There is no denying that the events of 2020 will heavily influence summer wedding trends for this year. With a renewed focus on celebrating with family and friends, many of the previous wedding stipulations have been cast aside to favour a more personal, celebratory feel over the showstopping extra that can really blow the budget.
While there are many emerging trends for summer weddings this year, we look at some of the changes brides and grooms are making to their big day.
The economy and the wedding sector as a whole has taken a huge hit over the past 12 months or so. As such, British wedding planners along with brides and grooms are choosing to purchase from local wedding suppliers and venues.
Think locally farmed meats and cheeses to booking an independent restaurant for their wedding breakfast or reception and sourcing locally made accessories and handcrafted bouquets that will support the economy and wedding sector as a whole.
With a renewed focus on what is important, traditional weddings are featuring heavily for this year. Think churches adorned with floral arches and sentimental touches peppered throughout the big day. It is about invoking those precious memories and making the whole experience more intimate and personal for everyone involved.
Experts expect the traditional aspect of weddings to make an impact on the wedding scene this year.
With so many people missing out on so much over recent months, wedding entertainment, on the whole, will see a big push towards creating an experience those who attend will remember for a long time. It is no longer about disco in the reception room at your venue. It is about enveloping a theme and bringing it to life in a more interactive way. Think tarot readers, fairgrounds rides and stands and even a decadent cocktail theme where guests are wined and dined like movie stars.
We can’t forget the wedding dress. We all know how important a wedding dress truly is, but summer weddings will be featuring Satin dresses as the summer style for 2021. Early indications point to the ever glamorous strapless satin ballgown but also focus on demure, high necklines, and a somewhat retro puffy sleeve that nods back to those ever so theatrical wedding dresses for the 80s and early 90s.
Pastel Reigns Supreme
Summer wedding trends come and go, as do colour themes and popular designs. This summer, you can expect to see a lot of pastel colour schemes adorning wedding venues up and down the country—soft and delicate pinks and faded yellows along with blush shades and pale greens and blues too.
As with any wedding trends, this year’s summer weddings are all about the love involved but even more so this year as people look to celebrate what they have and the times they have endured. With many couples having had to delay their weddings, the main focus will undoubtedly be on the vows and creating a lasting union in the face of adversity. And all their guests, regardless of the party size will be cherishing the day right alongside them too.