If you’re planning on tying the knot this year, there are a few big 2020 wedding trends to take note of while you plan for your big day. From eco weddings and inclusive menus to self-service refreshment stations and styled seasonal fruit, we’re all for these exciting 2020 trends. Below we explore our top six trends to inspire you to create the wedding of your dreams.
Sustainability Is The Name of The Game
Sustainable and eco-friendly weddings are still on the up for this year, and we’re all for it. In these eco-conscious times, couples are planning planet-friendly weddings that aim to have a low carbon footprint and have zero waste where possible. Opt for upcycling or using recycled items where you can. Think paper-free invites, an heirloom engagement ring, and sourcing seasonal, locally grown food. How about going completely plastic-free and using recycled paper for menus and name tags? We also love green wedding favor ideas such as packets of seeds, indigenous plants or eco-friendly stainless steel straws.
The Micro Wedding
This wedding trend of 40 guests or less is all about hosting an intimate, exclusive shindig rather than inviting everyone and their cousin. This way the budget spent per guest can be higher, which means your closest tribe can be treated to a wedding celebration for the books. This trend is ideal for more introverted or low key couples who prefer small gatherings over big parties. Plus, a smaller guest list means you get to spend more quality time with close family and friends on the actual day.
Tying into the sustainable trend also sees more veggie-centric menus and inclusive food offerings. Plus, with more people becoming plant-based, vegan and gluten-free, couples are more than happy to cater to their needs. And, we’re not just talking about breadsticks and salad! Enter dairy-free desserts, gluten-free cakes, and nut-free dishes as the new norm in 2020. Don’t forget to also offer non-alcoholic drink options and mocktails for your teetotaler wedding guests.
Self-Service Refreshment Stations
Forget the bucket of ice-cold buds or pre-poured Champagne on a pretty-looking table, and create a real self-service refreshment station. This is all about giving your wedding guests the opportunity to prepare their own drinks and encourage them to dabble in a bit of mixology. You can splurge out with mixers, garnishes, stemware and all the fun cocktail making equipment. Better yet, write up some cocktail recipes on blackboards for guests to try their hand at stirring, mixing and shaking. This trend is also a great way to give your guests something to do while the bride and groom have photos taken.
While fresh flowers will forever be in fashion, this year sees more and more dried blooms, feathers, branches and grasses making an appearance. If you’re not keen on giving up fresh flora all together then you can always add hints of dried flowers and grasses for added texture. An added benefit? You won’t have to worry about your flowers wilting in the heat during a summertime wedding. You can also keep your dried flowers or give them out to guests to take home after the wedding. They’re likely to last quite a while and will serve as a nice reminder of your special day.
Styled Seasonal Fruit
Incorporating fruit into your floral arrangements and centerpieces is a unique way to bring a fresh look to your wedding decor and table arrangements. Taking inspiration from Dutch still-life painters from the 15oos, this look is all about designing opulent creations with, well, just about anything...bunches of grapes, whole coconuts, seashells, coral, driftwood, pieces of fresh ginger, and fluffy pockets of moss. No matter how haphazard it feels, this trend can look really beautiful.
Did you know Hollow Hill is an eco-friendly venue? Much of the materials at Hollow Hill have been and will be recycled and repurposed. We continue to make our venue as green as possible, such as planting native plants, water conservation and using leftover timber to create our beautiful furniture pieces, signs, and art.
As it’s something we whole-heartedly believe in and promote, we are more than happy to help you make your wedding as gentle on the earth as possible. Along with helping you go green, we can help you incorporate any wedding trends you’d like. You name it, and we can do it!
If you’re looking for a rustic wedding venue in Fort Worth, TX, then look no further than Hollow Hill. Tucked away in the midst of the beautiful Texas countryside, we’re a one-of-a-kind outdoor wedding venue that has it all. Family-owned, our award-winning country-style wedding venue is the ideal setting for your special day.