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2021 Wedding Tips and Trends

Feb 25, 2021 07:02PM ● By Monica Fatica

On Target

By Monica Fatica
Photo by Dakota Lynn Photography
February/March 2021

Get on board with the charcuterie craze by serving boxes for one or two. This is a great option in lieu of appetizers for a smaller crowd, and is a pandemic-friendly shift from the typical help-yourself grazing tables. The boxes can also include dessert bites and be wrapped with velvet or satin ribbon for the perfect touch. 

Set the stage for a memorable vow exchange with a beautiful backdrop. Wedding arches can be made into circular shapes with pampas grass and neutral color tones, or pair modern macrame with a tapestry rug. Draped linens with lush greenery also create a romantic scene. 

Picture perfect can mean wearing what makes you feel amazing on your special day, even if it’s more casual wedding attire that you generally prefer. Blocking out time to have your hair and makeup done will give the polished look for memorable photo taking. 

Unplugged is becoming a popular option with a smaller guest list. Hiring an acoustic guitarist or other instrumental performer can create a café or bistro feel, resulting in a more intimate experience for family and friends. Roaming musicians such as string quartets, barbershop or gospel groups can make your special day unforgettable and unique. 

Unconventional and creative is one of the themes being embraced for 2021 nuptials. Dried and fresh flower arrangements in rich fall colors make for stunning centerpieces and lovely bouquets. Incorporating  palm stems, pampas grass and bunny tails can give a modern vintage vibe. You could also create a hair comb using the dried flowers flowing loosely throughout long hair.

Love stream your wedding by including guests virtually who are unable attend in person. This is a great option during the pandemic, whether you can only have a small amount of in-person guests or if you are having a destination wedding, but want to include others during your special day. You could arrange for charcuterie box deliveries with mini champagne bottles to create an inclusive feel for your viewers.