2020 Wedding Trends Forecast

2020 Wedding Trends

Planning a wedding in 2020 and hunting for inspiration? We’ve done the research, scoured the bridal magazines and obsessed over Pinterest to bring you our 2020 wedding trend forecast (and it’s safe to say we’re more than a little excited about the year ahead!).

From eco-friendly celebrations to mystical styling and dried flowers, we round up 10 modern wedding trends to expect in 2020 below.

Photo by Lauren Pretorius

Sustainable Weddings

With climate change being one of the key issues from 2019, it’s no surprise to see more and more couples considering the environmental impact of their wedding. We’re expecting a big focus on sustainability in 2020 – think seasonal produce, recycled furniture, paperless invitations and “green” guest favours like potted plants, herbs and charitable donations. Interested in planning an eco-friendly wedding? Read our top tips on going green for your wedding here!

Bold Colours

Get ready to see some bold pops of colour in wedding design this year! We think 2020 styling will move away from soft pastels and instead embrace warm, vibrant hues like coral, watermelon, fuschia, burnt orange and tangerine. Bold colours might seem intimidating, but you can easily incorporate them into your decor, flowers, stationery or linens – as much or as little as you like. 

Photo by Anna Campbell

Mystical Styling

Recharge your crystals, because mystical styling is on the rise for weddings in 2020. We’re seeing a trend towards celestial-inspired decor like rose quartz crystals, astrology-themed stationery, glittering bridal gowns and even tarot card readings as a unique form of wedding entertainment. 

Destination Weddings

Have you considered heading abroad for your 2020 celebration? We’re seeing plenty of couples embrace the concept of a destination wedding, from romantic European escapes to sun-soaked tropical getaways. It’s not a bad idea when you consider the perks of keeping your guest list small, splurging your budget in other areas, and combining your nuptials and honeymoon all in one! Check out these 5 dreamy locations to consider for your destination wedding here.

Photo by Lucas & Co Photography

Nontraditional Bridal Style

Wedding gowns seem to get less traditional by the year, and we’re kind of loving it! In 2020, we’re expecting a rise in dramatic silhouettes, two-piece sets, capes, intricate embellishments and exaggerated sleeves for unique bridal attire. Plus, get ready to see more brides opting for a second “party dress” for their wedding reception.

Creative Lighting Installations

When it comes to lighting details in 2020, more is definitely more. Think: fairy light canopies framing your reception tables, oversized crystal chandeliers, custom neon signage and stacks of scattered candles.

Pop-Up Food and Drink Stations

From prosecco vans to gelato carts and dumpling bars, pop-up food and drink activations are coming to the forefront in 2020. With many couples now opting for a cocktail-style wedding, these unique dining experiences offer a more casual and interactive vibe for your guests.

Photo by Jordy B Photo

Dried Flowers

Are dried flowers going away anytime soon? We don’t think so. From fluffy pampas grass to dried palm leaves and foliage, dried flowers have been one of the biggest floristry trends to emerge in recent years. They might be less colourful and fragrant, but dried flowers add the most incredible texture to your styling – perfect for the bohemian couple. You can incorporate this trend into everything from your bouquet and buttonholes to backdrops, ceiling installations and cake artistry! 

Planning Apps and Digital Tools

It’s all about going digital for wedding planning in 2020. With so many incredible wedding apps and online planning tools at our disposal, it’s never been easier to use technology for wedding organisation. We may be a little biased, but we reckon our digital wedding planner and wedding website builder are the ultimate online tools for stress-free project management!

Need some persuasion? Check out these 6 practical reasons to go digital with your wedding planning here.

Photo by Peterson Design & Photography

Next Level Ceremony Backdrops

Is it just us, or do ceremony backdrops get bigger and better each year?! In 2020, the possibilities are endless for backdrops that push the creative boundaries and deliver the wow factor. Think: custom perspex cutouts, hexagonal archways, circle installations, laser-cut signage, naked tipis and more. 

Stay Authentic

While wedding trends are always fun to draw inspiration from, don’t forget to keep things authentic and true to you. Your wedding day should ultimately be centred around the things you love, the people who mean the most, and the relationship you share.

Struggling to narrow down your ideas into one cohesive vision? Grab our free wedding vision worksheet to help you and your partner determine your top priorities and start planning your dream day!