Old Wedding Trends That Are Making a Comeback in 2021

By February 9, 2021 Ruthe Tuesdays

Happy New Year! Okay, so it’s already February but the important thing is: 2020 is over! We’re all sighing in relief. It was an unprecedented year for life in general, but especially for weddings. If you were a COVID bride, we salute you. Thankfully, we’re learning how to better navigate COVID wedding planning and we’re excited to see what 2021 has to offer! (We won’t mention the “C” word again, I promise.)

There are plenty of past trends we hope are gone for good (donut walls…been there, done that, donut want to see it again). However, there are some old trends we are pleased to see making a comeback in 2021!

  • Gold Rings

Throughout the past decade, colorless metals like white gold and platinum have been couples’ first choice for engagement rings and wedding bands. This year, expect to see more of the timeless yellow gold on couples’ fingers. It’s a classic look and we’re so here for it.

  • Baby’s Breath

This trend dissipated around the 90’s when it got the reputation of being a “cheap filler,” but it is making a comeback in a big way. While it is typically less expensive, it is being used to create gorgeous, elaborate floral arrangements. Beautiful and affordable? Yes, please!

  • Vintage Dress Styles

Dress styles vary tremendously and what’s trendy changes from year to year. This year we’re expecting to see a lot of brides in vintage inspired dresses. Think balloon sleeves and high necklines. We’re talking high fashion here, ladies.

  • Bold Colors

For the longest time now, neutrals have been in and color has been out. From décor to bridesmaid dresses, nudes and golds have been the go to. This year, we anticipate more vibrant colors like ‘60s-inspired chartreuse and peach, and ‘90s rainbow-inspired color schemes to make their appearance. A classic neutral palette is always a safe option, but we love to see the personality of the bride shine through her color selections

  • Buttercream Icing

We saved the best for last because who doesn’t love wedding cake? Fondant has been all the rage the past few years, but buttercream is making its way back onto the cake table. While the most extravagant wedding cakes you’ve seen were most likely made with fondant, buttercream can be just as stunning. Not to mention, when it comes to taste, buttercream “takes the cake.”

We are excited to see what trends you guys incorporate into your weddings this year! The Ruthe Jackson Center has space for all your ideas, new and old. Call to schedule or stop by for a tour anytime!


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