Wedding Trends to Look Out for in 2020

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so you must take the time to plan the magical day you’ve always dreamed of. Some wedding venues can be timeless, and yet trends are ever-changing. Popular wedding trends have evolved dramatically over the years – from ditching traditional paper invites for digital invitations, to allowing bridesmaids to choose mismatched dresses. While it’s important to create a unique wedding style that’s special to you, many couples look towards wedding trends to gain inspiration for their wedding. To help you plan the perfect day, here are some top wedding trends to look out for in 2020:

Green weddings

Green weddings have soared in popularity over the years, with more and more eco-conscious couples looking to make their wedding as sustainable as possible. Some carbon emissions are inevitable, but there are many ways to reduce environmental harm on your wedding day. Firstly, you should choose to hold your ceremony and reception at the same venue. This reduces the emissions associated with travel between venues. It also helps to create a more relaxed and streamlined day, as your guests won’t have to worry about arranging transport to different locations. Many green couples are also ditching traditional paper invites in favour of online invitations. Digital invites are far better for the environment and they are also often a lot cheaper than printing and posting invites. Online invites also encourage your guests to provide you with a quick response, which will help you when organising your big day. Other simple ways to make your wedding green include: choosing local suppliers, opting for seasonal food and flowers, and holding your wedding outdoors. You can find plenty more advice and tips on how to plan the perfect eco-friendly wedding by reading online blogs and forums.

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses

The way that couples choose to dress their bridesmaids has changed drastically over the years. Traditionally, bridesmaids were made to wear matching, uniform dresses in one colour scheme. However, this tradition has relaxed in recent years, with many couples now allowing their bridesmaids to choose a dress style that flatters their individual body shape. Mix and match styles with contrasting necklines, colours, and prints are becoming increasingly popular with modern couples. This allows the bridesmaids to choose a style that they are likely to wear again in the future. Take a look at this article from theknot.com for useful tips on how to pull off the ultimate mismatched bridesmaid look.

DIY weddings

Weddings are expensive. In fact, a recent survey found that the average UK wedding now costs a massive £31,974. For that reason, many thrifty couples are looking for innovative ways to cut wedding costs by planning DIY weddings. In particular, lots of couples are now choosing to make their own wedding stationery and wedding favours for their big day. Getting crafty can save huge amounts of money, and can also help create a more intimate atmosphere by adding a personal touch. Some popular DIY wedding favours include homemade jams and chutneys, hangover survival kits, and potted plants. Making certain aspects of your wedding yourself will help you create a more unique celebration and will also help your wedding budget go further. Some frugal couples are even choosing to bake their own wedding cake, design their own decorations, and create their own wedding bouquets to lower costs.

Boho weddings

Boho weddings have become extremely popular in recent years. This theme suits any free-spirited couple looking to create a relaxed and effortlessly beautiful day that reflects their unique style. There is a whole host of romantic and elegant accessories that would suit a boho themed wedding – from flowing dresses and flower crowns, to dream catchers and whimsical floral hoops. Many couples planning a Boho wedding choose to hold their wedding outdoors where they can enjoy the beauty of nature and take advantage of the earthy details. If you’re interested in planning a quintessential Boho wedding, then look online for inspiration on the styles and accessories that will help you create the perfect day.

Final thoughts

Wedding trends have changed massively over the years. Many couples are now choosing to go outside of tradition, by planning a truly unique and memorable wedding day that reflects their individual style and personalities. Wedding trends can provide a great source of inspiration to help you envisage the wedding of your dreams. Use some of the above trends to help you plan your perfect wedding day in 2020 and beyond.

Contributed by Ella Hendrix