A new year means fresh ideas and new trends that will influence everything from wedding themes and decor to fashion and flowers. Couples are continuing to focus on personalization and ensuring that their wedding has unique touches that embody their own style. While not every trend may be the right choice for you, they can provide some inspiration that will help you make your big day even more special and memorable. With that in mind, here are just some of the top wedding trends for 2020:

Greenery and Dried Flowers

Couples are moving away from weddings full of fresh flowers and using decorations that incorporate more greenery for a natural and rustic look. You will also notice more bouquets that use both greenery and dried flowers. Again, this creates a casual look that sets a relaxed tone for the wedding. If you are hosting an outdoor wedding, using native plants and dried flowers can help enhance and highlight the surrounding landscape. Adding these options to fresh flowers also helps add new color and textures to your decorations for a more dynamic and interesting look.

Sustainable Wedding Practices 

Weddings can be an expensive affair and often times, decorations, invitations and even the flowers simply end up in the trash. In 2020, sustainable wedding practices will be a priority as we become more aware of our impact on the environment. Staying away from single use napkins and utensils, donating leftover food to charities, composting flowers, and using invitations made with recycled paper and soy ink are all simple ways to host a “green” wedding that is eco-friendly. 

Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses

This has been an ongoing wedding trend that will continue well into 2020 and beyond. Some brides are forgoing the traditional white wedding dress from more contemporary options that highlight their personal style. From jumpsuits to skirts, brides are choosing all sorts of alternatives and incorporating more color for cutting-edge looks that are truly unique to each bride.

Interactive Receptions

More couples are opting out of traditional receptions where guests spend most of the evening sitting at tables. In 2020, weddings will include interactive options such as mixology stations, performance art, food trucks, and all sorts of other activities that encourage guests to get up, wander around, and socialize. Many couples are thinking of unique ways to elevate the guest experience by providing more options for interaction and entertainment.

Intimate Weddings

Before the Great Recession, bigger was better when it came from everything from cars and houses to weddings. Now, more than ever, couples are looking to host smaller, more intimate weddings. Downsizing improves sustainability and helps manage your budget.. Smaller weddings make it easier to focus on what is important and avoid getting bogged down with planning for a few hundred guests. With a more intimate wedding, you can ensure that your guests feel special and have a memorable experience as well as make sure that you are actually able to spend some time with all of your guests! 

Over the years, there have been some wedding traditions that were taboo to break. Brides always wore white dresses, fresh flowers were the standard, and weddings and receptions were formal affairs. In 2020, there are no hard and fast rules. You are free to make your wedding what you want. Fortunately, the staff at the Rand-Bryan House specialize in helping couples host the perfect wedding that is unique to each couple. To learn more about trends for the coming year and see if our venue is the right choice for your wedding, contact us today.