The Biggest Wedding Trends for This Year

The Biggest Wedding Trends for This Year

As couples, venues and wedding suppliers continue to respond to the challenges of event planning in this uncertain era of COVID-19, wedding trends are a little different this year and will be well into the foreseeable future. While weddings have always been a celebration of love, there’s something a little more special about 2021 weddings as families and friends come together after long periods of separation. For over 50 years, Barlens has been trusted choice for wedding marquee hire and wedding supplies throughout Canberra, Albury and surrounding locations. We're already seeing lots of inspiring 2021 wedding trends emerge, so let’s take a look at a few of them.

Tiny Weddings

Also known as micro weddings, these celebrations have up to 30 guests in attendance and are becoming soaring in popularity this year. Whether it's due to budget constraints or the uncertainty around lockdowns and gathering limits, tiny weddings allow the bride and groom to spend quality time with the select family and friends they can’t live without.

Bold Colours

From colourful bridal gowns and statement styling to fun accessories and stand-out suits, many 2021 couples are breaking away from tradition and going bold for their wedding looks. Classic blush and ivory will be replaced with warmer tones, creative colour-clashes and unique looks we haven’t seen before.

Dreamy Garden Weddings

There’s something magical about garden weddings and this year, weddings on luscious private properties or at venues with stunning landscaped gardens are surging in popularity as couples seek to take advantage of the fresh air and wide open spaces that these romantic settings provide.

Incorporating Technology

Technology is playing a huge role in 2021 weddings. Whether it's attending bridal appointments via zoom, sending electronic invitations, viewing venues virtually, or live streaming the big day so that friends and family who cannot be there don’t miss out, technology has never been more valuable and is fast becoming an essential element of almost every wedding this year.

Weddings at Home

More and more couples are choosing to celebrate their special day at home. A perfect way to add a personal touch to your wedding, it also takes away the stress of finding a venue that can accommodate your date and your party. Backyard weddings are beautiful but do require much more planning and preparation and labour-intensive supplier coordination and organisation. Work with a trusted event planning team and hire your wedding supplies from a reputable company who can supply everything you need.


Not necessarily a trend, however sustainability will be a strong focus for weddings this year and into the future. From locally sourced wines and eco-friendly food to digital stationery and reusable decor, couples are looking for more sustainable wedding ideas and learning how to cut back on unnecessary waste.

Weddings may be looking a little different this year, but they are still an exciting and important celebration of love with those dearest to you. If you are hosting a wedding home, a tiny wedding or looking for statement furniture and styling pieces to complement your bold bridal colour palette, get in touch with Barlens today. With an impressive range of bespoke wedding supplies and high quality wedding marquee hire, we have everything you need to bring your big day to life. Check out our range online or call us to discuss your requirements today.

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