If you're planning a wedding this year, and you're not quite sure what finishing touches to go for, need a little design inspiration, or you're panicking because you've left your wedding dress shopping to the last minute, then fear not! We've got a comprehensive list of all the popular wedding trends for the year to help your day get off without a hitch!
With us spending more time outdoors, we've come to appreciate more of the colours in nature. This includes beautiful terracottas, sage and leaf greens, dark pink, and pops of brown for a brilliant accent. This stunning, natural tone is easy to coordinate with outdoor weddings and creates a timeless, rustic palette that will never feel out of style. Try these tones in your table linen, flowers, or even when picking your bridesmaid's gowns to carry the theme throughout the whole day.
Linking in with the Earthy tones, sustainable table decor is a brilliant choice. Try using potted plants, succulents, and grasses to decorate your table or even as wedding favours. Guests, and the wedding party itself, will love being able to take home a living token of your day to care for and let flourish as your relationship has. Finish the table decor with wooden charger plates or natural wood coasters and placemats.
Continuing the trend of the natural, back garden weddings are an excellent way to keep down costs whilst keeping guest lists small (if you're not lucky enough to have a huge garden space), so you only invite those who matter most. Back garden weddings continue to be popular following the recent trends in outdoor weddings after the outbreak of the pandemic and the limits indoor weddings have for those who might be vulnerable. Ideal for something Boho, a back garden wedding can be a sweet, intimate choice and leave you feeling more sentimental towards your home.
Now that Bridgerton has become one of the most popular TV shows in the UK, and 2022 sees the release of the hotly anticipated second series, expect to see Regency-inspired wedding trends. This includes gowns with empire waists and puffy sleeves, pops of soft Prussian blue, elegant slippers, and charming curled up-dos. You might find more formal invitations sent, quotes from Regency literature peppered into vows and speeches - think Jane Austen - and lace, pearls, bow, and ribbons making huge come-backs in outfits and venue decor.
Since more weddings are becoming non-traditional, so too are the wedding outfits. Brides seem to be opting for shorter skirts, brightly coloured pieces (or even black, if you're feeling brave!), and two-pieces such as a top and skirt combo, or a bridal suit, instead of a traditional gown. Grooms may find their eye being drawn to floral suits and other stand-out patterns, bold pink velvet jackets, or even stark white ones - either way, the traditional black, grey, and navy for the men seem to be on their way out. After all, Grooms, the day is about you too - you should stand out just as much as the bride!
With plenty of couples having had to reschedule their weddings over the past two years, weekend slots are hugely booked up and harder to come by. Therefore, there's a big trend for getting married between Monday and Thursday. Despite guests needing to make more effort to get to a weekday wedding, they're often a better choice for the happy couple. Weekday weddings tend to be cheaper, and your first-choice vendors are more likely to be available too.
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