2019 is coming to a close, and the end of the year is always a great time to reflect on this last chapter of our lives and celebrate starting a new one. Going into a new decade is exhilarating – especially if this new chapter of your life starts with wedding bells. If you’ve had a holiday proposal and you’ll be ringing in the new year with a ring on your finger, congratulations! Our 2020 wedding trend predictions will help you get excited about planning your dream elopement. While 2019 wedding trends wowed us with newer and more non-traditional wedding inspiration, we have a feeling that the wedding trends for 2020 are going to get you beyond excited for your big day.
Couples are going green in 2020 – and not just with just their color scheme. Sustainable and eco friendly practices are becoming a huge part of our society and becoming a part of our weddings. From recycled paper decorations to compost bins for flowers and leftovers, couples are showing their love to Mother Nature (and saving some money while they do it) this next year.
We all know and love the classic tuxedo or three-piece suit for wedding wear. But wedding trends for 2020 tell us we’re going to see a surge of color in menswear. From blue velvet jackets to pressed maroon chinos and everything in between, grooms are making the shift toward colors that serve the vibe or theme of their ceremony, or even just the personal style of the groom, for their big day. Remember that every small wedding detail counts, from the cufflinks down to your shoelaces — make it count!
Minimalist wedding styles
Trends in bridal fashion are making the move toward simpler bridal silhouettes in 2020. Clean and flattering lines in wedding dresses are on the rise, as well as structured bodices and layers. Rather than have long flowing trains, lace, or sequins, keeping it simple with a soft ivory and cream dress without any embellishments is a trend that’s quickly growing in popularity. Grooms are going simpler too, opting for button-downs and suspenders, or a statement suit jacket for their wedding look, rather than a full suit or tuxedo.
Unique hair pieces
Just like putting a lot of thought into the best place to elope or have a wedding, modern couples are curating a more specific wedding ambiance for their ceremonies, and brides are shopping for accessories to serve that aesthetic. Blinged-out barrettes, statement crowns, hats, and headbands are all being used to turn a wedding dress into a full wedding look. And, while the veil isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, brides are putting a twist on the traditional staple with bold colored inlays or a striking design.
Everybody loves an after-party. And we’re seeing people get all kinds of creative with their post-nuptial celebrations in 2020. There are variations on traditional reception staples, like potluck dinners with friends and family, cocktail hour hosted on a boat ride around the city, or even a wedding parade on your city block. It’s also becoming more popular for couples to move the time of their receptions to celebrate with friends and family. Rather than hosting a full-blown wedding, some couples are having their celebrations before they head off to their private elopement, cutting down on costs and stress. Others are choosing to celebrate with loved ones by after they return back home from their wedding day adventures. From big traditional weddings to small and intimate affairs, receptions are getting a complete makeover, which very well likely become a huge 2020 wedding trend.
As we ring in a new decade, these 2020 wedding trends are already so full of fun possibilities – and this is just the beginning. While you’re celebrating the New Year with your significant other, keep your eyes open for these details in the 2020 wedding season, or steal them all for yourself if you’re tying the knot this year!