Wedding Trends for Fall 2021

When the leaves start to turn colors and the air is crisp, there’s a shift in the mood. This shift can be found in wedding planning, too!

The anticipation for fall begins as soon as summer ends because we know that it means so many things—cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, boots instead of sandals. It also means new wedding trends!

Wedding trends are changing all the time. It can be hard to keep up with what will make your wedding dress look and feel affordable; Viero Bridal has the fall wedding trends in sight for 2021.

2021 Wedding Trends for Fall 2021

In this blog post, we explore some of the top wedding trends making waves for fall!

Environmentally-friendly Weddings

A green wedding is a relatively new trend, but green weddings are quickly gaining in popularity.

Planning an eco-friendly wedding means ensuring that the environmental impact of your wedding is reduced. Typically, there is minimal use of traditional wedding decor, with sustainable sources for the nuptial flowers and festivities. Brides are more likely to choose wedding gowns made from natural materials such as silk and groom attire such as linen or organic cotton.

Couples are planning eco-friendly weddings influenced by the needs and concerns of the environment. The goal is to reduce the impact on the Earth’s resources while still having a beautiful celebration and enjoying the day. Suppose an eco-friendly wedding is something you are considering. In that case, there are many ways to make your wedding day more environmentally friendly, from flower selection to table settings, ceremony sites, and more!

Here are just some ideas:

  • Your wedding bands can be made from sustainable metals, materials, or gems.
  • Order invitations made from recycled or unbleached paper, or even stationery that contains seeds and can be planted!
  • Choose a venue with an Energy Star rating or LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) designation; here is a great resource: Explore Green Buildings.
  • Choose wildflowers, locally-cut flowers, planted pots, or consider incorporating outdoor elements into your wedding decor.
  • Serve sustainable meals by choosing caterers that use local farms, cheese, meats, or other products.
  • Serve local wine, if possible.

Lastly, remember that you can make your wedding as green as possible, but not at the cost of a lovely day! You can have a fun and affordable wedding while reducing your carbon footprint.

Multi-color Wedding Themes

The latest autumn fashion and decor trends have become an obsession among brides-to-be (and their entourages) who want something different from pastels or winter whites for fall.

Breaking free from homebound quarantine neutrals, weddings this fall will feature statement theme colors and different palettes than we have seen. And, since we have been cooped up for so long, brides choosing the technicolor theme are really going for bold!

These colors look lush in a formal wedding setting but fit every other theme under the sun. Use these unexpected colors in your centerpieces, bridesmaid dresses, flowers, and even your candles.

For fall weddings, red roses will still be popular—and don’t forget jewel-colored gerbera daisies! You can take the trend further by incorporating bold colors in layered looks with your table settings—china, chargers, and linens.

The use of marigold, cantaloupe, and grape paired with greens is taking off, or use traditionally bold hues like burgundy, orange, and hunter green—the bright tones of autumn leaves for your dress!

Fashion Forward Attire

Since we have spent most of the last year and a half in loungewear, wedding fashions will be luxurious and unexpected.

We will be seeing a revival of Great Gatsby-esque flapper attire, with pearls and crystals adorning wedding gowns. Expect fabulous drop waist gowns and sheath dresses to continue to appear in fall weddings for 2021. Wedding gowns with over-the-top sleeves are a nod to the 80s for the bride who loves avant-garde fashion.

Expect fabrics with bold and playful prints as brides break free from sweats and super casual wear we have been used to lately. Lace is still extremely popular with many brides.

You’ll also see heavier fabrics, such as velvet and fur—all to keep you warm during colder months ahead. And don’t forget the fashion accessories: heavy velvet cloaks, horn-rimmed glasses, and chunky sweaters as a coverup for after the ceremony are just a few of this season’s hottest trends.

Couture wedding gowns are a great way to incorporate wedding trends into a custom-made wedding gown designed at Viero Bridal.

Weekday Weddings

Weekday weddings are becoming more and more popular in recent years and for a variety of reasons, and especially for the fall of 2021.

One reason that they are trending is that weekday weddings are more affordable than their weekend counterparts. This is the perfect time to get married if you’re looking for an affordable wedding, either because you are on a budget or simply don’t want to spend all of your money on one day.

Another reason why weekday weddings have surged in popularity is that guests, whether they are family or not, can make their schedules work with the event, as weekday weddings are often at night.

While there are a lot of benefits to a weekday wedding, there are also some disadvantages. The biggest issue is that guests may not attend the event because of prior engagements or work schedules. If you can make your ceremony on a day that many people already have off work, like a mid-week holiday, this may not be a problem. Another issue is that it may limit your guests from out of town as they may have to take time off of work while traveling, which could be a big problem.

Small Weddings

Many couples are getting married in smaller and more intimate settings, a trend that we see even higher demand for since the beginning of the global pandemic.

Most people who choose to go with a small wedding say they prefer a more affordable and less stressful event where they can focus on their relationships and spend more time with close family and have intimate connections throughout the wedding.

Complete your Fall Wedding with Viero Bridal

Viero Bridal is an industry leader in designer and custom-made wedding gowns. Our ability to work with our brides’ budgets has made us one of the nation’s top sources for affordable designer wedding dresses in Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

The Viero Bridal experience is all about the details. From designer wedding dresses to luxury custom-made couture wedding gowns, these are just a few of the signature features that make this more than just an ordinary bridal boutique.

Contact us today for an appointment at one of our flagship bridal boutiques in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Chicago, or browse our collection online!