Wedding Trends: What to Watch Out for in 2020

As we head into the last month of 2019 (and into the roaring 20’s…Christ), we thought we’d take an opportunity to look ahead to some of the wedding trends that you’re likely to see in 2020.

Trends and traditions are all well and good, but there’s nothing like putting your own stamp, your own personality on your big day. 

Don’t worry too much about what’s up-and-coming or what’s on-trend for 2020.

In reality, weddings are more than the sum of your Pinterest board and what a fashion editor says is a “must-have”.

Trends can, however, open our eyes to new possibilities, colours, floral designs, food choices, music, games and cuts of clothing.  There’s no harm in looking into what’s trending, especially if it opens your eyes to something unique.  

From the wit-woo to the wacky, here are some of the big wedding trends you could be seeing in 2020. 

Vogue writes that couples are now choosing wedding and engagement rings together, which we think is really rather lovely.  It takes the pressure of the person who’s proposing, and it gives two people the chance to pick out as a couple that physical, tangible band uniting them.

Statement veils are in, too, and this is going to divide some people.  For many years, veils have been considered a little old fashioned but they are a good way to make a bold fashion choice or for the more classic dresses, an old Hollywood vibe.  Try one out at your next dress fitting and see how it goes.

Sustainable weddings are likely to be big in 2020. We’ve already seen them rising in popularity in 2019.  People are beginning to realise the detrimental effect that daily life and weddings can have on the environment.

Going plastic-free is a great way of contributing (by not contributing) to the war on plastic.  You might even see donations to environmental charities rather than wedding favours. You’d be amazing at how many weddings décor and decoration end up at a landfill.  Couples are also looking at more sustainable catering options, too.  This could be an ethical company or it could even be using a caterer that recycles food waste.

Expect more culinary inclusive menus for people with dietary requirements – gluten-free, dairy-free etc.  Veganism was huge in 2019 and there’s little to suggest it’ll be slowing down anytime soon.

Rumour has it that princess dresses are back in again, which will be good news for some women but bad for others.  Whatever is “on-trend” follow your heart and pick the dress you love.

More women are choosing to have a second dress: one for the ceremony and one for the reception which is bad news for couples on a budget.  It’s worth saying that YOU DO NOT NEED 2 DRESSES. 1 is FINE.

UK honeymoons are likely to be more popular in 2020 as more couples choose to stay at home amid Brexit uncertainty.  There are so many cool places to see in the UK and given how small the place is, no reason you couldn’t have a little road trip.  It’s a great way of reducing your carbon footprint, too, buy ditching long-haul flights.

If you’re not quite convinced that staying at home is the best idea, then you might be tempted by a mini-moon.  These tend to small breaks taken just after the wedding and before a bigger trip.

What wedding trends are you hoping to see in 2020?  Tweet us and let us know :)

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