When it comes to Instagram, not any old photos will do. And when it comes to weddings on Instagram, not any old decor will do. Weddings are becoming more bespoke and unique than ever.
How they are decorated and how they look reflects the couples behind them. No longer will a basic reception in a hotel where everyone in your family got married do the job. We want to be on-trend and we want to look good.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at 7 of the most Instagrammable wedding decor ideas for 2021 and beyond.
1. Handmade Decor
So many of us have learnt some new DIY or arts and crafts skills over the last year and a half with all the spare time at home on our hands. It’s finally time to put it to good use!
Stay on-trend this wedding season and go for some homemade decor in your wedding venue. It will give you the cute, rustic vibes you are aiming for. It will also make things easier than ever to personalise, and personalised wedding decorations always go down a treat on social media.
Photo by Marisa Morton on Unsplash
2. Shopping Local
Speaking of the pandemic (boo), we have all been reminded over the last while how important it is to support our local business and to shop local. This has had its repercussions in weddings and wedding decors.
You can stay relevant and community-minded on Instagram with your wedding by showing how your decor is coming from local businesses, shops and independent sellers. If you’re looking at wedding venues in London for example, why not shop around the area and check out what local London businesses and sellers have on offer to decorate your venue? Check out Camden for market finds and check out Etsy for London specific independent sellers.
You will end up with beautiful decor options that help both you and the local community.
3. Eco-friendly Decor
This is a year for the earth. People are becoming more and more ethically minded, and trends on social media right now are reflecting this. You can be super Instagram–savvy this wedding season and opt for some sustainable, recycled/recyclable, and green decor.
Think Kate Bush meet Green Peace, and you’ll be on the right page.
4. 70’s Styles
The ’70s are back! And I couldn’t be more thrilled about it. Flares, bohemian colour schemes, patterns galore, florals, velvet upholstery. It’s all back.
A ‘70s decor theme will keep your wedding very on-trend this year. Even if it just comes down to a ‘70s style colour scheme (check out Pinterest to see what I mean), you will get some extra likes emulating the groovy era.
5. Outdoor Decor
Maybe yet another result of the pandemic, more and more couples are opting for outdoor venues for their big day. This has an impact on the decor they opt for too, even if it is an indoor wedding.
Greenery, extra flowers, houseplants, water features, the whole lot. The outdoors are everywhere in weddings now and they are a big hit. Get in touch with nature and your wedding photos will soar on Instagram, Pinterest and everywhere in between.
Less is most definitely not more right now. Wedding minimalism is out, and maximalism is in.
Forget understated decor with muted colours and minimal objects. This year we are going for big decor statements. Oversized bouquets, different styles and colours combined, plenty of decor in every section, glitter, and whatever else on earth you could want.
Maybe it’s the year stuck inside, maybe it’s the joy to be back out again. Whatever it is, go big or go home is the motto of wedding decor right now.
Make a statement with your decor and you will be a trendsetter overnight.
7. Colour, Colour, Colour
Finally, the more colour the better. In your decor, your dress, your food, and your venue.
The trend right now is to make things as colourful as possible. No more all-white everything or neutral palettes. A pop of colour will help you stand out from the crowd and get the social media attention you’re looking for.
If you’re not sure what colour to go for here’s a little hint to help you – yellow has been dubbed the colour of the year by a couple of different stylists and fashionistas. So why not go for some yellow in your wedding decor this year? I guarantee Instagram will love it.
To sum up
Go big this year, go for colour, maximalism, and oversized decor. Mix this up with some sustainability and local shopping and you have the recipe for wedding decor success.
Take these hints and do your best with them, and you will see those Instagram likes roll in.
What do you think of these ideas?
*Disclosure: This is a Collaborative Post.
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