A wedding is a chance to celebrate a major milestone. You and your spouse are throwing a big party and you want everyone to be right there with you. If you’re making plans for a wedding in the new year, you’ll want to know what’s happening in the wedding world as the new year as Covid continues to have an impact. The pandemic has changed how people do things such as serve food and choose a wedding location. This is likely to continue even with a widely available vaccine. You can still find lots of amazing inspiration that you can use when making your own wedding plans. Pick from the best of the wedding trends right now and you’ll have a truly memorable and wonderful day.
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Wedding Trends 2021
Your Own Stamp
Décor is a crucial part of any wedding plan for so many couples right now. Do-it-yourself wedding décor is having a moment that is likely to continue. This is where couples can find a chance to rethink the ordinary details and come up with something of their own. If you are handy and crafty, you can bring that to your wedding in many wonderful ways. Couples are looking beyond the cookie cutter decorations. They want something more that will make for good selfies and happy guests. They’re finding ways to use lots of basic materials and make them special. This is the time to bring out the saw and locate the glue gun you’ve been using for years.
They are saving money on their wedding and opting to go for the green. Anything you like can be a DYI project. Couples are making their own wedding invitations. They’re taking twine, wrapping it around glass bottles and adding in their own flowers for centrepieces that make a wonderful statement. Invitations that have been written out by a bride with beautiful handwriting are items to cherish. Brides can make their own wedding cakes while grooms create a table to place it on at the reception. Take your skills and show them off to your guests on your big day.
Grooms are Getting Colourful
Black and white remains the standard for grooms everywhere. A black and white tuxedo looks good on any man’s body type. The same is true of the groom’s ushers and his best man. These colors are a great choice for the bridal couple in search of something they can bring to a formal wedding. At the same time, they are also thinking about ways they can shake it up a bit with something that’s just a bit unexpected. With this in mind, they’re looking to colour to add a bit of something charming and fun to the wedding party.
The colourful suit has been part of the world of weddings for the last year or so. Brides and grooms can join in this trend with a tux that breaks the mould. The groom should think about the colours he and his bride have chosen for the reception. Now is the time to match those colours with the same colour family. For example, if you’re going for green and shades of deep purple, there are suits in these colours. The groom that doesn’t want to go for the full effect can still bring in a dash of colour. Add flowers in a buttonhole or a handkerchief in a contrasting shade.
Small and Subtle
Flowers are a crucial part of any wedding concept. Most brides want to have some flowers somewhere in their wedding. Flowers suggest spring and a new beginning. A series of bouquets chosen by the bride lets her put her personal accent on her wedding site and the reception. This is one way to add colour and pleasing scent. All brides should take the time to think about the kind of flowers they want when they’re getting married.
Right now, many brides are going for an understated look in flowers. This is likely to continue well into 2021. Brides want to keep it as simple as possible. A few flowers can make a big impact They are holding small bouquets as they head down the aisle. A small grouping of flowers leaves room for the bride’s beautiful wedding gown to show through. Doing so can also make it easy for all the bridal attendants to have something they can carry with ease. A flower girl can carry a few rose petals as she walks before bride.
During the Week
Holding a wedding on the weekend has long been a traditional plan. This is a great option for couples as it is when many of their guests are free to attend. At the same time, these are also very popular wedding dates. That can make it harder for a couple to make plans and find the day they like best.
People in last few years have been choosing a wedding date in the middle of the week rather than at the end. A wedding on a Tuesday or a Thursday is a good option, especially for couples who want to have a wedding during popular months such as May and June. A wedding during the week is one way to extend the celebration and allow people to get there even in the middle of a pandemic. Out of town guests can take off a few days and make an occasion of it. This is a chance to reconnect with old friends in a relaxed setting as you make plans for your wedding day.
It may also be the only dates available for the foreseeable future as wedding dates given the cancelled weddings in 2020.
Yellow Gold Wedding Jewellery
Jewellery is an integral part of any wedding day. Couples will exchange wedding rings as part of the ceremony when they’re at the altar. They also choose to give gifts of jewellery to the members of their wedding party. For example, they might give cufflinks to all the ushers and the best man. A bride might hand her attendant a specially designed pin or a bracelet with a personalized inscription and the date of her wedding. They want jewellery that says something special and meaningful. Couples are also looking for jewellery that allows them to put a personal touch on their jewellery.
