Ten Fresh Wedding Trends to See Everywhere in 2020 (part 1)

Like every new-year, 2020 has brought a fresh wave of cool and conscious wedding ideas that you will want to steal as soon as possible.

Couples that are planning their weddings this year are looking to make a serious splash with bold attire, creative florals, and vibrant colors, at the same time keeping inclusivity and sustainability with their guests placed top of mind.

From rhinestone hair barrettes to interactive scent bars, these wedding trends are making the most buzz in the present. And if you are heading down the aisle in the coming time, it is perfect to pull inspiration from this article.

1. Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Details

Zero waste is not only a lifestyle but also a wedding style. According to The Knot, sustainable weddings are more and more trending, with a lot of soonly-weds committed to minimizing their celebration’s carbon footprint as well as increasing or reusing certain details such as flowers, attire, and decor.

2. Consciously Inclusive Food Options

Not to mention totally reinvent the wheel, this year will serve up wedding dishes that can cater to each person’s dietary preferences and restrictions. Think unparalleled service, conveyor-belt-served appetizers, and over-the-top mocktails.

3. Self-Serve Sips

In terms of presentation and service, the wedding bar situation looks insanely cool this year. The Knot has been seeing an increase in self-service drink stations such as champagne dispensers, beer taps, and the ever-popular margarita bar where guests can easily choose their own garnishes and mix-ins to taste.

4. Innovative Lighting

A wedding is not perfect without mood lighting. Since candles, string lights, and lanterns will never go out of date, couples are making space for unique and bold lighting options such as hanging modern tube lighting, LED light signs, and basket lanterns, to name a few.

How to Have an Eco-Friendly Wedding (part 1)

If you want to plan a wedding which leaves you feeling totally guilt-free about the environment, here are ways to have an amazing eco-friendly wedding.

Normally, weddings don’t tend to be hugely eco-friendly events as there might be a lot of throwaway décors, plastic packaging, and food waste, not to mention the carbon footprint of all your guests there.

Nowadays, there is an increasing number of couples who are looking at ways of having an eco-wedding or adopting some eco-friendly ideas in order to make their wedding day bit more sustainable.

From finding a green wedding venue to using local wedding suppliers, these eco-friendly wedding ideas can give you a fantastic theme when you save you money, give your guests food for thought, and tie the knot. The key thing is that preparing an eco-friendly wedding should not feel like a chore, which these brilliant ideas don’t.

If you want your wedding day to be green from start to finish, or you are looking for just a few of eco-elements to give your wedding an ethical twist, although these eco wedding ideas don’t require much effort, they can give a big reward.

1. Choosing Eco-Friendly Wedding Venues

Your wedding venue choice is one of the biggest factors in having an eco-friendly wedding. That doesn’t mean you need to sign up to compostable loos and a tipi if they are not your things.

An eco-friendly wedding venue doesn’t have to be on a farm or field. It might be simply a question of reducing the amount of material and energy used to bring the day together. Here are some tips to find an eco-friendly wedding venue:

Choose a Location Close to You

Because the biggest carbon footprint of your wedding day is from travel, if you can find a suitable place near most of your guests, that will be the biggest win in planning an eco-friendly wedding.

Find a Sustainable Venue

Instead of transporting a venue like a marquee, find a permanent building such as a barn, hall, or country house. If they regularly host events, they will have the infrastructure set up to well adapt to your eco wedding, such as recycling facilities and good contacts with local suppliers.