What's new for weddings in 2020? Less formality and more fun!
We're seeing lots of fun trends for next year that couples, and their guests, are going to love! If you're planning a wedding in 2020 (what a great number!) think about incorporating some of the latest design elements or guest experiences into your special day.
Here are 11 Wedding trends for 2020
1. Intimate Weddings Guest lists of 50 people or less is the new way to celebrate and save money. Your budget will go a lot further with a shorter guest list which will allow you to give your family and friends a better experience. Bonus: your choice of venues opens up with a smaller event - think museums, galleries, outdoor areas... Plus, you'll have time to really enjoy everyone's company.
2. Pops of Color 2019 was all about blush, dusty hues and burgundy. In 2020, we'll be seeing lots of lavender and pops of color mixed with greenery and whites.
3. Decade-inspired Attire For brides, we'll see an array of feminine styles from previous decades: fitted gowns from the 1940s, ballroom gowns from the '50s, and fluttery sleeves and lace from the '70s. Long sleeves were popular in the '80s. And the styles repeat decade after decade.
In 2020, we'll see ballroom gowns, corset gowns, lace, and sleek, simple dresses. Basically, anything goes to wow your guests!
Kate Middleton brought back lace and long sleeves...
Fitted, sleek and sleeveless is a classic look.
For the guys... the groom and his groomsmen will enjoy color, patterns and texture. Tuxes are also making a come-back for indoor weddings.
A tweed vest for a fall or winter wedding...
Ditch the grey and go for a bright color...
Neutrals with pops of earth tones are perfect for outdoor and beach-side weddings.
Images from OneFabDay.com and more fabulous groom's attire here
4. Pampas Grass and Large Flowers: It's the new greenery and it's everywhere! From backdrops to bouquets, pampas grass adds a new texture to your event and goes with just about any color palette. Talented florists can take your vision to the next level and make it uniquely yours by incorporating just a few eye-catching pieces that will look amazing in person and in your photos.
5. Food Stations: Instead of a sit-down meal, give your guests a chance to mingle while they walk around and interact at food stations. Smaller bite-sized portions are fun and keep guests busy while you're finishing up photos. The possibilities with food stations are endless!
Grazing tables for cocktail hour or as a food station...
Family style dinner tables. Long farm tables, jugs of water and wine, baskets of bread or cheeseboards to keep everyone happy.
Food trucks at weddings are always fun! While it's not a new trend, the options for food truck vendors grows, keeping it on the list of 2020 trends. Just make sure they are equipped and staffed to serve quickly, especially for larger guest counts.
For Tallahassee locals, The Tally Mac Shack is everyone's favorite and they can customize a menu for your event!
Seafood raw bars or cheese stations...
If you're having an event in Tallahassee, check out Tally Cheese Boards. Visit their page for inspiration on building that perfect board for a bridesmaids gathering or for the groom and his guys on wedding day!
6. Dessert Presentation When it comes to the sweets, it's all about presentation. Whether you decide to do dessert stations or a wedding cake, making it visually unique is key.
Black Fig is one of our local caterers that makes desserts that are just as delicious as they are beautiful!
We saw lots of naked cakes in 2019, but acrylic and peekaboo cakes will be popular in 2020.
7. Impressive Decor Weddings can sometimes make you feel like you're stuck on repeat, so give your guests something new to look at. Mix a little modern vibe in with your classic looks.
In 2020, we can expect lots of eye candy: Neon signs, large decor, tall centerpieces (that you can see around, of course), ceremony arches in modern shapes, and hanging florals.
Mix "modern" with your rustic or industrial decor!
Mix tall, loose greenery with low florals.
Modern backdrops in natural settings are also trending.
8. Interesting Lighting: Edison bulbs, string lights, rattan lanterns, and chandeliers of all kinds create intimate spaces and draw people in.
For a wide selection of chandeliers and other lighting options, visit Terri Smith Details for your Tallahassee wedding.
9. Watercolor and illustrations For the past few years we've seen hyper-personalization with monograms, initials, giant letters and DIY signs. In 2020, couples will personalize their weddings with meaningful art in the form of calligraphy, illustrations and watercolor. Invitations, menus, and custom illustrations can make your wedding truly personal and classic.
Alison of Works of Harte can help you personalize your event. From hand-lettered invitations to venue illustrations, her work will make your event details special.
10. Interactive experiences, A wedding is a party for everyone involved. Create experiences for your guests that will not only make it memorable, but will give you the chance to have fun along with your friends and family. Live painting, fortune tellers, and fun photo booths are great options for a fun, interactive wedding.
Smile in Style Events rents interactive photo booths, backdrops, hashtag props and does custom printing. They travel to events all over Florida and Georgia.
Gypsy Belle Photo Bus is just the cutest thing! If you're in Tallahassee or North Florida, book Vada (the bus) for your event. As the website states, she's a little bit hippie and a lot sweet tea southern.
11. Traditions ditched Many couples are opting out of the traditions you would see at most wedding receptions. The garter-bouquet toss, cake in the face, father-daughter dance... too stressful and no longer relevant for some couples. There are always new traditions to be made, so get creative and try something different!
For planning, coordination or more advice about venues and vendors in Tallahassee, check us out at Dulce Events.
Hi! I'm Dania, founder of Dulce Events. I've been planning events for over 20 years. Originally from Miami, I now live in North Florida with my husband and two children. I love weddings and themed events and have a non-stop passion for creating and organizing. Glad you're visiting our page!