The global pandemic has put a serious strain on weddings over the past year, but that doesn’t mean that couples aren’t still looking to tie the knot.
Extravagant receptions with hundreds of people are ‘so two years ago’ anyways, so why not switch it up and still have the option to get married to your significant other?
What was once normal to include in your wedding may not be available in 2021, but the latest wedding reports are taking floral trends, wedding attire and reception décor to a whole new level.
There are plenty of coronavirus-friendly ways to get hitched and Events by Jade has pulled together the inspiring must-have and outdated must-not wedding trends for 2021.
Wedding Trends for 2021
All weddings are personalized to the party’s liking and there’s no wedding taste that fits all.
The 2021 wedding trends are slowly beginning to change because of preference and circumstance.
From the wedding dress, catering, interior design and décor, couples are preferring to spend money on some things more than others when it comes to their big day.
The top of the wedding trends list for this year begins with more intimate, informal ceremonies.
Couples are including less people in their wedding party and invitation list to abide by COVID-19 rules, and still have the luxury to enjoy their special day with loved ones. Inviting your nearest and dearest to a small wedding that guests will love is definitely trending.
Inviting up to 25 people on your guest list for your wedding may not seem enticing, but planning a micro wedding is becoming more popular as the pandemic season persists.
Micro weddings can be formal and traditional or informal and contemporary, although they tend to be a fusion of both styles.
A smaller guest list also allows more budget per guest, granting the bride and groom an opportunity to add private wine tastings, charcuterie boards or other personalized touches throughout the reception.
A bespoke soiree allows the bride and groom to engage with each of their guests which is the most popular reason for its surging demand.
While weddings may typically have open seating per table, the seating arrangement this year will be based on assigned chairs.
Couples understand that families and friends want to sit next to each other and if they come from the same household, it makes abiding by coronavirus rules much easier for planning the layout.
Many couples that got engaged in 2020 may have had an intimate ceremony to make it official but are waiting to celebrate their big day how they want it after COVID-19.
Micro weddings aren’t for everyone and many brides and grooms want to wait and have the lavish celebration that they’ve always dreamed of after the pandemic.
Less Splurging More Saving
Over-the-top weddings are slowly dying out and while having an elaborate celebration is exciting, more couples are turning a blind eye to the precarious option this year.
Many people have lost their jobs, got laid-off or demoted in 2020, which is why fewer couples are looking to drain their bank accounts, celebrate luxuriously and put on the picture-perfect wedding in 2021.
DIY wedding reception favors are also becoming more popular as they allow the bride and groom to add their personal touches to the décor on their wedding day.
Couples are adapting to the ‘less is more’ style and limiting their wedding budget, décor and design in order to still have the opportunity to tie the knot when they want.
No Way Buffet
Buffet catering has been a traditionally popular way to serve dinner at weddings whether they are big or small.
Sharing the same utensils during a self-serve buffet doesn’t sound so appealing in 2021, and more couples are opting for plated meals, food trucks and sack lunches. Wedding cakes have not gone out of style and are here to stay.
More Couples are Eloping
It’s no surprise that eloping has been a progressive trend over the past year.
Rather than dealing with the potential headache of downsizing due to the pandemic, couples are preferring smaller affairs and elopements in 2021.
Livestream wedding ceremonies are on the rise as couples are looking to share their special day with distant friends and family members.
Younger couples are branching out and wearing brighter colors for their weddings.
While the bride is still in white, colorful accents on her dress could allow the groom to get creative and opt out from the traditional, black-and-white tuxedo.
Green & White Florals are Out
The demand for traditional, green and white florals is fading as more couples are inspired to make a bigger statement at their wedding this year.
Deeper shades in the color palette like green, burgundy, blue and purple are flooding the accents of wedding décor designs in 2021.
Top Wedding Trends for 202
Jade is the lead event planner and designer at Events by Jade who has been making hundreds of wedding dreams come true since 2015.
Planning a wedding during a global pandemic may be tough, but not impossible when you book with an experienced, professional planner like Jade.
Events by Jade has all the tips and tricks to make your special night unforgettable, no matter the size of your celebration.
Larger weddings or small, coronavirus or not, Jade will work her magic and design the wedding that you’ve always wanted. After all, the magic is in the details.
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