Radhika & You – The Trend Report 2021
As we start 2021, we stay hopeful for the year and that weddings will be able to happen once things settle globally.
With that in mind, we have put together our top trend predictions for 2021 for the world of weddings…
1. Intimate weddings and events – We really feel that intimate events and weddings will continue and even if numbers do increase later in the year, many people will still opt for smaller weddings. There is a beauty around just having your nearest and dearest present for your special day.
As some couples have postponed their larger-scale weddings once or even twice, many couples are at the point where they will opt to go ahead with their plans, regardless of numbers.
2. All about the details – A huge focus will be around details at weddings. From the stationery touches and tableware, through to personalisation and food experiences.
3. Focus on traditions – There will be a focus around the actual ceremony itself and having larger celebrations later down the line.
4. Seasonless year – Gone are the days of wedding seasons and weddings only taking place during Spring and Summer months, weddings are now taking place all year around and on weekdays too! We really feel this will be more prominent in 2021 and 2022!
5. Shorter planning turnaround time – With the way we have been updated over the last year with changes to guidelines and which will take place in 24-72 hours often, it has meant suppliers and couples have planned on shorter turnarounds. This will continue for some time, but it means that couples will make decisions quicker on things that previously they may have spent longer on thinking about.
6. Supporting local businesses – There has been a boom in new start-ups during lockdown and people supplying their services for weddings. So, there will be an increase in supporting local and smaller businesses where possible.
7. Your personal style – There are always décor and design trends each year, including the Pantone colour of the year – however, we still feel and will encourage couples to incorporate their personalities and personal style into their special day. You want your guests to walk into the wedding and say “this is their wedding” by seeing the style.
8. Space illusions – Couples may opt for larger event spaces, regardless of if they have intimate numbers and create an intimate setting with the use of lighting, styling and furniture.
9. Prioritising allocation of budget – Couples we feel will prioritise their budget even more going forward and focusing on what’s most important to them for the wedding day.
10. Multiple smaller celebrations – Even if numbers are restricted or smaller than we would ideally like to have and especially for some cultures where larger weddings are the norm, couples will opt to have intimate weddings and then mini celebrations with different groups of relatives and friends.
11. Focus on sustainability – So many couples are making sustainability a priority when planning their special day and this will continue to increase in terms of priority. There are small things we can all be doing as suppliers as well as couples making smarter choices with decisions they make.