyed fur jacket for full effect.

Good for: Rustic theme or farmhouse celebration? Nail the look with an edgy jumpsuit or lacy skirt dress. This brings out a casual, playful, and laid back side to the wedding. For a boho-chic theme, perfect indoor alternative wedding attire is a crop top and full skirt baring the midriff. Going outdoor like the beach or garden, incorporate a sheer lacy panel at the midriff for some protection against the elements.

Try out high-low hemlines for whimsical wedding themes. This will show off your figure without looking tacky. Opt for cathedral length cape dresses for a romantic mood. And for a beautiful sunset ranch wedding, incorporate dramatic billowing sleeves, rust accents, and boots

Fresh out of winter, the spring brings the first sign of revival. Following this, we’ll look at some spring wedding trends for 2021.

Garden inspired venues

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Gardens are a romantic inspiration with a fairytale backdrop, whether indoors or outdoors. Check out unique ways to work your green thumbs into wedding details from place cards to decor.

Good for: With garden weddings, it’s easy to switch greenery for rustic, modern, whimsical, or desert-inspired maneuvers. Garden venues give the perfect theme to transform your space into a magical world. Everything looks organic and wild, yet with some intimacy.

Styling tips: Begin with your entrance signage which the guests will see first. Adorn the signage with flowers and succulents. Opt for a refreshing way to displace place cards by tying them on your flowers, branches, trees, or leaves. Like fruits, guests will pick them up as they arrive. Surround your natural arch with woods and cedar. Cover up your arch in wild greenery and flowing drapes to match the romantic and bucolic ambiance.

Bring charm to the aisle by running through it with petals matching your wedding color palette. You can also transform an industrial-chic venue into a garden introducing a copper arch with dusty blue and pink flowers. Match theses with succulent-filled rose-gold terrariums and flameless candles to lend credence to the wall of desert greenery textural backdrop.

Floral patterned ties

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Grooms who wish to look dapper and stand out at their spring wedding need to incorporate floral prints. In this case, the ties add flair and do justice to the total look.

Good for: Floral print ties work well for coastal, boho, chic, garden, and casual weddings. Choose a tie that matches your jacket or suit. You can also opt for something that contrasts with your ensemble for a dramatic effect. The last option is a floral print tie that matches the bridal bouquet or dress if it’s floral.

Styling tips: Match a navy floral print tie to a blue suit for a suave coastal wedding look. For a more whimsical mood, pair a floral print tie with a cobalt suit and white shirt. If you want to be the chic groom, rock a slate gray suit and light-colored floral print tie. Muted blue suits and blueprinted floral bow tie combo is just perfect for a garden wedding.

For the ultimate boho look, a chambray shirt and navy suit with floral tie nails the look. Brown pants, pink floral tie, and navy jacket leave a quirky touch. Go casual in back jeans grey shirt and jacket plus a pink floral tie.

Lush greenery

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Greenery drenches indoor and outdoor weddings with character and class. Whether you’re aiming for a dramatic effect or simple decor elements, greenery is your go-to.

Good for: Lush greenery is versatile when it comes to decor. They’re great for vintage, rustic, glam, whimsical, and beach weddings. The exotic leafy branches will lend a rustic touch to your venue, while manicured shrubbery speaks sophistication. On the other hand, the simplest of garlands will breathe a romantic theme into the decor mix. The best part is that greenery is also a functional camouflage for hiding items like wires and sockets.

Styling tips: Drape lush greenery around frames of your chuppah, canopy, or arch for a romantic theme. Speak sophistication and elegance by designing a topiary to reflect your initials or monogram. That’s one way to make a loud statement. Get a wall of shrubbery behind your dessert tables to make it pop. Drape railings, balconies, pews, and verandahs with manicured lush greenery.

Key into the new wedding reception trends by creating luxuriant archways with branches of lush greenery. You can also breathe magic into your venue by suspending leafy branches overhead. String these branches with lights, a bunch of grapes, or hanging votives.

The summer months are pretty hot, so the aim is to look smashing and comfortable at the same time. To this effect, we’ll see the following summer wedding trends 2021 in full force.

Backyard Weddings

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Backyard venues are convenient, intimate, and budget-friendly for summer weddings. Check out how to transform your backyard.

Good for: Backyard wedding is great for rustic, woodland, boho, minimalist-chic, elegant, and whimsical themes.

