Brides and grooms across the nation know this better than anyone, with the pandemic creating a plague of wedding uncertainty in 2020 and early 2021. With more hope on the horizon this year in 2022, many wedding parties have already started opting for more memorable themes to commemorate their big day. We're expecting to see a range of trends, from Bridgerton-themed weddings, anni-ception celebrations, earthy, boho colour palettes, and beautiful natural back garden celebrations. 

 

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Take a look at 2022’s upcoming trends to watch out for:

 

   Bridgerton-Themed Weddings;

     The Rise of the Anni-Ception;

     Boho & Back Garden Decor; 

      Sobriety & Vegan Wedding Catering;

    Rising Elopements.

 

Bridgerton-Themed Weddings

 

A wedding fit for royalty. We’re crushing over these “Bridgerton Blue” trends (and it’s still giving us major blues knowing that The Duke of Hastings won’t be making an appearance for season two this Spring…)

 

We’re likely to see an abundance of ceremonies and receptions injected with regency style Décor, stunning wisteria, and pastel blue accents, along with a rise in vintage china and 19th-century style items (according to eBay’s recent search statistics). We for one want to be on the guestlist at any Bridgerton-themed soiree (so think of us when you’re sending out your invites!) 

 

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The Rise of The Anni-ception

 

With the uncertainty of when ‘normality’ would return, many brides and grooms opted to tie the knot last year, with the view to holding a larger wedding event when it was safe to do so. We’re therefore expected to see a rise in the “anni-ception”: wedding receptions held for the ‘original guestlist’ on the one-year anniversary of the bride and groom officially getting married. These are expected to be bigger and better than ever, with many quite rightfully wanting to make up for all the lost time with their loved ones. 

 

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Boho & Back Garden Décor 

 

The classic boho-themed wedding has been very popular in recent years within the wedding industry but, off the back of the previous lockdowns, we also saw many couples opting for their celebrations to take place in and around nature.

 

We love the idea of a “back garden” wedding reception and predict seeing many wedding parties hire venues with large open grounds, particularly for the warmer months (or even couples looking to save money by making use of their own green space). 

 

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Sobriety & Vegan Wedding Catering

 

With health and sustainability becoming a key focus of many people’s habits over the last two years, many turned to veganism/vegetarianism or became more conscious of whether their consumption of meat was really that sustainable pre-pandemic.

 

We predict seeing weddings cater for its more health-conscious guests moving forward and also a rise in requests for locally sourced produce. Additionally, the pandemic saw a large proportion of the population re-evaluate their relationship with the Devil’s juice (aka alcohol), with many cutting back drastically or going completely sober. We expect to see brides and grooms alike opting for more inclusivity for all of their guests in terms of food and refreshments. 

 

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Rising Elopements

 

We’re all itching to get back to some level of normality when it comes to travel and holidays, so what better way to mark the occasion than eloping for your big day?

 

Elopements are expected to be incredibly popular this year with travel restrictions easing and couples opting for cheaper wedding costs and sun-kissed celebrations. Popular wedding destinations abroad in the past have included the beautiful Lake Como in Italy, Paris, vineyards in France, and beach weddings in Greece, Spain, and Croatia. 

 

 Beach Wedding Trends

Booming Weddings

 

All in all, we can expect marriage rates to boom in the latter months of 2022 with both postponed weddings now going ahead, and couples newly engaged over the past few months also looking to trade their vows.

 

Despite the setbacks seen since March 2020, we’re looking forward to helping more duos plan and share their special day with their friends and family! 

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