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wedding trends in 2021
11 Jan 2021
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Memory Maker

New year, new inspiration: 2021 wedding trends


Wedding trends for 2021 have us all super excited with bursts of colour, statement décor, quirky food and drink stations and relaxing ‘nanomoons' on the cards!



In 2021, colour is the new white – more and more couples are moving in the direction of fun, bright and happy, incorporating colour into stationery, décor and food. 


Not only that, but grooms are adding more personality to their looks, opting for colourful suits and tuxedos in burgundy or, for summer weddings, pastel blue or blush, not to mention original accessorising.



Micro weddings - weddings with up to 25 guests - remain one of the trends of 2021, and these weddings lend themselves perfectly to bespoke celebrations, as there tends to be more budget per head.


Micro weddings are remembered for personal touches, such as personalised favours or gift boxes, but most of all, they allow the couple to spend quality time with each and every guest – perfect!



Plated dinners and food stations are replacing the traditional buffet, and food and drink are becoming more unique, from signature cocktails and flavoured bubbly stations to stylish dessert tables and retro gin bars. Ask your Memory Maker about the various items available on our wish lists. We're here to make your day perfect!


In 2021, cakes are forecast to grow smaller in size, but more dynamic in detail. A well-designed smaller cake can have a major wow factor and a trio of single tier cakes has been seen as another blossoming trend. 


‘Boozy' flavours are also emerging, for a twist to the classic wedding cake, such as prosecco & elderflower or pina colada – sounds delicious!



2021 weddings will be much more about experiences. Couples are focusing much more on entertainment and looking after their guests, incorporating interactive entertainment such as comedians, tarot readers, street artists and magicians on top of music.



In terms of décor, ‘Go Big or Go Home' is one of the predictions for 2021. Feature decor is expected to be huge, including the use of luxurious faux florals and statement pieces that all your guests will want to take photos of, such as showpiece trees, themed photo areas and impressive centrepieces.



While minimoons have already solidified themselves as a honeymoon trend in recent years, nanomoons are ideal for newlyweds in 2021.

Couples are expected to continue making the most of local exploration with their nanomoons. Our hotels are perfectly situated for making the most out of your local area, so check out the offers available or speak to your Memory Maker about options.



Recent runways feature many a white dress and 2021 is all about the sleeves, but not just any sleeves – smaller cap sleeves and full-length billowing designs have made a reappearance into the world of bridal gowns.


2021 will also see many more alternative bridal styles including shorter, above the knee dresses, so all eyes will be on your shoes and again, similar to groom wear, 2021 is all about the colour, whether it's a pastel shade or a deeper colour, have fun when it comes to footwear.


If you're planning your 2021 wedding, don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our Memory Makers to arrange a venue show round and discuss your ideas.


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