Weddings are very personal and there is no wedding that fits everyone. Each bride and groom idealise their own wedding day with their own personal details: from the dress to the suit, from the venue to the catering, from styling to the decoration & the flowers and music. But there are trends, which are easily visible in each wedding. These can come from the music, the food, the décor. Each couple wishes to spend their budget on different wedding categories, or different trends, however you want to call it. Therefore, Algarve Dream Weddings will help you decide which trend will turn your day into the one you always dreamed of: “My perfect wedding day”.


 Relaxed and informal?

Inviting each and everyone to your big day is no longer the trend, as couples opt for more intimate, meaningful celebrations with their nearest and dearest. This means couples can spend their budget more lavishly on a smaller group, turning the day into a day to remember for everyone. Since there is more budget per head, the couple lend themselves perfectly to bespoke soirees, which are remembered for personal touches throughout. This can range from your chosen trends or more, such as private wine tasting to personalised favours as part of the big day celebrations. One of the big wedding trends of this season is more intimate ceremonies, also known as micro weddings. These occasions tend to have a smaller guest list of around 40 people or fewer. They can be formal or informal, and keep with tradition, or take a more modern approach – However, they tend to be a fusion of both. Most importantly of all, they also allow the bride and groom to spend quality time with each and every guest – one of the reasons for its surging popularity.


 Going big

It is no surprise that one of the latest wedding trends right now is for oversize decor and giant statements.

Imagine heralding guests into the reception with smoke flares and fireworks.

Think huge balloons and oversize centrepieces that take your breath away when you walk into the room.

Giving your wedding that personal style that makes it your own, from giant balloons, floral arches or hanging displays to balloon walls and giant lights.

Going big can sometimes be misleading. Doesn’t mean going above and beyond with extravagant décor or anything like it.

But going big in the sense that what you choose, you choose it right! Of course, if you do choose to go big, DO IT! Don’t forget…

 Trends come from our own choices!



Eco friendly

In these eco-conscious times we live in, now more than ever, couples are looking at ways to host responsibly. This means cuttingback on unnecessary waste and trying to be as eco-friendly as possible. Wedding venues are being greener and becoming more sustainable, many venues that provide in-house catering will use locally sourced produce, as well as other areas within their business to be eco-friendlier. One of the new wedding trends is for couples to upcycle, or to

 pledge a commitment to zero waste. This can be from offering wedding flowers away to good causes, to going plastic-free on your big day. Other ways that couples can achieve this wedding trend is to swap out plastic straws for paper ones, sharing wedding day flowers and décor with other couples using the venue, and offering to ‘replant trees’ as a wedding favour. If you interested in this trend, we recommend you reading the following: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Wedding.




 Large florals

Flower displays provide a visual uplift and even have the power to transform a venue. The latest trend report from Brides magazine highlights reports a few floral trends to adopt into your big day this year.

Sourcing flowers from your nearest independent florist is a great way to put your personal stamp on the day. Bold statement colours are all the rage, as well as those with different textures and shapes. Speak with us about how we can layer up displays with an explosion of colour.

Go big on scents too – this is going to be a big wedding trend that you’ll smell more of in the coming year! It’s all about getting creative too.

Think about different ways that flowers can add a pop of colour to other parts of the day,from flowers frozen in ice-cubes, to floral hair weaves for the bridal party.

Think outside of the box!

When it comes to your bridal bouquet, it’s all about understated tidy bouquets with plenty of overflowing greenery for a majestic look.

And of course, your own pinch of taste!






Beautiful lighting

Great lighting can make your wedding venue glisten in the moonlight and sizzle at sunset. Therefore, it’s no surprise that one of the top wedding trends of the year is for mood lighting.

When the sun sets, the lights come on, be it an indoor or outdoor wedding, lights can set the tone and mood for your evening.

Think outside of the ‘lightbox’ and look at different ways to integrate lighting in a unique way. From exposed bulbs to mini lampshades and vintage chandeliers or candles on a beach.

There’s lots of different ways that you can bring a touch of sparkle to proceedings.

Neon signage and lights continue to be popular and can be customised to suit and makes a great keep sake, just need the space. Just let us know!




2020/2021 wedding trends also include a change to wedding photography. This is an element that has always been important. However, with the choice of videographers available, having your wedding day captured as a film is becoming more popular and a great way to relive your day. With videography becoming more popular will also see the rise of drones being used, perfect for videography and stunning group shots of you and your guests as well as your venue from above. What a perfect way to look back and remember the “I do”.



Although trends are popular, make sure you do things your way. Trends are great for ideas, inspiration and seeing what others are doing, but make sure you do things how you always dreamed of. Make your own style. Turn your wedding day into the day that you want to remember, forever and always.

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