Looking for inspiration to make your wedding day truly special? Then take a look at some of the growing wedding trends for ideas to add your own individuality and style to your day – and impress and entertain your family and friends at the same time.
Currently, one of the biggest wedding trends is to have a plastic-free wedding and incorporate other sustainable, eco-friendly options such as using recycled paper for the invitations and order of service, biodegradable confetti, rice or paper straws, and rice paper lanterns.
Instead of cut flowers, many couples are using plants in pots as decorations, as well as seasonal fruit in the table centrepieces. I’ve even heard of some couples who are sharing their wedding day flowers and decorations with other couples using the venue; this not only saves resources and money, it also saves time setting them up and taking them down.
I’ve also noticed that couples are adapting their wedding breakfast menus to new trends in food, with many incorporating vegetarian and vegan dishes, or going wholly veggie or vegan. With more emphasis on sustainability, wedding caterers are increasing offering food made with ingredients that are ethically and locally sourced.
Another wedding trend of 2020 is for couples to choose from a broader range of wedding venues. Many are opting for marquee weddings at charming rural venues like Brook Farm in East Herts or Blake Hall’s 17th century barn setting, whilst others prefer the grandeur of stately homes like the classic grandeur of Moor Park or Longstowe Hall.
Another big trend is towards trimming not the budget but the guest list. You may end up with a smaller wedding party, but it means you’ll provide your guests with a lavish experience they’ll really enjoy, enabling you to spend more time with your favourite people on the day.
According to Vogue magazine, couples are opting for a more individual look that reflects their personalities rather than going for the traditional look. This means they’re spending more time looking for just the right wedding rings, and finding ways of individualising their outfits. Some brides are looking for wedding dresses that don’t look ‘too weddingy’, while others are adapting traditional styles by adding their own touch, such as embroidered messages on the veil.
Keeping your guests entertained throughout the day is an increasing popular trend. A consistent favourite that will never go out of style is the wedding magician who will wow and amaze your guests with a wonderful selection of close-up magic tricks. Whatever the size of the venue, a wedding magician will keep your guests talking and laughing throughout the day, keeping them entertained when they’re waiting for the wedding photographs to be taken, milling around during the drinks reception, waiting to be served at the table, and during the transition to the evening entertainment.
If you are looking for timeless entertainment in your modern wedding, take a look at the photos and videos in my gallery to see how I can add a touch of magic to yours.