In this blog I bring you all of the emerging trends for 2022! This years trends and predictions have been tricky to foresee. With Covid restrictions easing we are certainly seeing much more elaborate and fun filled occasions with a real focus on bringing loved ones together and sharing joy. Couples are more keenly aware of how much friends and family members mean to them and want their wedding celebrations to reflect this. 2022 will certainly be a year for throwing massive parties with 2022 couples wanting their wedding day to reflect their personalities, creativeness and above all be…. fun! Featuring unexpected elements and surprises that their guests will long remember after the wedding day. 2022 will see statement colours, bold entertainment, thoughtful décor and fashion-forward bridal style. Don’t worry if these trends aren’t speaking to you on a level. Planning a wedding is highly personal and you should have whatever day you want. Don’t worry about trends, rip up the rulebook and plan the day you’ve always wanted!
The Biggest 2022 Wedding Trends
If you are in line with the average, your wedding could produce 14.5 tonnes of carbon! In a world where sustainability and being more environmentally friendly is becoming more and more important it’s no surprise that sustainable weddings are on the list for 2022. Rent your gown, shop local and in season, forgo favours in place of charitable donations and consider a meat free alternative for your wedding breakfast are all ways you can decrease the overall impact of your wedding carbon footprint.
The cake table is getting a makeover for 2022! Whether it’s a cake arch or a hoop, decorated with flowers, balloons, dried foliage or left plain for a modern look, we are seeing more and more of an effort being made into cutting the cake. Going extra on the cake display gives the dining room a focus and I can’t wait to see more of them in 2022 weddings!
Rustic weddings or ‘scandi-chic’ are showing no signs of slowing down for the forthcoming wedding season. The search term ‘rustic wedding ideas’ is up 125% through 2021 and there’s a whopping 500,000 Instagram posts dedicated to this theme. Expect to see intimate and cosy vibes that bring the outdoors in from dried flowers to neutral tones. Weekday Weddings With a huge backlog of weddings as an effect of the pandemic we can expect to see more and more weekday weddings. While a weekday wedding requires a little more attention from your guest to attend such as booking time off work, many couples are happy to reap the benefits of having a wedding on a less popular day such as lower costs and better availability of suppliers and venues. Plus if you are having a smaller wedding you may find that having a weekday wedding doesn’t impact on who attends as much as you think it might.
The fascination with gin shows no sign of slowing down this year with gin sales reaching an all-time high in March 2021. Gin is going to still be the tipple of choice for 2021 with many couples incorporating it into cocktails, having flavoured gins as part of the evening reception or having a G & T station.
All out celebrations
Whilst micro weddings are certainly on the rise, we’ll be seeing more and more couples going big for their wedding celebrations. Macro-weddings will include weekend affairs, being more generous with the guest list and amazing entertainment. The last few years uncertainty and delays have definitely resulted in many couples wanting to go all out on the wedding celebrations and I’m all for it!
Pastel tones have certainly moved out and made way for bright, bold colours. Warm, earthy tones, vibrant hues and monochromes are in and here with a big bang! Colour trend predictors are saying that sonic blues, bright greens, orange tones, bubble-gum pinks and coral rose are going to be big for the season ahead.
Another trend I’m excited to see variations of at weddings throughout the next twelve months is bows. Big ones, little ones and everything in-between! Whether they’re on dresses, cakes, hair accessories, shoes or show up in your décor I’m here for them!
The Bridgerton effect shows no signs of leaving us soon and we’ll see lots of regency and romance on the wedding scene in 2022. With literacy inspired touches, regency blue hues and romantic elements all inspired by the hit Netflix show. Pastel tones will show up in bridesmaid’s dresses, swirled decorations on cakes and stationery, gold features and candles will complete this romantic wedding theme. I can’t wait to see more Bridgerton inspired weddings over the next year.
Monochrome is a theme I haven’t seen on the wedding scene for a while but it’s making a slow and steady comeback and gives your wedding a modern edge. Having a monochrome, black and white themed wedding would suit a Gatsby themed day or be perfect for an ultra modern theme. Pair it with gold for a striking look.
And there you have it…whether you are planning a wedding for 2022 or will be attending as a guest, these are some of the trends and themes you can expect to see over the year ahead. Which ones are your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.