Gardner Village Blog 2021 Bridal Trends with Boda Bridal
Wednesday Feb 24 2021

Love is in the air. Oh, sure, Cupid's flight departed, but the romance is only now ramping up. After all, what better day to pop the question than Valentine’s Day? With many newly-engaged lovebirds now on the wedding-planning path, Boda Bridal is here with their top 2021 bridal trends. Of course, this eye candy is a sweet treat whether you’re a bride-to-be or not. Take a look!

images courtesy of Boda Bridal 




These stunning, ethereal lace appliques, which made an appearance in 2020, are here to stay for 2021! Whether the entire gown is full of 3D flowers or it's a small detail on the sleeve or waist, these flowers make an impact!



Lace will always be a staple for wedding gowns, but this year is upping the lace game. The current trend: Bold, unique lace looks.



Backless and cutout backs are where it’s at. Stunning open backs add a fresh take on a traditional gown.  

Around front, as far as necklines go, anything goes… rounded… V-neck… you name it! The latest neckline to wow? Square! This cut is inspired by such popular TV series as “Bridgerton” and “Emma.” Within the next few weeks, Boda is excited to bring this look to you! You don’t want to miss the Regency Era square necklines. Boda will have many gorgeous gowns with variations of the square neckline. Another trend from these shows are: puff sleeves, statement bows, tea length dresses, and large ruffles. Keep an eye out for each enchanting detail! 


Minimalism made its way in last year and it's taking over in 2021! Such finishes as crepe, silk, and soft satin are IN and look great applied to simple sheath dresses and timeless silhouettes. 



This trend is for the little girls who dreamed of their princess wedding moment. Ballgowns with detailed skirts, lace, and subtle sparkle are a gorgeous way to live out a fairytale in 2021.



These aren’t your ‘80s sleeves… but they do make a statement. Notice-me sleeves, specifically billowing cuff sleeves (not attached to dress), flowing flutter sleeves, barely there cap sleeves, and bishop sleeve, are an on-trend design to try.



Brides are embracing their inner heroine with wedding capes. Shoulder capes, attached to each shoulder, as well as full over-the-shoulder capes, are sweeping us off our feet!



The trends don’t end at the altar. For that “going away,” honeymoon look, it’s all about jumpsuits! Styles with chiffon, crepe, and lace provide a perfect piece to add to the wedding-attire ensemble!


It’s 2021, which means traditional wedding “rules” are made to be broken. Brides and designers are embracing short, simple dresses, perfect for destination or getaway ceremonies.





  • Try something new! Don't be afraid to try on gowns that you didn't think you would like or feels out of your comfort zone. Everything looks different on your body than it looks on the hanger. Be bold and give everything a chance.
  • Don't let your family and friends sway your opinion. It's YOUR dress; stay true to yourself and what you love!
  • Give yourself plenty of time to customize. Together, we can make your dream wedding gown a reality! We suggest a minimum of three months when shopping with Boda, though we can help you if your timeline is shorter!
  • Boda has at least 100 different gown styles to choose from in their shop. Each can be customized to create your perfect look. If you don't happen to find THE one, Boda specializes in designing completely custom gowns for our brides. With Covid, Boda now offers virtual appointments, where you’ll work directly with Destrie, Boda’s lead designer, to create the dress of your dreams. This is especially useful for out-of-state brides!



Mark your calendar! March 5 & 6 is Boda’s highly anticipated Sample Sale. They’ll have more than 100+ stunning samples to choose from, each at heavily discounted prices. (Some as low as $98!) The sample sale is by appointment only. Please visit or call 801.938.1998 to book.


Congratulations to all beautiful brides-to-be. This is such an exciting time for you. Gardner Village is your resource for all things wedding. From the finest flower arrangements to stunning event venue options, when asked if we have it all, our response is an enthusiastic WE DO!

Learn more about your Village wedding resources here.

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