Current Wedding Trends

The year 2022 is on track to have a record number of wedding celebrations. While there are still some limitations, weddings are beginning to resemble their former selves once again, complete with bigger guest lists, exotic locations, and dramatic design focal points.

This year, we’ve also seen that couples are being more deliberate about the whole process, with a particular emphasis on the guest experience, the creation of individualized touches, and the allocation of additional resources per guest. In this article, we’ll discuss the current and future trends in wedding planning.

Relaxed Opulence

While the over-the-top opulent destination weddings will always be remembered fondly, more relaxed forms of luxury have been on the rise in the last few years. As a result of the pandemic, people started gravitating toward smaller, more intimate events with more elaborate decorations and thoughtful designs.

Personal Touches

Smaller, more personalized events are becoming increasingly popular as couples and families want to save money without sacrificing quality. Personalizing and putting your own spin on the event will make it one very specific and unique to you, and one that your guests will long remember.

Even though there are situations where a very large wedding is warranted, most people still choose to have intimate gatherings with only their closest friends and relatives. In addition to creating a more personal and memorable event for all attendees, the smaller number of guests may free up funds for things such as a more extravagant location, attire, or next level entertainment.

Food-Based Narratives

Couples are increasingly choosing unique and memorable meals for their wedding reception menus. Most couples enjoy telling a story of a unique or fond dining/cuisine experience they’ve shared, such as their first date dinner, favorite exotic trip, or a food that they cooked together. Sharing foods or ideas that have meaning in your relationship adds to the uniqueness of the wedding. It adds another intimate element to your party and sets the tone for the rest of the event.

The Wedding Ceremony / Music Rules Are Being Rewritten

Celebrations have expanded beyond musical and dancing performances to include other forms of entertainment. Couples who have weathered the last two years together want to celebrate their happiness with their friends and family at every event, not just a cocktail party. Couples are embracing unconventional forms of entertainment including picture booths, disco nights, rain dances, stand-up comedy, live performers immersed in the audience, circus performances, magic shows, and even dance floors that have unique and beat driven lighting.

Ceremony Times During the Day

While it may have been popular in the past, having weddings at night or taking vows after sunset is not your only option. Like many A-listers before you, you might consider having your ceremony during the day. Day weddings are becoming popular due to the pleasant atmosphere, versatile decorating options, and photogenic golden hour moments.

Rings for Proposal that Channel a Bygone Era

Engagement rings with a vintage aesthetic are now trending due to their eye-catching appearance, subtle romanticism, and timeless allure. Current trends in jewelry include elaborate settings that include vintage-inspired designs, intricate filigree, and colorful stones. If you need some inspiration, consider a sapphire and diamond ring from Tiffany that reminds us all of the famous band worn by Princess Diana in the 1980s.

Enchanting Lighting

While there are many ways to creatively decorate for your event, nothing beats the unmistakable charm of fairy-tale lighting. Candlelight and fairy lights work well for both small and large weddings and may be utilized in a myriad of creative ways to make the event stand out in guests’ minds. These lights may be used in a variety of settings to complement your theme or venue, from lighted installations and décor corners or mandaps to tree lights at the venue’s edge, glittering canopies, and ethereal entranceways. Obviously, flameless lighting is safer for some applications where flammable objects may be near or areas where a lit candle may be toppled. Check with your venue on any restrictions or guidelines they may have established.

Online invitations

Virtual save-the-dates are here to stay since they provide a lot more design and creative freedom, as well as the ease of contacting visitors around the world.

Dresses on the big day often have pearl accessories

More and more women are discovering the timeless appeal of pearls by using the delicate precious stone for decorative accents on their wedding day attire. Pearls are once again being used to detail gowns, dresses, and veils. If you want to stand out from the crowd, swap out the standard sequins for some exquisite pearl embellishments on your wedding attire. While shopping for yourself, your wedding party, or even the mothers of the bride and groom, keep an eye out for dresses with pearl trimming or embroidery. Small pearl accents are a great way to dabble in the renewed trend or go all out for an even more impressive statement.

Outfitting with Dopamine

In the wake of the pandemic, people are eager to throw lavish parties and have a good time with friends and family. Mood boosting fashion, also know as “Dopamine dressing” has resulted the use of bold hues, designs, and accessories. The idea is to elevate attendees’ moods, and to inject more excitement into parties. This trend includes wedding celebrations.


While some couples have decided not to travel for their big event, destination weddings and honeymoons are still popular. The increasingly relaxed travel restrictions and guidelines in most countries is good news for individuals all around the globe. This is especially true for couples who can finally make (or resume) plans for their ideal wedding or honeymoon months after they were forced to postpone their trips because of the limitations. Always practice and encourage common sense and basic hygiene to limit exposure to illness if you choose to travel.


With so many trends to consider, planning your wedding can feel like an overwhelming process. You many feel as though you’ll never be able to mix & match, and fit in every awesome idea out there.  And that’s ok. The most important element of the day is that two people fell in love and are committing themselves to one another. Love is a “trend” that will never go out of style.


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