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The 7 Biggest Wedding Trends Taking Over in 2021

wedding trends 2021

/ Anastasia Romanova

After 2020 put many weddings on hold, next year’s nuptials will undoubtedly look different. A hold on gatherings has provided the opportunity to focus on what really matters the most: celebrating a union with loved ones. As the wedding industry continues to adapt to ongoing changes, here’s what to look forward to at next year’s ceremonies and receptions, according to the event experts at Springfield Country Club.

Guest Safety

wedding wristbands

/ Springfield Country Club

The well-being of family and friends remains top of mind for couples going into next year. Providing hand sanitizer and masks can help everyone in attendance feel more comfortable. A color-coded wristband system has also proven popular at recent get-togethers. The rubber bracelets let everyone know at glance the level of comfort each person feels getting close or exchanging hugs.

Weekday Weddings

weekday weddings

/ Matt Gruber

As many couples have rescheduled this year’s events for next, expect to see more save-the-dates (and change-the-dates) for Thursdays, Fridays, and even Mondays as venues accommodate the influx of receptions. While less traditional, a weekday wedding has the upside of creating a more intimate affair for close friends and family.

Creative Cocktail Hours

creative cocktail hour

/ Anastasia Romanova Photography

Social distancing doesn’t need to put a damper on cocktail hour. Couples have gotten creative by placing hors d’oeuvres at each table instead of a single shared buffet. Another winning idea: Let your favorite quarantine cocktail inspire the signature drinks. Old Fashioneds all around!

Something Blue

blue groomsmen suits

/ House of Talent Studio

Next year, expect more than just brides to sport something blue. Rich navy has recently proven a popular choice for suits as grooms and groomsmen eschew the usual black tuxes for something with a bit more color.

Jewel Tones

jewel tone bridesmaids dresses

/ Amy Cerrato

Rich sapphire, garnet, jade and amethyst hues have swept into bridal boutiques as more bridesmaids opt for super-saturated color palettes. There’s no better way to make a white gown pop.

Nostalgic Entertainment

wedding mascot dance

/ The Pros Weddings

Couples are feeling more grateful than ever for the chance to gather with loved ones and celebrate the special bond that brings them together. Expect to see that reflected in extra-personal moments, whether it’s a special dance tribute, an acoustic performance of a meaningful song or even a visit from a favorite mascot like Franklin the Dog.

Elaborate Tents

wedding in outdoor tent

/ Matt Gruber

With many couples opting for outdoor festivities, tents will remain a popular reception setting. Bringing in strands of twinkle lights, lush florals and even lounge areas can turn these blank slates into a dreamy backdrop for the ceremony and reception.

Start planning your dream wedding by contacting the experienced events team at Springfield Country Club today.