Doing research when planning a wedding means also finding out what the newest wedding trends are going to be so your wedding will be right on-trend. We have all of the hottest 2022 wedding trends from cake designs to wedding decor to trending wedding dress styles and more to walk you through planning the most perfect wedding day.hot trends
Newest Wedding Trends 2022
A lot of weddings are being cancelled or postponed recently, due to the stay-at-home situation. Therefore, there are some wedding trends that aim to make your life easier and brighter. Following these trends can also help you to reduce the stress level during your wedding planning.
Pop culture never fails to inspire wedding trends, and Netflix’s breakout hit Bridgerton is no exception. This British drama features period-correct Prussian blue tones, puffed sleeves, and plenty of bows. Brides wrapped up in the Bridgerton craze seek to capture the scandalous romances, dramatic plots, and larger-than-life ballrooms within their wedding theme.
Styling Tips: To make the most of the Regency era inspiration, consider naming conventions that play into the story like the “Duchess Table”. Opt for empire-waist gowns with a square neckline, and make use of delicate antique accessories such as teardrop earrings or a dainty tiara.
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Unusual Wedding Attire#3
One of the 2022 wedding trends we are loving is individuality. Many brides around the country are completely ignoring traditional wedding standards and making their own rules.
Styling Tips: This can come in the form of a slight tint to the traditional white wedding gown, bold vivid wedding gowns, or no gown at all. No, brides aren’t walking down the aisle in the buff. Rather, they are outfitted in cosplay, leather, feathers, or outfits that you would normally only see at the Met Gala. There are no rules. There are no expectations. You call the shots.
Rust Wedding Color Palette#4
Create a retro vibe with a rust wedding that would be the talk of the season. One of the latest wedding trends of 2022, rust weddings are full of earthy colors and a bohemian style. Monochromatic color schemes of blush, orange, or rust are a great choice for a rust wedding. You could also add neutrals like white or black for some contrasts.
Styling Tips: Current wedding trends in rust are all about unconventionality and a hip aesthetic. Flowy gowns with full skirts and puff sleeves with floral elements that depict reckless abandon would go well.
Although the pandemic put a hold on many weddings, it certainly hasn’t stopped the influx of engagements! Because of this, the industry has become inundated with postponed weddings, and as a result, venues’ very limited weekend availability is causing couples to accept weekday weddings. Does this snowball into an inconvenience for guests (requesting time off to attend)? Sure, but there are benefits that couples will reap, including lower rates and more venue & vendor variety to choose from! Plus, for couples struggling to narrow down their guest list, this can help.
Carissa – Founder & CEO of Carissa Corsi Events, LLC
Couples are looking to entertain with elegance. Of course, any wedding day needs a staple dream team (venue, planner, photographer/videographer, caterer, florist, DJ/band), but couples are starting to seek more, especially when it comes to guest entertainment. We predict that specialty vendors, like live painters, performers, and food trucks, will be a huge hit in 2022!
Carissa – Founder & CEO of Carissa Corsi Events, LLC
Biggest Wedding Trends 2022
Current wedding trends are always evolving and emerging and this season is no different. From hosting small intimate weddings to non-traditional wedding parties we are seeing some major newest wedding trends on the horizon.
Good For: Rustic, industrial-chic, country and whimsical wedding ceremony trends are intimate and cozy. These wedding styles are a blend of nature and modern, leaving an intimate vibe.
Styling Tips: Guests can join such intimate weddings online via zoom, Facebook, Google hangout, or YouTube live stream. Go all the way by sending paperless invites to your guests. Include your program for the day and any ritual that may happen. Guests can take part in it by getting sand, candles, or any other item. Have your wedding event recorded and sent to guests after the wedding. This will allow non-attending guests to witness your wedding.
Intimate weddings also offer perhaps some fun food options that could not be possible when hosting a larger event. Food trucks, pizza stations, appetizers only, or picnic style dining are all great options when hosting an intimate wedding.
How do we involve our loved ones if we are eloping?
For those couples who have chosen to host an initiate elopement, you can celebrate in style afterward with a party or a celebration of marriage on your 1st wedding anniversary. If a party isn’t what you want, be honest with your family and friends so that they are involved in your plans. It is still your wedding day, you have just chosen to elope rather than enjoy a traditional celebration and that’s ok and most families and friends will support your decision.
Can I elope and party later?
It’s your wedding, you can do whatever you want to do! A lot of couples choose to elope and celebrate with a fabulous party afterwards.
Another one of the more fun current wedding trends is focused on efficiency and experience. Rather than gathering dozens – or even hundreds – of friends and family members, couples are skipping straight to the honeymoon.
Many modern brides and grooms don’t have the ability to save and spend like their parents did. Rather than blowing it all on a party for everyone else, every penny goes into the honeymoon experience. This starts with a modest ceremony abroad and then complete indulgence in relaxation and tourist activities.
Styling Tips: Bring your venues to life with props, quirky decor, and signage. Get creative with your color palette for a cohesive look.
Choose unconventional lighting, florals, and textiles for maximum effect. Make your venue and decor as intimate as possible.
Pick a style for decorations?
- simple and elegant
- lots of bling
Pick a style for decorations?
Eco-luxe – think potted plants replacing traditional aisle ends, locally sourced florals and dinners, a trend we are 100% behind in the South of France where we have incredible vendors located right here and many following this green mindset already.
