As spring is rounding the corner into the month of June, wedding forecasters are glancing at the summer outlook of 2021. After a long winter and a month of warmer and cooler days than usual in April and May, we are sure our beloved brides are readying to reap the best of summer in 2021. Our summery hearts are swelled up with sheer joy with a bright ray of sunshine as our couples are finally planning their weddings which were initially canceled or postponed in 2020 and early 2021. We’ve come up with some of our favorite and latest wedding inspirations to inspire your romantic affair. From some of the most creative ways to set up the gift table at your wedding reception and modern ideas of reception seating arrangements to articles discussing the upcoming wedding trends of 2021 involving the trendiest bridal ensemble and a travel update known as ‘revenge honeymoon.’ Read and hop on the bus going to the wonderland of wedding planning!
Weddings mean a lot of stationery! After putting together the details and decor of each and every dedicated table starting from the bridal table to the dessert table, it is time to decide on the gift or card table design ideas. This next article from Martha Stewart Weddings shows us some excellent ideas for gift or card tables at weddings which are some pretty and creative ways to accept presents at your celebration. There might be well-wishers who would love to hand deliver the presents by themselves in a totally old-school manner and for them, setting up a designated gift table can be amazing. From vintage-themed glass boxes and rustic wagon gift tables to modern and contemporary receptacles and double-duty tables, there are many fun and chic gift table ideas to inspire your soiree.
21 Ways to Set Up a Card or Gift Table at Your Wedding
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One of the chicest wedding attire trends we’ve come across in recent times among modern brides who do not shy away from experimenting is the trend of ‘short wedding dress with long veil’ combo. For all the chic and stylish brides in the house, the trend of pairing short wedding dresses with long wedding veils is catching on among bridal fashion icons and brands. With shrinking guest lists, the hemlines of bridal dresses are shrinking too! The rise of mini wedding dresses is a striking example of that. The trend of hosting small weddings like micro weddings, elopements, and courthouse weddings tends to be less formal, and hence, the addition of a cathedral-length veil to a short wedding dress adds to the casual and flirty bridal look. This article from Green Wedding Shoes has prepared a list of favorite pairings of short and summery wedding dresses and cathedral veils for inspiration. From a playful mini-dress coated in sequins from BHLDN and an ivory puff dress by Selki paired with a ruffled floor-length capelet by Katie Pritchard Designs and a frill tulle veil by The Boho Bride UK, we’ve seen some Gram-worthy pairings this season.
Trend Alert! The Short Wedding Dress + Long Veil Combo is SO Chic
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You’ve waited so long and summer is finally here for you! The feeling of chilling under the sun by a crystal pool or a dreamy beach on a summer day is a pinch of nostalgia and remains a second-to-none feeling for so many of us. However, did you know that your sparkling engagement ring can be seriously damaged by the summer heat? Ouch! Two jewelers discuss how summer can ruin your big rock along with tips to avoid this costly damage. This next article from Martha Stewart Weddings discusses how prolonged exposure to sunlight and humidity may result in damage or fading in certain types of metals and gemstones of your dazzling wedding ring.
4 Ways You're Ruining Your Engagement Ring This Summer
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Post COVID-19 weddings are looking for refreshing ideas that can reset and unwind both the couple and their guests. With so many weddings surrounding the same motto of ‘refresh,’ the next article from the house of Green Wedding Shoes brings us a fresh palette of modern seating arrangements for weddings, meant solely for sitting back and relaxing. While traditional ceremony chair arrangements have their own charm, these modern wedding ideas for receptions can pull up a socially distant chic arrangement for the celebration. From a Covid-friendly ceremony seating solution where pod seats were set up for the ceremony while following social distancing and rad rattan benches for a boho romantic wedding to ceremony chairs set up in a semi-circle arrangement with the podium in the middle, these creative reception seating arrangements are absolutely chic and trendy.
Here’s How To Get Creative With Your Wedding Ceremony Seating
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Weren’t we all bummed by the travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic? From couples delaying and rescheduling their exotic honeymoon to couples finding creative ways like having a ‘minimoon’ and weekend getaways, we’ve seen so much in this period. Amidst all this, there is another trend catching fire as we talk- “revenge travel.” Just like the traveling trend we saw during The Roaring Twenties, post-WWI, and the last pandemic, the trend of revenge traveling is all about people spending more than they originally planned on vacations and exotic trips to make up for the lost opportunities. Couples are planning the most epic trips and honeymoons to make up for the lost time and this article from the house of Brides gives us tips for planning a revenge-style travel honeymoon. From an eco-lodge perched in the high valley of the Alajuela rainforest for a private and scenic getaway to a protected cove known as ‘Manapany,’ which is an ideal outpost offering luxe connections from Puerto Rico, getting a headstart on your romance-focused trip post-pandemic just got easier.
What Is a Revenge Honeymoon—Plus, 8 Trips to Consider Booking Now and Taking Later
With the world reeling from the pandemic, wedding planners have learned how change is inevitable, and post-Covid weddings are going to be more flexible, intimate, creative, and resourceful. While adapting to modified wedding plans and some of the newest wedding trends of 2021, wedding industry experts from around the world came together to discuss the 50 plus ways the pandemic has had a positive effect on the wedding industry in this article from Brides. From topics like how the popularity of outdoor weddings for hosting cocktail hours, reception parties, and intimate wedding ceremonies have grown manifolds to couples having ‘pop up weddings,’ where they buy a time slot for getting married and sharing the overall wedding costs with two to four other couples, there are so many changes happening in the wedding landscape that has made us happy and content.
50+ Pandemic Wedding Trends That Are Here to Stay for Good
Wedding planning in the summer can definitely have a refreshing dose of tropical-inspired cocktails with your BFF by the backyard pool, or you can get away with your sweetheart to a secret hideaway to pop the big question of ‘whom to invite’ to your romantic affair in the garden. However, with the world opening up slowly, it is important to follow the guidelines of socially distanced weddings and do our bit for society by being in tandem with the Covid-19 protocols. Gleaming with hope and sunshine, we’ll continue to bring you a fair dose of wedding updates like this to inspire your nuptials, so that you can tell your love story in the best way possible.