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2021 Wedding Trends Couples Are Loving Right Now
Weddings are always exciting and every wedding is special for every couple. The year 2021 will be very unique for all celebrations. This is the year that general style trends are a bit different because of the impact of the pandemic. Sounds challenging, doesn't it? But we should never forget that for the past years, we have been continuously learning and discovering trends that we were able to carry out to all our future weddings. This year may be more challenging for the world of weddings but here, we would like to make sure that you will not miss your most awaited day just because you're not sure how to celebrate in style. Whether you're planning a wedding or helping your bride and groom-to-be plan the perfect day, here are the wedding trends that couples are loving for 2021 and beyond!
Just like last year, health and safety remain a priority for 2021 events and most are also affected by the current pandemic situation. Some couples are changing the date for their big day while some are changing the venues due to restrictions and other factors. This is why many couples are now opting for small yet intimate wedding and reception. Some people will call it a “micro wedding”, which means that you will get to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest. Trim your guest lists to 10 - 25 people max , just be with your friends or family (as long as it's safe to do so) or just the people that you wanted to invite to your wedding day. This way, you will be able to reconnect with everyone and build meaningful experiences.
Even a small wedding can be very memorable when you make it a day of activities with your loved ones. Wine tasting is a great idea for intimate weddings so preparing fun day-of items like cocktails or wine glasses is a great addition to your wedding tables. To make your guests feel how much you care, make sure to decorate your party with table linens, napkins, flowers, centerpieces or anything that will add a personalized touch to your setting. Let this day be more special with small acts of gratitude. Impress your guests with favors, gifts or keepsakes placed on personalized boxes for them to take home and remember the moment.
Wedding Today, Party Tomorrow
Better late than never! With all the uncertainties in the world right now, couples have found a way to deal with the changes in the wedding industry. Many venues are still closed so couples opt to get married now in a civil ceremony and plan for the grand reception celebration later in 2021 or 2022. Just simply take your gorgeous photos after the wedding ceremony and enjoy each other's company. This is a great idea for couples who can’t wait to spend their lives together in marriage!
For safety reasons, most couples tend to lean on natural and fresh air. Outdoor weddings are becoming popular and taking place around the world. With that said, mood lighting is a trend for this year as it works well with floral decorations for setting the atmosphere for your wedding day. Decorate your outdoor wedding reception with LED string lights and garlands to create a romantic, fairytale-like ambiance for your special day. Aside from being safe to use, LED lights are perfect for adding sparkle to any party or special event!
Bold Colorful Weddings
Even though coordinating is a bit challenging, you can still have a cheerful celebration with colorful decorations. Greenery garlands and luscious florals are always a great addition to wedding decorations but for this year, most couples are having more fun with vibrant rich hues.
Go bold and rock a color that matches your wedding theme when decorating your dinner tables. Create bright and cheerful table settings with orange or coral table linens and matching gold napkins and luxe metallic chargers and disposable tableware. Don't forget to bring a romantic vibe by adding your colorful candles and blooms. Bold colors in floral design is the quickest way to get everyone feeling happy. Purple, burgundy and orange flowers will be a great addition to your bridal bouquets or centerpieces. Simply pair them with smaller flowers and greenery to complete the look of your wedding floral arrangements.
Celebrating a small and intimate wedding should not limit the possibility of capturing great photos and special moments. Colorful floral garlands and paper decorations are a great option for an outdoor wedding reception. Keeping it fun and colorful will just simply brighten up any settings.
Something that will completely look different in 2021 weddings is the meal preparation and serving. For safety purposes, it may be better to serve food in individual disposable plates and cups than to have a buffet-style catering for the special gathering.
Using disposable tableware doesn’t mean that you will have a dull presentation of your delicious meals. You can still get creative with stylish disposable dinnerware such as your single-served appetizer bowls, colorful trim plates, drinking glasses, elegant cutlery and more. You also get to host responsibly as most of this tableware is sustainable and eco-friendly.
Trends may be a great inspiration when planning for your big day but it is still up to you to make your own style. This is your day after all so do what you want and celebrate the love just like what weddings are all about. Don't forget to tag #BalsaCircle or @BalsaCircle on Instagram if you decide to use some of these ideas for your upcoming wedding!