In recent times, there has been a lot of changes in wedding trends. Earlier people used to follow a traditional set of trends in weddings for decoration, gifts, invitation, venue, and outfits. But now people have become more interested in imbibing the latest trends in their wedding in order to make it a memorable affair for all. Change is inevitable and so are the trends as they help in throwing an impeccable impression. However, there are many trends that have been ditched by people with the emergence of modern wedding trends.
If we look at the trends to be followed by people in 2020, then we would come to the conclusion that people have ditched the age-old traditional trends in wedding, such as earlier people were more focused on traditional giftings, such as sweet, fine clothing, God idols, photo frames, pen stands, fancy clocks, flower vase, utility boxes and many more but now people are opting for handicrafts items for gifting their relatives and guests. People are preferring those items which are resourceful as well as look attractive too.
Here are some recent trends which are on fleek currently:
Pastel Shades: Brides are opting for soft pastel shades for bridal wear and trousseau instead of wearing traditional loud colors. The celebrity inspired trends are motivated by ‘less is more’ ideology which makes most the brides to experiment with pastel and floral shades. The modern-day brides are ditching the loud, heavy lehengas and prefer soft hues such as coral, floral pink, off-white, champagne white and many more.
Customized Stories: On the wedding day, couples portray their stories through videos and photos on how they met. In recent times, the couples have shifted their focus towards giving a personalized touch to each and every element of the wedding, thereby keeping things minimalistic but eye-catchy.
Environment-friendly decoration: Earlier people used to decorate the wedding venture with real flowers and plant leaves. But now people are opting for environment-friendly elements of decoration. Artificial flowers and leaves are being used in place of real ones and personalized handmade crafts are being used for decoration.
Off-Beat Wedding Venues: It is nothing less than a dream come true for every couple to have a destination wedding at an exotic place. Although many locations in Rajasthan, such as Jaipur and Udaipur are famous for witnessing some of the royalist weddings of all time and have always topped the list for destination wedding cities according to recent trends, now couples are preferring off-beat places, such as Mussoorie, Andaman and Nicobar Islands for destination weddings.
Intimate Celebrations: Earlier the guests’ list for weddings used to exceed more than a thousand people. But now the trends of an intimate wedding are spreading day-by-day, in which only close friends, family, and relatives are invited to the wedding. This also reduces the cost of the wedding.
Candid Photography: Most of the couples want to have their wedding moments captured candidly. Candid photography is a must-have for couples at their wedding as it is the best way to capture the memories to cherish them for life.
Some trends to be ditched in 2020 are as follows:
Week-long celebrations: Gone are the days where people used to enjoy big-fat Indian weddings. According to the latest trends, the couple is more inclined to host a private wedding ceremony at their dream destination and a grand reception for friends and relatives.
Foot Long Mehendis: Most of the brides prefer to have fun at their wedding festivities instead of dedicating six to seven hours for the application of Mehendi. Brides are opting for minimalistic yet appealing Mehendi designs.
Traditional arrangements: In place of traditional functions and arrangements, weddings nowadays, have become more fun and creative. Couples are imbibing multi-cultural qualities in their wedding, such as intimate and cocktail parties.
Cuisine: In order to avoid the wastage of food, couples are preventing the over-the-top edible food items and are more interested in having delicious starters on which everyone would love to indulge and are also opting towards more vegan and healthy food options.
Welcome Kit: There is an age-old ritual of great hospitality towards guests. Instead of gifting the guests with goodies such as chocolates, cookie boxes, and juice in tetra packs, treat your guests with an exquisite gift such as a bottle of wine or champagne along with a personalized handwritten note.