Following trends is a really fun part of our job, but wedding trends look a little different these days, as couples and suppliers continue to respond to the challenges of wedding planning around Covid-19. While we still can't say when weddings as we once knew them will return, there’s one thing we do know for sure: 2021 weddings will be celebrations, not just of love, but of reunion and recovery. We're already seeing lots of inspiring 2021 wedding trends emerge, as restrictions at weddings are counteracted with statement florals, bold bridal style and thoughtful décor.
1. The Micro Wedding
Micro weddings are defined as those with a guest list of up to 30 guests. Whether it's due to budget constraints, having a two-part wedding, or simply wanting to scale back to just the few family and friends the couple can’t live without, the #microwedding will be huge in 2021. Most importantly of all, they also allow the bride and groom to spend quality time with each and every guest – just one of the reasons for its surging popularity.
2. Pantone's Color of the Year
This year, Pantone have chosen 2 shades as their 'Color of the Year' - Ultimate Gray (a soft grey) and Illuminating (a vibrant yellow). Pantone describes them as, "two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another", and we think they're perfect jumping-off points for floral or décor mood boards! Not only do they compliment each other beautifully, but they both look great alongside lush greenery!
3. Bold Bridal Style
Going by some of the incredible bridal style we've seen in the past year, we imagine lots of 2021 brides are going to go bold for their wedding looks. With lots of throw-out-the-rule-book bridal styles coming through, such as brides in color and short dresses paired with long veils, to having fun with accessories and footwear, we're set to see lots of epic non-traditional bridal looks in 2021.