We discovered just how much we love to be comfortable this year, and that likely won't change instantly when it comes to wedding dressing. This year was one that we could never have planned for—and the pandemic's impact on the wedding and events industry has been monumental. It creates a cosy ambience and gives everyone a moment to reflect. There is a strong sway towards â70s materials and aesthetic â macramÃ©, crochet, rattan, block colours, wooden beading and textured linens,â says Claire of Perfect Cartel. âWeâre seeing a potential move from complex âarrangedâ designs using a vast mix of cut, cultivated stems to simply stunning arrangements of one variety of seasonal flower on mass, perhaps planted where possible so that they can live on after the wedding.â, Image: Dani Taylor Photography; Accessories: Tilly Thomas Lux, âAfter weâve all been stuck inside wearing jogging bottoms and topknots, I think weâll see a return to full-on Hollywood glamour,â predicts Tilly Thomas Lux founder Sally Thomas. Image by Bernadeta Kupiec Photography. Without question, the wedding trends for 2021 are going to be influenced by the Coronavirus lockdown of 2020. As budgets stretch further than ever before, couples will utilise the skills of friends and family for everything from decorations to their wedding cake. âThere are so many high end designers doing off-the-rack hybrids now â especially for the non-traditional bride. In some cases, it might be about budget constraints, but for a lot, the reasoning will be that couples simply want to scale back to just the few family and friends they canât live without. Following weeks of elasticated waistbands, couples and their guests will want to go all-out for 2021 weddings. Here, the top wedding trends for 2021 and beyond. Couples along with event planners, designers, and vendors worldwide have faced countless challenges, and sound advice on what to expect when postponing your wedding and how and when to shop for a wedding dress has become harder to navigate as weeks of no gatherings and lockdowns turned into months, and regulations on domestic celebrations differed from state to state, day by day. I started Grace Loves Lace knowing the importance and value of us making our wedding dresses in our own Australian studio â where we have full control of the work place health and safety, conditions, quality, skill. âI think that, as a whole, weddings will have an even deeper meaning; an extra layer to the day where there is a moment to stop and reflect on the events of the past 12 months and be grateful for good health and safety, to honour the opportunity of being finally able to celebrate with loved ones,â says Claire Berry, founder of event designers Perfect Cartel. âGone will be the large, showy, corporate-event style celebrations, and instead weddings will become more intimate as people will want those friends that are really important to them, and will be less concerned with having people âjust for showâ. Hand in hand with this comes the more traditional bouquet; increasingly I am being asked for something not too big, yet not too small, with my usual garden roses, sweet peas, and other scented garden flowers to conjure memories of the wedding day in the future.â, Acclaimed bridalwear designer Phillipa Lepley predicts a boom for British dress designers and a return to ageless styles: âBrides will opt for more classic and timeless dresses, prioritising the best of the best quality.â. In an uncertain year, your fashion choices are one thing you can control—make them work for you and whatever unique celebrations you have in the works. Postponed couples will celebrate this day like no other, and itâs made all the sweeter by having to wait for it. Pictured: Florals by Putnam & Putnam (left); Design by David Stark (right). Insert one of these. And what kind of dress styles will we see? Their efforts to make weddings sustainable are great ideas for all couples to adopt: arrange a tree planting party for your guests to reduce their carbon footprint; keep food miles down by opting for locally grown meat and vegetables (even better if it can be directly from the Estate youâre marrying on, like at Holkham) or a vegan menu; serve local beers, wines and spirits; and choose a venue with a beautiful backdrop that doesnât require lavish decoration that will end up in landfill. Liberty Lane Flowersâ Jennie predicts a move away from the British âgardenâ style of floristry â rich with foliage, British-grown flowers and delicate textures â towards more structural, architectural designs, influenced by Australian florists. It's the simple things that mattered to us in 2020, after staying at home became the new norm. Lots of different textures to feel, from velvet table runners to pampas grass aisle decorations? Prepare to possibly style something differently to wear it more than once; divvy up your budget wisely, and invest in looks you love. There's long been a tradition of having family photos present on the wedding day. Couples in 2021 will be prioritising how ethical and sustainable their wedding dress designerâs practices are. âLong full veils will make more of an appearance, but embellished with personalised and bespoke embroidery (as opposed to lace edges, which has been trending in recent years),â says designer Phillipa Lepley. The Metropolitan Police busted a wedding celebration in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in London. Sourcing the very best quality meat locally should be a must. Weddings will go back to their heart: making treasured memories with friends and family. Expect 2021 to be a bumper year for weddings, thanks to postponed dates from this year. The buzz of going out to a bridal salon, to feel the fabrics of the dresses, to see the styles in person and try them on will be such a luxury and encourage more brides to invest in British brands. The offset of having smaller guest numbers will mean couples will have more budget for stationery, jewellery, clothes, food, and decorations that are ethical and sustainable.