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9 POPULAR WEDDING TRENDS FOR 2021

Updated 03/17/2021

Planning your wedding during a pandemic may be restraining for some but we hope you embrace it as much as we do! There’s nothing more liberating than anticipating and being on the lookout for popular wedding trends especially in a pivotal year such as now!
How are you, lovebug? Are you drowning in too much blog ideas? Well, we’re trying to keep it simple and fuss-free for you! Here are some popular wedding trends for 2021 that you can incorporate on your own wedding planning!

1. Weekday Weddings

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As couples start to save up for their future, they’re starting with the careful selection of dates for their wedding. Weekday weddings are much cheaper than weekend dates. The growing need to tone down your guestlist also played an important factor for this consideration. If loved ones cannot attend the weekend wedding, then what’s the use of keeping it? The answer? Simply just transfer it to a weekday one and save scads of money!

2. Garden-themed weddings (plus the natural décor trend!)

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Studies have proven that outdoor areas are safer for gatherings. More and more couples are into garden-themed weddings in vast, spacious areas. The natural décor trend is also a chic add-on to the wedding ceremony and reception. Couples can save on styling with garden venues as they are surrounded with natural décor. Incorporate ferns, palms and other luscious greenery to your décor list and you’re good to go!

Check out some garden-themed wedding venues East of Manila.

3. Sit-down dinner

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Buffet-style is out! Sit-down dinner is in! Get your creative juices flowing by serving aesthetically-pleasing plated meals under a canopy of nature or in the presence of candle lights. This is a safer and more sanitized option.

4. The rise of minis

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Obviously not everyone can partake in the large cake you’ve ordered due to sanitary reasons. That goes the same with charcuterie or appetizer boards that in the pre-COVID days can be easily exposed to a number of fingers. Why not ask your wedding supplier and patisserie to cook up some personal charcuterie boards and mini cakes?

5. Mismatched seating plans

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Seating arrangements may look a lot different in 2021. In the Philippines, a total of 1 meter is needed to practice social distancing. Think a lot of chairs that are carefully panned out to avoid unnecessary interactions. Venues should be big enough to accommodate this social distancing requirements.  Mismatched seating plans may also mean fewer guests and more intimate celebrations. 

6. Brunch weddings

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Now that outdoor weddings are becoming popular, couples want to take advantage of that natural sunlight streaming in down their guests, thus a romantic choice of having a brunch wedding! Daylight. Check. Flowers in bloom. Check. Which leads us to the next trend.

7. Focus on florals

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Part of the 2021 wedding trends is going big on details thus a highlight on the essentials like flowers and food. Brides love getting sentimental on their personal touches. Now that we have established that life is indeed fleeting, the emotions and feelings will be highlighted in the flowers the couples will choose. Inevitably, it will showcase their own beginnings and memorable moments that they have decided to incorporate in their final walk to forever.
Little tip: Go for dry flower arrangements and pampas! They will complement being outdoors or in open air halls! Plus they are the more affordable options. Yey for savings! 

8. Nanomoon

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Nanomoon is another wedding terminology that have just sprouted from 2020. With travels being restricted left and right, local exploration of the region is now a number one choice of couples going on their honeymoons. Imagine long drives through the night or short trips to the beach.

9. Live streaming

The digital space is just as synonymous as the term COVID to the year that was. People are forced to stay at home. Wedding guests can still be part of your special day through viewing your event on live streaming platforms. They can participate live in games, toasts, and speeches. A personalized touch would be having food delivered to your guests’ residence and so that they can still feel the ambience of being in a wedding while savoring sumptuous food!
This events venue in Antipolo has affordable live-streaming packages! And even food delivery options!

What trends will your incorporate in your own wedding, lovebug? Share us your thoughts below!

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