18th February 2020


20 Wedding Trends for 2020

18th February 2020

We’re firmly in the New Year and if you’re still enjoying the wonderful chaos of being
engaged, it’s time to start thinking about wedding planning. While we believe your
wedding should be completely unique and personal to your love story, we always enjoy
keeping a close eye on the predicted wedding trends for the year ahead. Taking
inspiration from the world of fashion, interior design, food and even travel, discover 20
of our favourite wedding trends for 2020.

1.Sustainable Weddings

Being kinder to the environment is a hot topic everywhere at the moment – in fact, it’s
pretty much impossible to ignore so it’s no wonder we’re seeing more and more
couples seeking ways to be more sustainable with their celebration. From foam-free
florals to elopements, there are plenty of ways you can give your wedding day an eco-friendly

2.Long Banquet Tables

Not only do long banquet tables offer oodles of styling options, they lend themselves
well to both indoor and outdoor weddings. Dress them up with patterned table cloths
and florals, or keep it understated and stylish with wooden trestle tables and foliage.
The choice is yours, but we’re pleased to hear long tables are sticking around for a little
while longer.

3.Embroidered Wedding Dresses

In 2020, we’ll see brides ditching tradition and opting for bridal wear that features 3D
floral appliqué and detailed embroidery. Think modern-bohemian vibes and you’ll be
wedding day ready.

4.Floral Clouds

It wouldn’t be a wedding trend feature without florals! Brides and grooms are swapping
centrepieces for something a little more unique, with floral clouds set to steal the
spotlight for 2020. Florists are able to suspend the designs from the ceiling to give the
illusion of ‘floating’ and this is one trend we can’t get enough of.

5.City Weddings / Pub Weddings

More and more couples are swapping country manor houses for something that’s a
little cosier, without having to compromise on style. A city location or a pub venue can
offer a homely yet on-trend vibe with brilliant service, heart-warming food and an
unforgettable atmosphere. No matter where in the country you may be, Young’s Pubs
have a superb selection of venues for you to browse through.

6.The Year of Extravagance

Forget minimalism, 2020 is all about maximalism. From your colour palette to your
décor, this trend is an excuse to embrace the extravagance. Think bold hues, epic floral
design and elaborate styling that will turn heads.

7.Alternative Catering Options

This trend is guaranteed to tantalise the taste-buds! This year will see vegetarian and
vegan menus making more of an appearance in the world of weddings, with veggie
grazing tables having a real moment in the industry. Relaxed yet luxurious and
ridiculously delicious!

8.Let’s Talk about Textures

This year, it’s time to create a tactile experience for your guests. Wedding suppliers will
be getting creative when it comes to textures in 2020. From the softest velvet table
cloths you can find, embossed invitations with metallic foiling and draped fabric
curtains surrounding your ceremony space, this is a chance to get creative with

9.Statement Bridal Headbands

Headbands are everywhere at the moment and they’re taking the bridalwear industry
by storm for 2020. Whether you opt for an oversized headband or a dainty design, you
can be sure you’ll be looking seriously on trend as you walk down the aisle.

10.Video / Project Mapping

If you want a wedding with the wow factor, this trend will certainly catch your eye. Video
mapping can instantly transform even the simplest of spaces and you can personalise
the projection to reflect your personal style.

11.Patterned Fabrics

Patterned fabrics are making an entrance for 2020, particularly when it comes to
groomswear. We’re talking florals, check, tartan and even colour clashing combinations.


We predict that pearls are going to be a huge hit for the year ahead, with a little 2020
update! There are plenty of pretty ways to use pearls throughout your wedding day,
from cakes adorned with edible pearls to delicate pearl earrings. That’s right, the pearl
is all grown up!


We can expect to see more couples swapping extravagant affairs for something smaller
and more intimate, cue the micro-wedding! A purse-friendly option, it offers the
romance of an elopement with the bonus of your best guests being there.

14.Pantone’s Colour of the Year – Classic Blue

Pantone recently announced the ‘Colour of the Year’ for 2020, so don’t be surprised
when you see ‘Classic Blue’ taking over Pinterest. This chic blue hue can be anything you
want it to be, whether that’s modern or timeless. A versatile shade, it works well in edgy
urban spaces or luxurious locations. Are we a fan? Yes.

15.Cocktail Hour & Mixologists

2020 will see the introduction of cocktail hour and mixologists at weddings, creating a
luxurious bar experience for guests to enjoy. If you’re renowned for your love of
cocktails, you can definitely drink to this trend.

16.Bridalwear – Puff Sleeves

You’ve seen it on the high street and now you’re going to see it in the wedding industry!
That’s right, big sleeves are back! Bridalwear is offering a subtle nod towards the 80s
and 90s, and we can’t wait to see brides rocking this fashion-forward wedding dress

17.Unplugged Ceremonies

Unplugged ceremonies started becoming popular in 2016 / 2017 and we’re pleased as
punch to hear that couples are still encouraging their guests to switch off and be
‘present’ during their nuptials.

18.Edible Florals

Flowers that look good enough to eat… Too good to be true? Wrong! You’ll find edible
florals in ice cubes and sprinkled over desserts over the next year. If you’re a real
romantic or you’re planning a classic country garden affair, this is a trend you can
definitely get on board with.

19.Pets at Weddings

Who doesn’t love the thought of their four-legged companion joining them on their
wedding day? Not only are they a fun, furry guests to include in the celebrations, your
dog’s make for some brilliant wedding photographs!

20.Organic, Earthy Dried Flowers

We’re seeing Pampus grass everywhere in the wedding industry and it looks like dried
floral arrangements are here to stay for 2020. So, if organic and earthy is your thing, this
is a wedding trend that may well take your fancy.


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