In 2020, we expect to see a lot of changes in terms of where couples choose to have their wedding, as well as the décor, lighting, food menus, colour palettes and grooming. When it comes to wedding venues, couples have the choice to splurge or save. We are expecting to see very grand weddings as well as very small and minimalistic weddings.

When it comes to planning your wedding, everything should come together to help make the day memorable for you and your guests, from the food and the location right through to the music.

With that in mind, here are a few unconventional wedding locations for 2020 and some pictures here to take a look at:

Greener locations

Princess Eugenie’s wedding set this trend in motion. Her wedding was environmentally conscious, with a lot of couples now asking for the same approach from wedding planners.

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Plastic décor is being replaced with seasonal fruits, potted plants and foraged flowers. Paper confetti has also been replaced with petal confetti. In efforts to preserve the environment, couples are also choosing to have their weddings outdoors in places such as botanical gardens. The guests are gifted the flowers after the ceremony, and some couples go a step further by planting a tree to commemorate their special day.

An eco-friendly wedding does not have to be an expensive affair. Flowers and plants used to decorate are locally accessible, and with so many green buildings available, you can easily find a venue that is within your budget. The Green Building Information Gateway offers excellent options for wedding venues.

Instagram-worthy venues

Social media is a big part of most people’s lives, for better or worse.

We share our lives and experiences on various social media platforms, and Instagram is one of the most popular sites. It should be no surprise, then, that when looking for wedding venues, couples are going for more Instagram-worthy locations.

Such locations usually have breathtaking backdrops, fantastic architecture, and great lighting. See the link here:

With these elements in place, couples then have the opportunity to personalise it with the décor of their choice. More and more couples are embracing the idea of going all out for their big day, as long as they get beautiful photos for ‘the gram’.

In the spirit of creating Instagram-worthy venues, wedding planners are also using decorative lighting to transform basic spaces into mesmerising wedding venues.

Fairy lights, vintage chandeliers, and even LED bars are great at transforming spaces and creating a romantic mood.

City weddings

Weddings are not cheap, and most couples cannot afford to splurge their life savings on one event. City weddings are a more affordable option for people who want a more intimate experience. Bar, pubs and restaurants are great locations to host a wedding, and they provide more flexibility for couples to personalise their event.

Signature cocktails, party games, good food and great music will guarantee that your friends and family have an amazing experience at your wedding. Hiring a band to entertain you and your guests will undoubtedly make your wedding more memorable, and opting for a local band will also help you save money because you do not have to factor in their transport and accommodation.

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As far as wedding venues are concerned in 2020, expect more outdoor and environmentally friendly venues. Greenery will definitely be on trend, so depending on your budget, you can decide whether you want the minimalist or maximalist approach. Personalising your venue and the entire ceremony will make sure that you and your guests have a good time, so do not forget to incorporate bits and pieces of your love story to make it memorable and unique.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner there’s going to be lots weddings in the pipeline! Check out the stunning pictures to this contributed post and hopefully you will make your perfect wedding & destination decision! x