Curious about 2021 wedding trends? With 2021 fast approaching, many of us are very happy to say goodbye to the last year and welcome in the next. 2021 will undoubtedly be an exciting year for weddings as we hopefully see them return in mass, but what can we expect to see?
The Stars Align
The first of our first 2021 wedding trends is Celestial. I’m not sure the celestial moons and stars look ever left, but it has evolved. We’re seeing more people move away from the nighttime colours like black and navy, and heading more for the kind of a twinkling star vibe.
Think gold foiling, sequin embroidery, and sparkling pins. It’s become much more understated, and in my opinion much more romantic. If you like fairy lights, this could be a perfect look for you.
We’re also subsequently seeing an increase in horoscope readings, use of star signs and crystals.
The last year has us what’s important. Many people have learnt who they are, and what a privilege it is to have a wedding reception.
Consequently, I think couples are now looking at their wedding days with a bit more of a “fuck it” attitude. We’ve seen how easy it is to take away that special day, so I’m seeing more and more people decide that if they’re going to get married, they’re going to do it properly.
And I am here.for.it. There’s nothing I love more than seeing couples inject signs of their lives, separately and together, into their wedding day. When something is truly reflective of you, it feels more relaxed, calmer, and like everything makes sense. You’ll have a better time if you take this approach, and I promise you won’t regret it.
If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, why?! You can here), you’ll know I’m obsessed with bows. I’ve spent a lot of time searching through the various shapes, colours, sizes and materials in the last few weeks, so I have a good handle on what’s out there.
Bows on dresses, shoes, and headwear will all be a massive trend of 2021. It might feel like this is trending already, and you wouldn’t be wrong. Many magazines and trendsetters have been sharing pics of wedding bows to Instagram for a few months, but we’re yet to see them emerge in their true form at real weddings because of the year we’ve had.
So expect to see giant, oversized, over the top bows. I picked up a beautiful tule and pearl hairpiece from Love in Lace, definitely check them out for the perfect evening look.
The retro 70s look is something which we’ve seen bubbling for a while. It’s the boho pampas grass look’s older sister. With more people considering autumnal weddings, we’re noticing many more inspo shoots coming through with a high focus on mustard.
The trend has crossed over into a few areas; my favourite is coloured groom’s suits. Gone are the days when the only acceptable option was grey or navy. There are all kinds of alternatives available now, in many shapes and materials.
They don’t have to cost the earth too, check out these affordable options from Moss Bros.
I’m not sure if you can call this a trend, I think it’s probably more like anxiety/necessity in some cases. I know people who have just got engaged, and instead of opting for waiting until 2022 and having a large wedding, they’re aiming for 2021 on lower numbers.
Smaller weddings have many benefits. Fewer guests mean less catering costs, there will be less chance of people you don’t even know being invited, and you’ll potentially have more budget to spend on the things that matter.
A small guest list forces you to be extremely selective with your invitations and gives you quite a good excuse for those you’d rather not invite.
I don’t mean to sound arrogant, but I’ve been trying to make someone pick this up for a Christmas event for literally three years. I am THRILLED to see more people taking on the moody but colourful look that jewel tones provides.
By jewel tones, I mean ruby red, sapphire blue, gold and emerald green mainly, but you can do what you like with it.
I have always associated this colour palette with winter, but I will be challenged to make it work for a summer wedding this year. I’ve teamed the bold colours with a muted grey base, and I’m incredibly excited to see it come to life. If you’d like to see this design, please drop me an email, and I’d be happy to share.
So there you have some of the top 2021 wedding trends. This is by no means an extensive list, although reported trends are not as easy to find as previous years. Hopefully, you’ve seen something you’ve liked, but if not, that’s totally fine. Didn’t a fashion designer once say we should be stylish, not trendy?