Expected Wedding Decor Trends for 2021

Updated 12/23/2020

Although some wedding elements stay classic, each year some trends are on their way out and some on their way in. Not everyone agrees, but here are a few expected wedding decor trends for 2021.

Outdoor and Tented Weddings

Due to safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, most weddings for much of 2021 will likely be held outdoors, making tented weddings a trend for the year. With the right decor, you can make these weddings quite elegant. Some couples are using living room decor, such as couches, pillows, and throws.

Color Trends

A move away from white and toward brighter colors is one of the wedding decor trends for 2021. Expect to see a wide variety of colors, including light blue, chartreuse, lavender, peach, saffron yellow, grape, cinnamon, dusty rose, mustard, sage, and coral. Dark and bright colors are becoming more common.

Trends in Flowers, Greenery, and Other Plants

Although people still enjoy using greenery, arrangements with greenery and white flowers are becoming less common. Greenery, including succulents, eucalyptus, and ferns, will likely still play a role, however. Expect to see dried and faux flowers a lot more often. Because of the trend toward greener, more sustainable weddings, local flowers will be more common and the flowers from the ceremony may be repurposed in the decorations. Arrangements will often be designed without the use of floral foam, which is bad for the environment. Bold arrangements, such as hanging floral centerpieces, arches, and ceremony backdrops, are also predicted to be popular in 2021.

Trends in Seating and Table Decor

Couples are opting for sentimental table decor. They also often try to be more eco-friendly and choose linens instead of disposable tablecloths. Couples are using a mix of different sized smaller tables and assign seating so guests can sit in family groups or as couples to help maintain social distancing.

Lighting and Other Decor Trends

Mood lighting is also becoming very trendy. Hanging installations, neon installations, chandeliers, tube lighting, fairy lights, lanterns, and candles of varying heights can all help set the mood once it gets dark. Besides lighting, experts expect balloon decor, clear acrylic decor, and metallic decor to be popular.