We are so excited to introduce the 2021 Wedding Trends Look Book! From incorporating the Pantone Color of the Year to maximizing space with intricate details, we fast track all the latest trends right to you.
In the past year, weddings have undergone a tremendous change. While the road may have been a bit bumpy, the result has been smaller, meaningful celebrations with the closest of family and friends. These weddings have been layered with new traditions and enlightened new ideas from massive floral installations to sequel weddings. Creativity has flourished in designing a day that embodies you and your fiancé. A day that welcomes those who are most treasured to you as you come together to celebrate your marriage in their company.
To keep you ahead of the trend curve, each year we publish the Wedding Trends Look Book and this edition is the best yet. We have spotted our favorite ideas from across the globe that we believe will grow into the biggest trends for 2021 that will translate into your day — no matter the size. You’re sure to be inspired to dream outside of the box. On each and every page of the 2021 Wedding Trends Look Book, we want you to discover new ideas and innovative ways to tie the knot. We’ll show you how to curate your ideas to help in creating a beautifully styled wedding event.
This year as we look to the zeitgeist to survey the nuances of how couples are choosing to tie the knot, we see trends that coincide with the ever-evolving concept of what a wedding means for the couple, their family, and their guests. This year as we dive into the underlying currents, one thing truly stands out as the next big trend — micro weddings.
COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives, but it continues to leave an indelible imprint on the world of weddings. One of the most significant impacts has been the creation of the new phenomenon of mini-monies. These small celebrations often honor an original wedding date which is then followed by a larger reception at a later date — also known as a sequel wedding. This concept is most closely related to an elopement, where a couple chooses to get married without or with few guests present, and then host a celebration with friends and family later after announcing their marriage.
Weddings aren’t just a celebration of love, they are a celebration of personal history and family. Whether a micro wedding or mini-mony, one thing is certain — couples still want to create a meaningful celebration no matter how many guests attend. Many couples have looked no further than their (or their parent’s) own backyard. These weddings are reminiscent of weddings of the 1950s when they were less formal and often hosted at home. These intimate weddings also mean that couples can focus on the smaller details and more elements become possible when planning for 50 people and not 300.
Couples that have celebrated with smaller weddings will tell you that this process helps keep a focus on the marriage itself. It allows you to choose the pieces that you want to include without the pressure of doing everything that might be expected at a larger celebration. A micro wedding with fewer expectations also allows you to be more flexible and creative. Think, too, how much easier the planning process is and once you’ve decided on the guest list, you will actually have the time to commemorate your day with everyone.
Still craving a blow-out bash with everyone you know? The mini-mony provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate with a larger party later.
During the pandemic, we are seeing many couples honor their original wedding date with a small ceremony and then planning a more traditional and larger reception on their first anniversary. This provides the best of both possible worlds — a time to celebrate with your immediate loved ones and prioritize spending time with each and every loved one on your ceremony date — then party like crazy with everyone you know at a later reception.
The sequel wedding also allows you to switch up what that reception looks like. It could be a more casual afternoon event or a swanky cocktail party where you show off your original wedding dress. The best part is that there is no “right answer”. The most important element is to do what is best for how you and your fiancé want to celebrate your love.
Want to discover all the trends for this year? Come and join us at UNVEILED on Sunday, February 21st to receive a complimentary copy as a gift with ticket purchase. If you can’t make the event, Order your copy of the 2021 Wedding Trends Look Book today!
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