There is now less competition to have the wedding of the year, as the number of marriages has fallen to a record low. Get inspired to have the most talked-about wedding by checking out the latest trends and designers. You might be looking for unusual ways to accessorise a suit for the groom, or you may be looking for the best bridal gown. Here are some ideas on where to look for inspiration.
Be A Trend-Setter
The year 2019 saw many unusual trends, from from pets attending weddings to colourful bridal gowns. In 2020, colour seems to be here to stay, particularly in bridal dresses, but also for flowers and décor, replacing the traditional white wedding. Many wedding planners are looking for dried or artificial flowers as opposed to a traditional bunch of posies, likely due to increased interest in becoming more eco-friendly. Non-traditional dresses are trending, with many opting to avoid dresses altogether in favour of skirts, jumpsuits and tuxedos.
To ensure you are on-trend with your engagement ring, check out what your favourite celebrities are wearing. Priyanka Chopra’s square-cut diamond was extremely popular, as was the Duchess of Cambridge’s blue sapphire. For dresses, many boutiques such as Katya Katya or Phillipa Lepley, both in London, do sample sales where dresses on display are sold for a fraction of the price. Alternatively, the Rosa Clara collection for 2020 has a selection of contemporary, feminine designs for brides who love white. Vera Wang’s collection has a selection of dresses in ivory, pink, and even black for a non-traditional look.
Where to Shop
Independent bridal stores often stock the latest trends but may also be able to make something unique if you have an idea in mind. The average wedding in 2019 cost around £31,974; therefore a few price hacks means you will make your budget. Many brides have been searching vintage fashion websites such as Vestiaire for wedding dresses and accessories: a sustainable and affordable option. For those who cannot part with the idea of a unique, new dress, sites such as David’s Bridal provide a user-friendly online shopping experience.
There appears to be a pattern in wedding trends for this year, with many going for eco-friendly accessories or choosing pre-loved outfits. Keep searching in your favourite stores for something off the hanger to create a unique, authentic vintage-look wedding.