â. Lavender Green Flowersâ creative director Sue adds, âWe predict a trend towards creating memorable immersive moments with floral installations. The top 10 garden trends set to dominate 2021 have been revealed in new research — and small spaces, wildflowers and raised garden beds are top of the list.. Research conducted by the team at Love The Garden analysed the most popular 100 hashtags on Instagram to uncover the next big thing on gardening. The colors chosen will set the foundation upon which all other elements of the wedding will build. They are then moving on to a marquee or sperry tent in the grounds of their parentâs house or a private home setting. And so there you have it, my 2021 wedding trends predictions. We adore this rattan peacock chair, coupled with on-trend pampas grass and a Moroccan-feel carpet. We can’t ignore how lockdown has changed the way we see our homes and how they have become a place of refuge and sanctuary.Home is our safe place, so comfort and cosiness are paramount. From sustainable farmers to local vineyards, butchers, bakers, and more, getting married somewhere is now a commitment to supporting a local economy that undoubtedly felt the effects of 2020. âAs one client told me recently,â says The Arabian Tent Company founder Katherine Hudson, âwith everything going on, itâs made us want to work with suppliers that are close to home.â. As well as lighting, think about designing an experience for all the senses. Local suppliers, from caterers to photographers, will get more booking as couples choose to invest in the economy on their doorstep. I find their designs so inspiring, and they are translatable into the garden style, too; vases of single variety massed flowers such as delphiniums, roses and a textural option such as smokebush flower would give a similar look when dried palms and Australian natives arenât an affordable selection.â. An all-in-one package may seem like the easiest option, but couples are realizing that it's more important to support small businesses and work with brands they feel align with their values. Find a wine supplier based in Napa or Willamette Valley to support your beverage service. But with smaller guest counts come more elaborate options to wine and dine your guests, or just the two of you for an over-the-top elopement. Parade talked with industry experts to bring you the 30 biggest wedding trends for 2021. â2021 weddings will be much more about experiences. When it comes to the number of guests you invite, couples are likely going to keep things small into the new year. âI am seeing a return to the more traditional side of weddings,â says Jennie Evans of bespoke floral designers Liberty Lane Flowers. Itâs due in part to the build-up of 2020 weddings which have spilled over into 2021, but also budget considerations for couples whoâve been more stretched than expected. Consider that a standout reception gown may become the main look for a small ceremony and that an after-party dress might turn into a look for a large-scale anniversary celebration in 2022. Youâll see on this list both a trend for intimate micro weddings and maxi-weddings where everything from your outfits to your music is oversized and extravagant. Every product on this page was chosen by a Harper's BAZAAR editor. Search Results. If you haven't gotten the gist just yet, 2021's wedding trends are all a result of the pandemic's reframing of our priorities. Her bespoke veils have included monogrammed initials, specific emblems and symbols, or the brideâs favourite flowers embroidered into silk tulle. âWhile there will always be a place in my heart for the white wedding, I am so excited that we are seeing more buttery yellows, ochres and mustard tones coming through in 2021 briefs,â says Liberty Lane Flowersâ Jennie. â Some couples will go all out and have a decadent, no-expense-spared big day, while others will keep things more considered and invest in pieces which they can wear again and again. Palm and tarot readers have boomed in popularity as weddings, as well as interactive experiences like street artists to sketch your guests, petting zoos, acrobats and fire performers, roaming musicians, magicians and more. 2021 will have loads more beach weddings than we've seen in the past, from the Hamptons to Miami to Malibu and beyond—but they won't be the standard. Taking inspiration from the S/S 21 collections, they’re sharing the standout trends they’re already planning on adding into their wardrobes. âCouples are increasingly looking outside the wedding