What’s in? What’s out? What’s next? What’s soooo last year? We saw ten wedding trends emerge during the 2019 wedding season that we believe will continue in 2020. Here are the wedding trends we’re rooting for.
Keeping It Simple
Traditional weddings keep getting more complex and more expensive. So many of our couples are opting to keep things as simple as possible. They want fewer frills and are focused on the overall experience instead of every little detail. In an effort to keep things intimate and meaningful, we’re seeing many clients choose a smaller guest count too.
Couples are making vendor and product decisions based on their sustainable and eco-friendly options. For example, couples want:
A caterer who use locally-sourced food
A florist who use sustainable, locally grown flowers and reuseable vases
Rented dinnerware instead of disposable plates, forks, napkins, and cups.
Recycling options for bottles and cans from the bar
Captured on Film
In 2019, we saw more and more couples chose photographers that shoot with film cameras. In my opinion, images captured on film often feel softer, more vintage, more romantic and more artistic than images captured on a digital camera. Many photographers are considered hybrid photographers because they shoot a little of both on a wedding day.
Side Note: We hope videography continuing to grow in popularity. We no longer live in a day and age where photos are an adequate outlet for our wedding day memories. Embrace a more cinematic approach with videography.
We are predicting the most popular dresses for 2020 to be Column and A-line silhouettes. These styles are timeless and flattering on most body types. We hope to see some long sleeves and some dresses with intricate details too. We are also anticipating the continued trend of long bridesmaid dresses into the 2020 season.
Calligraphy for the Win
We see calligraphy continuing to grow in popularity in 2020. Custom signage, seating charts, and wedding invitations are all being done professionally these days to add a unique and artistic flair to wedding wordage.
Fall is still a Favorite
No surprise here. Fall we will continue to be the most desired time to tie the knot. We always say if there were 100 weekends in October we’d be able to book them all. Though we don’t expect this trend to change anytime soon, we would be excited for a shift away from fall.
Florals are coming back in a big way. In the past couple of years, we’ve seen people lean towards other forms of décor to spruce up their big day, but in 2020 we are going back to the basics, with a modern flair of course. Floral arches and floral centerpieces will all be show stoppers in 2020.
We see more and more people straying from traditional wedding cakes. They want to make their desserts memorable. While there is usually a cake for the couple to cut, it is becoming more common for a different dessert to be served to guests. We’ve seen donut walls, cupcakes, pies and gelato.
Traditional guestbooks are officially obsolete. They’ve been going out of style for a while now, but we think we have seen the last of them in 2019. Guestbooks have become a new way to differentiate your wedding from others. Have your guests sign a map, photobook, or picture frame instead!
Forget the Favors
It has been pretty 50/50 around here on favors. Some people see favors as a fun way to customize their wedding and others see them as an unnecessary cost and hassle. We’ve found that guests really don’t care either way. If you’re looking for a place to save money, favors are an easy thing to cut from your list.
Take what you want from these wedding trends. The overarching mentality is that couples want their wedding to be unique and authentic. That means deciding which of these wedding trends you care about and which you don’t. Remember that trends come and go, but being yourself and celebrating your own way will never go out of style.
For more wedding planning tips, check out:
How to Create the Perfect Guest List
10 Details to Know About A Wedding Venue Before You Tour
How to Host an Eco-Friendly Wedding
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This post was written by Warrenwood Intern, Jessica Wingo.
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