7 Wedding Themes That Are Out in 2020

February 12, 2020 by Linda DiProperzio
shefinds | Weddings

Selecting your wedding theme is such a huge decision. After all, it will set the tone for this special day, allowing you to bring out your personality and style as a couple. And choosing the right theme could be the difference between having typical vows to hosting a terrific affair. With that in mind, you don’t want to showcase something that has been done way too many times or is simply fading out of fashion. To avoid that, we asked some of our favorite wedding planners to share the top trends that are on their way out in 2020.

Rustic decor

1. Rustic

Sara Stanisz, founder of the couples lifestyle blog Our Kind of Crazy, says that we'll be seeing a lot less mason jars, twine decor, and burlap & lace this year. "The rustic theme has finally come to an end in 2020," she explains.

Glam wedding decor

2. Ultra Glam

Sequins and sparkles are out, says Meggie Francisco of Meggie Francisco Events. "The only 'bling bling' happening in 2020 will be Lizzo solving boy problems. Stylish wedding couples are now looking for understated elegance with soft organic textures like wood, clay and linen."

Beach decor

3. Beach

While many couples will still wed near the water, a super beachy theme complete with starfish and seashell motif is out, reveals Mary Angelini of Key Moment Film. "We are seeing couples having more ocean-inspired understated coastal vs. overly boardwalk beach themes. ikiTorches, sand dollars, starfish and seashells are out."

Cute couple

4. Super Cute

Kevin Dennis of Fantasy Sound Event Services explains that couples are more attracted to sophisticated themes rather than anything cutesy or incredibly trendy. That means favors like flip flops or sunglasses, as well as chevron or overly-done prints, are done.

Black and White decor

5. Black & White

Black/white and neutrals have left the building, says Devon Flood from Temecula Creek Inn. "Although beautiful, more couples are choosing color, which I love to see making a comeback!"


6. DIY

DIY weddings are fading out as couples realize any money saved doesn't offset the time and energy spent on these projects, says Francisco. "Instead, couples are making the most of their budgets with minimalist yet professional decor, such as ikebana arrangements and online RSVPs."


7. Family Style

"While they are great in theory, they disrupt the table design and decor and people realize they have no place to put down all these platters on an already crowded table" says JoAnn Gregoli of Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli.


Linda DiProperzio is a weddings expert and freelance writer based in New York.

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