Today we are talking trends. 2020 has been a weird year to say the least, but it hasn’t stopped love. From small backyard weddings, to elopements, couples are still finding ways to celebrate their love safely. However, most couples have postponed their “big” weddings to 2021. Because of this, 2021 as labeled by The Knot is “The Year of Intentionality”. Weddings in 2021 will have more meaning than ever before.
Here are some 2021 trends that we expect to see with weddings…
Welcome Boxes: We’ve seen welcome boxes before, but we think they will be even more popular next year. Welcome boxes are a fancy way to pamper your guests and welcome them to your wedding weekend. This is a great way to give your guests all the necessities they will need on your wedding day while keeping it safe and sanitary. Some items for your welcome box can be a personalized mask, hand sanitizer, a wedding program, and a small guest favor. Not only are welcome boxes a cute way to welcome your guests, but it’s also a little way to say thank you! Thank you for traveling to celebrate our love, thank you for supporting us, and thank you for being here with us.
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Twinkle Lights and Tents: With COVID, we’ve seen more and more weddings take place outside. Outdoor weddings will be on trend because they are safer not only for guests, but for vendors too. Luckily, in AZ we’re able to celebrate outdoors almost all year round! Designer and planner, Jove Meyer says, “Tented weddings are the new ballroom.” We agree!
Humor: 2020 has been a whirlwind of events, but couples have been making the most of it by postponing their weddings, and sending out change-the-dates. Here are some funny change-the-dates we have seen…
Weekday Weddings: Weekday weddings will be more popular next year. With postponing (sometimes even more than once), there are limited options because couples have already chosen a date in 2021. Not only are weekday weddings more available, they are also cheaper
Small Cakes: We don’t see the big multi tiered cake being a thing anymore. Not only are individual desserts popular, they are also a safe option. We think people will still cut into a small cake for photos, but it won’t be passed around and served to guests.
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