Well, here we are… the final day of 2020! This year has been such a crazy ride - full of loops, twists, turns, fear and excitement! I don’t think that anyone could have predicted what 2020 would have given to us, or what we would be able to give back to it. Although 2020 was a year we would like to leave behind, I think it is also equally important to reflect and bring the growth and positives with us in 2021.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that love and joy is something that cannot be taken away from us, even when social distancing restrictions are in place. We were able to coordinate so many beautiful (much smaller!) weddings this past year, and let me tell ya… love and joy was ALWAYS present.
Moving into 2021 industry predictions…
Wedding Dress, Party Dress
Unfortunately, it is no surprise to anyone how many weddings were cancelled/postponed in 2020. That being said, we’re going to see a boom in postponed receptions and first anniversary parties. People haven’t gathered with their loved ones and friends for such a long time that they’re itching to celebrate big. They already wore their wedding dress at the elopement or smaller ceremony, so many might choose to leave that dress in 2020… which allows the party dress to enter. The party dress still says “I am the bride” and it has a certain flare that can’t be ignored even without the big ball gown, but it is easier to move in and celebrate in.
Increase in Elopements
The elopements this past year have been such a hit, and have taken away a lot of “planning stress” for couples (even though they were hit hard with Covid stress). Elopements have become the norm in 2020, and we see that carrying throughout 2021. Like our above point stated, a lot of people are choosing to be eloped and then celebrate with everyone at a safer time. Love is sweet, and just because your wedding day is downsized, doesn’t mean that elopements downsize your love for one another!