The wedding industry has seen many changes over the past year. As we venture into the wedding season in 2021, make note of which trends have stayed and which appear to be over.
After hosting a pandemic wedding with a restricted guest list, many couples are choosing to host another party for those who were unable to attend the first time around. Many couples are choosing to renew their vows during these ceremonies. Others saved their first dance and toasts for the sequel wedding to make the occasion special!
After many 2020 weddings were postponed due to the pandemic, we are now seeing more weddings than usual scheduled to take place in 2021. This results in hard-to-find bookings and availability. Therefore, weekday weddings are becoming more and more popular as not only an alternative for availability but also to save money, as many venues offer discounted prices during the week.
Hosting a wedding in a backyard was a trend that truly burst out of the gate during 2020. However, this trend is far from over. Again, due to the limited availability of venues because of the many weddings being planned for this coming year, many couples are opting to have their weddings in their backyards. This alternative venue allows for flexibility and personalization that no other venue can offer!
A tent is a perfect complement to any backyard or outdoor wedding. With so many options to choose from, creating a magical atmosphere for the special day is easy. Tent choices include frame tents, pole tents, and high-peak tents. To top it off, creating an ambiance is easy by hanging up string lights in any number of ways.
To encourage health and safety, many weddings are limiting the amount of serve-yourself, buffet-style food that they serve and instead opting for restaurant-style, formal dining options. Another added measure many couples are taking when planning their big day is assigned seating. Doing this helps to limit the amount of contact people have with those who live outside their households.
With the pandemic still being a concern this year, wedding entertainment has taken a big turn. Instead of hiring bands or DJs and having people congregate on the dance floor, couples are choosing to hire alternative entertainment for their guests that make it easy to maintain social distancing. These entertainers can include comedians, illusionists, acrobats, sketch artists, roaming musicians, and more.
If you are planning your wedding for 2021, reach out to the team at Grimes Events & Party Tents! We have everything you need to help make your special day a success!