Here at Brides, we’re always talking about the latest trends and brainstorming creative wedding ideas, and we especially love doing this at the beginning of each year. What’s to come in the year ahead? What will the dress trends be? Is baby’s breath still back? Is there a new food truck?
But here’s a secret: We’re not inventing these ideas and trends from nothing. Rather, our editors look to real couples who are throwing real parties, and planners who are doing the same, for inspiration. (That is, after all, the whole point of the real weddings on our site). And while we could easily tell you to scroll through wedding pics from now until 2022 for inspiration, we thought we would do you a favor by highlighting some of our favorite ideas right here.
Below, you’ll find 18 ideas, trends, and thoughts that our editors are excited to see more of in 2021. From décor moments we’re obsessed with to practices we can’t wait to see couples borrow, we’re revealing our best secrets. And not to brag, but we kind of know our stuff. We look at wedding pictures all…year…long, after all.
In short: These are the ideas that could take your wedding from “cool wedding” to “wedding of the year” (or decade). We hope these ideas inspire you to create some of your own. We’ll be right here, ready to compliment your creativity once you do.