March 3, 2021

2021: What To Expect for Wedding Trends 

Life can change in an instant. Last year’s outbreak of the coronavirus forced us all to adjust to a new way of life whether that was remote work, hybrid schools, or even delaying the size and scope of one of the most important days of a couple’s life…their wedding day. Let’s be honest, weddings from the beginning of the year will look vastly different to weddings toward the end of 2021. That being said, there are some trends that the major wedding websites, apps, and registries are watching for the coming year. 

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Micro-Weddings

The past year put a major spotlight on micro-weddings as state and local restrictions limited the number of guests that could be at an indoor event. Wedding planning sites such as the Knot and Brides online predict that this trend will continue well into 2021 and possibly for the next few years. 

Brides and grooms have found that the intimacy and personalization possible when a wedding is smaller can make the day more emotional and meaningful. According to a recent American Wedding Study, 47% of Brides’ online followers are now planning on downsizing their guest lists.

Danversport’s multiple event spaces can accommodate any size wedding reception or ceremony you desire – whether it be micro-weddings and our traditional grand scale wedding receptions. 

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Sustainability 

Couples are becoming more and more aware of their carbon footprint in regards to safeguarding the health of our planet and the environment. We have seen a major shift in how couples plan their weddings with this goal in mind. For example, couples are using digital invitations rather than paper, wedding favors that honor local vendors, and cutting down on waste wherever possible. 

Live Streaming 

Since last year, broadcasting wedding ceremonies has increased in popularity in order for family and friends (who were unable to attend) to share the day. Insider online predicts that livestreaming is set to become a common part of 2021 weddings. 

Setting up a projector screen with family and friends can be the perfect solution to include guests that may not be well enough (or willing to travel) to still take part in your special day. 

Wedding Sequels

Some couples who said their “I Dos” in the height of the pandemic with small guest lists may choose to do it all over again in 2021 with an extended guest list. These wedding sequels will be a chance for couples to invite those that couldn’t make it or were left off the guest list due to state restrictions on size of events in 2020. It’s such a great way to renew vows and celebrate with extended family members in light of the events of last year. 

Whatever you have in mind, Danversport can help you create the perfect wedding experience. Talk to our event planners and get started planning your big day now.