Updated: Nov 24, 2019
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Making your day about you.
The 2020 wedding is set to be about individuality, so make your wedding day personal to you and your future spouse — which means considering where your wedding is. What does the location say about you both? If it’s a destination wedding, why did you choose there? Translate that sentiment into everything from the food and decor to entertainment, ensuring consistency and authenticity.
“People are looking for authentic, local ways to incorporate their location into the day,” says Sarah Haywood, who organises high-profile weddings around the world including model Hannah Quinlivan’s wedding to pop superstar Jay Chou.
Sustainablity after the Wedding
No matter what kind of wedding you’re planning, sustainability is set to be high on the 2020 agenda. Tharwani predicts couples will swap physical invitations for digital, or print them on seed paper, which can be planted after use. Requesting a vegan meal will soon no longer fall into ‘special dietary requirements’ either, as 2020 is set to see the rise of an eco-conscious, all-vegan wedding menu.
Wedding planner Colleen Kennedy Cohen, responsible for Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk’s nuptials in 2018, concurs: “Look at reducing your carbon footprint and seriously consider travel; not only for you and your guests, but for your vendors. Make sure they’re using local products sourced sustainably,” she says. “And look at your dinner menu: reduce excessive portion sizes, composting whatever’s left over.”
That message extends to after the big event, too. Tibbles encourages clients to consider the next life of their flowers once the wedding is over, whether that’s donating them to a local hospice or encouraging guests take them home to enjoy. Meanwhile, Tharwani works with charities to swiftly distribute any leftover food to those in need.