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The Top 13 Events Added to PartySlate in 2021

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We’re excited to share the best weddings and parties added to PartySlate over this last year. In 2021, small events made big statements, the term micro weddings entered our vocabulary, and loved ones started to gather again. 

We can’t help but look back at 2021 and feel grateful for how far we’ve come. Some finally got to see that grandparent or parent they hadn’t seen in over a year, couples tied the knot after rescheduling their wedding multiple times, and people were able to safely celebrate together. 

This year, our content team eagerly gathered to vote on our favorite events submitted to PartySlate throughout 2021. We looked back at the top events of each month — from weddings, birthdays, corporate events, and so much more. This year, we chose our 13 favorite events that highlight everything from décor to entertainment. 

Read on to see the 13 best weddings and parties to inspire your 2022. With both intimate and larger gatherings finally possible, we hope to inspire your next celebration. 

*In no particular order…

Top Weddings of 2021

A colorful outdoor wedding at a private residence with garden-inspired centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Fred Marcus Studio planner: Guerdy Design floral: Birch Event Design venue: Private Residence
String quartet plays under double arch of bright pink blooms for wedding cocktail hour | PartySlate
photographer: Brian Dorsey Studios planner: Premini Events floral: Birch Event Design venue: Private Residence
Vibrant wedding reception with colorful flowers and geometric ceiling decorations and lighting | PartySlate
photographer: Ben Ramos Photography planner: So Stacy design & floral: Kehoe Designs venue: The Geraghty lighting: BlackOak Technical Productions caterer: J&L Catering entertainment: Rendezvous Music

Top Birthday Parties of 2021

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photographer: Weston Cederbloom Photogrpahy planner: Mangia Catering décor: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design venue: Private Residence rentals: CORT Party Rental

Couer D’Alene, ID

Cinderella-themed quinceañera with timepiece dance floor and carriage backdrop | PartySlate
photographer: Leo Photographer planner: The Soirée Co. Wedding and Event Planning floral: Raining Roses Productions venue: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Watermelon themed Birthday Party With Vibrant Pink and Green Colors at the Tablescape | PartySlate
photographer: Imagery by Jules Photography planner: KeAira Chantell Events floral: The Simon Design venue: Private Residence cake: Déjà vu Sweets caterer: Sensory Delights Catering

Top Bar and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations of 2021

Seaside Bat Mitzvah under open tenting with white drapery and tropical bar set up with canopy of tropical foliage | PartySlate
photographer: Andreas & Nico planner: Doris Dwek Events floral: Birch Event Design venue: Private Residence

Top Corporate Events of 2021

An interactive pastel pink and green colored water station at a corporate event | PartySlate
photographer: Jenny Abrams planner: Twenty Three Layers (23 Layers) fabrication: Capoco
Backyard corporate dinner party with white SUV overflowing with peachy-pink matte balloons | PartySlate
photographer: Alyssa Hunter Photography planner: Styles of MH floral: Lovestruck Blooms venue: Private Residence balloons: Balloonique Designs

Yorba Linda, CA

Top Celebrations of 2021

Vow renew on floating aisle covered in bright and colorful flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Jana Williams Photography planner: Details Details design & floral: Eucharis venue: Private Residence caterer: Good Gracious! Events
Baby shower with large yellow balloon installation at house entrance with blue butterflies and tulip garden centerpiece with blue tablecloth | PartySlate
photographer: Daniel Kim Photography planner: Mindy Weiss Party Consultants floral: Carte Blanche Design venue: Private Residence
Wedding Shower with pink baby's breath | PartySlate
photographer: Bon Photage planner: Rosewood Intimate Weddings floral: Wyld Flour venue: Private Residence print: For Your Party

People Also Ask…

Where is the best place to get married? 

The best place to get married varies from couple to couple. Some couples this year have opted to have their wedding in their backyard, others are taking advantage of being able to travel for a destination wedding, and some choose a venue in their city for convenience. 

No matter where you choose to get married, you can use PartySlate’s curated venue directory to find an available event space. Don’t forget to filter by location, amenities, and so much more. 

What wedding ideas are trending in 2021? 

Last year, the PartySlate team predicted top wedding and event trends for 2021. Mini charcuteries were a 2021 catering trend that we fell in love with. Additionally, baby’s breath stole the spotlight at weddings across the country and was our team’s favorite flower. 

As we go into 2022, our team is predicting monochromatic flowers to be a top trend of the year. Also, we are expecting green glassware to take over tablescape décor. View our full list of 2022 wedding trend predictions and follow along to see what we get right.