As seasons shift, so do wedding trends, sparking conversations and inspiring planners and couples alike. Each year brings forth new trends that captivate and charm, creating timeless memories. Yet, as we embrace fresh and exciting wedding ideas, we also bid farewell to beloved trends that have had their moment. As we navigate the changes, we welcome a wave of innovation in wedding styles, ensuring that every ‘I do’ is as unique as the couple vowing it.
Read the article to find out which trends these are and to get answers to the following questions:
- What is a timeless style wedding?
- Are veils outdated?
What is a timeless style wedding?
A timeless-style wedding refers to a simple yet elegant wedding that does not follow current trends or fashions. It is a wedding that remains relevant and beautiful for years.
The aim is to create a lasting and memorable event focusing on a couple’s love and commitment rather than temporary trends.
Are veils outdated?
That some brides nowadays opt not to wear veils on their wedding day does not mean they are outdated. There are still a lot of brides out there who still prefer the veil as part of their wedding day look.
In the end, what matters is the bride feels confident, beautiful, and comfortable on her wedding day, whether she chooses to wear a veil or not.
What are the trends that are in?
1. Colorful Weddings
This trend will be around for a while, from bridal dresses and fashion to luscious flowers, wild patterns, and illustrations.
2. Mates of honor, groomsmaids
Traditionally, we are used to having maids of honor for the bride and groomsmen for the groom, but that is changing. Couples can now have anyone on their bridal party, irrespective of gender.
So in 2023, expect to see more ladies becoming groomsmaids and men becoming mates of honor or bridesmates.
3. Eco-friendly favors
Favors are still very much a part of weddings, but couples nowadays are opting to do it a different way.
Instead of giving guests something wasteful that will end up in a landfill, people are opting for more environmentally friendly favors. Ones that are reusable or recyclable. For instance, potted plants, seeds, happy tears, charity donations in guests’ names, etc.
Wedding flower trends to try
Gone are the days when brides used large oversized bouquets to make a statement. This year, brides are embracing smaller bouquets, with the goal being to accentuate the wedding gown, not overpower it.
2. Potted plants
Every industry is moving towards sustainability, and the wedding industry is no different. Potted plants may not be elegant or conventional for a wedding, but people are embracing them as part of their wedding decor, and they can also be used as favors.
3. Use of fewer flower varieties
Couples are now using fewer flower varieties in their floral arrangement. Some even opt for a single type of flower for a more contemporary look. Blossoms used this way include hydrangeas, roses, or white calla lilies.
Wedding color trends
1. Blue and lavender
Blue and lavender hues are set to take over as key wedding color trends in 2023. Lavender symbolizes beauty and elegance. It nicely complements your wedding, especially during summer and spring.
Blue is also a beautiful summer color, but it is also perfect for a winter wedding. However, you can combine these two to form a spectacular wedding color palette!
2. Emerald green
Emerald is a color that represents abundance and life and can be used all year round if styled properly. You can pair it with pastel flowers or whimsical ribbons or add a festive flower if you are having a winter wedding.
3. Pink Color Palette
Pink is among the top trending wedding colors for 2023. And it makes sense why. It is associated with romance, making it perfect for weddings. You can integrate it into different aspects of the wedding, including the cake, decor, bouquet, and outfits.
Top 3 wedding theme trends
1. Boho Wedding Theme
The boho wedding theme has been growing in popularity, especially in 2023.
The advantage of having a boho theme is that it is not limiting.
You can integrate elements and ideas from different cultures and eras to fit your style. Be as creative as you want as long as you achieve that relaxed, natural, and earthy vibe.
2. Rustic wedding theme
This is a wedding theme that makes use of natural elements such as wood to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere. It is an instagrammable theme, which makes it very popular in this social media era.
3. Beach wedding theme
This wedding theme has become very popular, especially among destination wedding lovers. But what’s not to love about a beach wedding? Sandy beaches, the ocean, and warm breezes it’s everyone’s dream. And there are so many ways to incorporate ocean elements into your wedding, i.e., sea shells as part of the decor, designing the ring in the shape of ocean waves, etc.
1. Matching wedding dresses
Typically, bridesmaids have always worn dresses of the same color, cut, and style. In 2023 however, brides are stepping away from this norm.
Bridesmaids now get more autonomy over their wedding dresses, provided they stick to the bridal party theme. The result is beautiful and confident bridesmaids whose dresses highlight their personalities.
2. Pampas Grass
For a long time, people have used pampas grass as part of their wedding decor. However, because this grass is a weed that spreads quickly and outcompetes the indigenous plants, its popularity is slowly waning.
3. Standing Wedding Parties
Traditionally, the bridal party has always stood with the bride and groom at the altar while they exchange vows. But this year, couples are shying away from this trend. Instead, they prefer to have the party comfortably seated, enjoying the ceremony with the rest of the guests.
As you have seen from the article, there is nothing that cannot be re-imagined in today’s world, from flowers to colors, to favors, and even wedding themes. At the same time, some trends are timeless, while others do not withstand the test of time. That said, we hope that by highlighting them, we have made your work easier as you plan your 2023 wedding!