The wedding trends this year have been rather intriguing. No? At least speaking of now, the ups and downs, bends and twists in the traditional wedding ways have been nothing less than exciting!
I wouldn’t say it’s surprising because well, the outbreak of the virus had us all anticipating quite a lot of changes. And even though most of these changes were not positive, the ones in the wedding domain turned out to be cheery, positive, and even refreshing. How so, let me show you around.
Below, you’d find some of the top wedding trends of 2021, loved by all, i.e., couples, event organizers, and guests!
Let’s get to it.
Blue & Golden Themes
Perhaps, the first major trend that surfaced is the color scheme. Classic blue and gold appeared to be everyone’s favorite. These rich and classy shades suited well with the vibe of the event. You could see both brides and grooms flaunting these colors and their friends and close relatives complimenting them too. The same with the décor. The color scheme influenced the lights, seating, and even the engagement and wedding rings!
Blue engagement and wedding rings use aqua gems stones to give off a cool and serene vibe. The great part is these rings are super versatile!
2021 also witnessed a lot of backyard weddings, which encouraged a greener and nature-inclined setup for the wedding. Event planners and couples are preferring more plant pots, green leaf fairy lights, rustic seating, bouquet train, open-air chapel, etc.
Natural Décor inspired some serious sustainable measures, as well, ranging from going plastic-free to dedicating the flowers to a good cause. Couples are focusing more on zero waste ideas for their big day than anything else. It brings about a sense of relief and happiness as they contribute their share to an eco-friendly world. Paper straws and virtual invitations are also some examples of popular sustainability measures.
Micro or mini weddings are more of a consequence of the pandemic than a trend. You could picture this as a forced trend rather than an initiated one. But to be very honest, it’s something enjoyable nonetheless.
Under ordinary conditions, weddings demand large gatherings, which kills the whole vibe of your day. The newlywed couple is more engaged in catering to the xyz rather than enjoying the company of their close friends and family. Micro weddings have brought about more room for sweeter moments that make your big day truly a memorable one.
According to surveys, about 47 percent of Americans approve of this trend and are already engaged in going with the flow. The guests’ list has been reduced down to 50 guests or so.
In case you are someone who likes the hype, then you might find this trend much more interesting than the former one. The couples who got married in the presence of only a few family members and friends are choosing to do it all over again in 2021. Of course, this time in a much grander way. They’re calling on their extended list of guests, setting up the event properly and traditionally to enjoy the crowded bits of their wedding event that they missed due to COVID.
Assigned or reserved seating for guests is yet another pandemic-related trend. Although it seems to be stealing the free feel, I feel it’s quite a positive measure. It makes your event all the safer for guests and also much more disciplined and organized. No one needs to keep on waiting or figure out what table to choose. Plus, everyone gets their fair share!
Classic Wedding Bands
Speaking of rings, classic wedding bands also made a major comeback this year. On the surface, these solid-colored and surfaced wedding bands appear simple. But when worn, these look pretty sophisticated and defining. If you or your significant other want your wedding rings to be one of the subtle aesthetics and highlights of your big day, then you might as well go for it!
Welcome Boxes for Guests
Welcome Boxes for guests have a long-lasting impact. You could pack in the unique food and beverages from your locality, guides, and maps, or custom gifts like embroidered handkerchiefs or masks. These boxes have a warm impact on your guests, making them feel welcome and loved.
Summing up, the wedding trends of 2021 seemed more like taking a step back in time rather than taking a step forward. We did not see AI-powered welcomes or robots serving the guests (not just yet!). Instead, we witnessed a rise in the sense of responsibility as a resident of mother earth globally. Perhaps, these were some positive after-effects of the pandemic, which helped us pause, breathe, and celebrate that which we already have!