It has been forecasted that more couples will be saying “I Do” in 2022 than in any other year over the last four decades. While the past two years have been quiet regarding trends, we can expect a re-emergence in the upcoming months of fresh ideas and bold styles like never before. Simply put, couples are holding nothing back when it comes to making a statement on their big day. What’s especially exciting is how decor, fashion, and entertainment is more focused on ‘being in the moment’ and creating lifetime memories rather than following tradition and decorum.
Have you been thinking outside the box in planning for your upcoming nuptials, but are hesitant about actually pulling the trigger? Here are 6 inspired trends to consider for your wedding in 2022.
Wedding day attire should make you look (and feel!) like your absolute best. The classic white wedding dress isn’t for everyone. Thankfully, bridal fashion is going next-level this year, opening up to daring looks that express the sensibilities and comfort of the modern woman. Think chic pant suits, short frocks, evening coat-inspired dresses, dramatic capes, and sexy, body skimming gowns.
No longer just a flower filler, baby’s breath is taking center stage in wedding decor. Airy and delicate, the flowering plant brings a touch of modern romanticism to bridal bouquets. Baby’s breath can be colored any shade desirable, and used in focal decorative elements such as centerpieces and ceremony backdrops. How gorgeous is this dreamy pink baby’s breath chuppah?!
Color is power that directly influences the soul. ~Wassily Kandinsky
Is it any wonder that after countless postponements, couples are using color to express the happiness of finally being able to have their wedding? From flowers to fashion to stationery, vibrant, rainbow-rich palettes are having a major moment right now.
If we were asked which decor design most influences a room’s atmosphere, our answer would be hanging florals. Suspended decor completely changes a space, creating a sense of drama and beauty that is undeniable. We advise using hanging florals to define the most important parts and/or focal points of your wedding such as the ceremony and dance floor.
After numerous wedding seasons of finishing runner-up to gold, silver is emerging as the big winner of 2022. Mercury silver accents such as vases, candelabras and votive holders bring vintage charm to decor and look beautiful in just about any type of setting.
Predictions say that over 2.6 million weddings will take place in the U.S. this year. As venues work to accommodate their wealth of clients, couples are now considering getting married on a weekday. This was actually the case for BB Featured Bride Sammi and Steven when they requested an August date for their wedding at Tribeca Rooftop last summer. Sammi recalls, “They said the weekends were booked, but we could have our wedding on a Monday. Steven and I thought, ‘Why not?’ It would be late summer when people’s schedules are more flexible. We could have a big weekend long party. Afterward, everyone said, ‘You would never have known that your wedding was a Monday, we had so much fun.’ My friends even joked that we should start the hashtag #normalizemondayweddings.”
In sum, these trends seem to be sending one message to couples getting married in 2022: Rules are meant to be broken. Know that if you are in the midst of planning your wedding, you don’t have to follow what others have done before. This day is about you, your partner, and the bond you share. If a colorful, kaleidoscope inspired wedding best expresses your love and personality, so be it!