The trends that are sweeping the world are absolutely captivating to me. Whether you're looking for bold colors, non-traditional weddings, or intimate events, these top 10 trends will surprise you.
Elopements and micro weddings
Whether it's a wedding for two or two hundred, weddings today are all about intimacy and meaningful connections. After the challenges of recent times, couples are cherishing the chance to celebrate with their loved ones in person. Minimalist weddings have emerged as hugely popular options, with many couples preferring to keep things simple and focus on what truly matters - the love they share with each other and their guests.
Even those who dream of a grand affair are opting for more intimate celebrations these days. Micro-weddings, in particular, offer an opportunity to splurge on the design and details that matter most to the couple. Whether it's a stunning venue, bespoke decor, or personalized catering, every element of a micro-wedding can be tailored to create a unique and unforgettable experience for all involved.
Last Dance in Private
It's always a blast when a couple chooses to take center stage for the final dance of their wedding night. In 2023, we're going to be kicking guests off the dance floor for this one-of-a-kind moment between the newlyweds. The photographer will capture every moment as that last song plays and everyone else leaves the room so that this couple can reflect on their big day with each other.
In the midst of months of planning and a wedding day that speeds by so quickly, it is important to enjoy one last private dance with your new spouse.
Pearls & Embroidered Fashion
What better way to express your vows than by wearing them? It is predicted that brides and grooms will continue taking fashion to a new level by sewing heartfelt messages onto their veils, gloves, suits, and wedding dresses in 2023. Any type of wedding can benefit from this kind of surprise, especially if you don't plan on telling your spouse until your wedding day. In 2023, pearls will replace diamonds as the new precious stone. From pearl earrings to a stunning veil adorned with pearls, there are subtle ways to include pearls on your wedding day.
Wedding gowns in bold colors
There will be a resurgence of bold colors in 2023. The color trend is big right now, if you didn't know. There is no doubt that bold colors are making a comeback, so if you're a fan of eye-catching tones, then this year is for you! Depending on your level of openness to color, you can choose from a wide range of options. It's no secret that brides love wearing their favorite color on their special day, and now you have even more reasons to. Choosing a colored wedding dress is the perfect choice if it matches your aesthetic taste.
A nontraditional guest book
Rather than the traditional pen-and-paper way of saying good luck, there are several alternative methods. Guest books with a creative twist are our favorites. There are tons of options with a guestbook. I prefer a more personalized approach.
Alternatively, a traditional pen-and-paper guestbook is also a great option. Classics are classics for a reason!
Ceremony backdrops that are unique
You'll also see outrageously imaginative ceremony arches and backdrops at many upcoming weddings. With neon signs, florals from the ground up, and unconventional decor, we're saying goodbye to a draped arch with wooden lanterns.
Mismatched Bridal Party Dresses
Mismatched bridesmaid dresses are not a new concept in the wedding world. As a fashion-forward bride, you may have already embraced this trend for years, and the good news is that it continues to be a popular choice for bridal parties everywhere. Today, more and more brides are intentionally choosing diverse styles, lengths, textures, and fabrics for their bridal party dresses. The result is a stunning and cohesive look that reflects the unique personalities of each bridesmaid.
Whether it's mixing and matching colors, styles, or patterns, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating a one-of-a-kind bridal party look. Brides are no longer bound by traditional norms, and instead are opting for a more personalized and modern approach to dressing their bridesmaids. So, if you haven't already, it's time to embrace this trend, because it's here to stay and will undoubtedly continue to evolve in the years to come.
We anticipate brides in 2023 will downsize their floral arrangements, or at least their bouquets. Bridesmaids' bouquets will feature vintage-inspired bouquets made with Baby's Breath, Sweet Alyssum, and Forget-Me-Nots. Consider recent brides who tied the knot with dainty bouquets.
Grand floral arrangements are always a showstopper, and in 2023, bigger will be better than ever before. In addition to sweeping floor arrangements that add a touch of drama to your ceremony, we predict that arrangements of different heights and forms will also be popular. These statement pieces can be used throughout the room, adding interest and depth to the overall decor.
But what about table centerpieces? We suggest keeping things simple and coordinated. Smaller arrangements that complement the grand floral pieces in the room are the way to go. By using similar flowers and colors, you can create a cohesive and elegant look that ties everything together.
Another great idea is to repurpose the grand arrangements used in the ceremony as part of the reception decor. This not only saves you money but also adds continuity and impact to the entire event. So, whether you choose to go big or small with your florals, the key is to keep things coordinated and visually stunning.