2020-2021 Wedding Trends

Keeping up with the latest wedding trends is a great way to make your big day memorable, special and creative. There are many new and exciting ideas floating around lately. So with this in mind, here are some top trends to weave into your wedding.

  1. Buying British

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many couples supporting local businesses, particularly as supply chain issues and delays are more likely during a crisis. This has led to wedding breakfasts featuring locally farmed meats, fresh cheeses, seasonal fruits and vegetables and more with tiered cheese boards in the shape of a wedding cake being a modern wedding highlight – think brie, stilton, figs, grapes and other delights beautifully arranged.

Why not also attend local craft fairs for unique wedding favours and accessories or utilise the skills of your friends and relatives to help bring your wedding to life? Perhaps you know someone who makes beautiful cakes or is amazing at photography. You might even get a good deal while supporting their homegrown business.

  1. Entertaining Experiences

There’s been a shift with regards to wedding entertainment with many couples looking to provide entertaining experiences for their guests. Instead of a regular bar, for instance, couples are opting for a cool cocktail service with impressive cocktail making performances being part of the package. From dramatically shaking up mixers to throwing glasses in the air, it’s all about adding the ‘wow’ factor. Other entertainment ideas include palm and tarot readers as well as street artists to sketch your guests or musicians that wander from table to table. How about a magician too – for the kids? Locally sourced of course.

  1. Beautiful Pastels

Pastels are big news in the wedding industry recently adding something new to the more traditional blush and ivory palette. Pastels are excellent at delivering cool, calm and relaxed wedding vibes with lilacs, pastel pinks, yellows and peach hues making for a stunning bridal bouquet or floral table decoration. Pastel bridesmaid dresses are also popular and remember, bridesmaids don’t have to wear the same shade. But do think about colours that complement each other.

  1. Sustainability

As the world becomes increasingly environmentally aware, sustainable weddings have become more and more popular. Ideas including planting trees as part of your wedding ceremony or opting for locally sourced products such as local beer, wine and spirits to reduce food and drink miles. Many couples are also opting for wedding venues with beautiful nature backdrops to avoid having to buy any lavish decorations that will end up in landfill. Make sure anything you do buy can be recycled and won’t harm the environment such as 100% natural and biodegradable confetti.

  1. Hollywood Glamour

It’s been a year of jogging bottoms and pyjamas due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown situations. So, it’s perhaps no surprise that many brides are opting for Hollywood glamour on their big day. This includes hair accessories with sparkles and pearls as well as chandelier earrings, statement necklaces and picture-perfect makeup, red being a real winner for the Hollywood glam season. As very few people have managed to get away for some summer sun, the sun-kissed, bronzed goddess glow will also prove popular.

If you’re looking for a beautiful wedding venue, Hythe Imperial offers a wide range of wedding packages at a competitive cost and also has award winning handpicked suppliers to recommend. Nestled on the Kent coast and with stunning rooms, this is a great hotel for the happy couple and all guests.

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