See Our 15 Most-Saved Instagram Posts From COVID
Instagram wedding inspiration is one of our favorite topics, so much so that it could be a pastime. As you peruse social media for out-of-the-box decor options and swoon-inducing designs to apply to your weddings, The Knot Instagram is an especially worthy place to begin your search for the finest, up-and-coming trends, among other ideas like mini cheese boards, chic hand sanitizing stations and unique socially-distanced ceremony layouts.
Ahead of National Wedding Planning Day on March 1, the official start to wedding planning season (because we say so), start your search for Instagram wedding inspiration by perusing our most-saved posts from 2020.* During a year that involved navigating weddings and proposals amid a pandemic, including pivoting original plans, couples and vendors far and wide were intrigued by these inventive ideas.
Then, once you're done scouring the ideas below, mark your calendars for March 1 and download Community, where you can directly communicate any of your wedding-related questions by texting +1 (917) 540-5503. Our wedding experts are ready to roll up their sleeves and answer just about any-and-all of your wedding-related questions.
Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland's Wedding
Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland's wedding was one of the most beautiful rainy-day displays we've seen. From the clear umbrellas to the misty view at Cielo Farms in Malibu, all the way to their matching Converse sneakers, the couple's wedding was… simply put, goals. It was their cheeky custom bar ("let's make some pour decisions") that popped too. Did we mention—they have a registry on The Knot?
A Tale of a Drive-In Wedding
We applaud creativity—especially when couples take something standard like cocktail napkins and turn it into trivia. But it was Rachel and Andrew's love story and wedding day that made everything come together. During COVID, the pair decided a drive-in wedding would not only help with social distancing, but it would pay homage to their family members, who would safely gather for a "movie under the stars" every week for some sense of togetherness. The napkin was yet another reason to celebrate their appreciation for movies.
A Ceremony Memorial
Some couples sadly mourned loved ones near and dear either due to COVID or other unforeseen circumstances in 2020. The question of how to honor late family members at weddings was sweetly met by one bride's touching gesture: she wrapped a seat reserved for her late father in a garland of white roses, complete with a memorial plaque. Pass the tissues.
Trivia napkins had a big moment in the realm of 2020 Instagram wedding inspiration. In this case, Mike and Christina not only shared details about their mutual appreciation for travel, but particularly Italy, where they planned to eventually honeymoon.
"Nothing Can Stop Our Love"
The sentiment of "love is not canceled" was translated in a variety of ways throughout COVID. Considering its impact on wedding postponements, one couple's endearing response to the pandemic with a clean, stylish sign was a fitting way to greet guests. With minimonies and microweddings, many to-be-weds also appropriately searched wedding social distancing signs.
Speaking of which, hand sanitizers and masks were big additions to weddings throughout 2020, and rightfully so. Couples and vendors came up with creative and well-designed concepts to implement PPE measures into their weddings. The average cost of such additions was around $280 per wedding in 2020.
The 'Lucky Ones'
Turning to The Knot for Instagram wedding inspiration is a must-take step for to-be-weds. This particular ceremony signage was a sentimental and sweet touch as it greeted all guests entering the wedding.
Throw It Back
Thousands of followers were delighted by one couple's choice of pop culture signage from the '00s. The sign, displayed prominently at the reception on fabric with pretty lettering, nodded to Bubba Sparxxx's one-time wonder hit from 2006, "Ms. New Booty."
Pampas has certainly increased in popularity as a decor option for couples in the last two years. While often seen on arbors and along ceremony aisles, this particular wow-worthy display likely surprised those in search of centerpiece inspiration. On the beach under twinkle lights, the romantic pampas grass adds an even more natural and ethereal touch to an outdoor event.
A Pop Culture Ring Selfie
Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B were the forces to come up with the lyrics behind "Wap," but blogger Kate Austin styled the moment to make it all-too-relatable, at least for thousands of admirers.
Individual Charcuterie Boards
Single-size appetizers have been huge during COVID, and rightfully so, which is why these individual charcuterie cones wrapped in wax paper popped for those seeking savory and functional Instagram wedding inspiration. If you're looking for even more charcuterie inspo, whether it's for the bachelorette or a casual date night at home, we spoke to experts to help you arrange the finest platter.
Relatable content continued to reign supreme among couples shifting, postponing, pivoting and grappling with COVID's impact on events. After this couple's entire year of wedding-related events were upended due to COVID, they came up with a cute airport concept for the day of their wedding—those with wanderlust can especially relate.
Open Bar Signage
Wedding signs aren't solely functional; they're yet another opportunity to makes your guests feel heard. That's why this open bar greeting ("Tonight's drinks are free. Tomorrow's stories will be priceless") resonated with our followers.
"Just Roll With It" Change-the-Date
The change-the-date was a new term that became prominent starting in March 2020, when weddings were suddenly postponed everywhere. Of course, couples were keen to implement the term, some with updates that were extremely clever and relatable. Our followers couldn't resist from saving Ashley and Steve's fresh and funny take on the change-the-date. (Psst: When this particular Instagram post went up, there was a nationwide toilet paper shortage that made the couple's message even more relevant.)
Bailee and Brandi's wedding signage inspired so many couples, but it was probably the couple's expressions that brought even more significance to the phrase, "With my whole heart for my whole life."
*Since March 2020