Rhiann Janak Gouabeche – Lead Wedding Planner & Wedding Designer
Thinking about the environmental impact your wedding can have is one main reason couples decide to plan an eco-friendly wedding. The good news is that so many wedding companies, venues, and vendors are offering more eco-friendly wedding options than ever before. From farm to table food options to recycled paper invitations, you will not find a shortage of options when planning your eco-friendly wedding.
If you’ve chosen to have an environmentally beneficial wedding, the following questions will guide you on your planning.
- Can it be reused, recycled, repurposed, or resold after the wedding?
Opt for reusable glass, chalkboard, or acrylic signage, and recycle materials from the garbage. You can also incorporate natural floral elements or buy used ones.
- How does my choice affect the environment?
Carbon emission is a major effect on human activities. So limit movement by shopping locally, holding weddings in one, and using alternative transport.
- Is a more eco-friendly of this product/service available?
For alternatives, adopt the wooden 2022 wedding flower trends, wedding venues that support composting, recycling, etc.
- How much waste will this choice produce?
Keeping waste at the barest minimum, opt for digital invites or seed paper, bird seeds confetti, etc.
Styling Tips: After the venue is nailed down you should work with a catering venue that can source local food so you don’t have to add to large shipping and transportation issues. Beyond the venue and catering, you can work with a florist to find flowers that are local and in the season as well as choose reusable and recycled decor items as to not have any one-use items. If you are planning a rustic, country, or outdoor style wedding an eco-friendly wedding will be perfect for you to plan!
Wedding Color Trends 2022
Creating a wedding color palette is part of making sure your wedding day all comes together. More now than ever brides and couples are crafting amazingly unique color combinations and themes to bring their wedding day to life.
Sherwin Williams, a popular national paint manufacturer, has just named Evergreen Fog as their 2022 color of the year. Described as “The gray-green hue is a ‘nostalgic mid-tone’ derived from nature”, this makes for an ideal hue for many brides’ color palettes.
The latest wedding trends are all about subtlety and romance, making soft blue a perfect option. Lighter shades of blue can be found in the sky, in the ocean, flowers, and more. Use these sources of inspirations to create a delicate, romantic vibe for your wedding.
Another trend we will see in color palettes for 2022 are unexpected and refined pairings, as mustard yellow and deep pinks, or lilacs, peaches, pinks, and whites combined with shades of green. Couples are taking inspiration from the interior design and fashion worlds for their wedding design and to create a luxurious and refined guest experience.
Dark Color Palette#12
We predict lots of boldness on the rise. With muted tones leading the charge for years, we’re finding that it’s definitely time to switch it up! In an attempt to host a standout wedding, we’re starting to see couples choose maximal design over minimal. When discussing design with our couples, we always suggest that they choose a theme that fits THEM, whether that be intense vibrant, neutrals, or even pops of color added to a neutral palette.
Carissa Corsi – wedding planner.
Once only described as moody wedding color palettes the rise of dark colors is taking over Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds everywhere. These color themes are on the rise not because couples want to shadow their big day but because they are rich and complex making it the perfect look for couples who want to plan a fall and winter wedding without going with the traditional hues.
Bright Wedding Colors#13
Wedding colors have always been an option for couples who were planning a tropical, beach, or destination wedding but now it seems more couples hosting weddings at other locations are loving this theme as well. Bright colors in the pink, blue, green, and orange families seem to make a big and bold statement at spring and summer weddings.
2022 Wedding Fashion Trends
Fashion plays a major role in a wedding. From the bridal gown to the bridesmaid dresses we are seeing new wedding fashions emerge each season. From pantsuits to one-shoulder gowns and white bridesmaids dresses we are seeing fashion take a front seat at weddings in the 2022 season.
2022 Wedding Dresses Trends#14
Today’s wedding themes are inspired by the past and powered by social themes. They also contrast components like simple and exotic or soft and strong.
Bridal separates, commonly referred to as 2 piece wedding dresses, are picking up in popularity. New wedding reception trends like these allow the bride to transition their look from ceremony to reception with very little effort.
Past wedding trends lean towards clean lines and simple designs. Puff sleeves are this year’s counter-response, embracing old-world style and plenty of romance. Act fast, though! Manufacturers and retailers are in short supply due to the overwhelming demand.
Corsets are both a historical fashion staple and a modern way to artistically sculpt your look. Today’s wedding dresses trends empower brides to wear corsets as the outer layer. The types of wedding themes that lean into female empowerment and high fashion will love it.
2022 Bridesmaid Dresses Trends#15
2022 will be the year that we see bridalwear breaking even further from tradition, including guests and bridesmaids. You can expect fewer dresses in favor of pant suites, and livelier, more colorful textured prints.
Many of 2022’s wedding themes will have a heightened connection to nature. Clean lines will be replaced with organic-inspired designs and texture which mimic nature. Taking things a step further, guests are adding to the natural look with patterned lace and floral appliques.
A major emotion-based trend this year will be bridging the gap between tradition and pushing new boundaries. From bridesmaid apparel to every other facet of the wedding, neutral colors give a nod to traditional white while still offering a unique option for a wide variety of themes.
Everyone is excited to be outside in large groups again, so expect a lot of outdoor spring and summer weddings this year. Bridesmaids plan to take advantage of the atmosphere with lively jumpsuits, combining energetic prints and flowing fabrics.
