Cheers to all of us! We can speak for everyone when we say good riddance 2020 and hello 2021! 2020 brought the majority of weddings to a halt and if you were newly engaged, you most likely had your all wedding plans shifted. But have no fear, just because you are rescheduling your big day doesn’t mean you can’t keep it trendy and creative!
To all of the bride-to-be’s who had to change, reschedule or rearrange what is known as the “best day of your life”, we are here to help! This year has so much exciting potential, and one event we know you can look forward to is the re-planning of your wedding.
Our customers are the heart and soul of our business, and we take pride in Newsweek recognizing our company as one of the most outstanding customer service teams in the country. When COVID-19 put the entire world on a pause, our Founder and CEO, Liza Roeser hit the ground running when the wedding industry began to take a huge hit. Our amazing customer service team took call after call from customers devastated by the necessary lockdowns and readjustments due to the pandemic. We are beginning to understand what the future will look like and how we can safely come back together and celebrate the wonderful occasions in our lives like getting married.
So what does the future look like? After a deep dive through articles and blogs, and even chatting with our own FiftyFlowers customer care team, we have done our best to get a full understanding of where couples and creative leaders are seeing the wedding scene of 2021. Read on to get the full forecast!
Pantone Color(s) of the Year
The experts have chosen two incredible colors for the year 2021. Typically, there is only one “color of the year” but in 2021 is extra special, so we get two colors. The colors are all about illuminating a bright and sunny shade of yellow, and Ultimate Gray a light neutral. After the year 2020, they chose these colors to give us all a light (pun intended) at the end of the tunnel. This message rings true with so many of the amazing couples who have been put through wedding planning hell. These colors represent hope, and the strength of the human spirit to chase after what really matters; love and happiness.
So when you’re considering your color palette for your 2021 wedding, consider the following examples of how to create a memorable wedding with these colors of hope and love.
If the featured Pantone colors are not quite your style, consider these other trending and ageless color palettes. We’ve seen their endurance through the last 20 years of weddings, but also with a new breath of fresh air in the present day.
Here is a collection of the hottest color trends for 2021 weddings.
We’ve seen some changes in the wedding industry and you heard here first, dried flowers are making a comeback. Dried flowers and greenery have become hot, hot, hot! Their unique texture, colors, sustainability, and everlasting nature have led to their popularity. With dried products, you are able to keep your wedding decor for years after your event date and treasure their beauty around your house, office, or as gifts to your loved ones.
As we start to get back into the swing of gathering and hosting events like we used to, many of us will feel that itch to make up for lost time. Statement decor pieces are essential to every party. The use of dried flowers, feathers and greenery will wow any guest in attendance. It’s time to get creative and funky! Hang an arrangement from the ceiling, or incorporate a loving quote in neon lights. 2021 is the perfect time to put your creativity to work and go big!
Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Decor
Reducing the eco-footprint of your wedding is going to be essential in 2021 and in the future. We as a society have realized how harmful elements like plastic confetti have been in the past. Hence the evolution of leaf confetti or the use of rose petals to throw in the air. There are many solutions now entering the conversation of weddings. Here is our list of how to stretch your wedding decor in a sustainable way:
Re-use pieces – Use your arch piece as your head table piece. Speaking of larger flower designs, use a reusable material like florist netting as opposed to the one-time-use Oasis floral foam. And since the wire netting is made from steel, it can later be recycled after your event.
Another Eco-friendly way to decorate your wedding is to use dried flowers and greenery. Since these items are non-perishable, you can use them again and again after your wedding.
Lastly, using living plants is a great way to keep the waste down. Succulents are low-maintenance plants that are easy to give as wedding favors or keep as a moment in your home.
Giving the Gift of Flowers
It’s universal across the board that we miss the way things used to be. The carefree way we could gather as friends and family. Many couples who have married in the last year, had to find creative ways to still feel their loved ones near while staying safe. For all who are still staying home and are not ready to attend in person events just yet, don’t worry… the trend of Zoom weddings will continue to be a large part of 2021 weddings.
One way brides and grooms can make virtual guests feel as if they are a part of the wedding party is by sending them the gift of flowers. By using FlowerFix by FiftyFlowers, you can send each of your online guests an individual bouquet.
If you are hosting an in-person shower, brunch, or small celebration, consider having a flower design bar for your guests. You can lay each flower out and everyone can personalize their own bouquet. It’s a fun way to get your hands on the flowers. We have small packages available so your guests can try their hand at designing their very own bouquet. With our Centerpiece collection, virtually, you and your crew can experiment with arranging what goes best together.
2021 is the perfect year to celebrate creativity and out of the box thinking. Use these trends as inspiration to elevate your special day and create a lasting memory not only for you and your love, but all of those attending (virtually or in person) your celebration.
FiftyFlowers is here for you every step of the way when planning your flower design. We offer many options of communication through phone, email, or chat. We also offer Wedding Consultations with our very talented designer who has worked in the industry.
Featured Picture: Andre Brown Photo
Pantone Wedding: Emily Wilson