Etsy’s Wedding Trends for 2022
With coronavirus restrictions and cancellations, the past two years have seen fewer brides and grooms. As a result, 2022 is set to be the busiest wedding season as couples who postponed, and those who are newly engaged are getting ready to tie the knot. From wedding dresses and bouquets to receptions and floral arrangements, wedding planning is in full swing. As a major player in the wedding space, Etsy has all the insights on all things wedding-related, and has released a 2022 Wedding Trend Guide!
So what are Etsy’s predictions for the key wedding trends in 2022? Ahead, we’ve outlined the top wedding trends and how to embrace them!
With a 51% increase in searches for bow wedding dresses and a 114% increase in search for bridal or bridesmaid bow accessories, thus brides are ready to say goodbye to simple dresses and accessories and hello to statement-making gowns and whimsical bows. Bows come in many sizes, shapes, and styles. From minimalist silk and pearl bows to glamorous veil-like bows, they’re a stunning way to transform your bridal look.
Back to the 60s
Retro is in right now! The best part? The 60’s trends are coming to the bridal world too! According to Esty, searches for short wedding dresses are up 29%, as well as a 41% increase in searches for short or shoulder-length veils. Wearing a ‘60s-inspired wedding gown is a great way to reflect your personality and style. From chic accessories to sleek silhouettes, brides are finding new ways to elevate their wedding looks to the next level. With a 37% increase in searches for blushers and a 10% increase in searches for pillbox hats, it’s obvious that modern brides are looking for a unique flair on their big day.
This one’s for the wedding guests! If you’re attending a wedding, you definitely want to bring thoughtful and personalized wedding gifts. In 2022, we will see a shift from purely decorative presents to more useful options. Therefore couples can pass them down for generations to come. Personalized cutting boards are among the top gift items (with a 77% increase in searches). People are also looking for custom artwork (129% increase) and custom cake knives or cutting sets (34% increase).
Another trend is to choose a gift to help them remember their wedding day, such as bouquet preservation objects and wedding keepsake boxes.
No more neutrals, it’s time for some COLOR! From colorful wedding dresses and veils to engagement rings and wedding decor, color is having a momentous impact on 2022 weddings. And the brighter the better! Etsy searches for colorful wedding items went up by 327%!!! Unsurprisingly, there’s been an uptick in colorful celebrations after muted, neutral tones of the last few years. Couples are looking for bold, vibrant color palettes to add more personality and fun to their wedding.
Florals, wedding invitations, flower girls’ dresses, there are so many ways to add a pop of color to your wedding day! Most importantly, have FUN!
Thanks to the smash-hit show Bridgerton, regency aesthetics is one of the top Etsy’s wedding trends for 2022. The 19th-century aesthetic is all about romance, opulence, elegance, and high society. So no wonder that Bridgerton and Regency aesthetic (aka regencycore) has inspired the biggest trend in 2022 wedding fashion! From long sleeves and gloves to lightweight tulle and square necklines, brides are opting for 1800s-inspired wedding dresses and accessories. Etsy has seen a 121% increase in searches for bridal gloves, a 93% increase in searches for puff sleeve wedding dresses. There is also a 78% increase in searches for pearl veils.
You can expect a lot of ideas inspired by the eternal romantic era in 2022. Whether it’s an extravagant floral arch or delicate embellished headbands and tiaras – these are some of the things sure to add a real wow factor to your wedding!
Destination and destination-inspired weddings
After all the travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic and many weddings put on hold, all brides and grooms-to-be are in need of a getaway! Couples are now looking not only for destination weddings but also for ways to incorporate a unique destination into their wedding without even leaving home. Searches for destination-themed ideas on Etsy are skyrocketing! From passport-inspired wedding invitations (up 140%) to beach-inspired favors (up 92%), couples are looking for the taste of a vacation wedding without having to go anywhere.
Which Etsy’s wedding trends are you excited to try this year? Check out our Top Wedding Trends of 2022 Guide for more wedding inspo!
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