And just like that, 2022 is over. After years of postponing weddings, couples all over the world were ready to party and celebrate with their loved ones–which they did in style. We’ve seen a handful of wedding trends emerge, and we don’t foresee them going anywhere next year. In fact, we think they’re going to be hotter than ever. From embroidered wedding attire to mismatched printed bridesmaid dresses and everything in between, we’re rounding up some of our favorite wedding trends for 2023.
Wedding Trends For 2023
There’s nothing more elegant than a pair of bridal gloves. But brides are taking it up a notch and embroidering them. Whether you include your new last name, your and your significant other’s initials, or your wedding date, adding this touch to your accessories is an easy way to personalize your look and get in on one of 2023’s hottest trends.
Speaking of accessories, veils became one of the most popular wedding additions this past year, and the traditional look is being elevated to make it a little more modern. From sentimental embroidery (like the gloves) to colorful florals perfect for a garden wedding, wearing a statement veil is sure to help you stand out on your wedding day–and make for some pretty epic photos, too.
Non-Traditional Guest Books
While there’s nothing wrong with using a traditional guest book, why not have your guests sign something you can use as a decor piece? Say a guitar? Or a record? Or maybe you’d rather have audio recordings of your guests with the help of companies like After The Tone. No matter what you choose, non-traditional guest books are a trend that is here to stay.
Moissanite Engagement Rings
While this one isn’t technically wedding related, it does pertain to the wedding world. The days of coughing up thousands of dollars are gone. More couples are choosing to save money and help the environment by choosing ethically sourced moissanite engagement rings. And the best part is that moissanite and diamonds are so similar. Chances are, no one will even be able to tell the difference.
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Florals have officially become the star of the show at weddings (and we can see why). The small but mighty decor piece can completely transform a venue instantly, which is why more couples are allocating more money to their floral budget to create over-the-top arrangements. From the backdrop to the reception centerpieces, we’re betting that 2023 weddings will be covered in flowers from floor to ceiling.
Bold Color Palettes
There’s no need to shy away from color when it comes to your big day. This past year, we saw more newlyweds embrace the idea of colors–especially pastels–and we believe that this trend is going to continue on into the new year. Only this time, it’s going to be brighter, louder, and bolder.
Mixed Print Bridesmaid Dresses
Mismatched bridesmaid dresses have been a trend for a few years now, but we’re seeing more wedding parties become even more lax when it comes to the dress code. Think mismatched prints and colors such as florals, polka dots, etc. The key to keeping this look cohesive is to give everyone a color family to include in their dresses.
Mixed Gender Wedding Parties
Just because your best friend is of the opposite sex doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to include them in your wedding party. Ditch the idea of traditional bridesmaids and groomsmen and embrace including anyone you feel like in your wedding party. It’s your special day, after all, and you deserve to have your loved ones standing up there next to you.
Now that you’re ready to incorporate some of these 2023 wedding trends into your big day, it’s time to dive deep into the wedding planning world. We understand that it can seem like a big undertaking. Our job at Junebug is to make it as easy as possible, which is why we’ve put together a wedding planning guide with everything you need to know to make your dream day come to life.