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Wedding Trends 2020

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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 in their article The Biggest Wedding Trends to Expect in 2022 to ask about their expectations.

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.

Mindy Weiss – Los Angeles, CaliforniaNon-traditional, dried flowers, sometimes painted, bleached, or left naturalGreeneryFlower walls
Rachel Birthistle – Lake Como, ItalyFocus on the plant with recycling and longevity in mindStronger color
Dried Flowers
Stefanie Cove – Los Angeles, CaliforniaColorful palettes with rich tones and dimensions
Custom-printed tent fabric and tablecloths
Smaller guest counts and longer celebrations with a “rest and recovery day” afterward
Beautiful tablescapes
Creative linens (embroidery)
Lynn Easton – Charleston, South CarolinaEco-friendly and sustainable practices
Food as art/interactive food experiences
Over-the-top musical and interactive moments
After Parties
Color and pattern play
Francie Dorman and Britt Cole – MassachusettsNon-traditional wedding dresses
Immersive entertainment
No wedding partiesFamily-style dinner service
Jesse Tombs – San Francisco, CaliforniaCeremony and reception decor inspired by artOne-of-a-kind escort card displaysFloral foam
Alison Hotchkiss – Sausalito, CaliforniaSmaller, more intimate weddingsMultiple textures
Round or asymmetrical ceremony structures
Sweets buffet
Jessica Sloane – Nashville, TennesseeClassic colorsNatural elementsBarn weddings
Aleah and Nick Valley – Seattle, WashingtonCreative timelines that turn the tables on traditionInteractive cocktail hoursFavors left on tables
Jove Meyer – Brooklyn, New YorkBolder color with pops of color to showcase personal stylePersonalizationHuge wedding parties
Sunna Yassin – Northern CaliforniaNon-traditional cateringNon-matching and eclectic bridesmaid looksGuest books with Polaroid photos
G. Blake Sams – Charleston, South CarolinaSmaller, more intimate weddingsTaper candlesDried or artificially-colored flowers
Michelle Rago- Manhattan, New YorkBridesmaid pantsuits or tuxedosLoved ones as officiantsToo many speeches
Nellie Butler – Birmingham, AlabamaCustom patterns (chinoiserie)Classic Blue Color (Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year)All white and green weddings
Ashley Smith – San Francisco, CaliforniaBold statement pieces and patternsNeutralsPhotobooths
Virginia Edelson – Aspen, ColoradoMicro weddings
Destination weddings
Swings (in venues with appropriate rigging and space)
Paper and unique stationeryTraditional favors
Heather Balliet – San Diego, CaliforniaPlayful and unexpected gowns with personal styleBaby’s breathPalms and pampas grass
Jennifer Zabinski – New York City, New YorkEco-friendly and sustainable weddingsFloral ceiling installations and greeneryMatching bridesmaid dresses and hairstyles
Marcy Blum – New YorkSeated dinners with one or two coursesSeated dinners with toasts followed by dancingFireworks
Todd Fiscus – Dallas, TexasBlue and white in color
Seated dinners
Bands that are “more of a show”
Timeless, classic traditional stylingPampas grass

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