Jewellers are showing off new ideas in wedding jewellery for the new year. They are bringing out warm tones that brides and grooms love. Wedding rings in a soft yellow or rose gold are very much on trend right now. Couples are also seeing wedding rings that combine several colours in a single design. For example, rings that have one band in yellow gold, another in white gold and a third in rose gold are unique and pretty. They’re also looking for highly detailed jewellery with lots of beautiful and intricate detail. Jewellery that has delicate filigree work is one way that brides are showing off their wrists and drawing attention to their faces.
Plated Rather Than Buffet Service
Food is an important part of any wedding day. Couples are picturing about how to please their guests. They want guests to feel comfortable when they are at the wedding location. In the last few years, buffets have been part of the process of serving food at a wedding. A buffet lets each guest choose from a wide variety of things to eat. While buffets have been popular in the last few years, this trend is likely to fade out as couples think about a wedding in 2021.
The pandemic has shaped the landscape of weddings. In response, couples have been putting out plated dinners instead of the buffet. Plated dinners are dinners that are served to each guest where they’re seated. Even with the rise in the availability of the vaccine, this process is likely to continue in the coming year.
Plated dinners have many advantages for the couple and everyone attend. They can plan what they’re serving and how they’re going to serve it. Servers can take full safety precautions as they work. A couple can also keep the wedding flowing. Setting up a specific time to serve the appetizer followed by the main course and dessert allows them to stay on track and finish the wedding at the prescribed time.
Couples want to have a nice day when they choose to make their plans for a long term commitment to the world. They want to have friends and family with them as they get married. There are many ways to get this plan in place without getting carried away. People also want to stick to a budget while still keeping it fun. This is why they are avoiding the large and lavish wedding.
A simple ceremony with a small reception has been a trend in the last few years and is likely to stay that way in the coming year. People want to have it all from a ceremony at the venue of their choice to a reception in the location that they like best. This is why they are going for a much smaller wedding that includes the basics without making it too large and over the top. Keeping the guest list to a few names rather than hundred of people is one way to keep it very intimate. Having only people the bride and groom know personally makes the ceremony and entire day even more wonderful for all involved.
Even the best plans can go awry. Couples should be prepared to understand this. A bride may find she’s suffering from the flu and can’t expose her guests to a contagious illness. The groom may have work conflicts that arise last minute. There may be issues with the location. Sudden and unexpected weather issues can happen really quickly. There might be a hurricane and then lots of flooding at the wedding site in the aftermath or a heatwave that ruins the air conditioning.
Everyone should know what they can expect if something like this happens. Speak with all those who are providing any kind of wedding related services. Ask well in advance about their policies regarding any issues. This is the time to get all things in writing. Any contract the couple signs should include what happens in the event that something goes wrong on their wedding day. A couple might be asked to forfeit at least some part of their deposit if the issue is a result of their own problems. This policy may still be in effect if the issue arises as a result of a problem such as a broken water pipe. Know what’s going to happen and why.
Gift giving is a standard part of any contemporary wedding. All guests give a wedding present. Today people often get married after they’ve completed their completed their studies. They’re out of school and well into the job market. During this time, the couple has also often been accumulating many of the items they need and want to set up a household of their own. This may include items such as silverware, dining plates, linens and other things they’ll use in their married life.
This leaves couples with little need for many kinds of traditional wedding gifts. They’re still creating bridal gift registries for their guests to examine when it comes to deciding on a wedding gift. At the same time, today’s modern couples are thinking about ways to make their gifts a more meaningful experience for everyone involved. They are letting their guests know about potential alternatives to the kind of gifts they can give to make the couple happy.
Non-traditional options continue to be quite popular. People might ask for contributions to help them buy a new house or help them earn an advanced degree in law or medicine. They are also asking guest to continue a donation to a worthy cause such as helping people still struggling with Covid. Donations in their name are one way they feel they can make a lasting difference on their big day.
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