TOP 10 TRENDS FOR 2021 WEDDING CEREMONIES
This year’s impact on weddings will probably remain, but there is a way around it. Think smaller guest counts and more intimate dinners. Here is a list with the top wedding trends for 2021 and beyond.
Vendors and venues have slim availability for 2021. A weekday wedding may allow a couple to get married at their dream venue and hire their preferred vendors. There are often cost benefits with a weekday wedding – and it’s also an opportunity to support the professionals in the industry!
People are more aware of their footprint than ever. And as digital invitations and virtual celebrations become more popular, couples are seeing the impact they can have.
This year, we are seeing a rise in the micro wedding, which is an intimate wedding with fewer than 50 guests. There are many plus-sides to this new trend, from a focus on who is in attendance to the overall vibe of the event, which can lend itself to being more personal and emotional—especially during such an uncertain time.
While assigned seating is typically reserved for family members during the ceremony, we’re recently seeing intentional placement for all guests. This is a COVID-19 safety measure that we hope will stick around post-pandemic!
A wedding on a boat? Why not! With an intimate guest list, couples are thinking outside of the box by marrying in non-traditional wedding venues or even on the open seas.
There will be a rise in destinations that are a car or train ride away. This prioritizes guest safety and makes travel easier for everyone involved – no passport required. There are many venues with opened spaces like tented camps, which can be rented out for small groups.
Individualized Food Displays
Share no more! For both cocktail hour menus and seated dinners, caterers are opting for a more personalized serving style – think individual plates and cones in lieu of charcuterie boards and family-style meals.
For a twist on the year’s hottest accessories (masks and hand sanitizer!), couples will customize products with their initials, logo, and/or wedding date and hand them out as favors.
With dancing out of the question, couples are rethinking entertainment at the reception. Some are putting more budget into live music (think a concert-style reception). We also think this is an opportunity to place further emphasis on the wedding toasts at the reception!