What fashion trends are going out of style?
With the rise of new trends, we are seeing some other trends going out of style. A few wedding fashions making their way out are the mix and match bridesmaid dress trend that was so big in the mid-2000s along with short reception gowns and the sweater trend for the bride and bridesmaids have been replaced with jean jackets.
Wedding Hair And Makeup Trends
No wedding day look is complete without the perfect makeup and hair to go with it. Makeup trends have shifted for brides and now include a few new details like metallic shades, dramatic bright red lips, and a natural face look with bold eyes, and hair trends have moved to floral crowns, beach waves, and braids. Brides everywhere are spending equal amounts of time planning their wedding hair and makeup as they are for the dress and shoes.
Wedding Hairstyle Trends#16
Hair fashion is following the big picture wedding trends this year. Old ideas are being reimagined to create new artistry and statements. Here are a few examples.
- Statement Headpieces
Brides love their tiaras. But, this year’s brides want something bigger and better, and a little more unique. Statement headpieces like golden halos, oversized ‘vintage’ hairpins, and bespoke crowns are finding homes at boho, vintage, and rustic weddings all over the country.
- Vintage-Style Curls
Brides are contrasting their ornate gowns and hairpieces with simple, smooth curls inspired from the past. This goes a long way to balance off all the excitement of your look.
Braids are popping up everywhere as a hair trend that women can not live without. Brides are embracing this boho-chic look and adding a simple braid to the back of their hairstyle, creating a headband style braid look or a relaxed fishtail braid.
Makeup is an important part of the overall wedding day look and brides want to make sure they have the perfect makeup to match the perfect hair and perfect dress.
- Bold & Dramatic Red Lip Color
A bride wants to stand out and it seems one way they are achieving this is to go with a bold red lipstick. Making a bold choice with a red lip can help create a glamorous look and bring some drama to the otherwise colorless wedding day look.
- Natural Face With A Bold Eye
Many brides are adding a big bold eye and pairing it with a more natural look. Brides don’t want to look too over made up and of course, want to look like themselves so having a natural face but adding a bold eye dresses up the look appropriate for an evening wedding.
- Natural Bridal Make Up
Minimalist bridal makeup is the latest wedding trend to hit weddings. Brides want to look as natural as they can. The secret is to invest in good skin prep before the wedding. This leaves the skin ready and a makeup artist’s delight. For the brows, fill the sparse areas to give a natural depth to the face. The brows flatter the eyes and forehead, so it should get filled out. If a sun-kissed look is what you desire, have a little spray tan on. You could also hit light bronzer on the places where the sun rests like the forehead, nose tip, cheeks, and chin.
What fashion and makeup trends are going out of style?
When something is in something else is out so in makeup we are seeing a shift away from a super smokey eye and the overdone full makeup look seems to be taking a backseat to a more subtle make style.
Wedding Decor Trends for 2022
Wedding decor is a big part of pulling off the wedding you want since so much of the decor will bring together the look and feel of your special day. Brides are making choices to add in dramatic flowers, create an industrial look with a metal arch, and using tables with no linens to stand out.
The Most Popular Wedding Flowers#18
Brides are even finding a way to re-imagine flowers in today’s wedding trends. Aside from non-traditional muted hues, brides are much more aware of what is local and in-season in an effort to harmonize with mother nature.
- Dried Flowers with Fresh Greenery
Dried flowers last longer and are less expensive than the fresh-cut variety. Brides are loving the counter-tradition of being less in your face with these muted versions of their favorite petals.
Good for: Bring a little life back to the pallet by adding a flourish of greens.
- Textures and Colors Combined
It seems that today’s brides have gone to art school, pairing and complimenting colors and textures as competently as Renaissance artists. Be careful not to overdo it. Too much confuses the eye and turns off the viewer.
- Potted Plants
This might have been viewed as perhaps not elegant enough for a wedding but that is changing and quickly. Couples are using the more sustainable option of potted plants to create centerpieces and floral arrangements at their ceremony. By getting creative with the pots, couples can really make this decor reflect their style.
Good for: This 2022 potted wedding flower trend is perfect for outdoor bohemian, woodland, garden, and country-inspired themes.
Metal wedding decorations have taken over Pinterest boards everywhere with their cool and yet slightly edge elegance. Couples are working in the metallic decor to centerpieces, table decor, and even barware.
There are no rules when it comes to what type of metallic decorations you can have at your wedding so take a moment to research bronze, silver, rose gold, and black metallics. The easiest way to incorporate this look to your wedding decor is by adding metallic candle holders, metallic plate chargers, and centerpiece items that share all the metallic elements. Couples are getting creative with their wedding rentals and working in metallic serving ware like bronze cups, gold place settings, and metallic table runners.
Good for: Wedding decoration 2022 trend incorporates metallic into the color palette. Your wedding is the best time to adopt a full glam and shimmers look or sprinkles of shine. Metallics are great for woodland, ballroom, industrial-chic, coastal, modern, country, and rustic weddings.
Styling tips: For the ceremony, decorate your venue with a mercury glass lantern for a vintage vibe. Use metallic for your stationery and signage. Create eclectic centerpieces with metallic vases or opt for sequined tablecloths for the wedding reception. Mix faux leaves, metallic painted leaves, or accents with floral arrangements. Introduce sparkly bow ties and shoes to your attire.
