With 2019 winding down and 2020 right around the corner, now is the perfect time to dive deeper into your wedding planning. Taking inspiration from the last wedding season and the current trends, here’s a list of the biggest must-haves for the upcoming year.

Pick Your Venue
Out with big banquet halls and large ballrooms and in with small and intimate, casual venues. Keep your guest list small, up to 50 guests, and go for cozy, countryside wineyard, romantic garden or even a cozy backyard. Smaller, more intimate celebrations allow for more family and friend time while providing more budget for those personal touches that will make your wedding memorable.

Table setting at a garden wedding Bride and groom at a vineyard style wedding old courtyard wedding reception

Go Big
With the extra cash you save by cutting down on your guest list, you can splurge a little and get some stunning decor pieces that will make a huge statement. Think large mirrors with table seating chart, giant balloons, and oversized centerpieces that will take your breath away when you walk into the room.

Stylish mirror with a wedding seating chart Large palm leaves centerpiece Bride and Groom with Mr. and Mrs. balloons

Make it personal
We all want to imprint our own stamp on our wedding day and we can do this by making things a little bit more personal for ourselves and our guests. Out with plain old photo booths, how about a custom photo background that is so fun, your guest will be lining up to take photos and selfies.

Keep going with custom signs throughout your venue to keep your guests informed about all the important details. For rustic weddings, you can use an old window frame and apply decals for a fun and inexpensive DIY. Whatever the feel and look of the wedding is, you can find a piece to match.

Old window with wedding info decals

While setting the tone for your wedding, don’t forget about your invites. The invitation is the first impression that your guests get about what to expect at your reception. Make it memorable with custom designs and specialty paper by finding a reputable wedding invite studio or work with a graphic designer to get more creative options.

Swing photo booth set up Beautiful pink stationery set for a wedding Wooden wedding welcome sign

Go eco-friendly
You already got a good start with keeping your wedding to a smaller number and putting those DIY ideas into good use. You can keep going by using recyclable materials whenever possible, decorating with flowers that are in season and sourcing your wedding feast from local providers.

It’s all the small things that add up to make a large impact so instead of using paper confetti, try dried flower petals. Need some fun favors for your guests, how about cute little potted plants they can bring home. The eco-friendly ideas are endless, it just might take a little extra effort and care.

eco friendly wedding favors eco friendly recycle bin eco friendly flower confetti

Do it your way
Whatever the trends are, remember, it’s your day so make it your own, your way, however you want it. Trends are a great way to get inspired and have fun with planning your wedding, but in the end, you’re the only one that needs to enjoy it and love it.