Hello there lovely humans. First week of 2021 is over. I hope all of you had a nice start of this new year, despite everything that is going on in the world. Spain has been hit by the snow storm Filomena and at least half of the country is on red alert. Heavy snow storms in Spain are super rare. So you can just imagine the ongoing chaos.
For now, Madrid is the most affected area and the temperatures will be going down even further during the week, they are predicting -12 Celcius! That’s even cold for a winter day in my own hometown in the south of Sweden. Here in Sitges it has been quite windy, but we haven’t had any snow yet.
Well. Enough rambling about the weather. I thought it would be a good idea to talk a little bit about upcoming trends for this year when it comes to weddings. In this post, it wont be about decor trends, but about wedding trends in general. But I am planning on doing posts about the decor trends too.
So let’s get into it. 3 weddings trends for 2021, in no particular order.
Two weddings sounds a bit strange, I know. But it’s actually nothing new, because couples have been doing this for a long time. Especially those couples who are having destination weddings. For destination weddings many couples get legally married first in their home country, and then celebrate the “big day” here in Spain with a symbolic ceremony or blessing.
Besides being so much easier and less stressful for the couple, this is also a nice way to include elderly family members or friends to the wedding, who wouldn’t have been able to travel abroad for the wedding. For 2021 this is getting even bigger, and not only for destination weddings. More and more couples will be tired of waiting, perhaps after already postponing their 2020 wedding several times. They will get married legally because they don’t want to wait any longer, and then they will host a wedding party at another moment when the virus is controlled.
Intimate weddings will be bigger than ever. Couples are cutting down on their guest lists, which will give them room to spend more on each guest. This will result in more intimate and exclusive weddings. Also many couple who are starting to plan their weddings from scratch will be planning more intimate weddings, so it’s not only a thing for couples who already planned their wedding before the pandemic hit us. Elopements will also be a big thing.
Back to the roots
This last point goes a bit hand in hand with the previous one. Couples are going to go back more and more to “the roots” of weddings. Questions such as what does a wedding actually mean, and what does the ceremony represent, will be more important than ever. Personal, but simple, with more soul and focus on love and the meaning of the marriage. More importance will be paid to the fact that you are actually getting married (!) and not as much to everything else around the wedding.