Planning on getting married in 2022? You’re not alone. 20% of weddings in 2021 have been rebooked to 2022. The current forecast is that there will be 2.47 million couples getting hitched this year, the most since the year 1984! If you are having a 2022 wedding, NOW is the time to start getting in touch with us to plan.
The world has changed immensely due to covid-19 & the wedding industry is no exception. Trends usually trickle in slowly but the past couple years we have seen new styles come to popularity more rapidly than ever. From smaller guest lists to more curated experiences, here are some trends that we are predicting we will be seeing in this upcoming year:
Perhaps the biggest 2022 trend is couples are more ready now than ever to think outside of the box for their ceremonies & receptions. We’re continuing to see curated guest lists & microweddings being booked all year. We have also seen Anniceptions or sequel weddings come into popularity for couples who tied the knot privately last year. There has been an uptick in weekday weddings as well. Because of the large quantity of weddings happening this year, many businesses in the wedding industry are already booked up! If it works for you, a weekday wedding can be a great way to find dates your preferred vendors & venues are available. Now more than ever there is no wrong way to have a wedding! Your day can look however you & your partner want it to be!
Bold bright colors are making a comeback. They add tons of fun to your big day & give an opportunity to showcase your personality. This year we are expecting to see a lot more people shy away from the muted colors that have been popular for awhile & embrace colors.
Monochromatic color schemes are taking a front seat this year. We love the elegance & cohesiveness of these looks. Shades of any color can be used to make this dream come true.
This dreamy space theme is perfect for couples who have bonded over stargazing, share a love of space or astrology. Delicate gold moon/planet accessories, twinkling lights & high contrast between light & dark can make a wedding like this completely out of this world.
Sustainable eco-friendly weddings continue to grow in popularity & we could not be happier about it. Potted plants, organic forms & natural color palettes are popping up at events everywhere. If you don’t want your big day to make a big impact on the environment, this could be the theme for you.
Another one of the 2022 trends we’ve been seeing pop up is the inclusion of dried flowers & elements in floral. They can add to bohemian vibes & tend to hold up better than fresh florals.
Mother of pearl! We love the comeback of this simple & elegant gem. Pearl vails, dress & details having been popping up all over 2022 trends.
Exposed corsets are shining through this year. We love this style of dress for their sultry vibes & versatile style. They can be glammed up to the max or dressed down for a more casual look.
One of the biggest 2022 trends in dress is the inclusion of ruffles & tulle. This is a great look for a whimsical wedding. Or for a bride who is not afraid to be extra but wants a more modern look.
Long dresses not your thing? You’re in good company! More & more brides are feeling empowered to skip the traditional long dress & shorten things up. These dresses are adorable, easier to move around in & have a way better chance of being reworn.
These elegant necklines are absolutely thriving this year. It gives a lovely shape that almost any bride can rock! It also leaves plenty of space to show off necklaces or accessories.
This big bold sleeves can help you make a statement at your ceremony! The sleeved look has been gaining a ton of popularity in recent years so we can expect to see it taken to the max in 2022.
Many couples have been opting to serve late-night snacks right before the end of the reception so everyone leaves full & happy after dancing the night away. It can be anything from a food truck to casual hors d’oeuvre to pizza. We’ve been seeing this trend for awhile with longer weddings & guests adore it every time!
Buffets & family style dining are still widely unpopular as we continue to live through this pandemic. Guests still seem to prefer to have their own serving. We have seen chefs reach new levels of creativity that are delicious while distancing.
Espresso bars are another 2022 trend we’ve seen popping up from time to time. They can be especially nice for coffee-loving couples or weddings that might start early in the day.
Couples are considering “mocktail” drinks for their guests who don’t drink or maybe themselves. They have been popping up more & more at receptions & experienced bartenders can help make custom drinks for each event!
The trends of donut walls & cupcake-only weddings are dying out. Some of the most popular searchs on Pinterest for wedding cakes this year were gravity-defying (+70%), bubble (+55%), and 3D cakes! We can expect to see these delicious deserts taken to new heights in 2022.
The trend of having food trucks park at weddings isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! Guests love the convenience & delicious local cuisine. Couples can pick exactly what meal they’d like to have on their wedding night rather than the typical chicken steak or fish option. Everybody wins!
Want to stand out from the other handful of weddings your guests may be attending this year? Join the trend of hiring a performer for the evening! The entertainment can really liven up your reception & get everybody involved in the fun.
We’ve seen photo booths evolve quite a bit in the last few years. There are specifically styled booths, 360 degree angle booths & even Tik Tok booths are popping up now! A super fun way for everyone to remember the event.
Readings have been gaining popularity in the last few years as more & more people are tapping into their spirituality. Offering readings of the sort to wedding guests are in the cards for 2022 trends.
The last of the 2022 trends is having a live painter capture your ceremony! The artist sits in on your big day & creates a special painting that the couple can hang in their home to cherish forever. How special!
Will you be incorporating any of these into your 2022 wedding? Comment below!
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