Trendy Unique Wedding Arches#20
Wedding arches have gained popularity due to the fact that more couples are having their ceremony at unique locations. So when planning a barn wedding, outdoor wedding, museum wedding or any other fun location couples need to provide a backdrop and focal point for the ceremony and they are doing that by adding a unique wedding arch.
- Metal Arches
Perfect for the trendy bride and groom, the metal arch idea has taken over Instagram feeds everywhere with its simple elegance and minimalist sensibility.
Good for: Metal arches are good for simple modern weddings, coastal, and industrial-chic formal weddings.
Styling Tips: Choose indoor venues like restaurants, halls, museums, or a warehouse that you can transform. Place the arch at the ceremony altar where you’ll say your vows. At the reception, place it at the entrance if it’s tall enough, over the cake, or dessert table. Decorate work flower Garland, faux, fresh, or floral greenery.
- Birch Arches
Ideal for the rustic or country bride who wants to play up a woodland wedding look and feel but also wants an elegant ceremony. Birch arches can be dressed up with drapery and flowers or stripped down to just simple birch.
Good for: Birch arches are good for rustic, woodland, garden, and country weddings. Keep the arrangement simple with beautiful seasonal flowers. They’re perfect for outdoor venues.
Styling Tips: Opt for a wedding on a farm, campground, backyard, garden, or lake. Place them at the ceremony aisle or photo booth background. Decorate with berries and vines, drum roses, spray roses, or Raspberry scabiosa. Touch up with some succulents to give the earthy vibe.
- Hexagon Wooden Arches
A favorite of boho brides this look is now getting a slight makeover and making its way to more mainstream wedding venues. The modern look of the hexagon shape while mixed with the natural wood is perfect for any contemporary wedding.
Good for: Hexagon wooden arches are fit for forest weddings, modern rustic, boho, and beach weddings.
Styling tips: They’re minimalist and sophisticated, forming a flora backdrop for themed group photos. Decorate with ferns, hydrangeas, begonias at angles. You may also add colorful string lights. They’re fit for outdoor and indoor modern weddings.
Trendy Wedding Lighting Ideas#21
Nothing adds drama to a wedding like good lighting. It was not that long ago that we saw the rise of the string light phenomenon take over and since then major moves forward wedding trendy wedding light ideas have been happening.
- Curtain String Lights
Perhaps the best way to add a backdrop behind your ceremony or head table is by adding a curtain of string lights. Creating a waterfall look makes this trend seem like it will be around for years to come.
Good for: They are good for indoor and outdoor venues in winter. They activate the holiday vibes and romance a fairy tale, garden-inspired, whimsical, and wonderland weddings.
Styling Tips: You can place curtain string lights around the chuppah for an evening outdoor wedding. Let lights surround the couple. It’s also great for the photo booth. Keep the colors simple in an Ombre gradient.
- Rain Shower Lights
Creating an elegant touch to your outdoor wedding can be achieved by adding rain shower lights to trees at your venue. Perfect for the rustic wedding that wants to add a little elegance or the garden wedding that wants to add some drama.
Good for: Rain shower lights are perfect for outdoor and indoor weddings in the autumn. They fit best for tropical, industrial-chic, and modern disco wedding themes.
Styling Tips: Fix the lights on the dancefloor to enclose the couple as they dance. It also sets the party vibe for guests. For outdoor weddings, fix them around canopies for that dreamy feel. It’s rainfall, so let it rain according to the colors on your wedding palette.
- Neon Signs
Making its way to millennial weddings everywhere the addition of fun neon signs has been spotted at weddings from coast to coast. Couples are having fun saying such as “‘till death do us part” or “Mr. & Mrs.” or a personalized sign with their last name hanging at the wedding venue adding a new twist to the old “bar sign”.
Good for: Neon signs are bougie and perfect for chic indoor and outdoor spring weddings. Restaurants, fields, lofts, clubs, and more are some venues for them.
Styling Tips: Keep your colors minimal and metallic. You don’t want the guests to go blind from so much bling. Activate the hip-vibe by placing neon signs at the bar, entrance, and altar.
Celestial Wedding Theme#22
Wedding trends for 2022 will see the celestial wedding theme outdoors on hazy summers. Choosing this palette means working with a dark moody palette to bring this magical motif to life. A lot of string lights will also go overhead to mimic the beautiful constellations, and much more. See other creative ideas below.
At first, you might not see how this could be a super elegant wedding theme but when you give the images of a celestial wedding theme a look you see it actually is very elegant. This theme works great if hosting an outdoor wedding since you can bring in the natural surroundings and create a heavenly feeling at your venue. Some of our favorite items to mix to your celestial wedding theme are hanging star lights, midnight blue color decorations, and moon backdrops.
- Invites: Opt for a lunar style invitation suite with your zodiac signs or speckled galaxy on them. If you can afford it, incorporate a crystal per invite, and your guests will never forget the wedding.
- Unconventional venues: If you and your spouse love astronomy or stargazing, an observatory is your ideal venue. Decorate it to the nines with a dreamy galaxy-inspired backdrop of swirling blue and gold hues.
- Photo booth: Choose a moon style photo booth backdrop for a whimsical, and fairytale romantic weddings. This brings on the complete planetary vibe.
