2020 Wedding Trends

As 2019 comes to an end, we are looking forward to 2020 and all of the exciting trends we are predicting will be at the forefront of the wedding scene next year!

The Dress

Say hello to sleeves ladies! Not the long and fitted sleeves we’ve seen in the last couple of years, brought into style in large part due to Meghan Markle’s gorgeous Clare Waight Keller dress. This year the sleeves are all about movement and creating volume. Styles with flutter and angel sleeves will be huge this year!

Courtesy of BHLDN
Courtesy of BHLDN

The Group

The bigger the better is certainly not the opinion of many brides and grooms. People are looking instead to book multiple celebratory events with smaller, more intimate groups of people – microweddings! This trend not only allows couples to spend more time with their nearest and dearest, but it also means that they can choose from really cool and unique wedding venues!

Courtesy of Lenzo & Anna Roussos
Courtesy of Button Up Photography & Kurt Boomer

The Venue

People are becoming more and more socially and environmentally conscious, and we are starting to see this seep into the wonderful world of weddings as well. We are seeing a huge shift in interest for wedding venues that are consider Eco-Friendly. Some of our favourites include the luxury boutique hotel Sanara Tulum and the unique glamping property Serenity Camp Riviera Maya.

Courtesy of Sanara Tulum & Serenity Camp Riviera Maya

The Hair

Posh chignons and voluminous glamour waves are on the outs, and brides are favoring more of a “no care hair” look. Low buns, loose pony tails and natural texture are all taking the top tier of bridal hair inspiration. Bejeweled combs and hair flowers are also taking a back seat, with simpler accessories like delicate pins and basic ties taking their place. If you do want to add a little sparkle though, the way to go is with a statement headband!

Courtesy of Tanias Maras & Lulu Gracie
Courtesy of Luna de Mare Photography & Uno Jo Bridal

The Menu

From vegan to keto, there are so many different dietary considerations to be working with these days. Brides and grooms are gearing their menus towards a more inclusive menu options to fit everyone’s needs, ensuring that each of their guests feels equally special and taken care of! This means we are also seeing a shift away from the plated menu to opt for a more customizable family style or food display.

Courtesy of Heart Full of Tea

The Cake

Given that we are seeing wedding groups get smaller, the need for a large towering cake is also diminishing as well. That being said, couples don’t necessarily want to sacrifice the statement piece that a wedding cake can be. The solution? Acrylic or wire tiers! These little beauties help give your cake the height to stand out without creating a larger cake that will go to waste. We also love the look of adding some floral inside these tiers!

Courtesy of Jumi Story & A Elizabeth Cakes
Courtesy of Marianne Wilson Photography & A Elizabeth Cakes

The Stationary

We always say that the most special weddings are the ones that are totally unique and representative of the newlyweds. More and more we are seeing couples stray away from the set stationary designs, and instead are working with artists to create completely customized pieces.

Courtesy of Paper & Poste
Courtesy of Paper & Poste

The Drink

Signature cocktails have always been a huge hit at weddings, but in 2020 we except this trend to get even more elevated to create customized mini bar set-ups. Why limit it to just one type of cocktail? Having a bar fully dedicated to your preferred type of liquor gives guests the opportunity to try a whole variety of specialty cocktails and brands of your alcohol of choice!

Courtesy of Lenzo & Mike Cassimatis
Courtesy of Jen Rodriguez & Christina Logan Design

The Colours

While we aren’t seeing one particular colour really standing out in 2020, what we are seeing is wedding couples shift away from having a set colour scheme and instead opting for a colour mood. It’s no longer about choosing one or two colours to centre your wedding design around, and instead we are seeing more requests like “warm sunset tones” and “bohemian ocean vibes”.

Courtesy of Oh Best Day Ever & Kelly Lenard
Courtesy of Philo Floral & Wild North Flowers

The Lighting

Ambiance lighting has always been a huge factor in the design for most wedding couples. This past year we did see a shift away from the usual string lighting to more focalized lighting elements using neon signage, and in 2020 we do except to see this continue with concentrated light installations throughout the event spaces such as being built in to the centerpiece, or specialty backdrops.

Courtesy of Oscar Guillen & WedInspire

Written by: Emily Scott

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