Styling tips: Merge your decor with the surrounding by taking advantage of the summer natural beauty. Infuse your decor into the landscape and backdrops. Try eco-friendly bare wood, sans tablecloths, vases, and pots of lush shrubbery like pampas grass, baby’s breath, eucalyptus, or foliage. Express the Italian rustic vibe by including leafy branches and wooden accents. If you want to preserve the American heritage, switch gelato for ice cream. This interactive station will impress your guests.

Merge glided shades of lush shrubbery with airy wicker accents to create a chill lounge area. This look elevates cocktail receptions to create an elegant summer vibe. For a more eclectic take, mismatch the couches. For a magical forest vibe, bring trees into your tents to pair with foliage and gold candlesticks on reception tables. Finish this sophisticated look with potted trees and topiaries outside the tent for a grand entrance. You can also opt for pulled back draped entryway held by foliage, and accented with candles and topiaries.

Summer Cocktails

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The perfect summer wedding cocktails must fit your menu, theme, and also help guests beat the heat. See some of our fresh recipes to help you make summer beautiful.

Nothing screams awesome picture perfection than the colorful Blood Orange Pisco Sour cocktail. This is a vibrant cocktail with a zesty flavor that soothes the heat as camp-style summer weddings. Simply mix up blood orange juice, Pisco, sugar or syrup, egg whites, and lime juice, and you have a hit. For summer garden weddings, the lavender citrus martini is just what your guests need to cool off. Lemony, light, and with a lavender hint, this cocktail is a major crowd controller.

Good for: Bring the Italian style summer to your wedding with the classic Aperol Spritz. This is a combination of oranges, Aperol, club soda, and prosecco. Beach weddings don’t get better than Tequila Sunset cocktails. They’re refreshing, delicate, delicious, and not too strong, creating the perfect mix for a beach wedding.

Orange-based Light Paloma cocktail packs a punch with its colorful citrus and tequila drops. Icy and frozen cucumber gin and tonic sorbet and tequila spiked frozen pineapple margaritas are timeless cocktail alternatives. These are the ultimate cocktails for a park summer wedding.

Near The Water Venue

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True romantics will never skip the chance to say their vows near the water. The peace and tranquility of the water can never be overemphasized.
Near water, venues are what wonderlands are made of. The blissful feeling of being in your own world surrounded by the skies and water is everything. Couples who are keen on simplicity and style will love a barefoot sandy beach wedding. There’s nothing more blissful than digging your feet in the sand and declaring your promises.

Styling tips: For a more sophisticated and statement-making wedding, go nautical. A cruise wedding is ever shade of class and luxury. Cocoon yourself and the guests in the comfort of a ship as you swear to forever.

A more intimate and minimalist wedding will be best on a boat. There’s nothing more romantic than just the two of you on a boat, saying you do. If you want a whimsical vibe to your wedding, take your vows near a waterfall. This makes a stunning backdrop better than any floral arrangements. Waterfalls are intimate, calm, and powerful, yet consistent. That’s the ambiance you need at your wedding. Lean towards a lakeside wedding for a rustic, laid back or bohemian wedding.

As we move from 2020 to a big 2021 wedding season we want to highlight some of our favorite modern wedding trends that popped up in 2020! Many of these 2020 wedding trends won’t exactly be going away. You might find some that work for your wedding!

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  • Painted Wedding Cakes
    Cakes have become the new showstopper at weddings and with the rise of the painted cake, it seemed like couples wanted their wedding dessert to resemble a piece of art.
  • Epic Veils
    Thanks to a few celebrities who had epically long veils this trend took over weddings everywhere and brought a piece of Hollywood glamour to everyday weddings.
  • Color Wedding Gowns
    Designers everywhere started making wedding gowns that either showcased pops of color or were full-on covered in color and brides really seemed to dig it.
  • Unique Lighting
    Hanging stars, small fairy lights, and large lanterns are just a few of the lighting trends we loved seeing 2020.
  • Velvet Fabrics
    seemed from bridesmaids to grooms jackets to table linens velvet became a trend that we might be seeing again soon.

Wedding trends are always changing and it is fun to see where they are going next. We know for 2020 we have some current wedding trends to watch. There are so many great 2020/2021 wedding trends. But a few we can’t wait to see grow are the new trending wedding themes, trends in bridesmaid dresses, and wedding color trends.

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