As we head into the second half of this bewildering year, we thought it would be fun to revisit some of the wedding trend predictions that were made last year, before there was any inkling of what was to come.
We wanted to focus on the ideas that still have traction, and in some cases have gained traction these past months.
QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
This one is a no-brainer given the current situation, but was already picking up steam last year. The idea of smaller, more intimate weddings is a concept that is appealing to those who don’t want the added cost and time commitment of dealing with a large crowd.
For destination weddings, this is even more important. While many couples are choosing smaller weddings, they opt for longer celebrations, taking advantage of time spent in a magnificent setting, and guests love the added vacation element as well.
Increasingly we are seeing non-traditional wedding dresses. In Los Cabos, fowy and fresh tropical dress still dominate, but many brides are choosing unique, playful and unexpected outfits. Anything from jumpsuits, skirts and even capes are being seen in many locations.
A departure from identical bridesmaid dresses and hairstyle is also an interesting change, allowing your girls to be themselves while still honoring your vibe. Find out more on our blog “The Cabo Guide to Choosing Destination Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses.”
FLORALS AND GREENERY
Breaking from the traditional, exclusive use of fresh flowers, dried flowers have become very popular. Usually combined with fresh flowers, and sometimes even painted or bleached, they provide an interesting backdrop for the fresh. Sustainability in florals is emerging; more about that in our sustainability section further down the page.
Greenery has remained a cohesive and considered choice for any number of applications within the decor.
Pantone’s Color of the Year, Classic Blue, continues in popularity, as do stronger colors and fewer pastels in general.Unique ceremony structures are becoming the norm for destination weddings. Although some couples still like the classic arbour shape, the design for asymmetric or differently shaped structures is basically endless.
Our couples are sometimes confused about the terminology when referring to these. Check out our blog on the topic, “What is the Difference Between Wedding Arches, Chuppahs, Mandaps, Canopies, Gazebos, and Altars?”
Unique escort card displays continue to add a fresh and bespoke touch to decor. From shells to candles, hand fans to margarita glasses, the ideas for these are endless and fun to personalize.
Eco friendly, sustainable weddings are becoming more and more popular. One of the top requests is for “no waste florals:” using flowers that are in season, no floral foam is used, and flowers are donated to local hospitals, nursing homes or other facilities after the celebration. These couples also prefer to use local produce from organic farms. The great news here is that Del Cabo specializes in each and every one of these practices with our selected vendors and collaborators.
FOOD AND FUN
Expect the unexpected when it comes to this department. Sensory stations for food (think unusual combinations like chicken waffles or popcorn stations) and beverage areas including mixology lessons or smoked craft cocktails are emerging everywhere, but of course, they must be active chef stations, where a chef is present at all times.
Punched up celebrations often include interesting music collaborations or multi-styled bands. Find out how that looks in Cabo by checking out our blog: “Eye of the Tiger – or Bear, Mala Rumba is Cabo’s Hottest Band.”
Other live performance entertainment has evolved as well and can include aerialists, acrobats, magicians and any number of interesting acts.
The most important thing to remember is that every Del Cabo wedding is bespoke, and no two should or will be anything alike, no matter what is popular at any given time. If you would like some advice for your Cabo destination wedding, simply reach out to us any time – we love helping couples develop their own traditions!
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