Norfolk barn weddings are all the rage
I guess that means in demand for next year as most wedding venues operate their bookings about a year in advance. This got me thinking. Why are barn weddings more popular now than before? What is behind the trend?
I’m not a wedding planner and so am no authority whatsoever, but I would hazard a guess that like all trends weddings reflect the national mood in some way, shape and form. The fact that the UK has been through its longest and deepest recession for 60 years, has had an impact on the national mood.
I can’t remember how many articles in the Sunday newspapers I read last year that reflected that “austere” was the new black. Now I am not saying that barn weddings are anyway less plush than other venues.
Indeed I think my barn has amazing qualities when it is set up for a wedding, but barns are more rustic and closer to nature, due to their location and past use. Perhaps it is these rural, “down to earth” qualities that more befit the current national mood and hence the rise in popularity of barn weddings.
I, as I said before I am no expert in this, but wedding planners and brides out there are.
Let me know what you think, and what are the reasons for the increasing popularity of barns as a wedding venue, if indeed that is the case. Comment below this blog or on our Facebook page
Update: Since I wrote this post we have held about 20 weddings at Godwick Great Barn and are fully booked this summer and already have over a dozen bookings for next year.
I think the trend is less about the austerity and more about choice. Brides want to have a wedding that they can stamp their own personality on…Barn’s can give that. We certainly welcome that approach from brides anyway, and know it makes for a great atmosphere and wedding celebration!