Wedding Trends That Are Out In 2022
2022 is set to be the busiest wedding season! Whether you’re planning your wedding, helping as bridesmaids or groomsmen, or attending as a guest, there are many things to consider. From wedding dresses and attire to food and bar, each year brings new and exciting wedding trends. And there’s a fair chance you’re already stressed from all of the planning and decision-making.
That being said, some wedding trends come and go which will help make those decisions easier. The wedding trends we see leaving in 2022 are no different. While we are lucky to have Instagram and Pinterest to help guide and inspire us in the right direction of what’s trendy, here are the wedding trends that are going out of style in 2022 and what you should do instead.
Bouquet and Garter Tossing
Some classic wedding traditions are great, but some aren’t quite as popular as they used to be. The bouquet and garter toss is an old wedding tradition, where the person who catches the object is believed to be the next to marry. However, this trend is getting more and more unpopular among many brides and grooms today. Instead, couples are focusing on preserving the wedding bouquet and turning it into a beautiful wedding heirloom, while skipping the garter altogether.
If you’re still planning to include this tradition in your wedding, opt for a co-ed bouquet toss (inviting all single people to the dance floor) and toss a garter without removal.
Lights play a major role in the wedding atmosphere. Great lighting can change the tone and mood of your wedding day by adding a magical and whimsical feel to your reception. Although some brides and grooms-to-be are definitely into mystical twinkly lights, after years of canceled weddings, couples opt for full-scale lighting and large light installations.
From hanging floral arrangements and chandeliers to table candles and lanterns, modern couples want to create something that guests can enjoy during the wedding reception and remember long after.
Monogrammed Dance Floors
When planning a wedding reception, many couples are choosing to have a dance floor. Since it’s one of the focal points of your wedding reception and the place where you’ll have your first dance as newlyweds, couples are opting for something unique. However, the days of monogramming the dance floor seem to fade.
Customizing the dance floor has come a long way since the days of monograms. If branding the dance floor is what you’re looking for, try adding florals, lush greenery, bright colors, and unique patterns. Or even opt for a vintage carpet (for the boho lovers out there).
Minimonies and Micro-weddings
While we’re not saying that this trend will completely disappear in 2022, we will see less intimate minimonies and micro-weddings. Couples are eager to celebrate their wedding with their family and friends after being in the pandemic for the last couple of years.
As more and more newly engaged couples plan their weddings, they look forward to having a grand celebration of their love. Meaning more guests, entertainment, and on a much bigger scale.
Muted color schemes
Wedding color schemes have always been muted and neutral, but a newer trend in 2022 is all about bold and vibrant colors. While muted wedding color palettes look very romantic and soft, couples are leaning towards more bright and bold palettes.
Brides and grooms-to-be want more and more color in their flowers, wedding attire, decorations, accessories, and even desserts. Bold colors, such as reds, oranges, and purples, and patterns are very versatile and will fit into any wedding style.
There is no denying that balloons are bright, colorful, and eye-catching. However, modern couples are looking into balloon alternatives to save the environment. Even though balloons are a part of almost every celebration, including weddings, birthdays, and gender reveal parties, they are very harmful to the environment and wildlife. Balloons are not biodegradable or eco-friendly. Also, there is a possibility that some of your wedding guests may have a latex allergy.
There are so many other more sustainable alternatives! Brides- and grooms-to-be are opting for flower and greenery arrangements, eco-friendly bubbles, paper, wooden decorations and so much more!
When it comes to wedding favors, it seems some love the tradition and some want it to stay in the past. First of all, wedding favors are definitely an optional expense. There’s no rule that requires you to give your guests wedding favors. And let’s be honest, most wedding favors will end up in the garbage even before the wedding ends.
Now couples are less wasteful and more interested in giving their guests something that they can enjoy right away. If you do feel that you need to go with a wedding favor, opt for something simple and edible, like a locally produced item or box of chocolates.
Thinking about what wedding trends are getting popular in 2022? Make sure to check out our Top Wedding Trends of 2022 Guide for some inspiration!
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