Wedding Planning Tips

2020 Wedding Trends

One of my favorite things to do all year is to look ahead at the weddings we’ll be filming, and the new trends we’re likely to see!  I reach out and look at what some of the big names in the wedding industry are working on, and the direction I see my own couples heading in, and share them with you!

2020 Wedding Trend: Bold Colors & Patterns

I started seeing some bold colors and patterns pop up at the end of last year in some design and stationery items.  Then I noticed a little Behind the Scenes shoot of BHLDN’s 2020 line….at The Greenbrier!

The Greenbrier is one of our favorite places to film weddings and it is full of an iconic collection of bold colors and patterns!

Anyway, this is definitely a big change from BHLDN’s branding and imagery from the past few years: an almost monotone, warm VSCO amber palette.  And I love it.

2020 Wedding Trend: Equality

We’re seeing even more couples who are engaging in wedding planning tasks together, taking up a divide and conquer approach to finding vendors and selecting decor.

We’re also noticing that more and more of our inquiries are asking about 2nd shooters so that both sides of the family are represented during the video.

Good news on that front: we always have two people filming at each wedding.  Since the very beginning of MotionWorks, we’ve been intentional to cover everything that is happening on a wedding day.  A wedding is the start of a marriage, which includes two people.  Not a person who planned an event and another who just showed up.

Guys typically don’t take as long to get ready as the girls, and we’ve been happy to tag along with the men in the wedding party to many ‘pre-wedding’ adventures over the past few years.  When our couples sit down to watch their wedding video together, they each get an inside glimpse as to what happened before walking down the aisle.

Another request that we’re seeing a lot more of is rehearsal dinner coverage.  Traditionally, the rehearsal dinner is hosted by the groom’s family, and in the past few years we’ve seen some beautiful events that perfectly complimented both the decor and vibe of the wedding day, with a slightly different feel.  For destination weddings (or weddings with family and friends traveling in) hosting a welcome party for guests after the formal rehearsal dinner

(Side note – you’re probably noticing that the title of this section is equality and might be thinking that I ought to mention same-sex weddings, and I’m not…because that’s not a trend.  Trends come and go and two humans getting married isn’t a trend.  It’s just a thing that happens and we all need to accept that and move on.)

2020 Wedding Trend: Video Isn’t Optional.

Of course, I’m going to say that.  I love video.

But don’t take my word for it.

“No shock here: Video is just as important to your wedding day as photography. Wedding coverage no longer begs the question of whether you’ll have a videography team, but rather, which talented video team you’ll collaborate with.” – Harper’s Bazaar

Well, there you have it! We would love to be the team you collaborate with for your wedding day.  If you’re ready to start the conversation about an emotional, cinematic video to tell the story of your wedding day, start by filling out our contact form. 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *