For the last decade, The Knot has held an annual gala in New York City where it unveils its wedding trend predictions for the upcoming year. This year, the wedding resource predicted a few unconventional trends for the 2020 wedding season.
“Couples marrying in 2020 will place a greater emphasis on intentional and deeply meaningful personalization, as well as on creating an inclusive experience for attendees,” said The Knot representatives in a press release about the announcement. “To-be-weds are also putting sustainability at the forefront of their festivities through creatively upcycling décor, jewelry and attire details.”
In today’s blog, we are highlighting the few trends that caught our attention. But, stay tuned to future LTEC blogs for the complete 2020 list.
The first trend that made us stop in our tracks was the idea of the guest serving themselves at the bar. Now, in New Orleans this could be a recipe for disaster, but The Knot explains that doesn’t mean just a cooler full of beer or an unattended bar full of alcohol. “Self-service drink stations with wall-mounted dispensers all dressed up and margarita bars with all the mix-ins allow guests to serve and garnish their own drinks throughout the night,” said the press release. “It’s one less bartender and one more personalized choice that also serves as a photo-worthy moment for guests.”
Along the same lines, The Knot highlighted that couples are looking to present food options in a more interactive way. “In addition to having a menu that can be enjoyed by all, couples are also thinking of ways to turn food service into a more interactive culinary moment,” said The Knot. “Think: conveyor belts doling out appetizers or dessert stations that freeze handpicked flavored creams on-site using liquid nitrogen. It’s all about the presentation here, and guests love having an exciting and unexpected service moment.”
Additionally, the company mentioned a trend that we have also seen a lot in not only bridal fashion, but also general fashion trends – barrettes and combs. The more ‘90s look is making a comeback and implementing itself into wedding fashion. The Knot mentions how the accessory is often seen sporting rhinestones or pearls for an added detail and are perfect for a style change for reception attire.