The new decade comes with a mixture of new features to wedding ceremonies. Like modern-day technology trends, most celebrations are expected to see customization, realism, and more involving experiences. In the past years, we saw most weddings have a personal touch of reception, décor, and destinations, and the same is expected to happen in the coming year. Personality is expected to take control. So what are the 8 new wedding trends?
It’s a year that will see the wedding scene create new opportunities for creativity and overtake former activities.
1. Diverse Wedding Destinations
What hits your mind when you think about wedding destinations? Probably perfect locations in Europe, Las Vegas, Hawaiian beaches, or even the Bahamas. These are still the best destinations, but other places will merge perfectly with your budget in 2023.
At the top of the list is Japan, a country that embraces modernity with periodic buildings and design. The groom will have to wear the ‘kimono’ whereas the bride will be costumed in a ‘montsuki’ in a front cover magazine temple which excites the younger generation. What about including a traditional Japanese house for a reception, with Japanese delicacies, and your wedding just elevates into another level!
Another good destination popularly known for its food and a collection of beautiful beaches is Thailand. Here, you’ll take your vows in a white sandy beach background under a scenic sunset and clear sky. Dinners come in freshly-made seafood, chicken and Pandan leaves, pad Thai, and rice on shrimp paste. Other countries that will host couples in abundance include countries in Southeast Asia, Montenegro, and Mallorca.
This is a trend that comes from travel-survey millennials and youngsters who enjoy traveling.
2. New Wedding Trends: Drones for Photography and Video
People have been using drones to take photos and videos in the past few years because of how it captures pictures with a bird’s eye view of a location. Drones have become so popular in weddings, and above all, wedding destinations.
Drones can take shots or videos of newlyweds when lying on the beach or balcony of a building over the mountains. If taken by professionals, the outcome will be amazing. Regardless of the location, as long as the fascinating features are included, it brings out wedding footage’s attractiveness and character.
Proposals and engagement photos will also have plenty of these drones. This rewards the couples with more intense videos that they’ll love.
3. Reception Wedding Dress
Whereas the wedding formalities are calm and earnest, receptions are vibrant and triumphant. Some brides view this transformation as very extreme, thus the need for a separate reception dress. Rather than being formal, the reception dress is stylish in a decent way to marry in with the evening celebration.
Millennial brides are famous for including their reception dress into the wedding gowns with removable pieces and hidden details. That can easily change you from bridal beauty into a party goddess in the same place.
4. New Wedding Trends: Eco Weddings
Because we’re living in an eco-conscious century, couples are now searching for options to host conscientiously. This means trying to be eco-conscious and minimizing waste. Following new wedding trends, most venues are now in their natural state and more ecological. Most venues that host indoor cuisine will use locally grown produce to preserve the environment. The assurance to have no wastage at all or recycle is a new trend among couples planning to wed.
Newly-weds can also fulfill this trend by using paper straws instead of plastic ones, using the same décor and wedding flowers with couples in the same venue, and deciding to plant trees as a wedding gift.
Among the new wedding trends, comes the incorporation of luscious foliage. Beautify tables with greenery arrangements or ceremony pavements exhibiting plenty of leaves and foliage results in extravagant wedding decoration.
Imagine succulents, eucalyptus, garlands, ferns, and even a cactus here and there. This natural décor trend stands out the most because it embraces many wedding styles, be it rustic farmhouse, modern industrial look, or even outdoor walkway.
6. New Wedding Trends: Weekday Weddings
In the past years, there has been an upsurge in weekly wedding celebrations. According to Knot Real Weddings Study, weekly weddings are now at the ratio of one to three, and it’s expected to rise in the coming year. More weddings are expected to happen between Monday to Thursday, according to Darryl Wilson, a Houston-based wedding planner.
Couples are now spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars to shift their wedding from Saturday to Monday. There’s an increase in consultations for couples wishing to have their celebrations within working days.
Although your ideal venue may be beyond budget, it is still attainable for couples who are still considering this option. You may have chosen a particular venue or vendor whose prices during the weekend are much higher than what you can afford. Shifting to a weekday could make you afford this vendor. Regardless of the day, your family and friends will and must be there to support any decision you make.
7. Fairytale Wedding
When the sun goes down, lights must appear whether the wedding reception is outside or inside a building. Lights can determine the tone or temperament of your evening. That is why fairytale lighting is among the top wedding trends that are here to stay. It’s a year you’re expected to see different kinds of wishful, exclusive lighting options. Expect to see lightings like string lighting fixtures, exposed bulbs, festoon, classic fairly lights, and mix and match antique chandeliers.
8. Backyard Weddings
2023 will see most couples celebrate their weddings at home because that is a trend most couples consider. You may choose your childhood home because it is where most of your family memories took place. You may even opt for your own home where new memories are expected to occur, and nothing beats a home wedding.
Planning to celebrate your wedding is not an easy decision and requires very intense supplier synchronization and planning.
As we don’t know when the normal weddings will resume, the only thing we are certain about is that everything will fall into place at some point, even if it takes longer. The wedding industry will rise again as newly-weds, and their loved ones have a chance to unite once again. Modern weddings will be a celebration of love, getting-together, and healing.