Weddings are personal celebrations that showcase your individual style and ambiance. While each is unique, there are trends that influence how couples spend their energy and money. There are a few common trends that we’re seeing for 2021.
Intimate Ceremonies – These are also referred to as micro, intimate, or petite weddings. There has been a decrease in the number of guests on the guest lists, primarily due to Covid-19, and these smaller gatherings will likely continue. The micro-wedding movement tends to have a smaller guest list (up to 25). Keeping it romantic and intimate can be formal, informal, traditional, modern, or a fusion of different styles. We are now offering all-inclusive petite wedding packages.
Picturesque Backdrops – Photo worthy backdrops are a fun way to share your personality and style. At Brix and Columns Vineyards, we offer a variety of options to suit your taste and theme. We offer a gorgeous outside wedding ceremony pergola that overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our luscious vineyards and stunning sunsets provide beautiful backgrounds. The Jeffersonian-style home, with a stunning spiral staircase and grand columns, provides an elegant structure for intimate photos. These, along with other picturesque settings at the venue, will provide ample opportunities to creatively record your wedding day memories.
Weekday Weddings – This is a popular choice for both 2021 and your wallet! Many venues have limited 2021 weekend availability due to postponed dates from 2020. A weekday wedding increases the likelihood that your dream venue and preferred vendors will be available. Weddings on the weekdays are also typically more cost effective than weddings on the weekends, and your wallet will surely appreciate that!
Fashion Forward – 2021 is sure to provide some noteworthy fashion trends. From dresses for the brides and bridesmaids to suit choices for grooms and groomsmen, we’re seeing everything from formal to informal and color choices that coordinate versus match. A detachable train gives a bride the opportunity to show different styles for the ceremony and reception. Some fashion publications are showing puffy, billowing sleeves and shorter above the knee dresses. Hairstyles and headpieces also provide a creative way to showcase personal style. A formal updo, textured half-up half-down, tiaras, sparkly barrettes, or flowers all add a statement. Wedding bands are also a fantastic way to allow the happy couple to showcase their personal style by choosing from a variety of metals and estate type designs. Let your imagination take you on your own fashion journey!
Colorful Choices – Vibrant colors are seeing a comeback. Opportunities to introduce vibrant color can be everywhere from décor, floral bouquets, shoes, ties, and table settings. Being creative with color is just another way to add that personal touch to your special day. The bright, cheerful hues put a smile on guests’ faces and add an element of fun for everyone.
Sustainability – Efforts around sustainability are becoming increasingly popular. To focus on moving in this direction, pay special attention to the elements that can do double duty. One way you can do this is by allowing your place cards to double as wedding favors. Taking centerpieces to a local nursing home and donating leftover food to a shelter that could accept them are awesome ways to use your wedding day to give back to your community. You can use recycled-paper or digital invitations instead of ones printed on specialty paper. Setting up a wedding website and having virtual celebrations (especially with guest size constraints due to Covid-19) are also becoming popular and sustainable options this year. In this trend, it truly is the little things that make a difference.
While there are many interesting trends popping up this year, we thought these would be fun to focus on. Let your imagination be your guide to set the tone for your perfect wedding day. Which trends are you incorporating into your own wedding day?
Sources: Virginia Living magazine, wedinspire.com, brides.com