Our All-Time Fave Wedding Trends for 2022-2023
Each year brings in a fresh crop of wedding trends that couples can use to make their big day extra special. But some ideas definitely stand out from the pack and are so cool that they'll carry into the following year. With that in mind, here are some favorite trends that will last throughout 2022 and well into 2023!
Couples aren’t going to shy away from incorporating bright hues into their wedding day palette. From pretty pastels and classic jewel tones to this year’s Pantone Color of the Year Very Peri and neon shades, there's a color combo that will work for you.
Guests Matching the Wedding Party
While wearing the same colors as the wedding party has been seen in the past as a huge faux pas, couples are now embracing the idea, especially when throwing micro weddings, mini-monies, and destination weddings. As Jen Avey of Destination Weddings Travel Group explains, couples are telling their entire guest list to dress in a certain color scheme/theme to have a cohesive look. Think Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck asking all of their guests to attend their Georgia vows in white.
If you still want your wedding party to stand out, skip the solid colors and pick out some fun prints or florals for your bridesmaid dresses. You can then coordinate the groomsmen's looks via their ties and pocket squares.
Brides are having tons of fun changing up their look between the ceremony and reception (and even the farewell at the end of the night!). And grooms are even getting in on the action, switching between black tie to cocktail attire during the course of the night.
We love that couples are thinking about the environment when planning their big day. From local flowers to locally sourced ingredients for the menu, couples are trying to incorporate organic and natural details into their entire event. “Even sustainable wedding attire is being prioritized amongst couples,” says Avey.
Aside from dancing the night away, guests want the chance to mix and mingle with one another. That’s why creating conversation lounges with couches, upholstered chairs, coffee tables, and area rugs is a trend that we hope doesn’t go away anytime soon. “Especially after the pandemic so many of your guests will be reconnecting after years apart,” explains Maureen Cotton of The Soulful Wedding.
Couples are really going overboard in making sure their guests have one-of-a-kind experiences during the wedding festivities. Between creative entertainment, unique favors, or exotic excursions during a destination wedding, it’s all about making sure your family and friends feel appreciated and special.
After nearly two years of travel being put on pause, people want to get out of town and see the world. With that in mind, destination weddings are back! In fact, a 2022 survey by David’s Bridal found that 55% of couples will be having a destination wedding instead of marrying in their hometown.
Why not treat your guests to a late-night snack that will conjure up memories of childhood favorites? “It started with little grilled cheeses and tomato soup shooters, but now people are going all in offering the same late-night snacks they might have had at sleepovers as a kid,” says Cotton. “From nachos to big soft pretzels with dips, it’s wonderful to not only see guests fueled to keep dancing but enjoying the nostalgia of these comfort foods.”
Hero photo courtesy of Maggie Moriah Photography, Featured in Modern Black & White Wedding in Tulsa