As the effects of the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic ease, so many weddings are coming up. Weddings that were postponed are holding the candle this year, and a flood of new trends is sweeping the wedding world Whether your wedding was postponed or you’re planning it for the first time, this year is going to bring you show-stopping trends. We’re going to see a shift from classic, traditional weddings to more bespoke varieties.
Have a wedding soon? Well, don’t worry as this list is all you need to get up to date with the latest trends and have your wedding match them or just deviate!
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
1. Destination Weddings
As you know, the pandemic limited our options in numerous industries and across various aspects of our lives. Weddings were no exception. The pandemic had couples having intimate weddings that were live streamed or recorded for friends and family to watch. These intimate weddings were usually carried out in the comfort of their homes. Now that those restrictions have eased, couples are going big! We are going to see huge exploitation of this liberty to travel to dream destinations for that dream wedding! Some of these are still going to be intimate weddings with a few guests or big parties! Either way, it’s going to be a major relief for couples as they tap into their adventurous sides.
2. Back-Garden Weddings
Weddings aren’t going to blow up solely with travel this year. Some couples have fallen in love with the idea of a home wedding, right in their home!
Lots of couples are adopting the idea of setting up a small wedding venue in their backyards. This gives a major sense of familiarity, and all your loved ones can be in attendance because you’re home! These sorts of weddings are going to be the epitome of romance as the tents or makeshift buildings leave heart-warming feelings in the couple and their guests.
3. Vintage Diamonds
Vintage diamond rings are one of the highly rated diamond engagement rings featuring lots of beautiful intricacies and detailed craftsmanship.These diamond rings also resonate perfectly with the sustainability movement as most of them were mined centuries ago. And similar to Antique rings, they could go a lot further in adding that solemn yet refreshing feeling to your spouse’s fingers. So if you want something that’s on the lesser side of budget in 2022 without jeopardizing quality, a vintage diamond ring should be your next go-to.
4. Salt and Pepper Diamond Rings
With all the gorgeous trends coming out there had to be one for diamonds! 2022 is bringing with it a flood of gorgeous diamond engagement rings. And not just any diamonds, but salt and pepper diamonds. These wedding day diamonds are a far cry from the usual white sparkling diamonds. They feature a mix of white and black inclusions and give off minimal brilliance. But they’re still a show-stopping trend as they offer that unique break from tradition when it comes to memorable weddings.
5. Weekday Weddings
It’s no news that halls, event centers, and wedding venues are getting booked out daily as a result of the large influx of weddings since the pandemic. And that’s during the weekends, which is the usual time weddings are held.
When the pandemic restrictions eased, couples were left with weekdays to hold their weddings, and a lot of couples jumped on this. Sure, it required a little more work from guests to take time off, but it resulted in fewer expenses for the couple, from booking the hall to vendors. That trend has held on to date, and we’ll be seeing a lot of weekday weddings in 2022.
6. Eco Weddings
People are becoming more and more cautious about the things they do as they pursue sustainability. The wedding sector is not left out, as most gen Z couples are thinking about the earth and rolling out green initiatives. Couples are opting for reusable cutlery, recycled invites, and digital save-the-dates, as well as sourcing wedding, and treat ingredients from the local community or opting for a vegan menu.
It’s a step in the right direction and will be a hot wedding trend in 2022.
7. Theme Weddings
Regardless of the location of the wedding, couples are opting to follow a certain concept in their wedding plan. One particular popular theme this year is inspired by Netflix’s movie, Bridgerton. Couples are excited to exploit the idea of a Renaissance theme. From their past century hall designs to the bride’s puff hands, umbrellas, and ball gowns. But that’s not the only theme rolling out this year! Other couples are interested in dark shade themes rather than the delicate, light shades associated with classic weddings, and we’re loving it.
8. Bold Colors
For a long time, weddings have followed the theme of delicate and calm colors. That’s changing in 2022 as couples are deviating from the “classic” wedding colors and going for bold and bright colors. We’re going to see weddings in blue, orange, red, and many other colors. From the decor of the venue to the bride’s gown!
9. Unusual Wedding Dresses
Speaking of which, brides are shifting from the classic white long wedding gowns and going with more bespoke styles. You’ll see brides wearing pink, soft blue, or even purple dresses! These brides are making a statement and it is resounding. Some brides will even drift away from the usual long dresses to little wedding dresses. Dresses that they can continue to wear long after their wedding.
10. Formal Guest Attires
The pandemic had so many people sitting at home in casual outfits and flip-flops. It has left people eager to get into that tuxedo as the restrictions ease. We’re going to see guests turning up in formal black ties all over weddings this year. This will mostly depend on the venue of the weddings, but lots of guests are keen on hopping on the formal attire trend.
11. Champagne Towers
This trend promises to be just as exciting as its name. Couples are once more having cups of champagne arranged in towers to give their wedding that touch of luxury. These may also be paired with Martini towers for that complementary twist. It’s a trend we’re excited to see come back.
As trends are coming up this year, some previous wedding practices that were believed to be timeless are quickly fading away. The wedding industry is becoming much more flexible and leaves room for couples to follow trends (and start some!) that meet their personal preferences.
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