The Top Wedding Trends You’ll See in 2020
It’s almost time to ring in the New Year! With a new year on the horizon comes a wave of fresh wedding trends as we enter the oh-so modern 2020. We’re expected to see intentional decisions from couples when it comes to attire, decor and flowers, making their big day uniquely their own. Welcome to 2020, and a new decade of dazzling weddings!
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The more non-traditional, the better! From a dried delicate bunch for boutonnieres to spray-painted stems to abstract arrangements that resemble art, this trend is about to be everywhere. Not sure where to begin when incorporating dried flowers? Try integrating dried florals with fresh greenery and blooms for added texture and design.
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Stay green as you navigate your wedding planning! Couples are opting for zero-waste weddings or reducing their carbon footprint. Ideas include but are certainly not limited to renting, thrifting or wearing Mom’s wedding dress, resetting a family ring, sourcing locally grown eats from food vendors and going paperless for wedding invitations.
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The sleek, minimalist gowns you’ve seen over the past few years are taking a backseat in 2020. Couture-inspired wedding dresses are on the scene, with dramatic yet romantic design elements such as exaggerated sleeves, high necklines and unique lace and embellishments.
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Color Is the New Neutral
Bright, bold hues are the new black. Stay away from seasonal pastels and commit to vibrant colorways that pack a punch in decor and design. Bright oranges, pinks, blues, yellows and purples create a rainbow of color and cheerful atmosphere.
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The Statement Veil
Hailey Bieber donned a statement wedding veil this year, causing a wave of wedding accessories on the horizon with meaningful messages or heartfelt lyrics. The veil is a timeless piece that will get an upgrade in 2020, with the focus on creating a one-of-a-kind piece that can be passed down as a family heirloom for generations to come.
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Couples are keeping weddings small this year. Focusing on around 40-50 guests makes your big day more of an exclusive, intimate affair – a celebration full of your tried and true loved ones. With a smaller guest list comes bigger details, with bespoke details and personalized touches to make your guests feel like VIPs.
Crystals, candles, sage, aura photo booths – bring it on! Tailor your love for all things magical to your individual style, adding an abundance of well wishes to your wedding day. Give your guests the gift of love with rose quartz or customize smudge sticks to cleanse the day with positive energy.
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Vegan? Gluten-free? No problem. Weddings in 2020 are all about accommodating to the needs of others. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu options are becoming more available, and considerate decisions are being made, such as allergen-free eats or mocktails for guests that don’t drink.
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Goodbye, stuffy seating! Nothing is less natural than everyone sitting at round tables in a giant ballroom. Couples are getting crafty with their reception seating, with winding long tables intermixed with traditional seating becoming the norm. This trend is a fresh way to keep guests comfortable and create a more family-friendly environment.