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The Biggest Wedding Trend Coming Out Of 2020 (And Why We’re 100% Here For It!)

From guest lists to dance floors, it’s safe to say COVID-19 has completely reshaped the way we think about weddings in 2020 and beyond. But while the current restrictions are making it tricky to plan a traditional celebration, some unexpected (and kind of awesome) wedding trends have also emerged from the pandemic.

One such trend? The “long lunch” or afternoon wedding. 

Yep, we’re calling it: afternoon weddings are the biggest wedding trend coming out of 2020, and you can expect to see plenty more of them in years to come. Thanks to COVID-19, couples are flipping the standard wedding timeline on its head and opting for daytime events over traditional evening affairs. And the more we think about it, the more it makes sense, especially when it comes to weddings here on the Tweed Coast.

Keep reading as we explain why afternoon weddings are the perfect option for couples getting hitched right now – plus, a huge wedding giveaway valued at $30k that you’ll definitely want to know about!

The Biggest Wedding Trend Coming Out of 2020! | Tweed Coast Weddings
Image via Pipi & Palm

Why Plan An Afternoon Wedding?

We’ve always been conditioned to think of weddings as evening affairs, but afternoon and long lunch weddings can be equally as amazing! Hosting your wedding during the day is not only an ideal way to celebrate amidst the current restrictions, but also comes hand in hand with some pretty great benefits, too. Allow us to explain:

-You can take full advantage of our incredible location. Here on the Tweed Coast, our climate is perfectly suited for daytime weddings. We’re blessed with amazing weather pretty much all year-round, with warm temperatures, clear skies and minimal rainfall. An afternoon wedding allows you and your guests to enjoy the sunshine, share a beautiful meal, and soak up the views from some of the best wedding venues in the country.

-No need to rush. Daytime weddings offer a more relaxed, flexible timetable when it comes to the overall “flow” of your day. You don’t need to worry about rushing around on a strict timeline and trying to fit everything in before sunset! Instead, enjoy your day at a more leisurely pace, with fewer time constraints (and less stress).

-You won’t miss the dance floor. Dance floor restrictions have been one of the biggest pain points for couples planning their wedding amidst COVID-19. A daytime wedding or leisurely long lunch removes the pressure of “what to do” after dinner, so you and your guests won’t feel like you’re missing out.

-It’s actually really practical. Logistically, daytime weddings can also be more practical for your guests, especially if they need to organise babysitting for their little ones. Plus, if you’re planning a Sunday wedding, your guests don’t have to take the next day off work (or struggle through it with a hangover!).

-Good vibes all round. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love sipping on cocktails in the sunshine with good food and great company? Daytime weddings are fun, vibrant and offer a refreshing alternative to a traditional evening event.

The Biggest Wedding Trend Coming Out of 2020! | Tweed Coast Weddings

The Biggest Wedding Trend Coming Out of 2020! | Tweed Coast Weddings

The Biggest Wedding Trend Coming Out of 2020! | Tweed Coast Weddings
Images via Bird and Boy Photography

What Does an Afternoon Wedding Look Like?

With all of this being said, what does an afternoon wedding look like in action? We think there are so many great ways a daytime wedding could play out, especially here on the Tweed Coast. 

Picture this: an intimate long lunch in the hinterland, with you and your loved ones enjoying delicious share platters at a beautifully curated table. A coastal-inspired cocktail party overlooking the water, with live acoustic tunes, lawn games and free-flowing Aperol Spritz. Or, an elegant 5-course meal that takes you and your guests through a culinary journey. Spend your afternoon soaking up the atmosphere with your favourite people, before capturing your wedding portraits during golden hour and winding down at the end of the night in luxury accommodation with your new hubby or wife. Magic!

Don’t forget that an afternoon wedding can still incorporate elements from a traditional evening reception, too. You can still walk down the aisle, make a grand reception entrance, have speeches, throw your bouquet and cut the cake. A daytime wedding doesn’t mean you have to miss out on anything – it just means your timeline will look a little different.

The Biggest Wedding Trend Coming Out of 2020! | Tweed Coast Weddings

The Biggest Wedding Trend Coming Out of 2020! | Tweed Coast Weddings

The Biggest Wedding Trend Coming Out of 2020! | Tweed Coast Weddings
Images via Figtree Wedding Photography

WIN a Mediterranean-Inspired Beach Club Wedding at Ancora

Loving the idea of an afternoon wedding? Together with a bunch of amazing local suppliers, Ancora is giving one lucky couple the chance to win a Mediterannean-inspired Beach Club wedding on the water valued at $30k.

This incredible prize includes:

-Exclusive venue hire

-A full beach club menu and 4-hour beverage package with cocktails for up to 60 guests

-A florals package by Ivy & Bleu Events

-A cocktail furniture package by The One Day House

-A 4-hour wedding photography package by Figtree Wedding Photography

-A full-day videography package by Anchored Cinema

-A music and entertainment package by JANDA Events

-A personalised ceremony by The Celebrant Circle

-A wedding cake by Cakes by Baked

-A gelato cart by Wheel & Spoon

The competition is now open, with entries closing on the 31st of October and the winning couple to be notified shortly after. For entry details and a full list of terms and conditions, head over to the Ancora website here.

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