Fairy Tale Wedding
Whether it’s growing up watching Disney Princess movies, or the Royal Weddings of recent years, fairy tale weddings are predicted to be one of the biggest wedding trends for 2020. From a small church wedding to a grand highland castle, this year is all about being a Princess or Prince for the day.
Maybe not every little girl dreams of being a princess or having a perfect big wedding day, but there are still many who do, and there are plenty of ways to live out that dream!
Outdoor weddings are growing in popularity, and what better way to live your Disney Princess dreams than to be surrounded by wildlife?
Decadent table-scapes and floral statements are other fairytale style trends that are predicted to be big in 2020, after all, what royalty can’t indulge themselves on their wedding day?
Sustainability is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment as more and more couples are looking for ways to make their big day kinder to the environment, and there are plenty of ways to have an eco-friendly wedding.
Getting rid of single-use plastic items in favour of reusable or biodegradable alternatives is a great place to start. Work closely with your vendors to ensure a plastic-free day, for example, if you’re going for a traditional reception venue such as a hotel or country house, ask that they use fabric napkins, or provide your own which can be reused or gifted to someone else after the event.
Source as much as you can locally, and ask your vendors where they get their products, for example do local caterers use local produce?
Opting for locally grown, in-season flowers helps cut down on your bouquet’s travel miles, or you could even grow your own and cut them on the morning of the wedding.
Ask that your wedding stationery is printed on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), who ensure that for every tree cut down for paper, at least one is planted.
Tulle wedding dresses are nothing new, but in the last year there has been a resurgence in their popularity, thanks, in part, to everyone’s favourite new BBC spy drama Killing Eve.
First broadcast in April 2018, the second episode of Killing Eve saw Jodie Comer’s character, a highly-skilled but unstable assassin, Villanelle wear the now-iconic pink tulle dress designed by British fashion designer Molly Goddard with black ankle boots on a visit to see her psychiatrist.
Fashion magazines heralded the scene a “fashion moment”, inspiring the red carpet looks for the subsequent awards season, which saw many pink dresses and tulle skirts.
Pets at Weddings
Our pets become a part of our family, so it’s understandable that more and more couples are choosing to include pets at weddings in their big day. After all, if you can have your children at your wedding then why not include your furbabies as well?
Ring bearer, maid of honour and groomsman, are the most common roles we’ve seen pets play in weddings over the years, but there are many other ways to include your pets.
If you can’t take them to the ceremony, why not include your pets in your wedding stationery. Sending out engagement photos for your Save The Dates? Have a photoshoot with your pets! Or ask us to incorporate them into your invites and signage.
Cake toppers and table decorations are other ways you can include your four-legged children in your day.
If you’re not asking for wedding gifts you could ask your guests to make a donation to your chosen animal charity. Some charities will provide you with collection envelopes, or you could ask us to design some in the same style as the rest of your stationery and include your pet in the design.
If you’re thinking about including your pets on your big day, the Blue Cross has some great tips on wedding planning for your pet to ensure a stress-free day for both you and your furry, or scaley, friends.