“Wedding Trends”

I must have heard the phrase “wedding trends” a million times over the years in the wedding industry and for sure, trends come and go and then bounce back again in lots of aspects of our lives; fashion, music, food and many more.  When it comes to a wedding, I believe each wedding should be as individual as the couple themselves and that can be done by taking a ‘current trend’ and putting your own stamp on it.

Here I’m going to talk about the most current wedding trends of 2020, how to use them and make them your very own…

 

#1 Venues

There are various different styles of wedding venues from your traditional hotel, castles, converted barns, converted churches, old chapels to stylish and chic city centre venues. This is where the decision making starts for a lot of couples. Sometimes a split decision where one partner has always had their heart set on a castle and perhaps the other yearning for the rustic barn venue.  This part of the planning should be enjoyable, and my advice is always visit as many different style venues as possible as I promise you, when you know you’ll know!  The venue you choose will absolutely set the tone for the decor trend you follow…

 

#2 Decor

Decor really depends on your venue. Your venue will determine many aspects of your décor requirements; how much decor you require, whether you’re going for more candles or flowers, even down to the chairs you choose. Hotel function venues will usually have most of your decor included within your package. I always think of hotel functions rooms as a soft type of decor, more whites and florals. However, with that said you can put your own stamp on these venues, even with little bits of detail like the favours. If you’re a couple that likes your photos, why not add in photos of yourselves throughout the year’s in the theme? Whether that be on the tables or next to your guest book? Or why not have a polaroid guest book where your guests can take their picture and pop it in along with their message? This is a lovely touch…..and not forgetting the glue dots, you don’t want to be guessing who’s photos goes with what message…..!

 

#3 Barns and DIY Venues

Rustic barns are a hot trend this year. And is one you can certainly make your own. Basically you have a blank canvas to do what you want with, although as exciting as this sounds, remember it is a lot of work and definitely requires the help of a wedding planner. The team at Conifer Events love working on a barn or blank canvas enquiry as we can certainly make your vision become a reality, by undertaking all of the ground work, whilst you enjoy the experience.  Barns and old churches  are always very rustic and to me the word “rustic” only means one thing; fairy light canopies and copious amounts of candles!! Gorgeous sleek chairs lined along long banquet tables!

Stylish city centre venues, like my two favourites 29 and the new kid on the block Citation, have an abundance of style, class and sophistication rolled into one (I am biased ofcourse) The city centre theme can be followed very easily with the bridal party arriving in a traditional white cab, your photographer can lap up the city centre shots, down our little lanes, outside the grand buildings and for some photographers even on the city centre roofs. There are so many beautiful city centre wedding venues dotted all around our gorgeous city and city centre weddings are on the rise.

#4 Backdrops

As we have all gone selfie daft, we need a cute background more than ever to showcase those perfect “insta” ready selfies and group shots. Whether it’s illuminated letters, flower walls or shimmer walls, these are now a “must have” wedding item. They really do add that WOW factor to any style of venue and act as the backdrop not only for selfies but for various important elements of your day, including signing your register and cutting your cake.  Conifer Events have a beautiful array of shimmer and flower walls, all available for a sneaky peek on our website and social pages for images of these show stopping pieces in action!

If you any questions regarding help with choosing a venue, planning or styling your special day please drop me a line – louize@coniferevents.co.uk
Love
Louize x