What trends are taking the wedding industry by storm for 2023? A lot of what was big in 2022 is transitioning out for this year, for a number of reasons.
What has seriously impacted the wedding trends right now is the complete elimination of pretty much every pandemic protocol. People are tired of making concessions when it comes to their weddings, and they feel safe enough now to do that. So, you’re going to see a lot of bigger, bolder events that hearken back to traditional wedding trends and take advantage of the pleasant spring weather to do some outdoor activities.
As spring starts to take over the calendar, you should see some of these wedding trends picking up traction.
Big Weddings with Big Parties
Big weddings are coming back now that people feel very comfortable in larger gatherings. You probably won’t see very many small weddings this spring, except where you have two private people tying the knot.
Expect large venues to be in vogue, as well as expansive catering services, group activities, and extravagant events.
The parties should be much bigger, and we are already seeing a trend with the grooms going all out on the party aspect of the event. Grooms want to feel involved, and springtime is a great opportunity to take the event outside and open up the party, turning the wedding reception into a pool party. More and more grooms are having their say when it comes to what the reception looks like, particularly the atmosphere and activities for it.
With that being said, people are going to treasure their quiet, private moments as well. So, wedding experts are predicting that the private dance between the newlyweds is going to be a mainstay of spring weddings in 2023. Brides and grooms are embracing personal moments in their wedding as a way to put the focus on them and to help break up the wedding routine a bit so that the entire reception doesn’t feel like one long party.
Those private moments are likely to extend to times during the wedding where the newlyweds get away from everybody else and spend a little time together.
In a culture that is inundated with social media posting and picture taking, couples are loving the idea of having a few moments scattered throughout their wedding where they just get to be away from all that and take time for each other.
Whether that’s in a private car ride to the reception, time alone at their own table to eat, a private dance before everyone else enters the dance floor, or something else, these kinds of moments are trending this year.
Colorful Spring Décor
Springtime is a great time to embrace flowers, bright colors, pastels, and extravagant decorations. Expect to see plenty of weddings during the spring that incorporate all of that and more to take advantage of the wonderful weather and the beautiful flowers and birds that you’ll see everywhere. Plenty of weddings this spring should have floral themes, and you will see many brides choose bright, cheerful colors in their wedding. That makes sense if you are going to be taking the reception or even the wedding itself outdoors. The bright hues will work best for picture taking in natural environments.
Classic Wedding Dress Style
We are seeing the comeback of the elegant and traditional styles of wedding dresses. These are the kind of dresses that have been favored by Kate Middleton, Naomi Biden, and Meghan Markle in recent years. A lot of brides have latched onto their styles, bringing them back in a big way, with conservative cuts, long trains, and intricate stitchwork. These televised weddings have shown that wedding dresses can look sophisticated and classy without needing any extravagant details or revealing designs.
We know not every bride has been sold on this resurgence of classical wedding styles, but there has definitely been an uptick in how frequently these dresses are used in weddings, and we expect that to increase during the spring season this year.
Carefully Crafted Table Spreads
Charcuterie boards have taken off as a wedding trend in recent years, and we expect them to be a staple of weddings for years to come as well. People love how photogenic charcuterie boards are, creating an elegant style for their tables and giving them just one more Instagram-worthy space in their wedding venue.
Fun Guest Book Variations
Who says the guest book has to be boring? Not this year’s couples! We are seeing people embrace all sorts of unique guest book ideas. Just a few we’ve noticed in recent years include writing names on a globe, putting names in a book other than a regular guestbook, like in a Bible by a favorite verse, and signing a massive picture.
Anything that can be signed with a name is fair game, and today’s couples love creative ideas that don’t cost a lot of money but do something different from the norm without bucking major wedding traditions. The guest book is one staple of the event they feel they can mess around with a bit and not offend anyone.
Even weddings are going green this year, and you will probably see a lot of sustainable components in the spring weddings. This may mean using reusable cutlery, cloth napkins, natural lighting, outdoor venues, and more.
Many couples look at their wedding as a way to make a statement about their beliefs and the kind of future they want to have together and create for their family.
It’s understandable that they would want their friends and family members to share in their love of sustainability, so they are making that a big part of their weddings this season. This is a trend we don’t think is going away anytime soon and will likely become more prominent over time.
Classic sustainability practices are involved as well, like using family wedding dresses and rings in place of buying new ones. This is also a way for people coming out of the pandemic to save their money for their life ahead. By putting these kinds of practices into effect in their own wedding, they are being environmentally conscious and budgeting their spending.
Embroidered details are a rising trend in today’s weddings. Expect to notice some embroidery being put to good use on the wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses, as well as on tablecloths, napkins, and anywhere else it makes sense. The embroidery could have the wedding date, part of the wedding vows, or the names of the newlyweds.
These are a few spring trends we know are going to be big this year, because we were seeing some indication of them last year and then during the winter season as well. If you’re wanting to keep your wedding trendy, consider using some of these ideas for a spring event.