How we are getting married in 2021

With the vaccine currently being rolled out, an estimated 400,000 weddings in the UK are to take place this year, according to bridebook.co.uk. It also reported that there was a 15 per cent increase in the number of engagements over last Christmas (the most popular time of year for proposals) as well as a five per cent increase in the number of guests that bridebook.co.uk couples are adding to their guest-lists. All this, says Hamish Shepherd, founder of the app, is an indication that weddings are going to be bigger and better than ever before.

From the opulent femininity of Bridgerton through to a heightened awareness of sustainability, leading industry experts share how the pandemic has carved out the 2021 wedding trends.