Weddings are not stopping and people are getting incredibly creative when it comes to tying the knot. As we move into 2021, let’s take a look at 10 unique wedding trends we’re seeing.
1. Bistro-Style Entertainment
A lot of people have been requesting bistro-style entertainment, which is a relaxed-but-formal environment. They tend to have more acoustic performances, dance tributes, and a variety of musical options at these types of events. And if you really want to get into the cafe aesthetic at your reception, hire an acoustic group or have your DJ play coffee shop songs during a “coffee hour,” and completing the concept with baristas serving lattes with alcohol or simple decaf.
2. Living Room Decor
Who doesn’t love the idea of an outdoor lounge? Think big cozy throws, plush pillows and couches. Sure this has been done in the past, but in 2021 it’s no longer about the unique aesthetic as much as it’s a cozy farmhouse rendition of a living room. When putting this together, choose comfortable chairs and lounge-seating furnishings for comfort and warmth. Guests will most likely find themselves seated for longer, so pick pieces that are both beautiful and plush. Also, to make the living room come to life, incorporate greenery and other natural elements to make guests feel at home.
3. Custom Cocktails To-Go
A big trend for 2021 is limiting the wait time for your guests. They’ll love it when they can grab a canned Moscow Mule or a delicious, pre-made cocktail at your big event. The pre-packaged beverage options have become more sophisticated and trust us; creating grab-and-go beverages is liberating for your guests.
4. Smaller Cakes
People are opting for COVID-friendly mini personal wedding cakes, which are distributed to each guest. People are either serving these cakes at a person’s place or sending them home for the guest to enjoy later.
5. A Sequel Wedding
Many couples marrying this year are opting to do it again post-pandemic with an extended guest list. These sequel weddings will be larger in scale and focus on celebrating with their loved ones who couldn’t attend this year.
6. Opportunities To Brand Your Wedding
Hashtags for weddings have been around for a while, but brides and grooms are now putting their hashtags and monograms on accessories like masks and hand sanitizers. These two items are considered must-haves.
7. Useful Gifts
Say goodbye to lavish gifts. Practical gift-giving is the new norm. So many people are staying at home and cooking. Getting gifts that make staying home feel unique and elevated is on point. Think of things like beautiful pots and pans or a subscription service that delivers wine to your door.
8. Brunch Weddings
Did someone say mimosa? Or how about grab a Bloody Mary and let’s get this day started off right? As more weddings are held outdoors, couples are taking advantage of the sunshine and are having their wedding in the morning in lush garden brunch parties and incredible brunch boxes under airy tents. What makes these special is that guests can continue the party through the day and then head home for an afternoon nap.
9. Elaborate Wedding-Day Photoshoots
Many couples are taking more time for high-end and glamorous photoshoots on their wedding day to get moments to share with family and friends who couldn’t make it.
10. Colors With a Breath of Fresh Flair
It looks like the ’90s are coming back in full-force in both fashion and fresh color pallets. We forecast more and more couples will infuse fresh, nature-driven hues and unexpected palette into their wedding decor. Couples are leaning into bold, colorful weddings and shying away from whites and creams. I guess color is the new white. So think bright and happy and incorporate those colors into your stationery, decor and foods.
Perhaps the most significant thing we see right now, more than ever, is that with all of the heightened insecurities we are all facing, is that love always wins. People are incredibly creative and resourceful when and how they’re getting married. If you’re planning a wedding in southern Louisiana, call us today at 225-744-3344 to schedule a tour of our two beautiful venues in Baton Rouge and Prairieville for any of your wedding festivities!