We are now halfway through the year and the peak of wedding season 2022 has arrived. So, what are brides and grooms opting for when it comes to themes, colors, dresses and more this year?
After the uncertainty of the last couple of years, many couples are throwing the rule book out the window and opting for a celebration that truly reflects themselves as a couple rather than planning something under the pressure of family and friends. Here is a roundup of some of biggest wedding trends this year.
Small wedding ceremonies are on the rise, with many couples choosing to invite only close family and friends. This year couple are planning to enjoy a more relaxing and intimate day by choosing smaller venues, reserving a favourite restaurant for a memorable meal or even turning the backyard into a magical wedding setting.
What is a trends summary without at least one contradiction? On the flip side, other couples are delighted to be able to reunite with family and friends to throw a party to remember. Large venues and hotels are reporting high bookings for grand scale weddings this year as we all begin to socialise together again.
For the money conscious couples, a mid-week wedding is proving to be most popular in 2022. You will generally find hotels offer reduced pricing on weekdays, meaning you could
make your once out of reach venue possible for your budget. It is also possible to find florists and photographers with more competitive pricing for off-peak days.
Whilst it may not be as convenient for guests the general consensus is the most important people will be there for you on your wedding day. Just ensure you provide guests with plenty of time to plan vacation days and take time off work.
With travel restrictions easing across the world, travelling abroad for your dream wedding is once again a viable option. Popular destination wedding locations such as Italy are seeing fellow Europeans and visitors from North American return to exchange their vows in stunning and romantic locations.
Muted tones and soft pastels will always be an elegant option for a wedding theme. This year however, strong pops of rich jewel tones or bright colors can be seen used throughout table settings, floral arrangements, bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen suits.
Hot pink, sage green and navy blue are just some of the popular summer wedding colors 2022.
Pearls are the classic choice when it comes to selecting wedding jewellery, but the pearl is having a fashion comeback in 2022. You will find pearl embellished gowns, accessories as well as traditional necklaces and drop earrings.
Now is the time to rummage through a mother or grandmothers jewellery box for the necessary something old. Otherwise, you can purchase some sophisticated pearls with a modern twist from your favourite jewellery designer this year.
This trend is suddenly popping up everywhere across social media. The idea is to hire an artist who will do a live painting during a selected part of the wedding day, for examples a bride and grooms first dance.
It is a unique memory of the day. The painting could be framed or printed later and used for thank you cards for your guests.
Gowns with added flair
Period dramas such as Bridgerton and The Gilded Age have had a strong influence on bridal dressing for 2022. This year weddings dresses can be found with plenty of ruffles and 3D floral appliqué for an added sculptural touch.
For a more understated bride, the trend is strong for delicate floral prints on a white silk gown with a nod to an English summer garden.