Each year, as we help couples plan their big day, we’re excited to see how creative and distinct each wedding becomes. While each wedding has its own special touches that make it unique, we see some major trends take shape with each new season. As we begin to look forward to our 2020 weddings, we’re seeing some definite trends begin to emerge.
Over the past couple years, we’ve seen a major shift in the location for weddings. Many couples are opting out of vows in a traditional church setting and are instead hosting their ceremony or reception (or both!) outdoors. Because of this, we’re seeing Mother Nature play a bigger role. More couples are decorating with natural flora and fauna, in place of set décor. This might include setting the ceremony at the base of a beautiful tree or on the banks of a lake, lining the aisle with potted plants or plucking natural greenery to line the buffet table.
Because people are moving away from set church weddings, they’re starting to explore more unique venues. This not only makes the day memorable for your guests, but can also alleviate exorbitant decorating costs. Instead of decorating the inside of a ballroom to look nautical, why not hop aboard a cruise boat on the lake to fit your vibe! The Coeur d’Alene Resort also offers a variety of locations for nuptials, from lakeside terraces to intimate suites overlooking stunning views.
Feeling the Vibe
Instead of picking colors, couples are picking “vibes.” We’ve noticed couples shying away from traditional color pallets, and instead, picking vibes like “lakeside chic” or “woodland romantic.” This is perfect for destination weddings that want to include local touches, or couples who have a unique venue to play with!
Many couples are moving away from giving favors and instead adding special touches to their wedding. We’ve seen s’mores stations, cigar and whiskey bars, welcome bags for out of town guests or spa treatments for those closest to the couple.
Over the past decade, brides and grooms aren’t just stepping out to new venues — they’re also using new seasons! Because winter isn’t traditionally a “wedding season,” many companies offer discounts during this time of year to entice business. And there’s no reason not to take advantage of that! More couples are opting for a cozy-chic winter wedding, complete with roaring fires and softly falling snow. This gives you another chance to tap into your creative side— spoil your guests with a s’mores station or a hot chocolate bar!
What traditions are you planning to keep or lose during your wedding? What’s your favorite new trend for 2020? Let us know!