2020 is here to stay and it’s time to lean into all the newness coming our way! So many couples get engaged over the holiday season, which is GREAT because you get a fresh slate at the beginning of the year. It’s time to start planning your dream wedding using all the new amazing 2020 wedding trends coming in hot.
I loved all the pastel colors, minimalist wedding gowns, and intimate moments that 2019 weddings created. I know that my 2020 brides have so many stunning ideas and I cannot wait to see everything come to life for them on their wedding day. Some of the biggest trends for this year have already started to evolve from what we saw last year so let’s dive right in!
Amidst the growing popularity of the micro-wedding, couples are starting to catch on to the wedding trend of having small or no bridal party. I for one will be thankful when gone are the days of the 20 person wedding party (talk about exhausting)! I am a fan of having all your loved ones near, but your wedding should be focused inward on reflecting on those special relationships, not outward on making sure each one of your 10 friends is in the right place at the right time wearing the right thing.
If you still have a close group of friends or family members you want to acknowledge on your wedding day consider recognizing them in a thank you speech or asking those individuals to wear a specific color dress of their choosing for some coordinated photos.
We LOVE our friends and family and want them to have the best time at our weddings, and I have seen some straight-up creative ideas to get guests involved in the events of the day! Caricature artists, groups scavenger hunts, epic poolside after-parties, train rides into a wedding ceremony, DIY bouquet stations.
Using activities to get your guests interacting and feeling involved leaves a memorable impression that they won’t soon forget.
Move over blush and burgundy, it’s time to make way for bright and bold color decisions! Don’t be afraid to throw in statement hues and print fabrics to bring new levels of personality and design to life for your wedding day. Think of new ways to incorporate your color palette that throws convention out the window and brings a dash of youness to the space.
A 2020 wedding trend that is really gaining momentum is sustainable weddings that remind guests of the truly important aspects of life. As more millennials and gen Zers start to get engaged and married, we are seeing a huge emphasis on the impact weddings have on the world and society around us. Our world is ever-changing and evolving, and it’s up to us to put Mother Earth first. Even when it comes to throwing a wedding.
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Whether you go paperless for your wedding, source food from a local farm, rent silk florals, provide rideshare for your guests, use compostable tableware, making the decision to go zero waste or reducing your carbon footprint comes in many shapes and sizes. And every little bit does help.
Along the same lines as sustainable weddings, a growing 2020 wedding trend of foregoing guest favors is charging full steam ahead! Gone are the days of the kitschy trinkets you take home after a wedding is over.
Instead, say thank you to your guests for celebrating with you by donating to an organization that is near and dear to your hearts as a couple.
Giving back is an amazing way to spread love, and you can inspire others by allowing them the option of donating to a fund of your choice on your wedding registry.
Now I don’t think the tradition of a bridal bouquet is going anywhere yet, but floral artists are growing and becoming more and more creative. Many brides desire to preserve their wedding bouquet, and what better way to do that than with pre-dried florals! These bouquets are so timeless, elegant, and can still add a chic pop of color to your wedding design.
I’ve never seen a 2020 wedding trend that I loved more than the sophisticated feel of pearls! Brides have been wearing pearl necklaces for years (I did as well), but it’s time to take it up a notch. You could carry a beautiful pearl clutch purse, or you have your hairstylist weave a strand of pearls into your hair, or even incorporate pearls into your bridal bouquet for a romantic texture.
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Time to bring back your grandmother’s lace tablecloths because texture is back in! Corduroy, lace, netting, sparkles, tulle, chiffon, velvet, and macrame all offer some personality and pizazz when used in the right combination or color scheme to enhance your Couple Style.
Try something special to make your head table stand out, or hang a printed fabric as a backdrop for a photo booth instead of a solid color. And don’t worry, those textured floral walls aren’t going anywhere anytime soon!
Don’t be afraid of judgment or what others will think as you incorporate something new into your wedding design. Have you seen any other fun wedding trends coming in hot for 2020?? Hop on over to my Instagram and message me so we can share them!
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