Planning your 2023 wedding? We’ve got you covered with our wedding trend predictions for the year ahead!
From retro influences to unexpected color palettes and immersive dining experiences, it’s safe to say we’re excited to see these trends come to fruition. If you’re currently looking for styling ideas and inspiration, here are the top 10 trends you can expect for 2023 weddings.
Whimsical Color Palettes
While 2022 saw a preference for muted, neutral tones, 2023 will be all about bold pops of color! Expect whimsical palettes of berry pinks, bold blues, lilacs and oranges, particularly when it comes to flowers, tableware and stationery. Couples will be gravitating towards unexpected, unconventional colors to make a statement with their wedding styling.
In 2023, we’re predicting a shift from large floral bouquets to smaller, less dramatic posies. Brides are keeping it simple yet classic with subtle bouquets arranged with flowers like baby’s breath, hydrangeas and forget-me-nots for a timeless, minimalist look.
80s Inspired Styling
The 80s are back with a vengeance, and that includes the wonderful world of weddings. In 2023, expect to see couples draw influences from the 80s era, particularly when it comes to bridal attire. Think: statement voluminous sleeves, oversized bows, full skirts and ankle boots.
Retro-inspired cakes are also growing in popularity, along with neon signs, statement photobooth backdrops and colorful decor.
Say goodbye to fine dining and alternate drop menus, and hello to more immersive dining experiences. Couples are gravitating towards interactive food stations to impress their guests and create a memorable atmosphere at their reception. Think: oyster bars, paella stations, dumpling bars and more!
Alternative Bridesmaid Looks
2023 will see couples moving away from polished bridesmaid gowns, with alternative options set to take center stage. Think: stylish suits, two-piece sets and mismatched colors and prints. Bridesmaids will have more opportunity to showcase their personality, with the freedom to choose their own unique look for the day.
Pearl details will be everywhere in 2023. From wedding dress detailing to bridal veils, jewelry, shoes and accessories, subtle pearl accents are set to make a big comeback (and we’re certainly not complaining about it!).
Film photography will also make a resurgence in 2023, with many couples opting for a more candid, documentary-style approach to their wedding imagery. On that note, you can also expect to see more disposable cameras and Polaroids making the rounds at wedding receptions, encouraging guests to get snap happy.
2023 will see more couples flip the traditional wedding timeline on its head, particularly when it comes to their ceremony. Expect to see more sunset and twilight ceremonies commencing at 5pm before heading straight into the reception festivities. This can be a great option for couples wanting to throw a memorable party, without the pressure (or expense) of entertaining guests for an entire day!
Destination weddings will continue to become more popular in 2023, with many couples choosing to extend their celebrations abroad with a close group of friends and family. Couples will also be gravitating towards destination wedding websites with a more personal touch, such as custom illustrations, photo galleries, wedding playlists and engagement videos.
Finally, expect to see more viral wedding moments destined for TikTok and other social media platforms! From choreographed dances to epic speeches and unique wedding dress reveals, there will be no shortage of wedding ideas going viral throughout 2023.
Not sure where to begin with planning your 2023 wedding? Check out these 6 essential wedding planning tips for newly engaged couples.
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