- Decor: Decorate the venue with hanging star pendants and crescent moons. Name the tables after star constellations for a unique feel. Use cute shaped vases as centerpieces keep floral arrangements dreamy. Add on some mirror stars on dark table linens to leave the guests starry-eyed. Finish with some geode accents leaving a mystical touch.
White And Greenery Minimalism#23
Minimalistic design and eco-friendliness are among the top trends in 2022. So it comes as no surprise, that the combination of these two trends by using wedding greenery in wedding decorations remains as popular as ever. A combination of egg-shell or alabaster white, and forest or fern green is especially popular. It adds style and elegance to your perfect wedding.
Good for: Modern vintage, urban, romantic, organic, and industrial minimalist style with a botanical theme. Create an ethereal look indoor and outdoor for every season of the year. Focal backdrop: Incorporate two crawling vines of lush greenery peppered with white roses on white walls. This could be at the altar, dessert table, or bridal party table at the reception. This creates a stunning backdrop and focal point for the wedding.
Styling Tips: Merge neutrals and naturals like plain white linens on geometric dinnerware. This dainty setting exudes a romantic ambiance. Go natural by choosing plain wooden chairs with single stalks of greenery.
Wedding Balloon Decorations Ideas#24
Balloons are typically associated with birthdays – but they make amazing wedding decorations! This is one of the newest and craziest trends. Before you disagree, take one look at these gorgeous examples of wedding balloon decorations! Aren’t they amazing?
You can intertwine balloons with flowers, or order balloons-only decorations. It is a great solution if you or your guests are allergic to flowers!
Balloons are fast becoming the most versatile of the latest wedding trends for indoor and outdoor venues. They’re great for every season but work with color palettes for a cohesive look. Incorporate them into your wedding with these creative ideas.
- Arches: Use balloons to create arches that highlight the entrance to the wedding venue or frame the reception table. Present a fairy-tale accent for the cake table giving a romantic vibe.
- Pillars: Pillar balloons are unique creations. Put them at the entrance, reception head table, stage, or dancefloor. You can add some floral decor made into wreaths or garlands. Merge these pillars to arches for a wholesome look.
- Combination: To achieve a stunning combination, use latex and Mylar balloons for garden and country weddings. They are perfect for bouquets as they offer different styles, colors, and types of anchors. They can also serve as centerpieces because they float colorfully, leaving guests starry-eyed.
- Topiaries: If you’ve chosen an air-filled design for your balloon decorations, your best choice is balloon topiaries. They appear like mini trees with clusters of small balloons at the top. They have sturdy trunks and matching base. Decorate the base with small balloons use flower pots as the base
Clear Acrylic Wedding Decor#25
Planning the ultra-trendy event? Clear acrylic elements will add style. These pieces of design look ultra sleek. You would be surprised to find out that they are also more durable than traditional glass. These decorations and elements are light and may look fragile, but they are virtually impossible to break.
Good For: Modern rustic, contemporary chic, minimalist, and glam weddings best fit the acrylic decor style. Acrylic is best used indoors or in intimate spaces. They’re classic and serve as better options for paper, signage, and lots more.
- Craft an interesting indie meets modern look framing acrylic signage in pampas grass.
- You can also give your elegant indoor space a fresh feel by setting acrylic chairs hooked with minimalist garlands.
- Say your vows before acrylic floral stands with your initials as toppers.
- For the reception, you can put them at the entrance.
- Go full whimsical by creating a backdrop combo of floral, grids, and acrylics.
Hanging Flowers Decor#26
Planning a boho or a country wedding? Hanging flower decor can turn every location into a fairy tale forest, be it a backyard, a simple tent, or a barn. Wisteria flowers, hanging low from the ceiling, various flower arrangements, and even small potted plants – what can be more festive? Make your wedding guests feel the power of nature!
Good For: Hanging flowers connote luxury and detail to themed indoor and outdoor tented weddings. Think about the backyard, garden, whimsical, boho, and modern weddings and the hype that hanging flowers give them. Accents like pom-poms, chandeliers, wooden boxes or branches, and other elements complement the. See some inspiring ideas below.
Styling Tips: Create a statement look with overhead tulips floating candles in clear candle holders. Combine an overhead wooden board, purple roses, and greenery to give a rustic look.
Go bold and chic with a floral chandelier of pink roses and neutral tulips. You can also create floating centerpieces by merging your wedding blooms with matching runners.
Wedding Food Trends
It is easy to understand why people say they always remember if the food at a wedding was good or not! There are some tasty wedding food trends that are rolling up to a venue near you to both keep your wedding trendy and yummy.
Wedding Cake Trends In 2022#27
Wedding cakes are a big showstopper at weddings now and couples are getting very creative when it comes to their desserts. From drip cakes to metallic cakes to the mini cake we are seeing super delicious ideas for 2022.
- Drip Cakes
These beautiful cakes are the new favorite of couples who want something unique. A playful twist on a traditional cake these desserts have dripping icing which can be found in a variety of colors, flavors, and designs. Some cake designers are mixing two trends together by having a cake with metallic drips making it for a slam dunk.
- Metallic Cakes
Adding to the metallic wedding theme we can now see silver, gold, and bronze wedding cakes taking over. From full metallic paint to light metallic flowers this trend is only to get bigger in the years to come.
- Mini Cakes
Whether you are looking to have just one small wedding cake because you are serving a variety of desserts or you want to have several mini cakes with different flavors and styles you are right on trend with the mini cake idea!
