2021 Wedding Trends
Wedding traditions and celebrations are constantly evolving as love birds look for exciting, memorable and unique ways to tie the knot. Every couple is different, but here’s a rundown of 2021 wedding trends that are putting smiles on faces this year.
If you thought you could stop at save the date cards and formal invitations, think again. 2021 is all about sending out personalised welcome boxes which are designed to prioritise pandemic wedding safety while making guests feel as special as possible. Welcome boxes can include everything from individual hand sanitiser bottles to personalised masks. By providing your guests with masks you can create a colour scheme that suits your big day and have a bit of fun during these turbulent times. You may also want to include safety details, your wedding program, or even wedding favours tailored to each guest.
Wedding Tents and Twinkly Lights
With safety at the forefront of everyone’s minds, outdoor weddings have surged in popularity. Many couples are now hiring outdoor tents for their ceremony and wedding breakfast. These provide a nicely ventilated space where everyone can relax and enjoy. One of the best ways to create a magical atmosphere is to invest in an abundance of fairy lights. These will twinkle into the night helping your venue to feel as special as possible. You might also want to hire a specialist lighting technician who will work to create the mood lighting that’s right for you.
Pour the mimosas and Bloody Mary cocktails, brunch weddings are back in favour. As more weddings are hosted outdoors, couples are taking advantage of daylight hours by starting early and serving up a mouth-watering brunch buffet. This kind of wedding can take place inside a marquee or be turned into a luxurious garden party that continues long into the afternoon. Ideal for summer, brunch weddings tend to have a more casual vibe and often include picnic benches, gingham throws, and lemonade or ice creams stands.
If you hate the thought of writing a long and drawn out wedding speech, breathe a sigh of relief. 2021 is not a year of huge weddings and formal speeches, but rather a time for more intimate affairs. In a break from tradition, you could ask every guest to write a small speech to deliver around the table. Or, as a couple, you could lead a series of tiny toasts where you thank guests for coming.
Single-Tier and Mini Cakes
The elaborate showstopper is still very much in favour but there’s another trend taking root. Many couples are now serving intricately decorated single-tier cakes rather than something with multiple layers. It’s also possible to have multiple single-tier cakes showing off different colours and designs. Another option is to serve guests their very own mini cake after the main course instead of dessert. Wedding cake is often an afterthought after a big three-course meal, so this will help you to save money and reduce waste. It’s also a lovely touch as cakes can be personalised to surprise each guest.
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