The Biggest Wedding Trends We’ll See Next Year Are…

wedding trends for 2020

A new year (and decade!) is almost here, and for many, that means their wedding day is, too. If you’re one of those lucky couples, you’ve likely been on the lookout for wedding inspiration wherever you can find it — be it Pinterest, Instagram or even real weddings.

While there are certain wedding elements that will always be IN (great food, music, and chic decor) there are a few unexpected ideas that pop up every year that we love. We’ve rounded up a few of the biggest (and best) 2020 wedding trends we expect to see, in case you’re looking to incorporate a few into your own wedding, below!

TUNE IN: Listen to us talk about next year’s wedding trends on the latest episode of The Woman Getting Married Podcast.

Shades of Blue

Pantone recently announced its official color for 2020: Classic Blue. Described by Pantone as “a timeless and enduring blue hue,” the Color of the Year is supposed to reflect a “dependable and stable foundation on which to build” as we usher in a new decade.

via Ally Byrom / Lusso Styling

The best news is that Classic Blue can easily be incorporated into your special day. The phrase is, “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue,” after all! Find different ways to use the Pantone Color of the Year here.

Eco-Friendly Everything

With an overwhelming amount of data about rising global temperatures, many people are trying to figure out how to do their part at their wedding. (The average one produces 400 pounds of garbage and 63 tons of CO2, according to the Green Bride Guide.) While it’s nearly impossible to have a 100% sustainable wedding, many couples will likely put more thought into things like where their caterer sources ingredients; if decor can be recycled instead of thrown out; and whether or not they should opt for a honeymoon closer to home to avoid flying.

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Unique Uses of Flowers

Ever since flower walls became one of the most sought-after pieces of wedding decor (and still are!), couples have been looking for different ways to incorporate florals at both their ceremony and reception. This will continue in 2020, but with as-unique-as-possible methods. Think floating floral pieces, hanging dried flowers, floral projections, petals in cocktails, ombre arrangements, and more.

Statement Accessories

Dramatic hair accessories and veils are nothing new, but they are coming back in a big way. Who can forget Meghan Markle’s 16-foot-long silk masterpiece? Or the one Hailey Bieber donned that had ‘Till death do us part’ embroidered in the fabric.

If you’re not into the idea of a veil but still want to wear something trendy, consider a statement headband or barrettes. The 90s are BIG right now, so these have definitely taken off in popularity for both everyday and weddings.

Dramatic Sleeves

Sleeves on wedding dresses — particularly long sleeves — are big, but in 2020, expect to see a lot of fun ones. Harpers Bazaar is predicting daring brides will opt for outerwear-style dresses. These often have a broad-shouldered shape or even puffy sleeves, which are currently super popular for shirts and sweaters.

Reception Activities Beyond Photo Booths

An evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing is fun, but couples are choosing to take it up a notch with interactive activities. Think palm readers and astrologers, live karaoke, caricaturist, or even a DIY ice cream stand where guests can choose their their toppings.

Then there’s companies like the Cigar Guys, who provide live cigar rolling stations or bars, allowing guests to create a custom cigar band. Another cool option would be renting arcade games, whether it be pinball or PacMan!


It’s tough to budget for a photographer and videographer, but there’s a good reason to consider it if you can. Wedding videos are better than ever, and access to devices like drones make it easy to capture moments that a stationary camera simply can’t.

Are you planning to incorporate any of these predicated wedding trends at your ceremony or reception? Let us know which ones in the comments section below!

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