For couples who were looking forward to saying ‘I do’ in 2020, wedding planning has become nothing short of turbulent due to the unforeseen impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you’ve received a ‘save the date’ for a rearranged wedding now due to take place in 2021, you are not alone. With thousands of bride and grooms close to taking their nuptials, plans for thousands of weddings have been thrown into disarray.
So, with the effects of COVID-19 still well and truly being felt across the nation, The Brewery’s wedding experts look at the wedding trend predictions for 2021 and beyond.
2021 is set to pay witness to intimate wedding celebrations of 20 people or less. While a stripped back guest list could be a result of this year’s limit to social gatherings, it could entice couples to opt for smaller gatherings made up of just their nearest and dearest.
Couples are set to downsize their guest lists to be able to spend more quality time with each person, as well as spending more of their wedding budget on creating unforgettable experiences for their guests.
Gratitude in action
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we should ensure we are cherishing those we hold dear and being grateful for our friends and family more than ever.
This message is predicted to carry through into the vision of couples getting hitched in 2021. We could see couples keen to show their affection and love to guests through small and meaningful acts of kindness throughout the day.
From inviting guests to take the wedding flowers home at the end of the day to personalised messages on place settings and affectionate wedding favours, 2021 is set to witness a flurry of wedding-based gratitude in action.
Next year’s wedding planning is likely to see couples opt for weekday weddings. With many 2020 weekend weddings postponed until next year, a big trend for 2021 will be a rise in weekday celebrations.
Opting for a weekday wedding is certainly better for the wallet, with many wedding price rates during the week being cheaper than at weekends. It also increases the likelihood of couples’ must-have wedding suppliers being available on the desired weekday wedding date.
Sustainably sourced celebrations
While this isn’t a new trend for 2021, it is one that’ we see continuing. The attitude towards a sustainable approach is one that is only growing, and couples are set to embrace even more ways to ensure their wedding is eco-friendly.
From avoiding plastic, gifting plants and ensuring food is locally sourced, there are a host of ways that couples will keep sustainability front of mind throughout 2021 wedding celebrations.
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