Trendy Wedding Menu Ideas#28
Wedding menu ideas are taking over the wedding planning process as couples are getting more and more creative with what and how they serve their guests.
A highly productive wedding trend is more attention to food quality. The monoportion movement replaces the buffet and treats guests to thoughtful and adventurous single servings. Not only does this enhance the presentation of the meal, it makes guests feel like each bite was specifically designed with them in mind.
- Food trucks
Food trucks have taken over much of society so it is only natural that they would make their way to weddings near you. We love the idea of having a specialty food truck (or a few) cater to your wedding. Pizza, taco, and bbq trucks are just the start of the many different types of food trucks you can hire. If you are working with an outdoor venue or planning a rustic or country wedding you should absolutely consider booking some food trucks for your day!
- Pre-ceremony Cocktails
Starting the festivities by offering guests a pre-ceremony cocktail is a great way to kick start the fun. Guests will appreciate a glass of champagne or a signature cocktail before the ceremony starts. If you are hosting your wedding at a unique venue or an outdoor location you can work with your catering company to set up a bar close to the ceremony location and welcome guests in style.
What menu trends are going out of style?
Some of the menu trends heading out of style are large oversized buffets, fast-food style menu items like burgers and fries and mini appetizers like soup in a shot glass and mini hot dogs are all on their way out making room for new and exciting food trends.
Wedding trends for 2022 will lean towards the organic, natural, and uber-creative. For whichever season, couples will infuse personality to bring their wedding dreams to life. From winter to autumn, there are tons of inspiration from the current wedding trends.
What type of food would you most like at your reception?
- Upscale restaurant fare
- Cozy comfort foods
- Elegant small plates
What type of food would you most like at your reception?
Winter Wedding Trends
The months of winter are cold and dry, but the show must go on. Discover function and aesthetic winter wedding trends 2022 to try out.
Blankets For Guests#29
One of the fun and valuable current wedding trends for winter are blankets. Perfect for ceremony and reception, check out what themes they suit, and some styling tips.
Good for: The use of blankets are a must for cozy outdoor weddings, whether alfresco or open air. If you choose to enjoy the colorful winter scenery and snowy beauty, then incorporate blankets in your day. Think about beach, garden, barn, museum, field, or a posh loft for a venue. Blankets best suit rustic-chic, fairy tale, woodland, gothic, sophisticated, and bohemian themes. Keep your guests warm even as they enjoy your love declaration in the breathtaking outdoors.
Styling tips: The latest wedding trends blank heavily on mood.
- So, to set a cozy mood, drape cable knit blankets across chairs and small pillows to boot.
- Lean towards a romantic mood by having your blankets monogrammed with your family crest, initials, or pictures.
- For a livelier mood, mismatch the blankets using your color palette to create a pop of colors.
- If you prefer something more laid back and rustic, roll up fleece blankets in woven baskets.
- You may also opt for a makeshift wardrobe for a more sophisticated look. Keep these at the party entrance.
Nothing is more calming, charming, and welcoming than the warm glow of candle lights on cold days. See how to incorporate this 2022 wedding trend for winter.
Good for: Candles are great for both indoor and outdoor weddings. From the grand ballroom to industrial lofts, farms, halls, restaurants, open parks, and more, candles are a hit. It all depends on your theme, which can range from rustic to bohemian, vintage, romantic, or chic.
Styling tips: Set the mood for a vintage gathering by curating Nordic-influenced centerpieces made of vignettes lit from the inside with tea lights. Put these beauties in the middle of dried moss and greenery. Present a lively mood by setting candles on mirrors to maximize the glow. Make use of mercury glass votive holders to help the lights bounce off. You can also introduce tapers to match your wedding color palette.
For a romantic ambiance, line the aisle with candles in glass containers or hurricane lanterns to glow/warm-up space.
Options for a cozy ambiance include fixing flameless candles on bare branches to guide guests and burn throughout the event. You may also mount an overhead faux chandelier made out of greenery and wire plus wreath style centerpieces.
Black & White Formal Wedding#31
With every wedding trend comes an opposing opinion. Brides who see the shirking of traditional values and expectations are going over the top to keep it. Black and white formal weddings are exactly what they sound like, and we love them! Black bow ties, tuxedos, and traditional A-frame gowns with a focus on values and decorum.
Fall Wedding Trends
The changing beautiful color of the leaves and cooler weather makes autumn a beautiful time to wed. See some fall wedding trends to help you make a statement.
Texture and Details on Cake#32
From formal weddings to casual and laid back, there’s a cake for you. Incorporate seasonal elements from your environment for memorable cakes.
Good for: Cakes textures in the fall are great for boho, chic, and glam weddings. Most of them lean towards a leveled up avant-garde style. Others are chic, glitzy, and opulent, suited for rustic, vintage, woodland, and whimsical weddings. Couples are also embracing fall shades and customization to make their cakes personalized.
Styling tips: To set an intimate mood for a small ceremony, opt for a fall bundt cake. For a rustic vibe, introduce the season with a sliced apple cake topper. You can also choose cake alternatives by baking fall-friendly desserts like wedding pie cake. Bake these pies and stack them with flavors like berries and pomegranates. Finish with some roses and greenery.
