Wedding planning can be fraught with stress and challenges, but it can also be immensely fun. All the more reason brides-to-be should pay attention to the top ten best wedding trends for the year:
2020’s Top Ten Wedding Trends
1. ‘Sustainable’ Weddings
Sustainability was a huge topic prior to 2020 and will continue to remain an important one this year as well – particularly since Princess Eugenie’s environmentally-friendly wedding. Eco-friendly options are now becoming available to couples, helping to drastically reduce the amount of plastic used in weddings, which is always a welcome change.
2. Embroidered and Laced Gowns
Don’t be surprised to see beautiful wedding gowns this year with intricate lace overlays, complete with detailed embroidered finishes. We’re definitely going to see brides showing more traces of skin, all the while keeping things modest and classy. In fact, you may even see personal messages and love notes tailored into the dress.
3. Never-ending Banquet Tables
It looks like round tables are slowly fading out of style – with the onset of long outdoor banquet tables in 2020 becoming the norm, giving weddings that ‘new decade’ feel. You can imagine how exquisite the endless line of candles, bread baskets, wine glasses and mouth-wandering food might look, giving guests a sight to behold.
4. More ‘Instagramable’ Venues
Even though city-inspired wedding venues will probably stick around for quite a while, 2020 will most likely witness a rise in millennial couples choosing grand and impressive stately homes for their big day. Experts are predicting that more couples will spend big on venues that offer plenty of Instagram-worthy backdrops.
5. City Weddings
With Brexit having a sizable impact on wedding planning and expenses, many couples are opting for a low-key wedding venue closer to home. And given the increase in licenses for bars, pubs and restaurants, you will likely see more weddings within the couple’s local city, where everybody knows everyone and the food is fantastic.
6. Maximalist Décor
If simple and minimal was the vibe couples wanted guests to feel in 2019, it seems this year, it’s about going all out. One of the most talked about wedding trends of 2020 is couples giving in to bigger, fuller and generally fussier styling and décor at their weddings. Get ready for a mixing of materials and pattern clashing, along with bold prints.
7. Fresh and ‘Unusual’ Flower Arrangements
Personalisation is one of the keys to making a wedding unique, and it now appears that floral arrangements will be relaxed, informal and almost completely unpackaged and bespoke. Expect lots of natural fragrances and unstructured shapes to be the order of the day with colourful flowers making strong statements.
8. More ‘Free-from’ Food
According to the changing habits of UK folks, you will definitely be seeing more vegan and food ‘free from’ all the unwanted “uglies”. There will also likely be less informal eating arrangements and more food stations, with aperitifs being served prior to the ceremony.
9. Hands-off Hair
Meghan Markle effect, anyone? Brides are now approaching their wedding day hair from a fresh angle, with the chicest of brides choosing to keep things fuss-free and as natural as possible. Fresh washed and tousled tresses are in, particularly for brides who aren’t too keen on overly-coiffed hairstyles.
10. The Groomsmen “Grooming”
The days when the groom had almost nothing to do with the wedding planning seem to be disappearing. Each stage of the wedding planning is now a joint decision, with men choosing their attire and grooming choices. Men will now put more time and effort into planning what they want to wear – with grooms wanting the same attention as the brides.