The Top Trends For Aussie Weddings In 2020, According To An Expert
What can we expect from weddings in the new year? A lot apparently.
As wedding trends come and go, there are some we can expect to see a lot of in 2020, according to wedding expert Wendy El-Khoury.
The founder and director of Wedded Wonderland is one of the world's leading experts when it comes to weddings and events.
Appearing on Studio 10 on Tuesday, El-Khoury discussed all of her predictions for the trends we can expect to see at weddings this year based on what she's noticing in the industry.
Here are nine wedding trends she expects we will see the most of in 2020:
1. Incorporating Art Deco and vintage styles into the theme
According to El-Khoury, the roaring twenties are going to make a come back and bringing along with them will be the gold, the parties and the fun.
"We are seeing a lot of the gold and black which is typical of that time and a lot of the angles and details around straight lines," she said.
"We're going to see a few different symmetries working together when it comes to decor like hexagons, squares and a lot of rectangular shapes too."
The return of these styles also set the tone for El-Khoury's following predictions.
2. Choosing engagement rings and wedding bands together
El-Khoury said there is a move to this in order to create a unique and perfect set, from the incorporation of coloured stones, unique settings, diamonds, mixed golds, inherited jewellery and re-designing rings.
"It is something we're seeing more and more of in terms of designs," she said.
"Bringing back grandmother's diamonds and redesigning a ring with that perhaps and family heirlooms are all coming back."
3. Brides wearing minimalist dresses with accessories
While El-Khoury said wedding dresses aren't going to lose their sparkle, brides are definitely opting for more simple wedding dresses.
"What we're finding is brides are going to pull back on their wedding dresses slightly," El-Khoury said.
"A little bit of sparkle still in the dress but definitely adding accessories. More is more when it comes to accessories to add that wow factor."
El-Khoury noted accessories such as veils, headpieces, pins, pearls, gloves, over skirts and feathers will become more popular, while tying them in with the 20s theme.
4. More and more destinations weddings
Our love of a destination wedding shows no sign of slowing down, according to El-Khoury, with this trend expected to continue to rise.
"A 'home away from home' local approach with the wedding experience will be kept in mind," she said.
Did someone say Bali?
5. Bridesmaids will steer away from matching
When it comes to bridesmaids, we'll be seeing more individual taste and style shining through and that means a step away from matching dresses.
"There is that idea that bridesmaids these days want to look fabulous, they're not forgotten anymore," El-Khoury said.
"They want to have their red carpet moment, so we are going to see more and more of the mixed matched dresses as well when it comes to bridesmaids."
6. Grooms will start having outfit changes
While we've seen brides opting for multiple fashion moments throughout their wedding day, with many deciding to have two dresses, 2020 is set to see the groom shine too.
"The groom is switching it up with a second suit or even a change of jacket and shirt for the reception," El-Khoury said.
"We will definitely see more expression of style from the men. Bring back the tails I say!"
7. More greenery in floral styling
"We will see more elements of grass, greenery and relaxed vibes at weddings when it comes to floral styling," El-Khoury said.
"The gold leaf if a trend at the moment, tying in greens and whites too and as well."
8. Personalisation will still be in vogue
Apparently, our penchant for personalisation knows no limits and it shows no sign of slowing down.
We have seen it all when it comes to personalisation," El-Khoury said.
"We're seeing lots of chocolates and lollies getting personalised and place cards being added to them which is a nice touch because you can eat it too."
El-Khoury noted this idea acts as a great bomboniere too as you can have your wedding date and wedding hashtag added to them.
9. Food will become more about the senses
In news that is sure to make any wedding guest happy, food is expected to get even bigger and better. We're talking shared platters, grazing stations and even live cooking, burger making and pizza baking.
"We've seen pancake stations now, popcorn and burgers. Of course, the traditional antipasto which everyone loves the cheese platters," El-Khoury said.
"But over summer, having a dessert grazing station is becoming popular."
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