2020 wedding trends –(African Edition)

Ultimately, your wedding day is a celebration of love between you and the person you love.

Every bride has a goal to throw the most epic and on trend wedding that her guests have ever seen and will be talking about for years to come.

 

 

2019 is one for the books with popular weddings like that of Ghanaian actor and politician John Dumelo

Photo Credit: John Dumelo

 

Somhale’s wedding

Photo Credit: Somhale

We are still being inspired by Stephanie and Linus’s wedding that happened in 2012 (it was that amazing).  

 

Ghanaian actor Adjetey Anang

 

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Fashion 

Any bride will tell you one of the highlights of her day is the dress, it just has to be unique and perfect and in 2019 we saw brides tossing the idea of a traditional ball gown as the only dress option.

 

 

Brides are opting for colourful gowns and bridal jumpsuits.

 

 

 

One trend we expect to continue in 2020 is off white Lacey gowns as seen on South African actress Dineo Moeketsi

Photo Credit: Dineo Moeketsi Dress: @orapelengmodutle Beat: @preciousxabamakeup Hair: @iambomzi

on her wedding day and Nigerian Footballer Wilfred Ndidi’s Wife.

 

 

Brides these days are more interested in individuality more than anything and are using African designers like Gert Johan Coetzee and Toju Foyeh to come up with a unique look for their day.

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Décor

 This year has seen the continued growth of eco-friendly and green weddings and this has seen the rise of minimalistic rustic weddings.

 

 

This incorporates plants like forest fern, eucalyptus and makes use of recycled glass jars as part of décor.

 

 

It is also convenient because it has a clear design, it is easy to follow and most greenery blends with most wedding themes.

 

Wedding Trends 2020

This theme is increasingly becoming popular because it is effortlessly beautiful and affordable, guaranteed your groom will be happy to have some wedding change.

 

 

South African presenter Somizi’s wedding is serving as inspiration for total glam wedding. This soiree included gold and white décor and tower cakes that were the center of attention.

 

 

Florals

When you think of a wedding you automatically think roses, cakes… but 2020 is here to change the stereotypes.

 

Wedding Trends 2020

 

 

 

Stephanie Okereke’s wedding is still inspiring a lot of brides and will continue to do so. It was a fairy tale scene, the ceremony was held in France in a real-life castle.

 

Photo Credit:Stephanie Linus

The Dahlia is set to be a bride’s favourite flower, it has a range of vibrant colours that can be incorporated into any colour scheme.

 

Not all brides will be able to pull off a wedding in France, but they can be inspired by the couple’s décor that had hanging flowers that will turn any location into a fairy-tale dream.

 

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Must haves

Wedding hashtags is a great way to keep your wedding memories in one place is to come up with a social media hashtag.

it will allow you and your guests to find your photos online easier, even those that don’t make it for the official picture album can always have a social media album.

Seating chart- there is nothing that annoys wedding guests more than having to scrounge for seats or have to sit with people that they don’t know or like.

If you are getting married in 2020, one thing you need to try and get right is the seating chart.  This will make our loved ones to have a good time.

Party favours like gratitude tokens for sharing your special day with you, this is important to make your guests feel appreciated.

People really cherish wedding souvenirs.

 

2020 weddings are sure to be exciting with the trends we’re expecting to see in the coming year.