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For newly engaged couples and those who postponed their wedding in 2020, it's time to start researching the new trends for this year's upcoming 2021 wedding season. Luckily, wedding industry pros are already calling the trends with smaller and more intimate weddings at the top of mind. Those saying their vows will do so more creatively, experimentally, and boldly than ever before, reflecting the forward-thinking, hopeful future of the new year.
In the name of both health and love, more couples are choosing microweddings or outdoor elopements to celebrate their special day. While these ideas might not have been their first choice, being adaptive to change has many benefits for both the soon-to-be-weds and the guests. A limited party can lead to more meaningful moments such as longer toasts, thoughtful gifts for guests, and not to mention, a smaller budget.
Those saying their vows will do so more creatively, experimentally, and boldly than ever before, reflecting the forward-thinking, hopeful future of the new year.
Prepare to see bolder celebrations with more personality in color schemes that range from light blues and lavenders to '90s-inspired rainbow accents that are sure to add a pop. Dramatic ceremony backdrops and floral chandeliers will make a statement, and there will be more curated spaces for Instagram-worthy photos. Nostalgic, personal touches such as nods to family history or throwback treats represent what's really important to the couple, while dessert is pared down with simple single-tier and mini cakes for each individual guest to enjoy. Due to the smaller party size, couples will be more mindful about spending, and that means putting their money where their mouth is. Couples are projected to be more selective about vendors, with Black-owned small businesses and sustainably conscious vendors at the top of mind, taking into consideration their community and their values.
With a new year comes new changes, and these 2021 wedding trends are enough to make couples and guests alike swoon. From intentional hiring to tasteful touches, marital celebrations will highlight love like never before. Read on to see the full list of trends along with knowledge, tips, and predictions from experts in the business. Who's ready to fall in love?