People expect 2021 to be the best year for weddings. Some people have postponed their weddings because of pandemic and lockdown. So in such situations, where there is a restriction in gatherings, people have started doing DIY weddings. They use several trends that can be perfectly used to plan DIY weddings. Moreover couples can save money by hiring those companies that offer DIY services to the people instead of hiring professional vendors. Some of the most famous wedding trends for 2021 are listed below.
1. Buying British
Lockdown has imparted a huge stress on the economy and the majority of the couples have decided to arrange DIY and simple weddings. People can hire independent shops and designers that can help them buy stationery and decorative materials to have a perfectly designed wedding.
2. Acts of gratitude
You can easily incorporate poignant acts of thank into your wedding day. Though time-consuming, a personal note on each guest place setting is a hugely meaningful gesture. Choose special guests, such as grandparents or close friends, to take home one of the flower arrangements at the end of the night. Smaller things include baking special ‘thank you’ biscuits for each guest, or hiring one or two babysitters to look after young guests during dinner and speeches and into the evening – it’s a way of giving parents some much-needed time off.
3. Locavore Menus
Think locally-farmed meats, foraged ingredients, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and modern British twists on classic wedding dishes. The British beef and dairy industry have been particularly hard hit, so speak to your caterer about supporting those local farmers with your menu. Who’s ever said no to a cheese board?
4. A Return to Tradition
Weddings will go back to their heart: making treasured memories with friends and family. Experts across the wedding industry are predicting tradition to be a defining feature of 2021 weddings, from timeless dresses to nostalgic fragrances and traditional speeches.
5. Entertainment Experiences
Think a cool cocktail service instead of a standard paid bar, and interactive entertainment such as comedians or tarot readers on top of music.”
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.
I think pastels are going to be huge and replace the traditional blush and ivory palette,” predicts Ashleigh. “They will be key in delivering cool, calm and relaxed yet personal wedding vibes. 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.”
Couples are increasingly putting sustainability as a top priority for their wedding day and 2021 will continue to see a big growth in this. The stats are scary – one wedding day produces the same CO2 emissions as five people will produce in a year,” say the team at Norfolk’s stunning Holkham Hall.
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 you’re marrying on, like at Holkham) or a vegan menu; serve local beers, wines and spirits; and choose a venue with a beautiful backdrop that doesn’t require lavish decoration that will end up in landfill.