2021 Wedding Trends We’re Loving!
Do we even have to say it? 2020 was a heck of a year! Now that a new year is here, there are quite a few new wedding trends we’re noticing. From weekday celebrations to live streaming the event, color-coded wristbands, and more, there are several new traditions when it comes to tying the knot in 2021.
For those of you who are visiting our website for the first time, welcome to Madera Estates! We are a luxury Spanish and European-inspired wedding and event venue in Conroe, Texas. If you’re engaged, congratulations! We know how special this time is and we hope that your wedding day is everything you’ve dreamed of and more! In this blog post, we’re going to cover a few of our favorite 2021 wedding trends. If you would like to get more wedding planning tips and inspiration, click here to check out our other blog posts.
The pandemic caused a rescheduling nightmare for the event industry. With this in mind, couples are being more open-minded about having weekday weddings. Having your wedding on a weekday can ensure you get the vendors you want, and you’re guaranteed to get a better deal!
There’s no rule that says you need to have your reception in the evening! Brunch receptions are quickly becoming a popular choice for couples who want a unique wedding day experience. After all, who doesn’t love a waffle station and bottomless mimosas?
Social distancing can be a little challenging indoors. For this reason, many engaged couples are planning outdoor weddings! Not only is the fresh air nice, but your guests will have a great time dancing the night away under the stars!
Evening ceremonies are incredibly romantic. By waiting until the sun sets, you can create a novel worthy scenery by lighting dozens of candles! If you’re having an outdoor ceremony, consider concluding it with a bang by arranging a surprise firework show after your first kiss as a married couple.
Formal Dinner Service
A formal plated dinner service is becoming increasingly popular in 2021, as they are a more sanitary alternative to a buffet. Not only is this a germ-free option, but your guests will love getting to sit at their table and relax as their food is delivered to them!
If some guests can’t attend your wedding, consider live streaming the event! Assign someone to host a Zoom or go LIVE on Facebook. Not only with this be great for those that can’t make it, but you’ll love having the recordings to look back on!
Cocktails Before The Ceremony
Instead of waiting until the reception, cocktails are now being served before the ceremony! Open the bars before the “I dos” and host a mingling hour. Your guests will be happy sipping on your signature cocktail while you tie the knot!
Custom LED Lights
Want a cool backdrop for your head table, ceremony space, or a photo booth? Custom LED lights are very popular in 2021! From cute sayings to last names, there are tons of options to choose from. Our friends at Houston’s Kawaii Creations can help you light up your event!
Retro Color Palettes
Picking your wedding colors? From muted neutrals to blush, terracotta, dusty rose, shades of marsala, and hues of amber, retro color palettes are in! In addition, we’re seeing grooms with colored jackets which helps them stand out from the rest of the wedding party.
Over The Top Floral Backdrops
Want to “wow” your guests? Over-the-top floral backdrops are in! From the ceremony space to the sweetheart table, go big and bold with the floral design!
Dried Flowers Are Still In
Speaking of which, dried flowers are still in! From pampas grass to eucalyptus, palm spears, wildflowers, and more, dried flowers add dimension to traditional floral arrangements. If you don’t want to commit to a fully dried bouquet, have your florist add a few pieces to your arrangements to create a boho look.
Outdoor Mingling Areas
Some like to dance at weddings, others like to chat and catch up with old friends. Having outdoor mingling areas at weddings is a 2021 trend we’re loving! If your venue doesn’t offer outdoor furniture, collect some unique pieces from estate sales to create an affordable and eclectic look.
(Psst… We have outdoor mingling areas at Madera Estates!)
Coordinated Guest Dress Codes
Gone are the days of “black-tie optional” being the only attire note on invitations! If you have a theme or want your guests to wear certain colors, don’t hesitate to do so. Attire suggestions can make your event more fun and unique!
Wedding Cake Alternatives
It’s no secret that wedding cakes can cost a pretty penny. If cake isn’t your thing, go for a donut wall, cake pops, chocolate fondue, or even a dessert buffet. There are no rules on your wedding day!
Masks & Hand Sanitizer
Party favors are looking a little different in 2021. Lately, at weddings, we’ve seen masks and hand sanitizer offered to guests. By making sure your guests are comfortable, they will have a more enjoyable time and are likely to hang around longer.
Are you comfortable with hugs or are you socially distancing? Color-coded wristbands are a great way for your guests to express their comfort level. Let your guests choose between red, yellow, and green wristbands so that others know how to interact with them.
Humor… Lot’s Of It!
A prominent 2021 wedding trend is HUMOR! After a crazy wild ride of a year, it’s safe to say that we all learned how to relax and roll with the punches. If your wedding was rescheduled, consider sending out invitations that say “Let’s try this again”. Serve Corona beers at your reception with napkins that say “May this be the only Corona you ever get”. At the end of the day, laugh a little and enjoy the fact that you can host a wedding in 2021!
Host Your Happily Ever After At Madera Estates
We hope that you enjoyed this blog post all about the 2021 wedding trends we’re loving! If you’re engaged and looking for a wedding venue, we would love for you to book a free champagne tour! Madera Estates is an optional all-inclusive wedding venue. We offer stunningly gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces, such as our relaxing terrace lounge, the Grand Fireplace, and the temperature-controlled Hacienda ballroom. We have kitchens on site, luxurious suites for the wedding party and space to accommodate events of all sizes – everything you need for the picture-perfect wedding celebration you’ve been dreaming of! Click here to view our gallery!
Not only do our couples love hosting their wedding day at our exotic, resort-like, event space but they also enjoy working with our friendly staff! At Madera Estates, we understand you don’t want to hear about limits, and neither do we! Our team of experts will make sure your big day is everything you’ve always dreamed of and more.
Want to learn more about what Madera Estates has to offer you? Sometimes seeing is believing, so book your free champagne tour with us today! Don’t forget to check us out on Instagram and Pinterest for pictures and inspiration! If you have any questions, fill out this form on our website or give us a call at (936) 441-9337. Madera Estates is located at 3201 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77303.