Let’s get you in the loop with the 2023 wedding trends! You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for ideas for your wedding in 2023.
We simply adore talking about the trends we believe will be the biggest this year!
Our top 2023 wedding trends include a variety of topics, including florals, photography, and fashion.
We’re certain that you’ll hear about these trends throughout the year, and we can’t wait to see how our a|WEDDING couples implement them!
1. Wedding Maximalism
For your wedding celebration this year, go BOLD and be EXTRA.
A maximalist wedding is all about opulence and extravagant elements that provide both the couple and their guests with a genuinely unique and sumptuous experience.
This means: lots of colours, lots of patterns, and lots of textures!
Maximalist weddings have a playful, vibrant atmosphere and energy that allows the couple to let go and provide something truly unique to their guests.
2. MORE colour
This is unquestionably a trend that a|WEDDING wholeheartedly supports. 2023 weddings will bring back a lot of colours!
Think classy yet very FUN with colour-blocked flowers for aisle décor, mismatched bridesmaid outfits, and every table setting being a different colour.
Bright hues of red, pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue are likely to be present.
3. Love Drunk Blurry Photos
Those of you who choose this path will probably claim that “TikTok made me do it.”
Couples are seeking a fun and distinctive style for their wedding memories, and blurry images are bringing the heat and will grow in popularity this year.
In order to achieve the truly fantastic, vintage aesthetic you’re striving for, search for a talented photographer that is able to shoot with and produce film images.
4. Weekend-Long Celebrations
Given the increased popularity of multi-day celebrations, planning a weekend-long itinerary of unique events for guests is very fashionable.
This can range from a casual braai on a Friday night to a wedding reception on a Saturday or a brunch on a Sunday.
5. A Big Farewell
Send-offs have always been an important part of wedding rituals, and this year will be no exception.
This may be accomplished with an exciting sparkler departure, or it can be more creatively accomplished using streamers, LED balloons, and perhaps even pom poms.
6. Private last dance
A wedding day goes by so quickly that having a private final dance is the ideal opportunity to soak it all in before the night is done.
If you are unable to remain until all of your guests have left, you may have a private first dance.
This will usually happen while the reception room is being set up and the DJ is testing the music and can play your song for the two of you before all of your guests arrive.
A great method to make your anxiety vanish!
7. More intimate weddings
This might be a trend that began as a result of the pandemic, but having smaller, more private weddings is becoming increasingly fashionable.
According to hitched.co.uk, pre-pandemic couples invited an average of 102 guests to their wedding, but this has now dropped to an average of 72.
8. Statement aisles
A statement wedding aisle is a wonderfully fun and creative way to add a unique touch to your ceremony that your guests will remember.
Some of our favorite sources of inspiration are fashion runways, interior design trends, and nature.
9. Colourful wedding dresses
If you’re planning a wedding and considering wearing a colourful wedding gown, that’s a terrific idea!
A colourful wedding gown is a fun and unique way to add some personality and flair to your big day, and there are so many beautiful alternatives available.
Floral gowns, pink wedding gowns, blue wedding gowns, and even a scarlet wedding gown!
We can’t wait to see a splash of colour at weddings this year!
10. Capes & Bows
Capes are a great way to add drama and elegance to your wedding appearance, and they’re ideal for brides who want to stand out.
We’re also loving the bow embellishments we’re seeing this year on capes, skirts, shoes, and hair accessories!
Bring on the bow ties and capes!
Our Final Thoughts
We are quite thrilled to see what 2023 has in store for us and look forward to seeing our predictions come true. If you like any of these ideas, we are the wedding planning firm you need to make your wedding day a reality.
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