industry for suppliers who can fit the bill, to other industries such as interiors and fashion, so there is going to be no bigger year for ripping up the wedding rule book than 2021,â says Pink Palms Eventsâ Ashleigh. I think terracotta and rusty suits will make way as a classic and neutral tone for groomswear, whilst really making a statement. If youâre as obsessed with disco balls as us, donât miss our guide to 25 cool ways to use them in your wedding â itâs a trend thatâll never die! Image: Parrot & Pineapple Photography; Planner: Pink Palms Events. The list goes on. We're looking forward to the future. Itâs a day of such meaning and representation of you. Guests can expect to see an influx of invites to weekday weddings in 2021, according to bespoke wedding planner Charlotte of La FÃªte. But to truly set the mood, consider building illuminated âcaves of wonderâ or creating curtains fashioned from innumerable fairy lights,â suggests La FÃªteâs Charlotte. Brides are no longer wearing heels because they feel they're supposed to, opting instead for silhouettes they want to wear, with an under-three-inch heel, but with just as much style. We've spent the majority of 2020 talking about trends for small weddings and how to host a wedding at home, but we're now considering what happens once gatherings are back in action, and once we can gather—and travel—again safely. Buying British will be seen most clearly in wedding breakfasts in 2021, with more local âlocavoreâ menus requested by couples. Pictured: Stacia & Mario's Intimate Napa Valley Wedding. You're on our mind during COVID-19. Use your favorite hues in unexpected places, keeping in mind stylistic wow factors like dramatic displays of candlelight and centerpieces that surprise and delight. Image: Samuel Docker Photography; Florist: Liberty Lane Flowers. âThese designers are using massed florals; reflexed roses, Phalaenopsis orchids, dried textures, giant palms, and Australian natives, and arranging them with minimal green foliage. You can easily incorporate poignant acts of thank into your wedding day. Many people will have had to cancel holidays so will be turning to the salon for a sun-kissed look and a bronzed goddess glow to cap their glamorous look. Curious to see what they have their eyes on right now, I asked them to spill the 2021 trends they will be wearing first. Thatâs because weâll see two clear paths emerging out of 2020: those who feel the need to scale back and focus on a tight-knit group of nearest and dearest, and those whose passion to celebrate with everyone they care for means a BIG guest list. Keep in mind that our support for the restaurant and hospitality industry is paramount now more than ever; if you're considering an event at a restaurant, book it now to support the establishment when it needs it most. Interactive food or cocktail stations? From mules to sandals and evening slides, comfortable wedding shoes will be paired with gowns, cocktail looks, and civil ceremony outfits this coming year, and perhaps long after. We're looking forward to cocktails mixed to perfection by someone other than ourselves and dinners where wine, conversation, and laughter flows nonstop. âWith spring/summer weddings set to dominate, we expect to see more strapless dresses. Pictured: Planning by Daughter of Design, Photographed by KT Merry. Next year's small weddings and larger events are going to rely on a wedding wardrobe's versatility and longevity as events change, move, and morph. Jan 19, 2021 Getty Images After a year that saw most of us remotely working and socializing, it's fair to say that the idea of wearing shoes can feel a bit novel. It now feels frivolous to fill an event's design or a wardrobe with all things new, new, new—expect couples to incorporate vintage in unexpected, meaningful ways. Around 400 guests had convened behind covered windows in violation of the UK’s strict social distancing rules. Did you know that the modern gift for a 17th wedding anniversary is furniture? Think gorgeous lilac, pastel pink, yellow and peach tulips and sweet peas, with a pop of colour such as orange or coral, and stationery of complementing colours too.â. The loss of weddings, and the knock-on effects, is having a very real impact on, Mark two years of marriage with a thoughtful 2nd wedding anniversary gift. Here are some of the biggest wedding trends to embrace for 2021. Avriel Epps and Erin Darling (pictured here), These Are the Top Bridal Trends for 2021 Weddings, 7 Shoe Trends Worth Investing In for 2021, Shop Jewelry Trends from the Spring 2021 Runways. Bold doses of color are inherently decadent; after all, creating a world you and your guests enjoy for one night only is the epitome of over-the-top. The opposite end of the spectrum to tradition will be an influx of modern weddings with couples wanting a design that doesnât fit a classic mould. Matches Fashion have a beautifully curated range; the modern girls go-to brands Kitri Studio, Simone Rocha and Cecilie Bahnsen are all also easily translated.â. This year's impact on weddings will remain, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The key to this idea is that your entertaining ethos should still feel like home—while daring to be different. 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