2019 weddings highlighted that tradition was more than often than not being broken, with couples putting their own stamps on proceedings and basically anything Harry and Megan did to make it their own personalised and memorable celebration.
It looks like 2020 will follow the same direction, especially with couples still continuing to play with colour, decorations, embracing texture and with the rules being out, brides are open to more choices, personalisation and customisation with individuality still being the biggest trend for weddings in 2020.
Couples are becoming more creative and sophisticated with their requests, the experts say. “In general my clients want a more tailored look and approach to their wedding,” says wedding planner and stylist Anne Ladegast-Chiu, of HILDE. “Something that feels fresh and ‘them’, as opposed to a more typical wedding look.”
While 2020 weddings trends will most likely follow a few changes especially when it comes to the bridal collection, the décor, the food and how couples are choosing to host eco-friendly weddings.
The bridal collections will most likely be inspired by 70s flair, halter necklines, ruffs and puffs, high and low hemlines. Gowns aren’t the only looks that come with lengthy trains. This season, it’s the busters and tops that are leaving swaths of fabric in your wake, and we’re pretty into it. Take a risk and skip the gown; go for a feminine take on trousers paired with a super-formal top. Simple gowns are replaced with detailed tattoo lace, lace overlays and detailed embroided finishes, effect of showing traces of skin, whilst still keeping things classy and modest. Choose your shape and opt for a nude or blush underlayers, mimicking the tone of skin, then cover with floral motifs and whimsical laced sheer slips and sleeves. The effect will hug your figure and show off your feminine silhouette.
Again, it’s truly about making the day your own, with couples choosing to go smaller in 2020 by having relaxed, informal and intimate ceremonies instead of giant lavished affairs. With 2019 being all about embracing colour and new colour combinations, it will come as no shock that the some of 2020 colour combinations most likely to be seen will include neon mint, silver sage, dusty rose, dusty blue, sunset and berry pink.
Lighting has become all the rage as well, mood lighting is a trend, lights can set the tone and mood for your evening, adding a touch of sparkle to your proceedings.
It has been clear that some changes have become less traditional, some proceedings and formalities have become smaller, but the cake however is still one tradition couples are choosing not to skip.
While wedding cakes have evolved into towering works of art over the last few years, choosing to skip the white formal wedding cake and truly make it a cake you will remember! Although, there is one trend on the rise that may see couples slowly leave the option of the wedding cake and turn to grazing tables, taking cheese boards and towers to the next level!
Couples are also opting for a sustainable/eco-friendly wedding with the 2020 wedding trend for couples to upcycle. With more awareness created on sustainability, couples are choosing to cut back on any unnecessary waste. Some ways they are making a change is by offering wedding flowers away to good causes, going plastic free on your big day and seasonal flowers. Compostable and biodegradable packaging and petals, responsibly sourcing second hand wedding dresses (old is in).
All these new and exciting wedding ideas highlight one every important fact, “No one ever made a difference by being and looking like everyone else”.