6 Wedding Event Trends in 2020 You’ll Fall in Love With

January 24, 2020
By: Marquee Event Rentals


Terrariums, metallics, and Art Deco are just a few wedding decor and design ideas trending in 2020. Looking to dazzle guests with your unique event vision? These themes and artful enhancements will be sure to please. Here are the top trends on our event experts’ radar for 2020. 

2020 Style Trends for Wedding Events

#1 1920s/Great Gatsby

It’s officially the ‘20s again, so roll out the vintage bar cart and break out the black and gold decor. Set the stage by incorporating geometric Art Deco accents into your invitations and wedding website design. At the venue, a live jazz band, decorative mirrors, and a hint of peacock will transport guests to another era.

#2 Metallics

All that glitters doesn’t have to be gold; it can be rose gold, copper, or a combination of different metallics. Make your tables shine with gilded platinum china and shimmering tablecloths and chair covers. Use disco balls in your decor and ask your baker to add a shiny flourish on the cake.

#3 Sustainability

One of the fastest-growing wedding trends is creating a sustainable celebration. Serving farm-to-table food, renting tableware instead of using disposables, and scheduling festivities during daylight hours are just a few of the ways eco-conscious couples can minimize the carbon footprint of their festivities. Local parks, farms, and wineries provide abundant natural decor. Seasonal flowers support the theme and local growers.

#4 Specialty Lighting

Event lighting has come a long way in recent years. The lighting rental options available today can transform a hotel ballroom into a dance club. 

Use candelabras or chandeliers to add elegance to a barn or tent, or string lights to evoke a starry sky. Some couples create a custom stencil, such as a monogram, and project it behind the head table or on

#5 Terrariums

Terrariums are an on-trend alternative to traditional centerpieces. They can also be the table itself. Cover a gardenscape of flowers or ferns with a clear acrylic case and use it as a grazing table or dessert bar.

Transform your wedding tent into a terrarium. Take the theme to another level by hosting your reception inside a clear top tent filled with hanging flowers and greenery.

#6 Grazing Tables

Our final wedding trend for 2020 is all about the eats. Grazing tables encourage guests to mingle and are infinitely customizable.

How you display the food is just as important as having an abundance of it. Pair a vintage farm table with modern trays and vessels, mix checkered napkins and china. If your grazing table overflows with goodies, you’ve done it right. Here are a few food ideas to fit different themes:

Country Romance - serve farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, and a selection of cured meats.
Winery Wedding - choose cheese, fruit, and other nibbles that pair well with your wedding wines.
Island Vibes - serve fruit and coconut chips on wood serving trays, include tropical flowers in the table decor.

Wedding Event Rentals and Design Ideas

Our helpful event rental experts in Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Austin, Dallas, or San Antonio can help you bring your wedding vision to life. Marquee has one of the largest rental inventories in the industry to ensure your celebration includes on-trend styles. 

We’re happy to set up a sample table for you so you can see how all your elements work together. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary consultation.