The Top 5 Expected Wedding Trends for 2021

This year has been tough for everyone, including those looking to get married. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many couples have had to hold off on saying their “I-Do”s.

From wedding venues to decorations, trends in 2021 for weddings are set to look a little different. Keep reading to find out some of the top trends expected for weddings in 2021.

1. Outdoor Weddings

With the rise of COVID 19-related guidelines and limitations, it is no surprise that outdoor weddings have taken a spot on the top trends of 2021 weddings. In fact, Hudson Valley Weddings even suggests that about 35% of weddings are outdoors. Places such as premier golf courses and country clubs are increasing as popular outdoor wedding places. Here, there is a lot more space and room for fresh air, beautiful scenery, and expansive views.

2. Ethnic-inspired food

Food has always been a staple item of weddings, and shifts in consumer trends spill over into the food served at wedding venues. Even in 2015, a survey found that about 67% of surveyors said that ethnic-inspired breakfast and brunch food, such as Asian-flavored syrup or coconut-milk pancakes, were a “hot trend” for restaurant menus.

3. Refined art

Sentimental and sophisticated art and decorations also seem to be an upcoming trend for weddings in 2021. Whether you prefer exquisite decor or elegant architecture, venues that contain fine art and luxurious decorations are more in than ever this upcoming year. Gone are the days of spending hours and hours carefully crafting DIYs, and in are the days of refined, tasteful art that complements your wedding.

4. Quieter environments

Along with more spacious venues, quiet environments are also an upcoming wedding trend. Although you can certainly have a boisterous reception, having a quiet venue for the ceremony can make all the difference. Quieter venues may be preferable for some couples because of the more intimate and peaceful feeling they may bring. Large spaces with plenty of natural light and good decorations can make a quieter wedding a dream come true.

5. Nanomoons

What has been deemed as nanomoons, or nano honeymoons, is set to be a huge trend. Nanomoons are smaller honeymoons in which couples explore local areas or take shorter trips in place of a longer, more traditional honeymoon. For some, this could be visiting a nearby National Park or going on a wine tour. With traveling limited, it only makes sense that local spots are the place to be for nanomoons. Depending on where you have your wedding, you could even take a trip to your local golf course as a part of your nanomoon.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 will have wedding trends unlike those of previous years. From outdoor wedding venues securing popularity to nanomoons, weddings are sure to be special this year. Make sure to stay up to date on the trends and figure out what will work best for you. Happy wedding planning, and best of luck in 2021!