You said yes! You’re now engaged, congratulations! Whether you got engaged a while ago or more recently and want to know what trends are going to take the wedding industry by storm in 2022 you are in the right place!
With record numbers of weddings happening in 2022 you’ll want to be as prepared as you can be to say ‘I do!’ and know all about what you can expect on the wedding scene over this next year. From private elopements to huge, themed parties couples will be throwing more true-to-themselves weddings this year and I’m all for it.
Start practicing your bouquet toss and first dance moves – you’re getting married!
Ball Gowns are back! It seems the obsession with regency we all picked up from Netflix’s Bridgerton is here to stay in 2022. This along with many couples choosing to postpone their wedding after the wedding has meant that there’s a surge of bride-to-be’s using extra savings on making sure they make an entrance with a princess style ball gown.
Unconventional Themed Parties
Getting married is a once-in-a-lifetime event! Rewrite the rules! In 2022, couples are embracing the party atmosphere and reimagining their ideal wedding day, bridal parties and stag do’s too. From fun days out and outdoors excursions and mixed stag and hen do’s to themed evening receptions. The fun factor is in and we can expect to see more and more couples embracing their individuality and letting it shine on their day. It all sounds like great fun!
If you haven’t seen the Pantone colour of the year everywhere yet, brace yourself – you’re about to! Expect to see pops of this periwinkle colour in everything from bridesmaids dresses to bouquets and wedding stationery too. Gone are the days of all white weddings, this gorgeous shade pairs well against stronger, more vibrant colours too. Beautiful!
Going green is becoming a big priority for environmentally conscious couples. With everything from locally sourced catering to going plastic free couples are looking more closely as to how they can reduce the carbon footprint of their wedding day.
Second hand wedding dresses have exploded in popularity – not only are you going to save money, you’ll be saving the environmental costs of raw materials needed for a new dress too. Outdoor ceremonies and non-traditional venues are also on the rise. Often these locations don’t need as much décor and materials to make the space look beautiful.
The pandemic has seen many couples have to look closely at their options in getting married. Many have chosen to elope and perhaps saw it as their only chance to get married. This has seen a rise in eloping and smaller, more intimate weddings become a more and more popular choice – even as we see more things opening up. Having a smaller wedding not only will save you money and a lot of stress too, you’ll also get to focus on a celebration of what truly matters – you!
How does your wedding plans compare with the trends we’ll be seeing throughout 2022? Are you incorporating any of the ones mentioned into your wedding this year or next? Do you have any you could add? I’d love to know – leave me a comment below.