Even if you’re one of the most original and creative couples in the world, all weddings are influenced by evolving bridal trends. Gone are the strict traditions of church weddings followed by local receptions in town halls. Modern couples are seeking more inventive wedding celebrations, forming new and exciting trends.
Even more couples will choose to get married abroad next year, for something a little different. So, if a destination wedding is on your agenda, take note of these wedding trends that will ensure your dream wedding is stylish and fashionable, wherever in the world it may be.
1. Foliage, everywhere
The general trend towards 2021 is sustainable and environmentally-conscious, in all walks of life. The world is becoming increasingly aware of the damaging effects of both our carbon footprint and overuse of plastic. You don’t need to import incredible table centrepieces and decor, for example, just incorporate the natural surroundings of your chosen destination. Using lush green foliage as a natural component to your fresh 2021 wedding decor is much better for the environment, and looks great too.
Check out this elegant table wedding decor by Sinfonia Wedding, a creative wedding planner based in Milan. The simple use of leaves and branches instead of elaborate decor looks both elegant and sophisticated, right? This wedding planning team knows exactly how to make sure that your Italian destination wedding is in keeping with trends with an artistic yet sustainable flair.
2. Rural Style
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Talking of natural surroundings and lush green foliage, rural style weddings in general are a hot trend for 2021. Getting married in a landscaped garden is one thing, but actually incorporating the rural vibe into your wedding decor is another. This trend is bringing back the boho-chic of 2017 with a festival twist. Raw materials such as hay stacks, exposed bricks and rough wood furniture are all worthy additions to this artistic wedding style, especially when paired with brightly coloured flowers and a casual wedding theme.
Guilia Alessandri‘s work is pictured below, displaying perfectly what we mean by a rural-chic style. Dark-wood chairs and exposed brick for an al fresco farmhouse reception, and a countryside ceremony complete with rolling hills and authentic hay stacks. This wedding planner is a great option for a rural farm or vineyard wedding in Italy, she’ll take your initial proposals and turn them into a creatively and personally organised destination wedding that no guest will ever forget.
3. Makeshift Photobooths
Now, you may have chosen a spectacular spot abroad for your guests to enjoy, but remember that the extra touches to your wedding day really make for a party to remember. A few years ago, professional photobooths, such as those used for passport photos, were a popular party addition. But for 2021, DIY photobooths are best. Setting up a designated photobooth area, with your own props and personalised decor is most definitely the way forward. Your guests will feel more relaxed than in a professional photobooth, allowing for some truly hilarious photos.
Il Pavone Bianco, a wedding planner in Italy’s beautiful Lake Como area, certainly knows how to organise a great party for destination wedding couples and their guests. The pictures below show just a few examples of how they go above and beyond to add a touch of fun to every event. Having a destination wedding planner such as this team will ensure that you can have all the personal touches of any DIY or custom wedding, but all sorted for you by experts.
4. Colours, the brighter the better
Experts predict that the pastel wedding trend is over. It’s time for the bright, block colours, especially in summer. Forget the beige and creams and think of blues, pinks, greens and purples. From bridesmaids dresses to the floral arrangements, brighter colours will have a very positive impact on your wedding atmosphere.
Mary Me are award-winning wedding planners in Portugal with a real eye for creative design and luxury events. They can turn any venue into a vibrant party atmosphere. We love their use of brightly coloured wine glasses, pictured below, that tie in the floral decor and other table pieces.
5. It’s all about the venue
There are some wedding venues that your guests will have seen time and time again. From hotel conference rooms to garden marquees. How about something a bit more dramatic or spectacular? LX Factory in Lisbon, Portugal combines the industrial-chic trend with the spectacle of a warehouse-style venue space.
The Vows are the wedding event specialists operating at this marvellous venue, willing to take your ideas and transform the space accordingly, making sure your destination wedding in Portugal is as trendy and unique as possible. They also work in other amazing venues around the country, and have experience with all kinds of weddings, from intimate ceremonies to large-scale parties.
Would you like to get married in France? Then we recommend the Domaine de Vieux Mareuil in southwestern France, where you can spend a wedding day in the heart of the green Périgord. This magical venue offers you the perfect spot to celebrate a chic and elegant wedding with your loved ones. You can use the terrace, fall in love with the gardens and enjoy outside activities like the pool, ping-pong, cycling or a nice BBQ with your family and friends after the big celebration. This venue invites you to not only realize your wedding in France, but also to enjoy your honeymoon afterwards in this magical country. What are you waiting for? Start planning your unforgettable French wedding at Domaine de Vieux Mareuil!
6. Regional & healthy wedding catering
Today, many bridal couples also focus on sustainability in catering. After all, what could be more delicious than a wedding menu prepared from regional ingredients that also offer a wide range of dishes to your vegetarian or vegan guests? RM Glamour Ricevimenti helps you with your green wedding menu and offers an incredible mix of traditional Tuscan cuisine and international flavours with refined local products.
Another renowned wedding caterer is Iguarias do Tempo in Alta Vieiro. Not only do they specialize in catering, but also in the organization and promotion of events of various kinds. They are passionate about the constant change in the wedding industry and support their bridal couples with the most delicious wedding menus. Iguarias do Tempo always aims for big emotions with their menus while combining knowledge, flavors and offering an incredible food experience for your wedding day!
7. The unforgettable memories
Every couple wishes for the most wonderful pictures and memories of their wedding day. They want to remember the big moments like the wedding kiss, the first dance or the cutting of the wedding cake. But they also wish to have a look at the tiny details that happened during the day – guests with tears in their eyes during the ceremony, small children playing in the yard or the bridesmaids dancing on the dance-floor after midnight.
The special wedding photographers Mr. Fernando & Mr. Marco known by the name The Gentleman’s will follow you as a silent, but passionate spectators on your wedding day and will capture all of those moments for you in an incredible wedding album. They love weddings with all the big and small details – and have an eye for the right shots to create the perfect pictures for you. Get in touch with them and create unforgettable memories of your wedding 2021!
8. Individual ideas for the wedding menu
Most couples wish nowadays for a very individual, personalized event when celebrating their wedding. They want to show their personal passions and tell their very own story through every detail on the big day. That also includes the wedding catering which should be completely adapted to their tastes with a range of their favorite dishes. That’s why it will be even more important in 2021 to choose a caterer, that understands you and your loved one, is creative and passionate about food to deliver you a wedding menu in perfection. For the main menu and the dessert we recommend two of the best caterers in Italy: Mencarelli Group Roma Catering & Crispo Confetti.
Mencarelli Group Roma Catering & Banqueting specializes on high quality food and all the chefs love to make food dreams come true. Crispo Confetti enchants you with the most delicious sweets you’ve ever tasted – and they’re not only tasteful, but also a real eye-catcher for your wedding!
Of course, different trends suit different personalities and styles. Not everyone fancies a massive ceremony or incredibly bright colours, but the fabulous thing about the wedding industry these days is that there is something for everyone, and no two weddings are the same. So, enlist the help of a destination wedding planner to make sure your dreamy wedding is decorated according to particular trends as well as your personal style.