Luxury wedding trends for 2020

From wedding dresses with pockets to wedding cakes made of cheese, here are the 2019/20 wedding trends you’ll need to know about if you’re getting married within the next year.

Wedding Dresses for the Bride:

Wedding dresses with pockets were all over the runways during Bridal Fashion Week, which is a trend that’s risen as a result of brides prioritising comfort and practicality on their wedding day. After all, what could be easier for keeping essential items such as phone, tissues or lipstick close by?

As part of the Megan Markle effect, it’s also believed that there will be a return to a minimalist pared back look without fussy skirts.

Wedding Music Wind-down

As more couples choose to party later and later at their wedding, the trend of chilled wedding wind-down music after the main party is becoming the latest thing.

Wedding Decor

We’re seeing more and more couples embracing bright colours and a bold aesthetic in their wedding décor, with a move away from conventional whites and creams, to reds, pinks and even oranges in everything from floral arrangements to bridesmaid dresses.

More and more couples are also now opting for a hint of bohemian romance in their wedding incorporating all things green and natural. Foliage almost replaces flowers in some cases with many couples using simple combinations of herbs and greenery such as ferns, eucalyptus, lambs ear, sage, boxwood and even ivy to decorate their venue and tables. Which leads us nicely on to our next point…

Plastic-free Wedding Decorations

Sustainability is more than just a fashion trend and the wedding industry is taking notice with a switch from plastic to paper and glass alternatives. In the next year, we expect a rise in eco-friendly weddings featuring organic menus, flowers that can be replanted and favours/decor using minimal plastic replaced with natural materials such as hessian and reusable mason jars.

Wedding Flowers

Fragrant garden roses, stocks and sweet peas are appearing in a big way. Currently, peonies are very on-trend offering a timeless and versatile wedding flower. However, the peony season runs April to late June, and so their availability is limited. For weddings later in the year alternatives include garden roses, dahlias and ranunculus.

Wedding Foods

Edible wedding favours that can be taken home are becoming a popular choice. For those looking for a highly personal touch, jams, jellies or chutneys are relatively easy to make, they can be taken home and enjoyed by wedding guests long after the big day is over. Keen bakers might want to make cookies with iced names that can double as place cards.

Cheese Wedding Cakes

Today couples seem to be moving away from the traditional tiered iced fruit cake and are getting much more creative with their wedding cake. Again, bohemian style cake decorations are becoming popular with much simpler and creative icing than the standard flowers and smooth royal icing. Another increasingly popular choice for couples who don’t like cake (don’t ask us how this is possible but it is!), has become the cheese tower accompanied by preserves, artisan bread and crackers.

At Dunham Forest Golf & CC we have a dedicated team and the inspiration and know-how to help create your perfect day.

Call us on 0161 928 2605 or email mike@dunhamforest.com to discuss how we can help you realise your dream day.