2021 Summer Wedding Trends Heating Up

The summer wedding season is upon us, and a sense of hope and excitement surrounds us all as we begin to come together to celebrate love stories with our family and friends once again. Here at Moments Notice & Company we are uplifted by the energy of these love stories that we have had the opportunity to become part of over the last few months. We have seen several emerging trends for this season following the difficult decision making many couples have faced through the pandemic to simplify, go virtual, reschedule, postpone, or cancel their wedding dates. These emerging trends, from mini-moons, to non-traditional reception days and mid-week weddings, to micro-weddings, embrace a common theme of flexibility, creativity, and beauty in simplicity.

Mini-Moons, Mondays, and Micro-Weddings


Let’s first dive into exploring the emerging trends of mini-moons or later-moons rather than the traditional honeymoon. Mini-moons provide couples the opportunity to spend a long weekend together following their wedding day finding relaxation and time to celebrate their marriage. Some popular destinations in Colorado include close mountain getaways like The Broadmoor and The Stanley Hotel as well as local Denver area hotels and activities, which help to minimize travel and to maximize the time spent celebrating together.

Pre-Celebrations, Monday & Friday Receptions, and Mid-Week Weddings

In another creative way to maximize time with guests, pre-ceremony excursions, brunches, and activities for guests are becoming a common theme for weddings this season. Building on the theme of creativity, with the increased demand for wedding venues and for reception spaces for those that had a ceremony earlier last year and were waiting to have a larger celebration, Monday and Friday receptions, along with mid-week weddings are becoming more common and are also a more irresistible price.

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Red Aspen Photography


Another emerging trend includes micro-weddings, which are quickly becoming a well-known option for couples looking for an intimate, simplified, and minimalistic setting to tie the knot. Broadly, a micro-wedding is considered a gathering with twenty people or less, falling somewhere between an elopement and a small traditional wedding gathering. Although the wedding list may be difficult for some couples to keep to around 20 guests or less, this arrangement allows budgets to go farther and with more creativity in the simplification and minimization of traditional elements such as wedding cakes and deserts. Venue flexibility with a smaller group is also an appeal of this more intimate setting.

If you are considering a micro-wedding this season, when it comes to entertainment for your micro wedding reception, Moments Notice & Company is here to guide you in choosing a wedding DJ and one of our smaller band ensembles. With the simplified and more intimate nature of your event, we’ll take requests allowing you to customize your music and your style. Whether you choose to dance the night away on the dance floor in an industrial warehouse space in downtown Denver or under the stars on your favorite mountaintop, we can’t wait to see your smiles and help to embrace your vision and tell your story through music on your wedding day.

When discussing wedding planning of any variety, we cannot go without mentioning our friends over at John Tobey Events, a premier wedding planner.

This summer is packed with wedding activity and these trends may be here to stay with the appeal to simplicity, minimalism, budget friendliness, and custom nature that these non-traditional options provide to a couple. We are looking forward to seeing more and more family and friends gathered together in the celebration of love this summer and connecting with one another as we find our way into new waters and new venues this summer.

Jerry Barnett

Jerry Barnett

Founder & President

Jerry Barnett founded Moments Notice in 1980 and built it into Denver’s leading entertainment company. Learn more about Jerry Barnett.