Wedding Trends for 2021

The Coronavirus situation had a profound effect on how couples decide to celebrate their new beginnings. It has also given rise to new challenges in wedding planning and redefined the meaning of marriage celebration as well.

1 – Intimate weddings

When the Coronavirus first hit, many weddings were postponed following government regulations. Although now Covid-19 restrictions have slowly eased up, not all couples are scaling back up their receptions. Some of them are still sticking to smaller scale celebrations.

2 – Virtual planning

In 2020, we have experienced a rise in technology use during wedding planning; Zoom weddings, vendors offering virtual packages and online invitations. This trend will continue to grow and result in new technology for future planning experiences. We are looking at virtual tours for wedding locations, virtual try-ons, virtual invitations, the use of wedding websites, and many more.

3 – Personal / sentimental stationeries

“I think that, as a whole, weddings will have an even deeper meaning; an extra layer to the day where there is a moment to stop and reflect on the events of the past 12 months and to be grateful for good health and safety, to honour the opportunity of finally being able to celebrate with loved ones,” says Claire Berry, founder of event designer Perfect Cartel.
2021 weddings will reflect more on intimacy and focus on guest experience. Thoughtful customised stationeries are going to flourish well.

4 – Pastel palette

Pastel colours are predicted to be huge and replace the traditional blush and ivory colour palette. Pastel shades bring out more personal and relaxed wedding vibes. Picture tones of lilac, pastel pink and peach in wedding planning moodboards.

5 – Local prewedding photography and honeymoon staycation experiences

With travel restrictions still in place, local exploration is on the rise. Couples are making the most of their celebration by going local for their engagement/prewedding shoots and honeymoons. Staycations will be popular, and we are looking at more engagement sessions held in conjunction with getaway staycations.
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