The emergence of COVID not only forced many couples to postpone their weddings but also significantly impacted the very essence of what’s important in today’s modern weddings resulting in new wedding trends we absolutely love and expect to be around for a very long time. With the pace of couples tying the knot at a high that hasn’t been experienced for decades, here are some of our favorite wedding trends we are seeing a lot of during the 2022 and 2023 wedding seasons.
Safety issues were the main cause for many weddings to be moved outside, but the breathtaking landscape views, fresh air, being in nature is why this trend will stick around. Romantic and intimate vibes of outdoor weddings are all over Pinterest as couples heartily embrace the loveliness and ambiance of the romantic outdoors.
Unique Wedding Venues
Creating a unique wedding experience with a surprising venue is one way couples are making their nuptials a memorable and more personalized experience. From romantic rooftops with a breathtaking view to botanical gardens, museums, forests, and charming rustic buildings, it seems no venue is off limits for today’s creative couples.
Weekday Wedding Celebrations
Weekday weddings saw a huge increase in 2021 and will continue in 2022. Couples are realizing there are plenty of benefits to having midweek nuptials such as lower prices, better chances of vendor accessibility, and multi-day wedding experiences. Drawing out the wedding event over several days is becoming a hot trend as a weekday wedding leaves open the weekend to enjoy time and experiences together amongst the bridal party and friends.
More and more couples are opting to go small with a guest list of around 50 people. Initially a result of creating a “safe” event by inviting just a small group of people, couples quickly realized their wedding budget allowed for more money to be spent on “experience making” items like more flowers, a unique venue, quality food, top-notch vendors, and an incredible dress. Small weddings also create a more intimate, charming, and emotional event as the bride and groom are surrounded by friends and family members they care about the most.
Fairy Lights & Floral Garlands
An increase in outdoor weddings means more canvas tents decorative to the max with beautiful fairy lights and floral garlands to create a charming and luxurious ambiance. Straight from your wedding dream board, you can create a magical environment with draped ribbons, a ceiling glittering with small lights, and a bountiful and greeny with pops of color in dramatic floral installations and garlands.
Couples today are more eco-conscious and drawn to ceremonies that are environmentally friendly. Opting for locally sourced flowers, eco-friendly fabrics, vintage items rather than brand new, digital invites, and repurposing plants and flowers from the event, couples are enhancing the charm and beauty of their wedding. This is one trend we hope continues long into the future.
There are many trends that made their way into 2021 weddings across the U.S., such as customized cocktails, bridal gowns with touches of color, comfortable and cozy seating areas, no more garter tosses, and inspired food selections, the above trends are our favorites and ones we hope will continue to thrive throughout 2022 and beyond.
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