One of the clear trends for 2021 is the inclusion of beautiful greenery. Cascades of foliage, ceremony arches and masses of leaves and greenery on show for ultimate embellishment. Think ferns, succulents, garlands of eucalyptus and possibly the odd cactus or two! Natural decoration is a trend that can be incorporated into almost any style of wedding.
We are already seeing an increase in couples wanting to explore different ways to integrate mood lighting in unique ways for 2021 wedding celebrations and this is so exciting. From fairy lights, candles, and chandeliers to up-lighting, spotlights, and lanterns, you can expect lots of sparkly inspiration in 2021.
A greater focus on smaller details
As weddings take a more intimate feel, there will be greater focus on the smaller details and beautiful acts of gratitude. Due to the periods of time spent apart, this year has truly confirmed how incredibly important loved ones are; as the old saying goes, “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. Couples in 2021 will be keen to show their love and affection for guests with beautiful tokens of gratitude on the day, from personal notes and baked goods laid on place settings to arranging for special guests to take flowers home at the end of the day, guest experience will be emphasised so beautifully!
There’s no denying that local businesses have taken a huge hit this year; with an attitude to keep calm and carry on, many have upped their exposure on Social Media and have gained more awareness at a time where people have had more time to scroll! Couples are much more aware of local gems that they can help support and include in their wedding plans.
Here at KTV, we are always keen to use as many local beauties as possible! We are lucky enough to have some of the most wonderful, long-term relationships with local suppliers and we continue to expand relationships as more incredibly talented people take the plunge and start-up their own businesses.
Locally sourced is a trend that will continue to flourish in 2021 and beyond!
‘Wed now, party later’
Fuelled by event restrictions, this wonderful concept will have couples saying ‘I Do’ as soon as it is safe to do so and then holding a date in the future to party away with larger groups of family and friends. We can look forward to impressive, lavish celebrations in the future, which is rather exciting!
With ceremonies cut from 30 to 15 guests, couples have had to make the difficult decisions on who they spend their special day with. For many, it has made them realise who matters the most in their lives and has relieved some pressure of hurting people’s feelings and providing them with the confidence to draw the line. We believe that couples will focus on smaller weddings in 2021 and they will be a popular theme for a long time to come.
As the ceremonies get smaller, there will be much more emphasis on the finer details, styling and decorations. This is music to our ears of course! There are so many ways to get creative with your wedding styling, for you and your loved ones to cherish and remember for many years to come. From quirky signage placed around the venue for all to see, to hanging florals for guests to admire, gorgeous lighting to create a desired mood, to impressively beautiful table decoration, we could go on; the opportunities are endless.
Pinterest, Instagram and Blogs have allowed couples to consider smaller, more intimate, alternative ways of getting married and it’s so wonderful to see.
Check-out our Instagram for some of our very own inspiration including props, lighting, added touches, table styling and much more!
There will be a shift in 2021 that will include how couples involved their loved ones on their big day. Some circumstances may prevent loved ones from attending in person, however this is where live video streaming, drones and videography comes into their own. Capture your wedding day as if it was a film, that way you and your loved ones can relive your day for many years to come. You could also consider ways to involve them on the day itself by sending them a little gift to open on the day, including little elements of the day that they can enjoy wherever they may be.
Tearing up the rulebook
Expectations will fly out of the window! The ‘different’ things you do will be more readily accepted by the traditionalists amongst your loved ones. Skip the traditional cake? Ferns instead of flowers? These will all be part of your unique weddings and less likely to be questions.
Lots of wonderful couples have been forced to compromise and make difficult sacrifices to make sure that their wedding Day is as safe for them and their loved one as possible.
With the race for 2021 dates well underway, we are absolutely sure that there will be plenty of weekday wedding invitations being sent.
Minus your guests’ suffering office hangovers, the following day, 2021 will welcome midweek weddings more than ever, with celebration well and truly overruling, once it is safe to do so!
A midweek wedding will save you money on your wedding venue, allowing you to add extra special touches and if you’re the sentimental type, you might be able to plan your big day on a date that’s meaningful, rather than limiting yourselves to a Friday or Saturday wedding.
You might even consider extending your celebrations and party into the weekend, adding to the memories and allowing family and friends more time to catch up if they’ve travelled from afar.
There are so many wonderful reasons for a midweek wedding.
With the appeal of more reassurance regarding restrictions, flexibility and freedom it’s not surprising that outdoor venues will increase in popularity. We can expect more summer weddings and even honeymoons to be held locally than abroad this year. Think of all the incredible opportunities for your wedding photographer with the great British countryside as the backdrop!
With grazing menus, locally sourced produce, summer cocktails, strawberries and cream, picnic, tea-party vibes, 2021 outdoor weddings are going to be so much fun!
Although these are popular for 2021, do things your way! Trends are amazing for ideas and inspiration, but make sure you do things how you want to! If you thought wedding creativity had reached its peak, just you wait…