If you’re going for a somber fall mood, choose a naked chocolate cake dressed with seasonal fruits. Incorporate figs, pears, and berries to impress the deeper shades of fall. Choose deer antlers as a topper. To make a glam and elegant statement, replace fruits with gold pears and berries accents. You can also opt for an autumnal upgrade by decorating your tiered cake with blooming dahlias.
Dry and Bleached Flowers#33
One of the newest wedding trends is the switching of fresh flowers for plants and greenery. This makes dry and bleached flowers the toast of weddings as we’ll see.
Good for: Dried and bleached flowers are subtle, with great texture and color. They are uniquely styled and bring a touch of elegance. These alternative flowers are perfect for indoor and outdoor weddings. The themes that they best suit include boho, rustic, modern, glam, whimsical, garden, and minimalist. Check out sun-bleached flower options like hanging Amaranthus, Cardo Palustre, Marcela, Lunaria, Phalaris, Ruscus Aculeatus, and more.
Styling tips: Incorporate these flowers into your wedding as wreaths. They are ultra-classic for the autumn season. Using the bleached and subtle flowers, create elegant monochromatic wreaths for the tables, chairs, pews, and arch. You won’t need other accents or ornaments because they stand out.
Commandeer the flowers into centerpieces by creating asymmetrical designs with them. Their shapes and textures make it possible. You can also make them into stunning hanging floral arrangements over tables, arches, entrance, and lounge for a sophisticated ambiance. Add more glamour to rustic and modern weddings with bleached and dried bouquets. Choose textures and hues that match your color palette.
Dare to be different and join the latest wedding trends of ditching the classic white and ivory attire. Express yourself in alternative styles and colors of fall.
Styling tips: Bring the whimsical wedding theme to life by rocking a graphic floral print dress. It can be in the fitted bodice with a maxi skirt, mermaid dress, ball gown, or A-line dresses. This attire is great for the outdoors. For an art-deco inspired theme, opt for a deep burgundy shade of fall dress. Match it with a dyed fur jacket for full effect.
Good for: Rustic theme or farmhouse celebration? Nail the look with an edgy jumpsuit or lacy skirt dress. This brings out a casual, playful, and laid back side to the wedding. For a boho-chic theme, perfect indoor alternative wedding attire is a crop top and full skirt baring the midriff. Going outdoor like the beach or garden, incorporate a sheer lacy panel at the midriff for some protection against the elements.
Try out high-low hemlines for whimsical wedding themes. This will show off your figure without looking tacky. Opt for cathedral length cape dresses for a romantic mood. And for a beautiful sunset ranch wedding, incorporate dramatic billowing sleeves, rust accents, and boots
Spring Wedding Trends
Fresh out of winter, the spring brings the first sign of revival. Following this, we’ll look at some spring wedding trends for 2022.
Garden Inspired Venues#35
Gardens are a romantic inspiration with a fairytale backdrop, whether indoors or outdoors. Check out unique ways to work your green thumbs into wedding details from place cards to decor.
Good for: With garden weddings, it’s easy to switch greenery for rustic, modern, whimsical, or desert-inspired maneuvers. Garden venues give the perfect theme to transform your space into a magical world. Everything looks organic and wild, yet with some intimacy.
Styling tips: Begin with your entrance signage which the guests will see first. Adorn the signage with flowers and succulents. Opt for a refreshing way to displace place cards by tying them on your flowers, branches, trees, or leaves. Like fruits, guests will pick them up as they arrive. Surround your natural arch with woods and cedar. Cover up your arch in wild greenery and flowing drapes to match the romantic and bucolic ambiance.
Bring charm to the aisle by running through it with petals matching your wedding color palette. You can also transform an industrial-chic venue into a garden introducing a copper arch with dusty blue and pink flowers. Match theses with succulent-filled rose-gold terrariums and flameless candles to lend credence to the wall of desert greenery textural backdrop.
Floral Patterned Ties#36
Grooms who wish to look dapper and stand out at their spring wedding need to incorporate floral prints. In this case, the ties add flair and do justice to the total look.
Good for: Floral print ties work well for coastal, boho, chic, garden, and casual weddings. Choose a tie that matches your jacket or suit. You can also opt for something that contrasts with your ensemble for a dramatic effect. The last option is a floral print tie that matches the bridal bouquet or dress if it’s floral.
Styling tips: Match a navy floral print tie to a blue suit for a suave coastal wedding look. For a more whimsical mood, pair a floral print tie with a cobalt suit and white shirt. If you want to be the chic groom, rock a slate gray suit and light-colored floral print tie. Muted blue suits and blueprinted floral bow tie combo is just perfect for a garden wedding.
For the ultimate boho look, a chambray shirt and navy suit with floral tie nails the look. Brown pants, pink floral tie, and navy jacket leave a quirky touch. Go casual in back jeans grey shirt and jacket plus a pink floral tie.
Greenery drenches indoor and outdoor weddings with character and class. Whether you’re aiming for a dramatic effect or simple decor elements, greenery is your go-to.
Good for: Lush greenery is versatile when it comes to decor. They’re great for vintage, rustic, glam, whimsical, and beach weddings. The exotic leafy branches will lend a rustic touch to your venue, while manicured shrubbery speaks sophistication. On the other hand, the simplest of garlands will breathe a romantic theme into the decor mix. The best part is that greenery is also a functional camouflage for hiding items like wires and sockets.
