Wedding trends can range from brilliant to bizarre, so it’s all about finding the ideas that suit your style.
From going green to getting creative with culinary treats, we’ve put together a round-up of the top 7 wedding trends set to make a storm in the coming seasons…
1. Get your princess on
We can’t ignore the most influential wedding of this year, can we? Meghan Markle’s big day is going to have a lasting impact on popular wedding trends for the next few years. Everyone wants to feel like a princess on their special day and although you might not be able to have quite as big a day as Meghan, you can still have a few princess touches.
Meghan’s dress was intricately beautiful whilst also very simple. Having minimal embellishments on your dress might be the perfect way to add a touch of princess class. If you want to really feel like a princess, however, you definitely need to go for the tiara. Who doesn’t love sparkles?
2. Going green
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many brides will be opting for eco-friendly wedding ideas. More people are becoming environmentally conscious every year – even Princess Eugenie had a plastic-free wedding.
So how can you have a more eco-friendly wedding?
There are lots of little things you can do which are positive for the environment. Here are just a few ideas:
- Recycled stationery – from invites to place cards using recycled materials is a great idea. You can even buy paper which contains seeds so your wedding can contribute beautiful flowers months after the big day!
- Think local – when planning your wedding menu think about sourcing local fruits and vegetables or even go totally organic.
- Seasonal flowers – natural weddings are in style at the moment so go for flowers which are ethically produced and in season. Planning your wedding around the natural products available is a beautiful way to help the environment. The British Flower Collective has a great guide to the right flowers for each season.
3. Ditching the debauchery
Hen do’s are a time-honored tradition. Going out and getting merry with your girlfriends, throw in a couple of male strippers and you have a party! In 2019 and 2020 however, it’s looking like a lot of brides are ditching the shenanigans and instead of having a ‘zen do’ which is more along the lines of a relaxing spa day. So think more meditation and yoga retreats and fewer shots and kebabs!
Choosing a more sophisticated last night of freedom and indulging in some self-care, is also a great way to escape the wedding planning stress.
4. Getting back to nature
For a beautiful and completely customizable wedding, there’s no better place than the countryside. We’ve got good news for the wild at heart brides, with new regulations coming in it looks like 2019 and 2020 are the best years for an outdoor wedding!
In the future England is set to have laws similar to Scotland in regards to outdoor weddings, giving you much more freedom on where you have the big day. So from stretch tents to tipis, you can create the perfect outdoor wedding space.
5. Bringing outdoors in
Outdoor weddings are fantastic, but the English weather, not so much. So what’s your alternative? You can bring the outdoors inside of course!
We’re talking more than just your typical wedding flowers. Tailored greenery is likely to replace centerpieces at a lot of weddings in the next few years. Having indoor trees and bringing nature into your wedding could give you that perfect blend between natural and not freezing to death in the rain.
6. Getting technical
Wedding technology might sound a bit sci-fi but what we’re talking about is photography, videography and cool effects. Couples are increasingly opting for drones to photograph or film their big day from the air! Perfect for an outdoor wedding.
Or if you want to transform your indoor video have a look into video mapping, it’s a new trend which is going to get big in 2019. You essentially have a projector which shines light or images onto the walls and floor, transforming your space however you want.
7. Finding your culinary creativity
While there’s nothing wrong with a traditional wedding breakfast, it looks like brides are getting more adventurous with their wedding menus. At the end of the day, you want your guests to remember your wedding as an incredible day and what’s an easy way to do that?
Have amazing food!
So how can you make sure your guests can’t stop talking about your wedding menu?
2019 and 2020 we’re going to see a lot of new ideas, from smaller plates replacing the big meal to give a wide range of options, to DIY food stations. Whatever your wedding menu is don’t be afraid to be a little adventurous!
To sum up
Now you’re armed with the best of the wedding trends of 2019 and 2020 you can start planning your dream wedding! Let us know what you think of these new trends, which ones are you crazy about? Or are you super traditional and want to stick to what you know? Talk to us in the comments below!