Couples are increasingly prioritizing the party and guest experience. Yet, there are some trends that have fallen by the wayside. The days of wedding hashtags are far behind us, it seems, as is pushing back against anything that is unnecessarily wasteful (couples are being mindful of where and how their money is being spent). A more sustainable wedding is not only in, but it's a trend that is here to stay. Without further ado, here are the wedding trends we're seeing going into 2023 - and what to avoid.
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90's V I B E
Remember Victoria Beckham's wedding dress, 90's brides brought high fashion in a classic way. Think sleek slip dresses, classic spaghetti straps and cowl necklines. This year's wedding dresses prove something old can be something new again.
G L O V E S
While gloves aren't exactly a new trend for brides, we are so excited to see our favorite accessory make a major comeback this year. Gloves are a perfect accent to any style of dress or dress code. From delicate sheer pairs to elegant opera-length silk, there are many chic options to choose from. Not to forget, gloves will elevate your look, and are easy to remove in between photos for multiple looks.
O V E R - T H E - T O P C A K E S
It's true, large over-the-top wedding cakes are back! Weddings cakes are back and making a sweet return. Couples are embracing the opportunity to personalize their cakes to match their wedding design, and the options for customizing the wedding cake are endless. Not to forget the cake topper, couples can have fun with this by adding their furry pets or keep it classic and simple with flowers.
S T A T E M E N T A I S L E S
We're so excited to see couples wanting to get creative with their aisle. The serpentine aisle, or a gently curved aisle gives an elegant and fresh look. The appearance of a long aisle sets the tone for an elegant and memorable ceremony. Brides are also opting to walk down the aisle solo, before being greeted halfway by their mother/father, or both, adding a heartfelt and personal touch to the ceremony. A few of our favorite aisle are 'in the round, square and spiral.'
L U S H F L O R A L S
Three words... baby's breath and white roses. Long gone are the days of baby's breath alone, BUT baby's breath paired with white roses, that's a look here to stay. Over exaggerated florals for the aisle, and ceremony arch leave a lasting impression in pictures and with your guests. Of course, make sure to repurpose/locate your florals post-ceremony to your reception.
C O L O R
Not a new idea, BUT it's fun to report that color is lasting! Couples are not shying away from color, but instead, we are seeing couples embrace thoughtful color references through patterns, illustrations, floral concepts, custom decor, and their bridal fashion. Several of our couples are want wild patterns, luscious flowers, and moments of unexpected delight and pops of color. A playful palette encourages fun!
M O N O C H R O M A T I C
Still on pace for a trend in 2023 is monochromatic, it's especially a perfect way to showcase your love for a chic contemporary design. A monochromatic wedding is one that focuses on just one color that is included through the wedding, from the venue, to your florals, decor, invitations, and even food. Note, you can work with many tones and varieties of the same color. A few of our favorite monochromatic wedding colors are dusty rose, terracotta, white and beige, black and white, and sage.
I N T I M A T E C E R E M O N I E S
Couples are opting to keep the ceremony itself uber private and reserve the big display of affection for the reception. This helps navigate some of that pent-up anxiety that can be felt before professing your love in front of hundreds of people, and helps protect the intimacy of the ceremony.
L O N G V E I L S
There is nothing more dramatic than a cathedral veil, or a veil the length of your aisle. Long veils are statement pieces, and are a photographers dream.
D I S P O S A B L E C A M E R A S
A great way to see your special day through the lens of your guests. Disposable cameras given to guests and/or left on cocktail tables post-ceremony during cocktail hour is a treat for both you and your guests. Collect them at the end of the night, then develop and relive your special day in the eyes of your guests.
W H A T ' S O U T
W E D D I N G H A S H T A G S
Wedding hashtags are yesterday's news. It's all about stories and TikToks instead of posts now. Dropping the self-proclaimed hashtag says influential rather than influencer. Which would you rather be?
M A T C H I N G B R I D E S M A I D S D R E S S E S
Offering your bridesmaids a choice/selection is becoming the norm. Whether our couples are encouraging their wedding party to find on-palette dresses or helping their bridesmaids in making custom, individualized dress choices, the idea of re-wearing a bridesmaid dress is becoming more and more of a reality! We think the most successful approach is letting them decide what works best for their body type, and choosing something they feel comfortable in. The result will be a clutch of bridesmaids who feel beautiful and confident because they were involved in the process.
P O S E D P H O T O S
Most couples are opting out of posed photos, and are instead focusing on candid and editorial style galleries. Couples are looking for photographers to capture the candid moments and raw emotions.
W E D D I N G F A V O R S
Finally out the door! Although well-intentioned, wedding favors are often a waste of time, money, and effort. Too many times guests don't take the favors homes with them, which mean they end up getting thrown away (see waste of money).