The definition of a trend is something that is extremely popular at a particular time. In regards to wedding trends, in the opinion of our online wedding store, they are a wonderful place to look for wedding planning inspiration.
Not all trends are for everyone and that's perfectly okay. A wedding should reflect the two of you, not necessarily what's "hot" in the world of weddings when you decide to tie the knot. On the other hand, you may spot a trend that you absolutely fall in love with and WhereBridesGo.com is here to help you personalize that particular trend to incorporate bits of yourselves into it.
Here are a few of the wedding trends for 2020 that we expect to see a lot of. Maybe one of them is right for you.
"Green" weddings have been on the uprise for a while now and they aren't going away anytime soon. Couples are making an effort to use wedding decor that makes little to no impact on the environment.
You could use more plants for greenery instead of cut flowers. Serve drinks out of dispensers or pitchers rather than individual bottles and opt for reusable drinkware, dishes, silverware, and napkins instead of the disposable kind. Another option is to use items in your decor that can be used again in your home or given away as favors or wedding party gifts. Some couples are even making arrangments to have flowers and leftover food composted after the wedding to decrease waste.
Spirituality, positive energy, and feel-good vibes will be present at many weddings in 2020. Rose Quartz is the classic stone for love, making it a wonderful color to incorporate into your decor. Use crystals both for color and to represent their mystical properties.
Ceremonies with sentimental meanings will take a forefront. Wedding signing stones are a creative way for you to let guests leave their well-wishes for your future together. For entertainment, couples will be bringing in palm readers or tarot card readers for fun.
Beautiful Barrettes & Combs
A trend for brides that will be popular this year is using gorgeous barrettes or combs to create beautiful hairstyles. Veils won't be going away completely though. As a matter of fact, a few famous brides have recently started the trend of wearing wedding veils that are extremely long for a fashionable entrance to the ceremony. A lovely hairstyle using barrettes or combs underneath the veil gives you a nice style change to show off at the reception.
Groom's Get Fashionable
For the fellas, blue is taking the place of traditional black tuxedos and suits. Navy, cobalt, and even teal jackets are trending recently. Pantone's color of the year is "Classic Blue" for 2020, which could have a hand in this new love for blue.
Personalized accessories, like a themed boutonniere or special tie pin, will be used to create a unique look. Some grooms are even incorporating bold footwear that stands out or changing jackets between the ceremony and the reception.
Going along with the sustainability trend in weddings, flowers that are both beautiful and can be consumed are a popular idea. Roses, daisies, hibiscus, lavender, lilac, violets, and many more flowers can actually be eaten. (Double-check with your florist to find out exactly which ones are safe to eat.) These florals can be used as dessert toppings, tossed in salads, infused in water or drinks, and even frozen beautifully into decorative ice cubes for beverages.
Instead of having guests wait in line for the bartenders, have some self-serve drink stations in the room too. You can use beautiful dispensers or drink fountains to hold pre-mixed drinks and signature cocktails, allowing guests to fill their own glasses at their leisure. Specialty garnishes they can mix and match are a nice touch too. You might even want to put out a few different mixers and let guests mix and match their own drink creations.
Statement Wedding Decor
The popularity of creating "Instagram moments" is leading couples to focus on one or two stand-out areas of the wedding that really catch your eye. Instead of spreading the budget out evenly throughout the decor, splurge on a couple of statement pieces that give off a real "wow" factor.
Highly stylized photo backgrounds with a touch of glam are one way to do this. You could also incorporate statement lighting either with unconventional fixtures or lighting that changes throughout the event during different wedding activities.
There are some fantastic wedding trends coming in 2020 that you can use to inspire your own dream wedding. Of course, if you don't see a trend that catches your eye in today's list, browsing through the pages of our online wedding store is sure to bring you the inspiration you are in search of. WhereBridesGo.com offers a wonderful variety of items for before, during, and even after the wedding that covers a wide range of styles. Take a look. We know you're going to find something to love!
~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team
Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant