popular wedding trends for 2020

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Trends, unlike themes, evolve and change every year. A trend might be the same at heart but it’s the way it’s being used throughout the years that will change. We’ve seen this with greenery, personalised details, and arbours over the last 2 years alone.

We love watching how couples make weddings their own with twists on existing themes, or even planting the seed for new ones. If you’re planning a wedding in 2020 or 2021, here are the most popular trends to keep an eye on as they develop this year.

popular wedding trends


Greenery really is the gift that keeps on giving. This is almost less of a yearly trend and something that has made itself a staple of weddings in Australia.

The focus on greenery extends across several different areas of a wedding. Pops of greenery in bouquets and buttonholes, arbours, hanging installations and centrepieces are all some of the ways couples are using greenery in their weddings.

Venues are also embracing the strong pull of nature in their decor. Keep an eye out for venues with indoor plant features to give you that greenery trend with suppliers you’re already using.

popular wedding trends

Personalised details

Personalised details have also become a must-have at weddings. Every wedding will have details that have been personalised to a specific couple, so we’re talking about the details that are made publicly available or used in the decor.

Personalised signs are a big focus of this. The types of signs have changed over the years, such as neon, wood or acrylic, but the premise remains the same. A welcoming sign is a beautiful way to invite your guests into your big day.

We’ve also seen this trend merge into other elements of the wedding. Bomboniere and name placements have taken these details and modernised them. Make your place cards double as bomboniere with modern calligraphy on wood, acrylic or even stone.

popular wedding trends

Natural makeup

The more natural style of makeup for weddings first became a big trend in 2018. Meaghan Markle’s natural faced look and visible freckles (shock horror!) took the world by storm and is still hugely popular at weddings today.

The trick with the natural look is to find someone who can nail the makeup while also making sure it will last all day. Make sure you have a trial with your makeup artist to chat about your perfect look together.

popular wedding trends

Floral arbours

A big trend-setter across 2019 was the floral arbour. Wedding arbours or arches have been popular over the last few years but we really saw those floral elements come into play last year. As a result, we expect to see more floral arbours across 2020.

We’re also starting to see more unique arbours playing with other natural elements such as fruit as well. It will be interesting to watch how the arbour trend develops this year.