If you are planning a 2021 wedding, you’re probably already deep into the details. The date, venue, wedding dress, color palette, and size of your guest list are just a few of the items on your radar to make your wedding day memorable and magical. Whatever feel you are going for on your big day, there are some fresh new trends making their way into the new year. Take a look at some of the 2021 wedding trends to inspire your vision and get a fresh perspective on your wedding day.

Buffet-Style Is a Thing of the Past

Traditionally, a popular way to serve your guests is with a large spread of food where individuals can feast on a multitude of dining options and come back for seconds if the mood hits them. However, a buffet-style dining option might not be the best choice during the time of Covid health regulations. Buffets are becoming a thing of the past due to the nature of the dining experience. Buffets call for sharing of utensils, uncovered dishes of food, and a breeding ground for germs. For safety reasons, many couples are choosing to have a plated dinner at their wedding reception. To spice things up, think outside the box and have a food truck cater to your wedding celebration. Want something more elegant? Make your wedding feel like a fine dining experience with live entertainment and decadent food options.

Wedding Registry Changes

Many couples are veering away from the classic gifts associated with a wedding registry. Traditional kitchenware and bedding needs are no longer a priority because most couples these days choose to live together before getting married. With this change in pre-wedding cohabitations, many couples already have all the necessary items to run a home. The 2021 trend for a wedding registry is to ask guests to donate funds towards the honeymoon or to a favorite charity.

Small Ceremonies Are All the Rage

With the pandemic still in full swing, wedding venues are seeing a trend in downsizing. From a smaller guest list to intimate elopement style weddings, lavish is a trend best left in the past. Smaller ceremonies also call for smaller and more intimate venues. 2021 is also seeing a new trend called “microweddings” where weddings are smaller and focus on the immediate family and friends.

Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

Couples are looking to avoid big crowds by creating a much more private bachelor/bachelorette party experience. From booking an Airbnb at the beach to a hiking trip in the mountains, pre-wedding celebrations are looking rather different this year. Due to the pandemic, bachelor and bachelorette parties are skewing towards smaller, intimate celebrations where the bride and groom are the sole focus.

Wedding Decor

We all know that the food and the decor define a wedding, but when weddings are taking on a much more intimate feel, it seems rather odd to go all out with the flower arrangements and twinkling lights. One thing that is trending in 2021 is the move towards smaller-scale bouquets and flower arrangements. Couples are getting creative with their decor and lighting options to make the space feel cozy and accommodating of the smaller guest list.

Live Music and Entertainment

Everyone loves to “cut a rug” on the dance floor at wedding receptions, but that might not be feasible during a pandemic. The next best option is to provide live music and entertainment. From stand-up comedians to costumed dancers, creating a memorable experience while also respecting your guest’s personal space is the number one priority.

Wedding Tent Rentals

If you’re like most brides and grooms in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably concerned about the wedding guest restrictions and safety measures. Many brides and grooms are choosing outdoor weddings in an effort to make the ceremony and reception safer and open to more guests. A wedding tent rental is ideal for making an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception an elegant affair. J&J Tent and Party Rentals have everything you need for the perfect outdoor wedding. We rent out tents, linens, lighting, tables, chairs, audio equipment, dance stages, and more.

J&J Tent and Party Rentals offer high-powered heating lamps to go along with your tent rentals. Your guests should feel room temperature warm under our rental wedding tents. Give us a call today at (919) 977-3691 to learn more about our selection of wedding tents of all sizes along with heating equipment.
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