Pros Reflect on What to Keep and Ditch in 2020
Wondering about 2020 wedding trends?
The new decade calls for a time to reflect on what to embrace (keep) and say adieu to (ditch) in 2020.
Key Trends for 2020 Weddings
While opinions remain mixed among top wedding planners, a few trends stand out.
- Rules are out (yay!)
- Color replaces neutrals.
- Mismatched bridesmaid dresses rule.
- Dried flowers replace specialty blooms.
- Sustainable practices are expected.
Summary of Wedding Trends 2020
To get you thinking about the new year, BRIDES interviewed 20 top wedding planners to ask about their expectations in 2020.
If you’re short on time, I pulled together a summary table from the article to make it easier to see everything at a glance.
It’s exciting to see sustainability and color making a comeback.
What trends are you incorporating in your wedding this year? Leave a note in the comments below.
|PLANNER/LOCATION||BIGGEST 2020 TRENDS||KEEP||DITCH|
|Mindy Weiss – Los Angeles, California||Non-traditional, dried flowers, sometimes painted, bleached or left natural||Greenery||Flower walls|
|Rachel Birthistle – Lake Como, Italy||Focus on the plant with recycling and longevity in mind||Stronger color|
|Stefanie Cove – Los Angeles, California||Colorful palettes with rich tones and dimensions|
Custom printed tent fabric and tablecloths
Smaller guest counts and longer celebrations with a “rest and recovery day” afterwards
|Beautiful tablescapes |
Creative linens (embroidery)
|Lynn Easton – Charleston, South Carolina||Eco-friendly and sustainable practices|
Food as art/interactive food experiences
Over the top musical and interactive moments
Color and pattern play
|Francie Dorman and Britt Cole – Massachusetts||Non-traditional wedding dresses|
|No wedding parties||Family-style dinner service|
|Jesse Tombs – San Francisco, California||Ceremony and reception decor inspired by art||One-of-a-kind escort card displays||Floral foam|
|Alison Hotchkiss – Sausalito, California||Smaller, more intimate weddings||Multiple textures|
Round or asymmetrical ceremony structures
|Jessica Sloane – Nashville, Tennessee||Classic colors||Natural elements||Barn weddings|
|Aleah and Nick Valley – Seattle, Washington||Creative timelines that turn the tables on tradition||Interactive cocktail hours||Favors left on tables|
|Jove Meyer – Brooklyn, New York||Bolder color with pops of color to showcase personal style||Personalization||Huge wedding parties|
|Sunna Yassin – Northern California||Non-traditional catering||Non-matching and eclectic bridesmaid looks||Guest books with Polaroid photos|
|G. Blake Sams – Charleston, South Carolina||Smaller, more intimate weddings||Taper candles||Dried or artificially-colored flowers|
|Michelle Rago- Manhattan, New York||Bridesmaid pantsuits or tuxedos||Loved ones as officiants||Too many speeches|
|Nellie Butler – Birmingham, Alabama||Custom patterns (chinoiserie)||Classic Blue Color (Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year)||All white and green weddings|
|Ashley Smith – San Francisco, California||Bold statement pieces and patterns||Neutrals||Photobooths|
|Virginia Edelson – Aspen, Colorado||Micro weddings |
Swings (in venues with appropriate rigging and space)
|Paper and unique stationery||Traditional favors|
|Heather Balliet – San Diego, California||Playful and unexpected gowns with personal style||Baby’s breath||Palms and pampas grass|
|Jennifer Zabinski – New York City, New York||Eco-friendly and sustainable weddings||Floral ceiling installations and greenery||Matching bridesmaid dresses and hairstyles|
|Marcy Blum – New York||Seated dinners with one or two courses||Seated dinners with toasts followed by dancing||Fireworks|
|Todd Fiscus – Dallas, Texas||Blue and white in color|
Bands that are “more of a show”
|Timeless, classic traditional styling||Pampas grass|