Babb Photo
Babb Photo

As 2019 draws to a close and 2020 brides get ready to welcome their wedding year, wedding industry insiders are turning their attention to the hottest new wedding trends set to take the new year by storm. From wedding dresses to décor ideas and a major bridesmaid style overhaul, 2020 will see plenty of fresh big day ideas. If you’re a 2020 bride or groom, you’re going to want to check out the below for some seriously on-trend inspiration for a wedding day that’s totally unique.

Here are the 2020 wedding trends that you need to know about.

Minimoons and buddymoons

As the value of the pound remains uncertain in the build-up to Brexit, more and more couples are considering a honeymoon or minimoon in the British Isles. With the beautiful Cornish coast, rugged Scottish landscape and a host of cultural cities to choose from, there’s still something for everyone here in the UK.

Another emerging wedding trend for 2020 is the ‘buddymoon’, with many couples opting to hire a villa or cabin with friends and family and continuing celebrations post-wedding.

Willowbeck Lodge
Willowbeck Lodge

Wedding dress alternatives

While many of us dream of fairy tale wedding dresses involving yards of silk and tulle or a sexy fishtail gown detailed with lace, for the rest of us a traditional wedding dress just doesn’t feel right. If the latter sounds like you and you’re getting hitched in 2020, the good news is that the new year will bring more wedding dress alternatives than ever before. 2020 wedding dress trends include mix and match separates and add-on sleeves, plus high street stores and bridal boutiques are stocking increasing ranges of pantsuits and jumpsuits.

If you’re torn between a princess dress and a fashion-forward two-piece, then why not take advantage of the range of alternatives on the high street and buy an evening bridal outfit? You can work a traditional look by day and rock a catwalk-worthy ensemble by night.

Catherine Deane
Catherine Deane

Statement veils

Thanks to the likes of Meghan Markle and her flowing veil embroidered with the flowers of the Commonwealth counties and Hayley Bieber’s personalised veil, statement veils are going to be big for 2020. Whether you have your initials and wedding date embroidered onto yours or a simple message a la Bieber, your veil will do all the talking in 2020.

Valerio Luna
Valerio Luna

Extravagant décor

Gone are the days of a simple flower arrangement in the centre of each table, 2020 will see a rise in floral alternatives and couples getting creative. 2020 wedding flower trends are seeing an increase in retro grasses and dried flowers which make seriously stylish centrepieces. Wedding balloons will also be a huge wedding trend for 2020, with many couples opting for bold and bright balloons suspended above the tables, lining the aisle or used as table decorations.

For a more modern take on wedding décor, try incorporating statement neon signs into your reception for a look that’s thoroughly 2020.

Featured here: Abi and Euan’s colourful wedding decor captured by Babb Photo; flower wall with balloons and neon by Vowed and Amazed and Early Hours LTD.

Babb Photo
Babb Photo

Mix and match bridesmaids

Back in the day, bridesmaids wore identical gowns, regardless of their shape, size or personal style. Thankfully these days, brides are giving bridesmaids way more choice when it comes to their attire, incorporating a range of colours and styles into their bridal party. In 2020, we predict that brides will be taking the idea even further, with bridesmaids wearing jumpsuits and separates and allowing their personal style to shine through. Choosing outfits your bridesmaids truly love will also make your money go further, as they’re way more likely to wear them again and they can double up as ‘thank you’ gifts.

Kelsie Scully Photography
Kelsie Scully Photography

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