February 21, 2020

Wedding sofa hire: three key wedding trends for 2020

wedding sofa hire: city wedding

Wedding sofa hire is one of our specialities; so, with wedding season just around the corner, our thoughts turn to the most popular wedding trends for 2020. Read on to find out more about three key trends for this year, and how you can use our wedding furniture hire to stay on point!

1. Wedding sofa hire for sustainability and ‘eco’ weddings 

wedding furniture at farm weddingWith so much concern surrounding climate change, it’s hardly surprising that many couples want to reduce the carbon footprint of their weddings. Sustainability and reducing waste is  becoming more and more important to everyone.

For weddings, this can cover almost every area! Some couples want to go totally ‘green’ for every aspect of their wedding. But even just a few small changes can make a difference. For example, brides can do their bit for the planet by purchasing a beautiful vintage or pre-loved wedding dress.  Additionally, allowing bridesmaids to choose their own dresses may mean that they are far more likely to wear them again. Plus, it’s quite easy to make other small changes, such as environmentally-friendly confetti alternatives and home-made wedding favours. Using local suppliers for flowers, catering, photography and cakes is almost always more eco-friendly; travel distance, and hence carbon footprint, will be reduced. Some couples are even eschewing cut flowers altogether and going for living potted plants as an alternative. These can make fantastic gifts to give to your guests after the wedding! 

wedding sofa hire: curved rattan sofa outdoorsAt Rio Lounge we too think sustainability is really important.  This is why we only purchase handmade furniture for hire, of the very highest quality.  Being very particular about product quality ensures that our products give many years of service in our hire pool, rather than having to be thrown away after a short time. Naturally our products do withstand wear and tear over time, however, frequent maintenance ensures that everything always looks fresh and clean. Our manufacturers are all closely monitored to ensure strict ethical standards are maintained.  We hate to throw anything away; so we will always re-upholster and upcycle wherever we can, giving a new lease of life to old products, and creating fresh new ones!

2. Outdoor weddings

white rattan sofa hire: beach weddingWe’ve seen outdoor wedding receptions become increasingly popular just lately, and the UK’s top wedding planners are predicting this trend will continue well into 2020. When you live in the UK, you might think it would be tricky to organise an outdoor wedding due to our famously unreliable weather.  However, with a little clever planning, it is possible. If you (or a family member) are lucky enough to have a large enough space, hosting a reception in your own back garden, can be wonderful. A marquee is always a fantastic idea; it will provide an indoor space in case of bad weather, while still keeping an ‘outdoorsy’ vibe to the event. 

With our versatile wedding sofa hire, it’s easy to create different sociable zones at your wedding reception both outdoors, and inside your marquee.

Although, ‘outdoors’ doesn’t always have to mean a garden or a field! Take a look at this stunning beach wedding, in Bournemouth. We think our white rattan ‘Marrakesh’ sofas, mirror cubes and cylindrical Club Poufs look perfect by the sea! 


3. City weddings

Rio Lounge sofa hire London city canary wharf weddinglight up letter hire LondonAnother trend we have seen on the rise is the city wedding. An increasing number of venues have marriage licences nowadays.  As a result, many London-based couples are choosing to wed at venues close to their home and workplaces, rather than venturing out of town. Depending on budget, couples can choose anything from cosy traditional pubs to huge, upmarket lavish venues.  Pictured left, you can see a wedding hosted at Canary Wharf’s incredible East Wintergardens.  An awe-inspiring and architecturally striking glass-domed construction in the heart of London’s Docklands, this venue really has the wow factor. Check out our modular white faux leather Ana Mandara sofas looking wonderful, accessorised with green, silver and white scatter cushions, and gorgeous florals.

Meanwhile, for those who are looking for something a little less formal, take a look at this fantastic picture of our light up letters lighting up the pub doorway for wedding at The Lamb Tavern, a traditional pub nestled in the cobblestones of Leadenhall Market.

We love to talk wedding sofa hire!

Whether your wedding style is eco-wedding, outdoor, or city (or something completely different), we want to hear from you. If you’re busy planning your big day, now is the time to get in touch ! Remember that our popular hire furniture items do sell out, especially in the busy summer months, so don’t delay. You can contact our team on 0845 46 77483.  Need more design inspo?  Check out our wedding furniture hire theme page for more pictures and product ideas.