When the clock struck midnight this past New Year’s Eve, 2022 ushered in a new year of excitement, hope, and trends. From stylists debuting their latest collections to a changing work environment, 2022 promises to be a year all on its own. That is also true for this year’s wedding trends. This year, we’re seeing some fantastic trends emerging and we wanted to take a moment to share a few of them with you.
- Themed Weddings (And rehearsal parties!)
In wedding planning this year, an uptick in themed weddings is emerging. Of course, we don’t mean a color theme, but rather weddings that take on a character of their own. From Burlesque to Monte Cristo, couples are flexing their creative muscles more than ever before to create an event that is more than just memorable- it’s just plain fun. For those who want to maintain a more “Classic” wedding design, the rise of themed rehearsal dinners and receptions have also been trending. The question is, what themed would you like to see at your wedding?
- Big Weddings are Back!
Regardless of your theme, big weddings are back! Bring your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors- it’s time to celebrate. While there was a lot of beauty in the small, intimate weddings of 2020 and into 2021, couples are looking to have more loved ones present than ever before.
- Open-Air Tents
With the rise of larger weddings comes a need to take more precautions. As opposed to fitting more individuals into a reception hall, a new trend is to invest in or rent open-air tents for guests to gather safely outdoors. The tents offer the protection from the sun and other elements but still allow guests to breathe more relaxed with air flowing through continuously.
- Not just a wedding day- a wedding weekend!
We want to celebrate, and what better way to do that than with an entire weekend dedicated to celebrating your wedding? As couples plan, a number of wedding planners are reporting a rise in creating an entire weekend experience. These weekends often begin with a welcome party and will end with a brunch the day after the wedding. Over the course of 3-4 days, couples and their guests will take part in a number of activities from spa pampering to hiking to Bachelor and Bachelorette shenanigans. Often, couples will book a block of rooms at a resort for everyone to safely celebrate together.
- Don’t worry- Destination Elopements are still in!
We know that not everyone is looking for a BIG wedding. Some prefer simplicity and efficiency. This is where a destination elopement comes in. A number of couples prefer to plan a destination where they can also spend some time post-wedding and choose to marry there. The service is simple, with just a few guests invited by the couple or locals who are able to act as witnesses for the ceremony. To combat loved ones who might be disappointed that they were not offered an invite to the destination ceremony, adding the element of a social media stream during the event is also becoming more and more popular for couples choosing this route.
At the end of the day, what is most important is that you create a wedding that fits what you and your partner are looking for. Big or small, local or far away, the choice is up to you. When it comes to planning your video and photography for that special day, trust our team to create the memories for you to cherish for years to come.