The concept and wedding trend is changing with time. We must walk along the change to have more from weddings than food and gathering.
It’s an easygoing ceremony on the shore followed by a more over-the-top dinner in a tent on dry land. Others might feel that much more casual and end with s’mores around a fire pit.
Whatever your style, expect beach weddings in 2021 to honour their natural setting, with a twist.
Bring the Destination to You
Destination weddings were all we talked about before 2020, and they’re all we’re currently craving as travel remains up in the air. Expect 2021 to be all about transformative design, rather than experiential travel—at least to start.
Extraordinary design is a mainstay, not a trend, but next year, a couple’s favourite destinations may play a role more so than ever in inspiring the event’s look, feel, colour palette, and more. The goal here is to bring your original wedding destination, your dream honeymoon location, or an experience you shared together abroad or out of town into your home, or to an intimate affair, via destination-inspired experiences, tastes, textures, and colours
Shendi & Shalima
Shendi and Shalima are becoming widely popular wedding events across the wedding culture of Pakistan.
Fast and smart, Shendi and Shalima are events combining two functions in one.
In some cases, it can also include more than two events in one – to even have the complete wedding on one day.
Guests enjoy these events more, with hosts having fewer expenses. This is a win-win for all.
As part of the wedding preparations, both families can gather together and decide if they want a Shendi or a Shalima.
From the common man to celebrities, many are choosing Shendi or Shalima for their wedding. With weddings galore taking place in Pakistan, both events are a good option.
For either event, families can share the costs and duties, along with a shorter duration for the festivities.
Both functions require fewer clothes to think about. With these events not dragging on, they can also be less draining, especially for elders.
Shendi is a formal function where the bride and groom arrive at the ceremony venue. The event includes customary ‘mehndi’ features such as ‘thaals’ (plates) and dancing from both sides.
Due to a shortage of time, there is no ‘rasm-e-henna.’ Hence ‘mehndi’ is not put on the hand of either the bride or groom. They are also not fed any confectionery sweets.
With most people in Pakistan like dancing during weddings, it is good to amalgamate both functions. Thus there is plenty of entertainment during the Shendi.
Green, Eco-friendly & Sustainable Weddings
Given how unifying the pandemic has been, it is only natural that human kindness would become paramount to the wedding scene, and couples will think of several ways to do more eco-friendly weddings and minimalistic themed weddings.
The Power of Personalization
As the wedding will get smaller, it will be more customized. As the devil is in the details, the pros will help clients fabricate intricate details of the design. Everything will be customized from decor to entertainment to cake to the wedding down, it will all narrow down to details and personalization.
In the post-pandemic era, people will look forward to socializing again, however, they are still expected to be skeptical about attending mass gatherings. In such a world full of heightened cautiousness, wedding planners or couples need to take all precautionary measures while organizing mass gatherings, especially weddings. This invites a new wedding trend of an open-air or outdoor wedding. It means plenty of space, which could help people maintain physical distancing as compared to an indoor wedding.
The times are changing. And it is changing at a fast rate. The new normal for weddings across the world is going to be significantly different. In the meanwhile, it’s time to stay educated about new wedding trend, make more informed decisions, and rethink safer ways to plan happy and safe celebrations post the pandemic.