The year that was 2020 was… Let’s just say it, a S***SHOW! If 2020 taught us anything, it was that change is inevitable, and life can move quickly! So while these top 5 wedding trends for 2021 are spot-on for early in the year, who knows what weddings at the end of 2021 will look like! But we see the light at the end of the tunnel, growing brighter each day. So hold on, 2021 brides!
What we do know is that weddings in 2021 will look different.
Trends that enforce social distancing and small groups are in, and we are excited to see how couples in 2021 are saying their I Do’s safely.
1. Micro Weddings
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, other than COVID safety alone.
Being able to focus on who is in attendance. While spending individual time with your guests is a huge positive. Basically, an intimate event can lead to a more personal and emotional wedding, creating meaningful memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Wedding budgets can also be maximized with Micro weddings! Fewer people means you can use your budget to enhance the experience with thoughtful decor and AMAZING food! Customized tasting menus and stunning florals are a great way to make your micro wedding unforgettable in 2021!
2. Wed Now, Party Later
The new wedding trend of 2021 has to be ‘wed now party later’. Fueled by COVID event restrictions, couples are saying their vows at city hall or intimate elopements and then holding a party in the future when they are able to have large gatherings.
We like this trend because it gives couples the best of both worlds. Being able to be legally married while also having a large party with friends and loved ones is what many couples desire.
Life is fleeting and 2020 taught us that tomorrow is not promised to any of us. This is why we love this wedding trend! Marry the love of your life NOW! COVID can’t stop love! And while a wedding reception can be canceled your love cannot be!
3. Unique, Out of the Box Venues
The cool thing about 2021 weddings is that they can take place anywhere and we mean ANYWHERE! Unique locations are inspiring couples to say their vows in new and exciting locations! Warehouses, Backyards, Industrial Spaces, Boats, and Breweries are all fair game in 2021!
How about a bookstore wedding? What’s better than creating your own fairytale among thousands of stories.
Unique destinations are the perfect COVID wedding. With many small businesses and locations receiving less traffic. Many unusual destinations are open and willing to indulge couples. Besides, there is no harm in reaching out to your favorite location to see if they would be willing to let you and your love get married in a memorable location!
Formal Plated Dinners are making a comeback in a BIG way in 2021! While buffets have been a tried and true wedding tradition, in the era of COVID venues are removing buffet offerings and replacing them with formal plated course dinners out of an abundance of caution for their wedding guests.
Plated course dinners offer couples a chance to show off their culinary chops by choosing exciting and inspired flavors for their guests. Want to get super fancy? Make it a Tasting menu with curated wine pairings!
While we don’t think that Buffets will be permanently banned from weddings in 2021, the return of the formal plated course meal has us pretty excited for 2021 weddings!
5. Destination Weddings
Destination Weddings may be our favorite of the 2021 Wedding trends. Couples are beginning to combine their magical moments into one extravagant trip abroad. Combining the bachelor and bachelorette parties, the wedding itself, and the honeymoon saves time and money for everyone involved!
It’s perfect. All your loved ones in one place celebrating at a stunning destination, and only having to coordinate one date, rather than numerous occasions. There’s a wide variety of wedding locations this would work well with, from a tropical beach wedding to a ski lodge getaway, we can find someplace that fits your needs. You should check out our article 10 Best Locations for Your Destination Wedding to get some amazing venue inspiration!
At Esprit Errant we are Destination Wedding Experts and If you are thinking about a Destination Wedding for 2021 or 2022 we would love to speak with you and discuss how we can help you have the Destination Wedding of your Dreams. Click here to schedule a time to chat with us!
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