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It’s the start of a new decade and there’s a lot in store for you this year—including your wedding! You have many decisions to make for your big day, from where you’ll say your I Dos to what you’ll wear. And with the current stunning array of bridal looks, choosing your dream dress will be one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding. Here, we’ve paired the perfect bridal gowns with the best wedding day trends for 2020 that are sure to make your celebration unforgettable.
Intimate wedding venues are in vogue. “A new wave of modern couples are choosing luxurious homes as unique settings for their nuptials, such as a country or beach house that features exquisite design elements and offers exclusive use for a weekend-long affair,” says Pamella Dunn of Pamella Dunn Events. Channel the high-society lady hosting a grand ball at her vacation home in our couture Estee A-line princess dress with its rich re-embroidered French lace on delicate tulle.
According to the Wedding Trend Report by The Wedding Academy, outdoor weddings will continue to be popular this year, elevated with couples taking the indoors out to create a lavish open-air dining experience. Incorporate cozy seating areas around elegant table settings to allow your guests to enjoy your al fresco affair all day. Our Maya 3D floral-embroidered mermaid gown will take you from a celebratory dinner in nature’s splendor to dancing under the stars and twinkling string lights.
Couples are now mixing things up with a customized and unique event timeline to give their guests a memorable experience. “We’re seeing couples choosing to start with a welcome happy hour before the ceremony, foregoing post-ceremony cocktails, and going directly into dinner,” say Aleah and Nick Valley of Valley & Company Events . “This breaks up the day’s structure in a fresh way and also allows for more dancing and fun at the tail end of the celebration.” With so much going on during your big day, you’ll want to change up your look for each segment of your celebration. Pick a second dress that will let you enjoy the party like our couture Margaret draped gown with sexy cutouts juxtaposed with charming bows. Or choose a dress that’ll transform throughout the night, such as the Judy tulle gown with a matching long-sleeved tulle coat and voluminous petticoat, which when removed reveal a seductive, fitted trumpet silhouette.
Sustainable weddings aren’t just a huge trend, they’re becoming the norm with more couples being conscious about how their big day impacts the environment. You can keep your carbon footprint low while still hosting a chic affair by focusing on the wedding details you really care about and avoiding waste, such as by sending out invitations made from recycled paper printed with vegetable-based inks; not using floral foam in your arrangements; and serving a locally-grown, organic menu. Choosing a custom-made dress will also make you environmentally responsible. Because custom wedding gowns are made-to-order, the dresses are created with the exact amount of fabric and embellishment needed for your gown, eliminating extra wasteful material. Galia Lahav specializes in custom-made wedding gowns, so you get a one-of-a-kind gown that’s made-to-measure from quality fabrics and handmade details, making it completely sustainable. Even a dazzling gown like the Lindsay French guipure mermaid dress can be customized to make it totally unique.
Wedding entertainment is now at the top of almost every bride’s wedding planning list and the fun goes beyond a great band and photo booth. Couples are incorporating activities like scavenger hunts and lawn games, interactive food and drink stations, and mixologists during cocktail hour. For the reception, live performers, bands that represent the couple’s culture, acapella groups, and singers with choreographed backup dancers elevate the party. Choose an easy, yet elegant gown that lets you enjoy all of the festivities like the GALA G-403 shimmery A-line dress.
The Modern Bohemian trend, evolved from Boho wedding chic, is a contemporary take on the laidback, earthy style. While it maintains the bohemian ethereal aesthetic, it’s updated by bold colors and modern details. “This wedding style is a combination of soft and relaxed elegance with striking and edgy polish,” says Kylie Carlson, CEO of The Wedding Academy. Bring on the romance for your MOHO wedding with our G-408 3D embellished, flowy A-line gown.
The sit-down dinner is fashionable again. “The traditional plated dinner is making a comeback and being favored over the buffet or family-style reception,” says Erin Corriveau of Longitude Catering & Events by Lattitude Restaurant. Couples are also opting for non-traditional catering, such as hiring their favorite restaurant chef to create a unique menu for their big day. A sophisticated dinner calls for an elegant gown like our tailored Joanne lace column dress with a sexy thigh-high slit and detachable silk taffeta overskirt.