The Top 5 Wedding Trends You Should Know About in 2020
January 22, 2020
With the dawn of a new year and valentines day only weeks away, we are well and truly in "engagement season", most of 2020's brides-to-be are already planning looks, styles, colours, and searching for on-point details that will make their big day the celebration that they have always wanted. With that in mind we have selected some top trends to look out for, but to make your wedding as unique as you, we suggest you tap into the ideas that genuinely emulate your own and your partners personal style, don't just go with a trend because it's of-the-moment, but we know that with these suggestions you just can't go wrong…
Sustainable Celebrations: Sustainability is a hot topic and with Princess Eugenie’s environmentally-conscious nuptials that took place last year, so many eco-friendly options have become available, such as replacing plastic favour and place settings with seasonal fruit or an edible treat. When it comes to flowers opt for locally grown, seasonal varieties and provide alternatives to confetti in the shape of ribbon wands or bubbles which both look fantastic in wedding photographs, but make sure all the elements such as bubble bottles are recyclable.
Embroidery: As brides try to find more and more ways to make their wedding unique, 2020 will see a boom in embroidery. From initials on veils to even a little saying or message only the two of you know of, stitched into the detail of the dress, embroidery is a very easy way to customise an off the peg gown.
Making a Statement: The most traditional of all wedding accessories are making a comeback. After being overlooked for many years, the veil is back, and bigger than ever, thanks to some high profile celebrity brides who took it to the next level in terms of length, So if you are looking for the "wow factor", follow this trend and you can be sure you will turn heads.
The boys are doing for themselves: Long gone are the days when the groom simply turned up on the day with his best mate in tow, ready for the wedding ceremony. Men are now enjoying their own wedding preparations with the party of well turned out best men and ushers, who will be pampered and preened, sharing in suit shopping days, selecting a wedding day scent and accessories. Our Zeus, Gold & Crystal Cufflinks are a strong choice for any groom and they could also be given as gifts to the rest of the party, as they come presented in their own quirky red magnetic triangle gift box.
Using your head: As we mentioned above, when it comes to veils, in 2020 you need to go big or go home! If you’re not making a statement then why not ditch the veil and go for an alternative hair accessory, such as a bold hair comb or a pretty headpiece like our Caroline, embellished applique headband shown below.
Armed with an idea of what you can expect to see at wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties, and more throughout 2020, we hope you enjoy every moment of your own wedding planning.
Choosing your bridal jewellery is one of THE best parts about planning your wedding ensemble and we should know! But there are other accessories that need to be considered in the run-up to the big day, so we have pulled together this guide to make sure you don’t miss anything…
When it comes to shoes comfort is key, remember that you will be wearing these shoes for the majority of the day, you will be standing, walking and dancing, so, go for natural materials, as they are more breathable and will stretch to fit your feet. Also, don’t forget to buy your shoes around the same time as you order your wedding dress. This is very important as your alterations, especially the hem adjustment, will depend on the height of your heel. Buying shoes early on will mean you are ready for all of your fittings and that you have plenty of time to break them in at home.
The timing of your wedding can be a deciding factor on your footwear choice. If you are getting married in winter, you might want a back-up pair of weddingtons (see what we did there!) to avoid the puddles, or if you are having your reception in the summer months you might want a pair of flats or wedges at the ready for walking on grass. In fact, having a back-up pair of flats is always a great idea, just in case!
When it comes to traditions, you can’t fit many more into one occasion than you can on a Wedding day! From the brides choice of a gown to the ceremony itself, the best man's speech, the first dance and the bouquet toss, your big day will be a constant nod to tradition. You might find some of the customs aren't in keeping with the style of your wedding, but when it comes down to bridal jewellery, you'll appreciate many of the old traditions, mainly because the bride comes out of it pretty well, with lots of sparkly options…
It is traditionally the job of the groom or the father-of-the-bride to gift the bride with pearls on the day of her wedding. Pearls are seen as a symbol of perfection, purity and innocence, and it is said that the ancient Greeks believed pearls would help ensure marital bliss and prevent newlywed brides from crying!
When it comes to wedding jewellery there are many, many choices when it comes to pearls. You could opt for a pearl choker, a discreet pearl bracelet, some beautiful earrings or one of our favourites, a pearl headpiece, here is ourGold Leaf and Freshwater Pearl Headpiece, which is a great choice for any bride.
Bridesmaids and mothers of the bride are often heavily involved in helping the bride to choose her dress and accessories for the big day. So why not turn the tables and choose an item for them to show how much you appreciate all of their efforts that they can wear on the wedding day too. But what jewellery will look best with their outfits? It needs to be special enough for such a special day, as well as making just the right kind of statement. Here is our guide to selecting a piece of jewellery for every member of your wedding party…
Mother of the Bride
A daughter treating her mum to a beautiful piece of jewellery on the day of a wedding is a beautiful gesture. Not only will it make the mother of the bride feel amazing, but she will also have something to wear, enjoy and treasure for years to come. Perhaps the lucky daughters may also find such this treasure in their own jewellery box one day! Our very own real-life bride Stephanie chose these beautiful earrings for her mum and they were a big hit on the day.