August 3, 2020 - 7 comments

2020 Fall Wedding Trends

A boho, creative wedding in the desert inspired by Burning Man.

Photo: Melissa Gayle

Fall 2020 Weddings Trends to Watch For

With so many changes in the wedding industry due to COVID-19, we are going to see adjustments in fall trends this year. For those who were on top of their game and published posts at the beginning of the year, I'd be curious to see how they would write about trends now. There will be old trends that will be forced out such as self-serve anything, cheeseboards and over the top wedding decor but that's not to say you can't modify these  trends to make them work. COVID-19 is a historical moment and one that is taking the cake this year.

Rimrock Ranch a desert venue in Pioneertown, California

Photo: Olivia and Dan

Intimate Weddings Are Here to Stay

Elopements, Microweddings, intimate weddings... Whatever you want to call them they are going to be the top trend this fall. To be quite honest, I think we were heading in this direction regardless as our elopement package inquiries have been up for the last year!  What makes a wedding intimate? We are thinking guest counts will be 40 or less this year.

 

champagne toast at Joshua Tree elopement

Photo: Lauren Mihae

Plexiglass Cake Display

Okay, this one may be a bit of a stretch but I've seen a lot of discussion on various Facebook groups about bride and grooms not wanting to give up their wedding cakes this year. With new COVID restrictions in place, you're going to have to have a "sneeze guard" to protect that cake from possible germs. My thought? Put that cake in a really cool plexiglass container like this.

Lets Go Wild cake topper on simple white cake

Photo: Lauren Mihae

Simple minimalist wedding cake with delicate flowers

Photo: Olivia and Dan

Timeless Wedding Videography

We have been put to the test this year and are coming out wanting all the positive memories. I think it's on the top of everyone's list this year to hire a videographer as it will help preserve the memories of being together with friends and family. A video is the perfect way to relive those moments, funny or emotional. The only trend I wish that would go away, "we don't need a big production just a couple of minutes."

Bride and groom dance under the stars in the desert after weekend wedding at Under Canvas Moab

 

Ceremony with triangle arch at Under Canvas Moab in the middle of the desert

Photos: Lauren Mihae

Personal Small Bite Appetizer Plates

As mentioned earlier, there are ways to take past trends and modify them to work in this new environment. Instead of a large grazing board filled with cheese, cured meats and fruits, we can take this idea and make it small. Using small plates, such as this one, you can create mini grazing boards for people to take with them during cocktail hour.

Room Forty catering serves up a delicious wedding dinner at Rimrock Ranch.

Photo: Olivia and Dan

Flatbread pizza at Hotel Figueroa

Photo: Kari Dirksen

Paella served in the desert by Big Blue Q, a Tahoe wedding caterer.

Photos: Melissa Gayle

An Adventurous Wedding of Your Dreams

You can officially say good bye to the wedding of your parent's dreams. You've been through the ringer this year planning a wedding so I think all bets are off! It's about high time that you plan the wedding of your dreams. Perhaps an adventurous wedding in the desert like this Boho Joshua Tree Elopement? Or personal festival style wedding? Whatever you choose to do make sure it's something you'll look back on and be glad you did it your way!

A remote and creative desert wedding ceremony inspired by Burning Man in Black Rock Desert

Photos: Melissa Gayle

It's always fun to look back and see what the trend of the year was. What do you think will be the top wedding trend of 2020 will be?

 

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

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