Looking forward to planning your wedding this year but in need of some ideas? Here are our top ten favourite trends for 2020 so far!
1. The year of sustainability.
We were thrilled to see that sustainability within weddings was high on the list throughout 2019 and this is set to continue into 2020. What with Princess Eugenie’s environmentally-conscious wedding last year, so many eco-friendly options are now available to couples.
Its good to see plastic favours are being replaced by potted plants, fresh fruit such as lemons (for a G&T!) and glass bottled miniatures.
Paper or bamboo straws are becoming the norm in reception drinks as are natural dried or petal confetti instead of paper.
It won’t just be the couples who will be planning to make a difference and cut down on waste, suppliers are looking at innovative ways to recycle, upcycle and support the environment.
Here are a couple of sustainable suggestions from us:
In Bloom – Local, Organic florists.
Confetti Direct – The UK’s original wedding petal growers specialising in natural bio-degradable, handpicked confetti.
2. Secret message
Last year Hailey Baldwin looked stunning in a trailing ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ inscribed statement veil. Now in 2020, we’ll see the embroidery trend continue as couples find innovative ways to make their statement! It may be a love note or a line from a favourite song.
This trend in creative as well as offering a way to make wedding attire incredibly personal.
Not a fan of being so public with your message of love and devotion on the day? Why not opt for a secret message hidden in the dress or suit that only you know about.
3. The Banqueting table
Round tables have been a firm favourite for the past years but 2020 is set to see round tables overtaken by banqueting table designs!
Banqueting doesn’t just work for large numbers, it can be just as effective for small and intimate groups!
At Huntsham Court you are given the option of using our round tables or banqueting tables, it all just depends on your numbers on the day. Groups under 100 work great between the Yellow room and Library.
Why not consider a private dinner the night before and choose to host this in our elegant Diamond Room? We can seat up to 56 on banqueting tables in here!
4. Roses are Red
It is official, the big flower of 2020 will be the rose. After years of green succulents, white and deep coloured anthurium lilies, soft pampas grasses, finally the classic rose is ready to make its comeback.
Expect to see bridal bouquets made purely from one colour, these bold bunches will seriously make a statement. This season, think fushia, raspberry, blush and vivid pinks.
Don’t want too many roses in your bouquet? Why not think about flower crowns for you, your bridesmaids and flower girls. Of course, you can also add them to buttonholes and table décor for the wedding breakfast.
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5. Maximise on colour and décor
Heard the expression The Roaring 20’s?
2020 is not shaping up to be reserved, quiet and plain. Instead the trend will be fussy, full of pattern clashing, overcrowded designs, layers and bold colour combinations.
Get ready to adorne yourselves, your table décor and be super creative with colour! Clash those pinks with Pantone’s blue colour of the year, add more candles to the wedding breakfast table and mix up the candle colours, add swathes of material to table runners and hire charger plates in multiple colours to really add impact to the meal.
6. Help yourself to a drink
More and more couples are choosing to create self-service bars and add a relaxed ‘help yourself’ approach to drinks during the big day. Huntsham Court does not charge corkage and how you stock plus run your bar is completely up to you! You can run the bar as a family pub with shifts for each family member, allow guests to help themselves, use our bar team or even hire in a cocktail company to add a bit of glamour. 2020 will see the rise of beer buckets, iced bathtubs filled with an array of drinks, even wheelbarrows filled with bottles. Drinks companies are now being creative and offering pre-mixed cocktails in cans and bottles, who not consider a self serve, pop up cocktail bar in the garden during the reception?
7. Vegetarian and Vegan Menus
So many people are now making the shift to Vegetarian and Vegan diets, so why wouldn’t your menu reflect this?
Thankfully, full vegetarian and vegan menus will become more common during 2020. Many couples will make this choice due to environmental reasons and also because the choice of vegan or vegetarian dishes is now so extensive and creative, long gone are the days of a nut roast followed by a fruit salad.
8. Specially designed stationary
Wedding stationary websites make putting together your invites, cards, table numbers and names super-easy but they can sometimes cut out your style and personality.
This year, go back to basics and get an illustrator involved! Have them pen up a personal deign for your wedding stationary, or even go to a wedding stationary deigner for a an overall polished but personal finish.
It may even be you know someone who is pretty good at art or graphic design, why not ask them to create something extra special for your big day and then you can even keep the original design as a memory for afterwards.
9. Va-va-voom Groom
Turning up the volume with colour, decorations and pattern isn’t just reserved for the wedding décor or the girls in 2020, this year we will see a big impact in Grooms-wear. More and more suits will feature subtle patterns, interesting finishes and unusual designs. Not to mention mens jewellery where we will see a big comeback in cufflinks, pocket watches, signet rings and collar chains.
10. Entertain me!
Have you been to a wedding where there feels like there is a bit of a lull during the reception? Well this year, its all about bringing in the fun for your guests, especially during the reception. As you will have just tied the knot and still have that pre-ceremony glow, your photographer is going to want to take you away for some time of the reception to capture those just-married shots. For some, drinks and canapes is enough to keep their guests happy, but some couples feel like they are leaving them unattended and without focus for too long…so bring on the entertainment!
Think crazy golf, ping pong, croquet, bird of prey displays, hoopla, space hoppers, giant Jenga. None of the games or entertainment needs to be expensive and it doesn’t just have to be games. Look at interactive canapes rather than a service, guests can build their own, consider ice luges for the drinks station which will provide hours of fun for your guests or even entertainment like a magician who can move through the crowd wowing them with simple card ticks.
Looking for some inspiration when it comes to suppliers? Why not head to our recommended suppliers list to help you find florists, wedding stationary designers, caterers and much more. Or you can check out our Pinterest board dedicated to all our favourite wedding trends and styles for 2020.