2020 Wedding Trends UNVEILED

Discover the most popular choices for wedding fashion, beauty and decor in this new decade. 

All About That Lace

This trend has been around for years, but in 2020, lace becomes more than just a wedding day accent. You will see it on corsets, along flowing trains, highlighting sleeves and necklines, and so much more. Prominent placement for lace is one of the top wedding dress trends of the year. 

Make a Statement with Sleeves

Sleeves take on a whole new look this year. While long, lacy sleeves are still in, designers are channeling the ‘80s by modernizing the puffy sleeve. Both long and short sleeves will be the focal point of many dresses this year, so you can take part in this trend even if you’re getting married in a warmer climate. 

Strut Your Suit

Many modern brides are opting for suits on their big day, whether it’s to walk down the aisle or is part of an outfit change for the reception. Suits are also a smart option for rehearsal dinner attire because they can be dressed up or more casual, depending on the venue. The options are endless.

Wardrobe Trends for Men

Navy-colored suitsare becoming just as classic for men’s wedding attire as the traditional black tux. This neutral shade is not only flattering but it’s complementary to a variety of wedding color themes. 

This year, expect to see many grooms making major wedding day statements in patterned suits. Anything goes, from bold checks to subtle florals, for men who aren’t afraid to step outside the box on their big day. 

A Tale of Two Veils

Modern brides are taking one of two approaches when it comes to the tradition of wearing a veil. They’re either going all out with a bold, head-to-toe look or ditching it completely for other accessories. This includes barrettes and combs studded with jewels, scarves or hair buns, and tiaras or headbands. Any of these accessories can be integrated into the trend of wearing your hair in an effortless fashion, such as in a messy ponytail or a loose, textured updo. 

8 Trends to Know for Your Wedding Reception

From choosing wedding colors to designing the look of the ceremony and space, bridal trends are ever-evolving. Here’s what you can expect from 2020 weddings. 

1. Color Blocking: This bold use of contrasting or complementary colors will be big for reception decor such as tablescapes, centerpiece florals or even the wedding cake design. To execute this trend, you want to pick colors on the opposite ends of the color wheel or colors that sit directly next to each other. Examples include yellow and blue (opposites) or red and pink (neighbors). 

2. Terrariums: Greenery has been popular for the past couple of years, but terrariums offer a new take on this trend. They make beautiful centerpieces that can be customized for each table, and they’re fun for the whole bridal party to make together. 

3. Dried Flowers: Integrating dried flowers into a floral arrangement are a great way to add texture. While this is the most popular option, brides who decide to go for fully dried florals don’t have to worry about drying their flowers for keepsakes post-wedding. The work will already be done.  

4. Rattan: Go for a vintage look with textured rattan accents, such as lanterns, baskets or furniture scattered throughout your reception venue. It’s a perfectly pretty option for outdoor weddings or themes that call for a throwback feel. 

5: Neo-mint: The color of the year for weddings is looking to be a pretty pastel shade of green called neo-mint. From bridesmaid dresses to floral arrangements, you will be seeing this soft, romantic hue particularly in spring weddings, though it is appropriate year-round. 

6. Grazing Tables: The grazing table has become a staple at gatherings that call for snacking. You may have even seen one at a bridal shower or welcome brunch throughout the wedding process. Reception grazing tables can hold anything from a cheese and charcuterie spread to desserts that accent the cake. 

7. Self-Serve Bars: While you may not want to get rid of bartenders completely, having a separate setup with beer and/or wine taps provide an interactive element and free up the bartenders for more complicated drink requests. Guests can serve themselves without any fuss. 

8. Sustainable Weddings: Brides and grooms have become more mindful of the environment and strive to integrate eco-friendly elements into their wedding day. It can be as simple as choosing a caterer who thoughtfully sources ingredients or as out there as growing your own flowers for bouquets and decor. 


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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