By Liz Johnson

(Photo by Elizabeth Mae Photography, our 2020 Happening List Winner for Wedding Photographer.)

While most weddings are on hold at the moment, many Bride-to-Be’s will be using this time at home to dream ahead to their special day. Here are some trends/ideas as you plan during this time, along with some Montco Happening List Winners who can make the day one you’ll cherish forever.


(Photo from Beth Ann’s Flowers Facebook page.)

Sustainability meets the non-traditional this year, with dried, painted or bleached flowers being incorporated into bouquets and centerpieces. Greenery draping from the ceiling, flowers tacked to the wall or used as inventive aisle décor are this year’s splurge. Reusable plants are replacing flowers in many weddings. Montco Happening List Winner for Best Wedding Florist Beth Ann’s Flowers in Royersford specializes in plants, as well as offering creative wedding arrangements of all shapes and sizes.

Food as art

(Photo from Raymond’s Catering Facebook page.)

On the sustainability front, locally grown and sourced food, edible flowers in ice cubes, salad and on the wedding cake are now the rage. Elaborate cheese and charcuterie tables are replacing the standard appetizer fare. And long, farmhouse-style tables with more creative settings and centerpieces are replacing roundtops. Check out Montco Happening List Winner for Best Wedding Caterer Raymond’s Catering in Eagleville for your event.

Non-traditional Wedding Dresses Reign

Capes rather than long trains, exaggerated sleeves,  jumpsuits, and skirts are replacing the more sleek dresses of the past (think: 2019). Mismatched bridesmaids dresses are also proving popular this year. For the best in wedding gowns,  check out Montco Happening List Winner for Best Bridal Boutique Le Bella Donna Bridal in Jenkintown.

Venues are more than a place to eat in 2020


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Out-of-the-box venues provide a popular setting for 2020 weddings – places with lots of space for imaginative elements such as Prosecco trucks, caricature artist and even bounce houses.  For something truly romantic, try Grey Towers Castle at Arcadia University in Glenside, Montco Happening List Winner for Best Wedding Venue.

Groom’s attire changes color

Blue is the new black. Navy, teal and cobalt jackets are replacing the traditional black-and-white tuxedo. Montco Happening List Winner for Best Wedding Formal Wear  Page Six…it’s haute ~ Tuxedos by Sarno in Skippack will suit up any groom in the latest style.

Micro Weddings

With the uncertainty of the coronavirus and the changes it’s bringing to large gathering, smaller weddings are beginning to trend. Couples are still spending roughly the same amount on their nuptials, but with fewer people – say 40 people or less – they’re able to splurge more on food, gifts and interactive entertainment.  Montco Happening List Winner for Best Wedding Planner Gemelli Events in Horsham creates seamless, stress-free weddings that are sure to be memorable.


Bold colors and textured, recycled paper and soy-based inks are part of the new sustainability trend. Montco Happening List Winner for Best Wedding Invitation KB Designs in Abington designs invitations with your personality in mind.

The Wedding Cake


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More golden cakes from Kriebel’s Bakery!

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Hand-painted cakes, ferns and botanical themes, mosaic designs are all trending this year for wedding cakes. Montco Happening List Winner for Best Bakery Kriebel’s Bakery Café in Norristown, which has appeared on Cake Wars, creates fondant-iced cakes custom made with the intimate interest of bride and groom in mind.

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