New Year & New Trends

We made it to 2021! What now? What will weddings, celebrations and corporate events look like for 2021? For one, they will continue to look smaller and at the same time offer more intimate details.

One of the biggest 2021 wedding trends will be an interest in more intimate ceremonies. Also known as ‘micro or mini weddings’, these occasions tend to have a smaller guest list of up to 25 – 50 guests. 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.

Also, since there is more budget per head with a less guest count, they lend themselves perfectly to bespoke soirees, which are remembered for personal touches throughout. This can range from private wine tastings and interactive chef demonstrations to personalized favors and curated stationery suites as part of the big day celebrations.

Most importantly of all, they also allow the host/hostess to spend quality time with each and every guest – just one of the reasons for its surging popularity.

Small celebrations set over longer periods are increasingly becoming the go-to for many people and we certainly don’t see this slowing down into 2021 and beyond. With intimate milestone celebrations on the increase, our clients will look for extra ways to impress and spoil their smaller guest list and what better way than celebrating for multiple days. Some of our clients are looking to bring their guests over the pond to Europe for their celebrations! Can you imagine celebrating your birthday in Iceland or Italy?

A new trend from 2020 will carry over into 2021, virtual events. The physical distancing required by the pandemic will continue at least through the summer of 2021. One aspect of the virtual renaissance you might consider gifting. Swag gifts were always intended to be proudly shown off by your guests. But how does that carry over to a virtual event? Make sure your swag arrives early at your guests’ doorsteps to strike excitement for your upcoming special day. Think about unique items that will inspire your guests to share the special day through Zoom. CCE is loving the power of creativity with pre-packaged gifts! The possibilities are endless!

Regardless of your celebration style, we would like to wish you happiness and peace for our upcoming year! We look forward to planning a special event for you!

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