2020 has left a bitter mark on the wedding industry. As we dive into the details on wedding trends of 2021, it’s time to take stock of what the 2021 weddings will look like. COVID-19 has not only financially impacted the wedding industry but has also completely changed our vision towards how weddings should get celebrated. Couples and their families are increasingly putting more thought into, and appreciate, the concept of marriage for what it is rather than what it can or “should” be.
It may sound obvious because corona cases are on the rise, and people have adapted to this new normal. An intimate wedding means there would be few guests. In the coming days, we will see a remarkable rise in the number of small weddings taking place due to guidelines set by the government. Many couples opted for an intimate Roka during the lockdown, followed by a pre-wedding ceremony of their choice and then the wedding. This year, those who planned a ‘big fat Indian wedding’ have rescheduled the ceremony to the next to accommodate a larger guest list. Some have invested in engagement ceremonies with not more than 30-50 guests.
A Classic Mandap
When you look into your mother’s or grandmother’s wedding album, you will notice minimal arrangement with classic decor. The shortcomings of the wedding industry have encouraged wedding planners to add detailing in their every work. A DIY mandap covered with colorful drapes and seasonal flowers is not just creative but a resourceful way to enjoy the day.
Food and Decor
With the festivities and guest lists going smaller, the money is being used for other aspects of the wedding, like food and décor. Intimate weddings will allow couples to experiment more with lighting, ambiance, décor, and food, paving the way for an awe-inspiring wedding experience. Spread out seating around the mandap, floor seating, creating ‘seating bubbles’ as earmarked seats for guests, small tent seating setups across the venue, live- food station, and shahi bhojan is what will be common this year.
Vocal For Local
Couples preferred going abroad to tie the knot. But, due to traveling guidelines, many couples are choosing locations within India to celebrate their D-day. India is a land of great variety location, from mountains and picturesque beaches is an opportunity to create meaningful experiences in a safe environment.
Wondering how to plan your big day during COVID-19? Get in touch with our wedding planners in Pune, and we shall design a perfect wedding plan under your budget while maintaining the necessary guidelines.