11 Post-Lockdown Wedding Trends That Are Here to Stay, According to Experts
In years past, it's fair to say wedding planning followed a predicable template, and when guests received an invitation in the mail, they had a pretty good idea of what to expect. But that was before the wedding industry was derailed by a global pandemic and hundreds of thousands of couples were left scrambling to modify their plans to meet strict guidelines or postpone their big day altogether.
Fast forward to the end of lockdown — the wedding industry is gearing up for a major boom with as many as 550,000 couples planning to say "I do" in the UK alone. But don't expect these celebrations to follow the same old format, according to experts. "The events of the past year have had many couples rethinking tradition and getting even more creative when it comes to executing their vision, which is exciting for all involved. There's really no one-size-fits-all approach," designer Preston Bailey told POPSUGAR.
So what does the "new normal" look like for weddings? We asked the top experts in the industry to share a few trends they believe will go the long haul. From carefully curated guest lists to weekday ceremonies, this promises to be a season unlike any other.