Let's be honest: The trends we’re seeing now and what will be trending later in 2021 may be two very different things. We don’t know what the rest of the month, much less next year, will look like in the world of weddings.
What we do know is that weddings in 2021 will look different: Eighty-one percent of our followers say the pandemic has changed their expectations for their wedding. This year, we are also seeing that couples are generally making everything more intentional, focusing on the ceremony, creating more personalized details, and spending more money per guest to make them feel really included in the experience.
Keep reading for more on the wedding trends we're seeing now and on the horizon!
At this point, vendors and venues have slim availability for 2021. A weekday wedding may allow a couple to get married at their dream venue and hire their preferred vendors. Not to mention: There are often cost benefits with a weekday wedding—and it’s also an opportunity to support the professionals in this industry, who have been hard hit by the pandemic.
With social distancing still in place, it's a smart decision to seat groups by pods instead of playing matchmaker between friends. Also, due to COVID-19 rules, tables are generally looking smaller this year—think groups of four to six instead of 10 to 12. Also, if you're a fan of the sweetheart table, now is your time to embrace it.