Styling tips: Drape lush greenery around frames of your chuppah, canopy, or arch for a romantic theme. Speak sophistication and elegance by designing a topiary to reflect your initials or monogram. That’s one way to make a loud statement. Get a wall of shrubbery behind your dessert tables to make it pop. Drape railings, balconies, pews, and verandahs with manicured lush greenery.
Key into the new wedding reception trends by creating luxuriant archways with branches of lush greenery. You can also breathe magic into your venue by suspending leafy branches overhead. String these branches with lights, a bunch of grapes, or hanging votives.
Summer Wedding Trends
The summer months are pretty hot, so the aim is to look smashing and comfortable at the same time. To this effect, we’ll see the following summer wedding trends 2022 in full force.
Backyard venues are convenient, intimate, and budget-friendly for summer weddings. Check out how to transform your backyard.
Good for: Backyard wedding is great for rustic, woodland, boho, minimalist-chic, elegant, and whimsical themes.
Styling tips: Merge your decor with the surrounding by taking advantage of the summer’s natural beauty. Infuse your decor into the landscape and backdrops. Try eco-friendly bare wood, sans tablecloths, vases, and pots of lush shrubbery like pampas grass, baby’s breath, eucalyptus, or foliage. Express the Italian rustic vibe by including leafy branches and wooden accents. If you want to preserve the American heritage, switch gelato for ice cream. This interactive station will impress your guests.
Merge glided shades of lush shrubbery with airy wicker accents to create a chill lounge area. This look elevates cocktail receptions to create an elegant summer vibe. For a more eclectic take, mismatch the couches. For a magical forest vibe, bring trees into your tents to pair with foliage and gold candlesticks on reception tables. Finish this sophisticated look with potted trees and topiaries outside the tent for a grand entrance. You can also opt for pulled back draped entryway held by foliage, and accented with candles and topiaries.
The perfect summer wedding cocktails must fit your menu, theme, and also help guests beat the heat. See some of our fresh recipes to help you make summer beautiful.
Nothing screams awesome picture perfection than the colorful Blood Orange Pisco Sour cocktail. This is a vibrant cocktail with a zesty flavor that soothes the heat as camp-style summer weddings. Simply mix up blood orange juice, Pisco, sugar or syrup, egg whites, and lime juice, and you have a hit. For summer garden weddings, the lavender citrus martini is just what your guests need to cool off. Lemony, light, and with a lavender hint, this cocktail is a major crowd controller.
Good for: Bring the Italian style summer to your wedding with the classic Aperol Spritz. This is a combination of oranges, Aperol, club soda, and prosecco. Beach weddings don’t get better than Tequila Sunset cocktails. They’re refreshing, delicate, delicious, and not too strong, creating the perfect mix for a beach wedding.
Orange-based Light Paloma cocktail packs a punch with its colorful citrus and tequila drops. Icy and frozen cucumber gin and tonic sorbet and tequila spiked frozen pineapple margaritas are timeless cocktail alternatives. These are the ultimate cocktails for a park summer wedding.
Near The Water Venue#40
True romantics will never skip the chance to say their vows near the water. The peace and tranquility of the water can never be overemphasized.
Near water, venues are what wonderlands are made of. The blissful feeling of being in your own world surrounded by the skies and water is everything. Couples who are keen on simplicity and style will love a barefoot sandy beach wedding. There’s nothing more blissful than digging your feet in the sand and declaring your promises.
Styling tips: For a more sophisticated and statement-making wedding, go nautical. A cruise wedding is ever shade of class and luxury. Cocoon yourself and the guests in the comfort of a ship as you swear to forever.
A more intimate and minimalist wedding will be best on a boat. There’s nothing more romantic than just the two of you on a boat, saying you do. If you want a whimsical vibe to your wedding, take your vows near a waterfall. This makes a stunning backdrop better than any floral arrangement. Waterfalls are intimate, calm, and powerful, yet consistent. That’s the ambiance you need at your wedding. Lean towards a lakeside wedding for a rustic, laid back or bohemian wedding.
Wedding Trends In 2021 We Loved
Just because things are going out of style doesn’t mean you should shy away from them. If it’s something you truly enjoy, go for it! Trends are simply the popular opinion of other people. However, if your goal is to surprise and entertain, you should steer clear of these trends that will fade away in 2022.
The beauty of this trend was that it took us by surprise and made us laugh and smile. The surprise is no longer there which has removed most of the charm.
For obvious reasons, people no longer feel that eating out of communal serving trays is an attractive option. Catered, single-serving dishes are now the leading dinner format.
With remote weddings being the most popular venue for weddings in 2021, couples are anxious to get back to group gatherings in a big way. Some couples will be cautious, offering intimate affairs with their budgets going toward high-quality menus, cocktails and entertainment. Others will invite everyone they’ve ever met for the biggest bash you’ve been to in years.
Many couples are getting married later in life, and some are on their second marriage. They already own a blender and cutting board and are more likely to request more personal items or contributions to their honeymoon or home down payment.
Purchases and Rentals:
Many people have picked up new skills over 2021, and have learned to live without retail options. They are putting this newfound ability to create into action with DIY invitations, venue decor, florals, and even the menu.
Wedding trends are always changing and it is fun to see where they are going next. We know for 2022 we have some current wedding trends to watch. There are so many great 2022 wedding trends. But a few we can’t wait to see grow are the new trending wedding themes, trends in bridesmaid dresses, and wedding color trends.