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2020 Wedding Trends to Obsess Over This Year

January 8, 2020 | brooke


photo by Kami Olavarria Photography

If there ever was a good year to get married — 2020 is the one! We’re kicking off a new decade, after all. According to our insider scoop, couples tying the knot this year are ahead of the game and planning their special days with zest. We’ve also been chatting with industry pros who are preparing to influence the 2020 wedding design aesthetic with fresh, never-before-seen ideas! Needless to say, we’re pretty stoked.

With so many 2020 wedding trends to obsesses over this year, these are the ones we’re most excited about seeing come to life in unique ways:

  • Sustainability
  • Colorblocking
  • Western flair
  • Animal print accessories
  • Festival-inspired glitter
  • All white everything
  • Dried flowers
  • 80s-inspired fashion

What 2020 wedding trends are you most looking forward to this year? Remember: We want to see your wedding! Follow this link to submit for a chance to be featured on Junebug Weddings.

SUSTAINABILITY / CONSCIOUS MATERIALS

We’ve felt this one coming for awhile now, but at the end of 2019 it was clear no-waste wedding initiatives were top-of-mind for couples and planners alike. In the new year, we expect to see a surge in sustainable materials like natural wood, un-dyed yarns, recycled textiles, compostable dinnerware, more plants than flowers, and re-useable everything!


photo by We are Matt and Jess; see more from this real wedding here!


photos by Karra Leigh Photography; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Lora Photography; see more of this real wedding here!

RECOMMENDED READING: 10 Tips for a Totally Awesome Zero-Waste Wedding

COLORBLOCKING

Strong geometric forms are taking center stage this year — and not in a subtle way! We’re ecstatic to see colorblocking making a comeback in wedding decor, invitations, ceremony backdrops, and more. This isn’t your mother’s colorblocking, though. Expect to see this done with class and fun interpretations of natural, earthy and jewel toned colors.


photo by Alex Lasota Photography; see more of this real wedding here!


photos by Colin Ross Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

Go bold with this colorblock wedding welcome sign and matching colorblock menus from Minted!


photo by Ashley Paige Photography; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Zach&Rosalie; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Shanna M. Photography; see more of this real wedding here!

WESTERN FLAIR

Western-inspired fashion is in — and we’re here for it. Whether you’re adding a subtle touch of mid-west flair or going all out west, this trend will not disappoint! Pro tip: Ask your guests to add a western touch to their outfits to have them join in on the themed fun.


photo by Love Bears; see more of this elopement inspiration shoot here!

This black wide-brimmed hat is giving us major Beyoncé vibes.


photo by Stephanie Rogers Photography; see more of this real wedding here!

Bolos for the Boys: Take your pick from longhorn, rose gold, and turquoise.


photos by Sarah Murray Photography; see more of this real wedding here!

We’re obsessed with this embroidered leather jacket and this custom jacket with your new last name embroidered on the back!


photo by Alex Lasota Photography; see more of this real wedding here!

These macramé feather fringe earrings are the perfect western touch to your bridal look.

ANIMAL PRINT ACCESSORIES

Please, give us all the animal print accessories! Pro tip: Throwing on a bold jacket, headpiece, or pair of boots is the easiest way to change up your bridal look in a way that will totally pop in photos. We’re excited to see all different faux animal prints—from cheetah to tiger or snake.


photos by The DeLauras; see more from this real wedding here!

Choose cheetah print booties for a subtle addition or a fuzzy tiger jacket for a louder look.


photo by Aimlee Photography; see more of this real wedding here!

Looking to add a little edge to your bridal outfit? These snakeskin booties are a cool bride’s dream!


photo Singler Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

FESTIVAL-INSPIRED GLITTER

Looking for a way to bring out your fun, glamorous side? The festival-inspired glitter trend is your excuse! We can’t wait to see how 2020 brides will sparkle up their look with festival glitter. If you’re nervous to commit to this for your entire day, consider having a glitter bar at your reception. That way, the guests can get in on the fun, too!


photo by Love to the Core Photo; see more from this real wedding here!

This celestial reception dress has us seeing stars. You too? Shop a similar star-print dress!


photo by Rémi Dupac; see more from this real wedding here!

Build your own sparkle bar with this set of face glitter in every color.

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Pssst! This embroidered wedding gown is brand new from BHLDN. Check out the full collection here!

ALL WHITE EVERYTHING

You’re probably used to seeing white at weddings, but this year it won’t just be reserved for the bride and background elements. Off-whites, earthy grays, tactile beiges will have a major moment this year. With a neutral color palette that gives off all the authentic vibes, and we’re loving how this trend can so effortlessly be merged with the other “2020 trends to obsess” over.


photos by Dallin and Cienna Hassard Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

Style your bridesmaids in white dresses like this long-sleeved gown, this cold-shoulder wrap dress, and this tiered wrap dress.


photo by Hipster Wedding; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Madison Katlin Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

These studded white boots balance edgy, elegant, and chic.


photo by Fox & Film Photography; see more of this real wedding here!

White and gold aren’t going out of style anytime soon — and neither are these gold-heeled boots!

DRIED FLOWERS

Dried flowers are here to stay, babes! There are many benefits to using dried flowers for your wedding, including:

  • Less of an impact on your budget
  • They won’t die! You can keep them forever
  • The perfect touch for those earthy, boho vibes
  • Can be shipped can delivered before your big day


photos by Alineapict; see more from this real wedding here!


photo by Page & Holmes Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

Did you know that Anthropologie sells dried bouquets? You heard it here first, friends!


photo by Lauren Mecum

If you’re looking for a bedazzled number like the one above, check out this sparkly wedding dress and this beaded beauty!

’80s FASHION

Did anyone catch a glimpse Hilary Duff’s killer wedding style? She was the essence of ’80s wedding fashion reimagined for this decade. We can’t wait to see how our real brides will rock puff sleeves, bold headpieces, shoulder pads, fishnet hose, tulle, floral suits, and more!


photos by Dani Purington; see more from this real wedding here!

This pearl headband landed in all of our shopping carts!


photo by Gloria Goode Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

The puffy headband trend is totally ’80s and totally chic.

photo by Maggie Grace Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

ASOS is our favorite spot to shop all things velvet, so grab your groom an ’80s-inspired velvet suit!


photo by Elizabeth Anne Studios; see more from this real wedding here!

We hope this post has got you feeling just as excited as we are for the new decade! For more 2020 wedding trends and helpful planning posts, check out:

Trending Wedding Colors for 2020

6 Wedding Cake Ideas for 2020

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide — A Free Step-by-Step Guide

6 Wedding Themes that are Trending in 2020


photo by Alex Lasota Photography

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  1. Great blog! Loved it.

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