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Top 7 Wedding Planning Trends in 2020
The Grand Event Center’s list of the top 7 wedding planning trends in Columbus and beyond!

2020 wedding trends are all about creating an ambiance or having your guests go, ‘that’s a mood,’ when they enter into the main event. The traditional all-white gown or boho bride is no longer the standard to follow. The biggest wedding trends for 2020 are personalization and individuality. After all, it is your big day!

The Grand Event Center will be living up to its name of delivering some of Columbus’ best weddings, with a blank canvas ready to bring your dream wedding to life. Since we know a thing or two about weddings, we decided to put together a list of the top trends for 2020.

We’re excited to see all of the different looks and styles, bold colors, and tasteful charm. Here is our list of the top 7 wedding planning trends that can be seen in every big moment this year!

1. Off-Day/Season Weddings

People often have a predetermined idea of when a wedding should take place—usually it’s a Saturday in the spring or fall. But increasingly, couples are realizing the multitude of benefits that come with having their wedding on an off day, such as a Friday or Sunday, and/or an off season like winter.

Coordinating your wedding in this way isn’t just a growing trend, but it also saves couples tons of money that can be spent starting a life together. For example, having a wedding on an off day or season often allows for discounted pricing per person from vendors and venues like The Grand Event Center in Columbus.

Additionally, you can rest easy knowing your dream venue and vendors will most likely have availability during your wedding day, since it’s being held during a slower time than normal. This means you’ll be able to realize that wedding you’ve been conjuring up since childhood, with few to no obstacles in your way!

2. Inclusive Menus

2020 is all about creating reception menus that everyone will love. Being considerate of allergies and dietary restrictions will ensure that your guests are happy and able to enjoy themselves on your big day.

Make sure you have some vegan or plant-based options for those who don’t eat meat, and non-alcoholic beverages for those who don’t consume it. The Grand has several menu options to satisfy any preference!

3. Magical Mysticism

Many are saying that mysticism might be the biggest trend of 2020. Expect to see crystals, saging, palo santo and aura photobooths. The energy that will be created during mystical wedding ceremonies this year are sure to be unforgettable. Guests may even go home with unique gifts that include a rose crystal or other magical item.

4. Go Big or Go Home

What’s one thing that women talk about the most during wedding ceremonies? The dress! In 2020, it’s all about over-the-top fashion and bold pieces. Long trails, blinged-out veils, bold ball gowns, lace, color and outfit changes! Simple wedding dresses are now replaced with jaw-dropping, glamorous wedding gowns.

5. The Green Wedding

Sustainable weddings help make the world a better place. Employing recycled florals, sourcing locally grown food or hiring vendors who value sustainability can help reduce your carbon footprint in 2020. Are you feeling the green vibes? The Grand has taken several steps to offer more sustainable weddings in Columbus.

6. Table Remix

This budget-friendly 2020 trend changes the standard when it comes to how your reception tables are set. Forget about the long rectangular tables—create a design that compliments the whole room and elevates the reception. Opt-in for rounds, sweetheart tables, or long s-shape, u-shape and t-shape tables. Weddings are all about fun and where you sit (and how) is key!

What 2020 wedding planning trends are you incorporating into your big day? Let us know during the planning process!