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2020 Trends for Your Wedding: Interpretations of the Classics with a Modern Twist

Trends each year range from jewel-toned color schemes to poetic signature boards. 2020 is carving the way for bolder statements with both decor and environmental consciousness. Think more textures, more patterns, and more colors. Bring back the layers of your wedding and create details that add your signature.

Instagram Focused

2020 wedding trends start with social media and ways to set your wedding apart from others on Instagram. Start with a wedding hashtag, and develop a catchy slogan for your special day. Having a hashtag generates an “album” on Instagram, where you can later search for all of the pictures and videos that have been posted using your hashtag. This helps your guests get involved when posting about you and your partner.

Don’t settle for the classic escort card table, instead make an experience for your guests with an interactive display. Use potted plants that they can take home, or have your guests search for their name on a display of garlands. Interactive displays and photography backgrounds allow for fun boomerangs from your guests.


It's time to set the mood. Floating candles in the middle of your centerpieces are no longer enough. Add some of your personal flare. Simple touches, such as adding neon lights and signs at your entrance and reception tables will bring a modern touch to the classic scripted monograms that are seen at most weddings. Bring a twinkle to your guests’ eyes with an abundant array of fairy and Edison lights to add a romantic atmosphere. These string lights can be placed anywhere and everywhere. Place them along the walls of your reception venue, and intertwine them through your centerpieces.


Let your guests know what inspires you. Use local vendors in the Sea Isle area to provide a touch of home. For a rustic touch, provide bamboo and paper straws to avoid single-use plastics. Eco-conscious is in! Having your invitations and RSVP cards printed on biodegradable paper ties the textures of the beach to the venue. With environment-friendly paper, comes environmentally safe confetti! Keep your beach safe and clean.


The biggest expense of your wedding is most likely going to be your flowers. Make sure every penny goes towards your vision. Retire the classic two-color scheme and brighten your wedding with bold bouquets. The more color and greenery the better. If a muted look is what you envision, don't forget to add texture. Another hot trend for 2020 weddings is the use of mixed modern dried stems and pampas grass in all decorative areas where you will have flowers. Following the sustainable trend, contact your local florist about using flowers that can be composted or replanted.

Antique is Back in Style

Fashion trends continue to recycle themselves through the decades. 2020 is bringing back the Roaring Twenties with illusion sheer dresses and long romantic sleeves. Mix and match your bridesmaids dresses with different silhouettes and fabrics. An undone soft bun for your hair or loose waves with flowers will go hand in hand with the free and relaxed spirit of your beach wedding. Use mixed metals and vintage styles for your engagement bands that are timeless. Create a vintage feel by renting antique items for your ceremony and reception set-up.

At The Breakwaters at the Dunes, we will provide the canvas for your special day. With your vision and these trendy tips, creating a unique experience and memorable event is within reach. For more information about our accommodating venue, please visit our website.

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