Wedding Trends 2021 Report

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wedding trends 2021

Epic Photo Op

A styled photoshoot (like the main photo by Pullen Weddings) has the feel of an editorial shoot. Find the one photograph that will reflect the style, attitude, and zest of you and your spouse. 

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, Bacon

Obsessed with bacon? Great, because bacon is becoming a star on 2021 wedding menus. Bacon served all ways from chocolate-dipped bacon cupcakes, bacon-wrapped scallops, locally sourced salads topped with bacon and tomato, along with bacon and tomato soup shooters, and of course, bacon pimiento cheese bites.

wedding trends 2021

Beer & Pretzels

Step aside donuts and make way for pretzels! There is no better way to tie the knot than with a pretzel and beer bar at your wedding. With today’s romance of craft beers, it’s no real surprise that they are being paired with soft pretzels. Beer and pretzels, a great way to give your guests a tasty treat anytime throughout your wedding celebration.

wedding pretzel bar

Pantone has spoken

Pantone’s color for 2021 is Gray and Yellow. According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute:

“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant Yellow illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock-solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”

pantone color of the year


Wedding Dress Styles

Call it what you will, but wedding gowns adorned with capes attached at the sleeve may replace the traditional train this year. Both sheer and exquisite beaded or printed capes offer extra coverage and dramatic flair. Capes will be found mixed with every wedding style from gowns, short dresses, and pants. Also to be considered are Bishop Sleeves. This design is fitted at the wrist and flared at the shoulder.

Another favorite making a comeback are gowns with a square neck.

wedding dress trends 2021



Twinkle and sparkle lighting continues to be a favorite design element in 2021 weddings. Create a focal point for you and your spouse with custom draped lighting. Concept lighting, exposed bulb, neon signage, and vintage chandeliers can also be used. In the process, you can set the mood from whimsical to romantic.

hanging lights wedding

Sarah D’Ambra Photography

Welcome Boxes

Welcome boxes are custom designed boxes curated for each wedding guest. Keep in mind your guests have traveled a long way, and have taken time, not to mention incurring the cost, to celebrate your day with you. Providing each guest with a welcome box starts the celebration off right. Personalized favors, programs, event necessities, pick me up snacks, and hangover cures remind your guests how important they are to you. Let your imagination run wild with a gift that is both appreciated and memorable.

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Lounge Furniture

Whether your reception is indoors or out, the use of furniture can create a spectacular scene for your wedding day. The use of furniture can transform the ambiance and set the tone for the entire day. Be sure to use it as a great photo opportunity. The photo op can be anything from relaxed and casual to formal.

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Top: Pullen Weddings. Bottom: Sarah D’Ambra Photography

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