Proposal and engagement trends
With 2020 being a leap year you can expect to see more women proposing. YouTube and other social media will be booming with proposal videos. Keep an eye out for people recording the entire emotional moment they propose and then documenting every stage of wedding planning.
Wedding dress trends
Their will be a rise in ‘princess’ dresses that include drama, big skirts, personal touches, edgy accessories, personalized embroidery, long sleeves, ruffled collars, tulle, trains, and veils. Expect to see cathedral length veils and high-necklines. There will also be a rise in simple, clean designs that feel timeless. More brides are also opting for a second wedding dress for the evening or gowns that can totally transform for a radically different look.
Wedding flower trends
You’ll notice more informal, relaxed bouquets that are bespoke and left a little rough around the edges. You’ll also see leafy greens and botanicals as well as more unusual foliage. Sustainability will play a big factor, as more brides are putting this first when planning their big day. Also expect bold colors.
Wedding food trends
Get ready for more vegan and free-from menus in 2020. The ‘chicken or fish’ dinner is dying a death. ‘Even couples who aren’t themselves vegans are more empathetic than ever before, and they are keen to cater for guests with all dietary requests.’ Couples are also going to choose more informal eating arrangements, such as snacks, buffets, and food stations. Gin will continue to be the cocktail of choice. You’ll find more couples creating their own signature drinks, alongside personalized canapés and desserts.
Wedding décor trends
Expect 2020 to feature balloon walls and wedding wall art murals – all carefully chosen to provide great backdrops for guests’ wedding snaps. There’s going to be a real move to escapism and fairytale touches with chandeliers under trees and arches with hanging fairy lights. You’ll spot lots of indoor furniture being moved and set up outside, so don’t be alarmed if you see a full sofa hanging out in a field. And, of course, you’ll see loads of fruit as decoration. Lemons are a big deal.
General wedding day trends
Expect crowdfunded weddings and requests for financial contributions from guest. Aisle procession dances captured on video. Guests will be involved in group activities, such as laser quest, zorbing, and cocktail making. Couples will focus less on religion. More personalization and unique touches will be incorporated. You will see more mixed-gender bridal parties, more environmentally-conscious weddings, city weddings, weddings at stately homes and castles, surprise touches for brides and grooms, buddymoons.