So, the engagement ring is on the finger and now your mind is spinning with all the next steps to take to prepare for your wedding day. So much to consider such as venue, date, budget, the dress, wedding party, guests, catering, flowers and analyzing the latest trends.
Wedding trends used to last for 8-10 years but with social media they are changing yearly!
A Few 2020 Wedding Trends
Remember the days when the bridesmaids had to wear the same dress and the same colors? Ever been in a wedding that you hated the dress due to style, color or it was just uncomfortable and you certainly never wore it again? Well in 2020 your bridesmaids will wear their dress again and again because the current trend is mismatched bridesmaid dresses. Let the ladies take part and pick their colors and a dress style that is flattering for their figure. They will love you for it. It’s ok to mix and match styles and colors. You can delegate the color pallet and the skirt length and let them run away with the fit that’s best for them.
Reuse, Renew & Recycle
Reducing waste and recycling has become part of our daily life. People are becoming more consciousness of this and sustainable practices are the new expectation. So how could you participate and help the environment?
Try some dried flowers, potted flowers and/or potted plants to decorate and let your guest take home a plant as a thank you gift. If you want fresh flowers, plan on donating them the next day to hospice so others can continue to enjoy the flowers. An outside wedding venue like a winery, ranch or lake will help cut down the costs of decorations as the scenery alone is beautiful.
Another way to reduce waste is having digital wedding invitations and a webpage to share the details. Sending a seed paper invitation and enclosed the website information for the RSVP and details of the wedding. Then, your guests can plant the seed paper and have a lasting memory of your wedding in their yard.
Formal hairdos and the tight look are no longer expected so relax and let your hair down! The relaxed, textured and messy hair is definitely a trend. Tiaras, headbands, barrettes, hair pins, pearl headpiece or a flower crown in your hair is comfortable and you don’t have a veil in your face or have the weight of it on your head all night long.
Old fashioned cocktails are coming back in style so why not have a specialty bar? Treat your guests to some favorite and unique drinks at the reception. Have a special bar menu with what is offered, and you could even have fun and give the drinks special names that relate to you and your fiance. A bar cart is fun to have as it moves thru the room and people can watch the drinks being made and learn how to do it themselves. Perhaps have 1 bar cart that is whiskey, another for tequila and another for gin.
If you have your wedding at a winery, most cannot let you have hard alcohol being served, but that won’t stop you to have specialty drinks as there are bartenders who specialize in fermentation bars. What is a fermentation bar you ask? It is a bar that uses sugar based fermented alcohol to make the cocktails. Sugar fermented drinks are not considered “hard alcohol” therefore are allowed at most wineries to supplement the wine being served.
Trendy or Traditional
Only you can decide how you want your big day to be. Your decision on this will affect everything for planning the wedding and the result on your day. You don’t have to draw the line in the sand and choose either one, why not merge the two? It’s easy to pick and choose what you want from both traditional and trendy, it is your day and should be exactly what you want!
About the author: Milestone Events Group is Northern California’s most experienced Wine Country Wedding Experts & largest event management company providing site selection services to multiple locations throughout Sonoma County. Over the past 6 years Milestone has helped hundreds of couples simplify the venue selection process by providing clarity, predictability and ultimately confidence for clients who work with them to evaluate wineries, ranches, and other locations for their private events.
After the venue selection process is complete, Milestone is also available to help produce events in a stress reduced and highly professional manner. www.MilestoneEventsGroup.com