Well, here we are — another wedding season is coming up. But it doesn’t seem so much like a “new” wedding season as a “let’s try this again” season, right? Many couples had to put off their 2020 wedding and hold smaller, more intimate 2021 ceremonies than they’d initially planned. Many of their decisions have changed dramatically as a result, including their choice of flowers. To make sure you’re in the know, we’re highlighting some of 2021’s hottest floral wedding trends.
1. Personalized Palettes
This year, couples want wedding colors that are more reflective of their unique style instead of the traditional color palettes. As a result, they’re opting for more elevated, expressive color stories instead of the usual creams, blush pinks, and golds.
2. Playful Flowers
Tiny, beautiful blooms are all the rage this season. Weddings feature more fun, playful designs with flowers such as sweet pea, tweedia, gerbera micro piccolini, and hellebore. The look is light, cheerful, and full of joy — just what any 2021 wedding needs!
3.Richer Earth Tones
While earth tones are always popular, couples are taking it to a deeper level in 2021. They’re replacing colors such as dusty pink and mauve with brighter, richer hues like terra cotta, orange, and honey yellow.
4. Petite Bouquets
Many people have experienced a time of reflection in the past year, and floral choices show this: Smaller, more demure arrangements are featured in both bridal and attendant bouquets. These petite bouquets provide a chic, understated elegance.
5. Monochromatic Designs
Another hot trend for 2021 is monochromatic looks. Arrangements use varying shades of the same color, with flower choices that show a variety of beautiful details. It’s a stunning way to tell a specific color story, not just with the flowers but with all wedding design elements.
6. Grounded Installations
Hanging installations have grown in popularity over the past few years, but in 2021, look for those installations to be more grounded. Designs include large-scale floor installations, stair flowers, and statement bars.
7. Aisle Meadows
This year, wedding aisles are being transformed into floral meadows. This creates a beautiful focal point, even for a small wedding of 10 or 20 guests. It’s a perfect way to frame the wedding party and create instagrammable moments for guests to take photos.
8. Creative Arches
Traditional wedding arches are always stunning, but this year couples are asking for even more creativity. Floral designers are creating “Illusion” arches that seem to hover over the wedding couple, as well as arches that just barely curve to frame the couple on either side.
9. Intentional Flowers
After so many months of waiting, couples are opting for far more personal and meaningful weddings. It’s become increasingly popular for couples to select flowers that intentionally symbolize something important for them.
10. “Still Life” Tablescapes
As 2021 weddings may continue to have few dancing and mingling opportunities, guests will be spending most of their time seated at tables. As a result, designers are creating table décor that resembles a still life painting, with lush, overgrown centerpieces and unusual decorative elements.
Use these trends to help you become the “go-to” wedding florist in your area. Your customers will appreciate your knowledge and desire to help make their wedding celebration one that will be truly worth the wait!