2021 Wedding Trends

How 2020 will influence next years weddings

I’m getting in there early and sharing some of my favourite 2021 wedding trends with you ahead of next year. With so many weddings having to postpone in 2020 and just as many wonderful engagements happening during lock down, 2021 is set to be a very busy year for weddings!

Looking at the economic and emotional changes that have effected us all this year we can see how they might influence wedding trends for 2021. But let me reassure you that the results are all so positive!

Having accumulated these trends from industry studies and leading wedding bloggers I am overwhelmed by the positivity. It’s heartwarming to see how we have all learnt to appreciate the important things in life when ‘normal life’ is taken away. The way in which we have adapted to life in this struggle really shines through in the trends for next year and I can’t wait!

1. Micro Weddings

Micro weddings started off as a compulsory requirement a few months ago but more and more couples are choosing to have a micro wedding into 2021. In some cases this will be due to financial restraints following the effects of this year but in more cases it is a personal decision by the couple to scale back their plans and create a very intimate and personal celebration.

I have always loved a small intimate wedding, the day feels extra special shared with such a small group of people. Emotions and celebrations will be amplified next year with everyone feeling so grateful to be together!

2. Sustainability & buying British

Now more than ever we are all doing our bit to support our community and valuable local businesses, which will see more couples choosing to support the UK’s wedding suppliers for their big day. Websites like Etsy are a great resource for finding small wedding businesses that create wonderful details, decor & favours for weddings like The Sewing Alchemist.

Couples who shop small and local for their big day will also be reducing their wedding carbon footprint, making their wedding more sustainable. Choosing locally sourced food, wine & spirits or picking a venue that requires less decoration are all steps to making your wedding more sustainable and creating less waste for landfill.

3. Celebrant ceremonies

Celebrant weddings are a wonderful alternative to a religious or registry ceremony and popularity in these kinds of wedding ceremonies have spiked over recent months as many couples have struggled to have the wedding they originally planned for.

We will certainly see more celebrant weddings 2021 to accommodate the personal touch that couples are looking to add to their wedding ceremony.

To find out more about a celebrant ceremony head over to Kelly Hawes Celebrant blog HERE.

4. Pastel colour palette

The colour trends for 2021 are pastels, a reoccurring favourite in the wedding industry. The pastel palette covers an array of colours from pinks, peaches, blues and greens so you can work this trend with any season and decor style. Using more than one pastel colour within your palette also looks beautiful.

5. Hollywood glamour

So many of us spent at least half of 2020 sat around in our pyjamas, all eagerly waiting for the day we could get dressed up and head down the pub with friends. For this reason we will see lots more brides going for a more glamorous look with hair, makeup and accessories. Fuller lashes, bold lip stick and lots of bling are on the cards for our 2021 brides. They will feel like Hollywood stars for the day.

6. Weekday weddings

Weekday weddings have been getting gradually more and more popular over the past couple of years but 2021 will see huge increase in numbers. Part of this big change is down to the high demand for 2021 dates as many 2020 weddings have had to postpone. Many venues have struggled to offer weekend dates to couples, offering weekday dates as the alternative.

Financial restraints are another big reason couples are now choosing a weekday wedding, in some cases couples can save thousands of pounds on a venue by choosing a week day date over a weekend.

From my personal perspective I am really happy many couples have picked weekday weddings, it has meant that I have been able to reschedule all of my 2o20 postponed couples for next year. Something I couldn’t have even begun to hope for if all couples chose weekend dates.

7. Handmade details

With the emphasis on the personal and meaningful touches for 2021 weddings, handmade details are going to be a big trend. Many couple have had a bit more time on their hands this year to get creative and do lots of wedding planning from home, which has resulted in lots of wedding DIY.

We will certainly see more personalised, handmade favours and thank you gifts as couples wish to show their gratitude to their loved ones even more than before.

I love a DIY wedding and can not wait to see what wonderful things couples have made for their big day in 2021!

After looking through that list of 2021 wedding trends I am feeling so excited for next years wedding season! It’s going to be even more emotional, even more meaningful and the parties are going to be HUGE! I can’t wait!

I would love to hear your thoughts on the trends for next year, which are your favourites and are you already planning some of them for your big day?

If you are getting married in 2021 or 2022 then get in touch, I would love to hear all about your wedding plans xx