We are already a quarter of the way through the year. COVID and the planning of weddings has changed dramatically in the last year since the beginning of the pandemic, it has shaped how we plan and hold events. This new way of thinking has made us really reassess what is important and think about what truly matters on the big day. With this there are also some surprising and delightful new trends that we are seeing in the wedding industry.
Mid Week Weddings
Wedding expenses continue to rise and couples are always looking for ways to maximise and leverage their budget to the greatest of their ability.
COVID has seen a big rise in the amount of couples choosing to elope. Elopement is definitely an option for those couples that what a more private and intimate affair. Elopements are wonderful for those couples who really want to focus on the true meaning of the marriage and not so much the actual wedding day.
Non Traditional Wedding Attire
There is no doubt there has been a gradual shift over the years for brides and grooms to move away from traditional wedding fashion. Brides are choosing to show their individuality and their personal flair through choosing to wear something to show off their own style. Traditional veils and styles are a thing of the past, brides are mixing it up and making their mark, with suits, pant suits, jumpsuits – whatever takes their fancy.
Doing away with the bridal party
Again the trend toward simplifying the wedding is being seen through many bride and grooms choosing to do away with the bridal party. Simplicity is key. Removing the need for the bridal party makes sense from a budget perspective but also it allows the bride and groom to focus on what’s important to them. Many are choosing to opt for loved ones or person of importance to be symbolized by engaging them to do a reading or rather a job of importance.
Sustainable and buying locally
Lastly the final trend not surprisingly is the importance brides and grooms are placing on need to buy and choose sustainable and local products where possible. This worldwide trend has filtered down to the wedding industry with many suppliers now offering this option.