Wedding industry experts predict that 2022 and 2023 will be the busiest years EVER for weddings. This is due to the fact that so many couples postponed their 2020 weddings and are anxiously waiting to finally say “I do.”
Couples are going all out for their weddings now that a “new normal” is on the horizon. If you are recently engaged or in the midst of planning your magical day— keep reading to find out what we predict will be the biggest wedding trends in 2022!
1. Extravagant Weddings Are Back
Say goodbye to the micro-wedding, extravagant weddings are back! With more time to plan postponed weddings from 2020, brides are going all out on their wedding details in 2022. We are predicting that you will be seeing a lot of insta-worthy wedding inspiration in 2022, with elaborate exhibits that range from over-the-top floral displays to couples opting for both a wedding band and a DJ!
2. Weekday Wedding Dates or Multi-Day Events
With vendors filling up their schedules quickly after the wild year of COVID-19 rescheduling, couples are finding it difficult to find a date that falls on a weekend. Good news is that this is a common situation that lots of couples are facing in 2022. Experts say that 2022 and 2023 should be the busiest years for weddings EVER due to postponements.
3. Opting Out of Traditions
More and more brides and grooms are choosing to opt out of dated wedding traditions such as the bouquet toss. Feel free to toss this tradition if you begin to ask yourself the reason you are including this archaic custom as part of your special day. You may choose to incorporate your own traditions in lieu of century old practices.
4. More Entertainment for Guests
A new wedding trend for 2022 is to bring in unique and entertaining vendors for an exciting wedding experience for your guests. Think out-of-the-box for your wedding live entertainment by having a fabulous band or DJ at your reception. We suggest adding special performers or elevating your wedding DJ by adding a instrumentalist and creating a DJ Fusion.
5. Virtual Invitations and Save-the-Dates
Virtual invitations and save-the-dates are a perfect option for couples that had to change their wedding date due to COVID-19. Of course you can always send out a beautiful physical invitation suite that your relatives can display, but virtual invitations have the benefit of being a quick way to communicate important updates to your guests and allowing them to RSVP in real time.
6. Honeyfunds or Charity Donations
Many couples are choosing to ditch the traditional wedding registry and put more experiential items on their registry. No more pots, pans, and dishes— brides and grooms in 2022 want plane tickets, donations to their favorite charity, or a zip-lining experience in Mexico. Most modern couples already live together and do not need basic household items, so it’s easy to understand why this shift towards the honeyfund is happening this year.
7. Supporting Local Businesses
After the pandemic, many brides have found themselves looking to help out local businesses that may have been hurt from COVID-19 restrictions. The wedding and event industry has faced unprecedented changes during the last two years, but it is important to know that wedding vendors are booked and busy for the next two upcoming years. Experts say that 2022 and 2023 will be the busiest years for weddings to date!
8. Say Goodbye to the Buffet
In the post-2020 world, you can say farewell to a self-service buffet at your wedding. Although these are an economical and efficient way to feed your guests, due to health protocols and social distancing rules, self-service buffets may become a thing of the past. There are many ways to have a buffet safely at your wedding, whether it is calling individual tables to the buffet so you can eliminate crowding, or requiring face masks while guests get their food.
9. Find a Videographer
Many couples are realizing that now videographers are just as necessary to their wedding day as photographers are. With the future becoming more and more digitized, couples are opting for long form video content from their wedding day to capture every single moment. Remember— if a picture paints a thousand words, then a video is worth a million!
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Blog Contributed by: Caroline Kinsey