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Over this past year, everyone has learned new ways of doing things, and weddings are no exception. As health necessities have shrunk down guests lists, we’ve seen a rise in hyper-personalization, the creation of intentional spaces, menus, and places to reflect the couple and their guests. Here are some trends worth incorporating, no matter what the year may bring. 

Welcome Boxes

It’s somewhat customary to provide some sort of amenity to guests, be it a water bottle in their hotel room or pocket package of tissues. Well now, with smaller numbers you can more readily tailor items to your guests, with monogrammed items, or personalized notes. 

The idea of today’s welcome box is to provide all event necessities in one place, including personalized hand sanitizers, masks, programs and details, and even take-home favors, allowing guests to experience the warmth of being welcomed into the wedding weekend. 

Dinner Party Toasts

While there’s a sweetness in the tradition of best man and maid of honor toasts, there’s something delightful about getting together with your nearest and dearest and sharing stories. Smaller wedding gatherings allow for more people to engage with one another by sharing fond memories of the couple or sharing marriage advice. It also allows for the couple to address and thank all of their guests. 

Fresh Color Palettes

Gone are the muted palettes of recent years. For 2021, fresh, nature-driven hues and an infusion of patterns are now more on trend. We could all use an extra measure of bright and happy!

Fresh Air Festivities

Outdoor gatherings are in trend, which enables all sorts of fun activities. Especially at the Inn at Oneonta, we have great outdoor gathering spaces which can allow for s’mores under the stars, board games on our patio, or conversation around a fire. 

Unique Entertainment

2021 wedding trends are all about creating an experience for your guests. Why not try something you’ve never seen at a wedding before? A magic performance? Face painters? Or finding a celebrity to sing your first dance song over Zoom. There are so many ways you can make your wedding your own! 

At The Inn at Oneonta, we delight in making your wedding day reflect you. Constantly seeking new ways to entertain guests, cherish bridal parties, and partner with brides and grooms, the knowledgeable owners and operators of The Inn are well versed in the many ways to add unique touches to your wedding. Visit to take a virtual tour of our property and to contact us for an on-site visit.Original Content from: