2022 will see a record-breaking year in terms of the number of weddings held. After a disruptive couple of years for both couples and the wedding industry, it is great to see things are improving again.
So, with the wedding season currently underway and there is no better time to review the trends that are emerging as the most popular for 2022. If you are a bride or groom to be then you might gain some ideas for your special day.
With travel back to previously high levels, many couples are taking the opportunity to go abroad this year and fulfil their dreams of getting name change after marriage in a unique destination. The most popular locations are Puerto Rico, Mexico, Italy and France.
Couples are finding prices competitive with many venues offering all inclusive packages. Destination weddings are a great way to keep guest numbers low if you prefer a more intimate celebration. It also means couples can begin their honeymoon immediately after exchanging vows, forget about the stress of planning and make the most of the newlywed phase.
It takes a lot to plan a great wedding and often a bride and groom will express the feeling that the day passed in the blink of an eye or that they were so busy mingling with guests they didn’t spend time enjoying the day together.
Well, now it seems the 3-day wedding is one of the biggest trends of 2022. Day one the couple would host a relaxed welcome dinner with the bridal party, followed by the wedding day and ending with a lunch, buffet or barbeque on the final day. It means that there is less pressure on one day and you can enjoy spending time with your new spouse, family and friends with less pressure.
Earthy colour palette
The traditional wedding colours of white, champagne and blush are still as popular as ever for 2022. But there is also a strong move towards earthy tones this wedding season. Shades such as sage, moss, olive green, terracotta and dusty blues are the favoured choice when it comes wedding colors 2022 for colour schemes, bridesmaid dresses and flowers.
As we move out of the high summer season and towards early autumn strong jewel colors are proving popular. Rich jewel tones of blue, purple and yellow are perfect for tablescapes and décor. They will provide a seasonally appropriate autumnal feeling.
Florals, tailoring and short hemlines
In 2022, the traditional bridal ballgown is taking a backseat. Instead, bridal fashion is all about having fun and reflecting your personal style evening on your wedding day.
This season florals prints, motifs and embroidery on classic white dresses were a strong trend showcased by designers.
Nowadays a bride can really wear whatever they want. Great tailoring is a favourite of brides who may be marrying in a city wedding or small civil service before travelling abroad for the wedding celebrations. Two-piece suits in white and ivory or an embellished top with a flattering wide leg trouser are great options for these occasions.
Hemlines are also becoming shorter with brides wanting to feel a little more fun and flirtier on their wedding day and perhaps in keeping more with their usual tastes. Alternatively, many full-length dresses and skirts are now featuring thigh high splits.
Grooms are putting more thought than ever into their own wedding day style. A well-made a tailored suit will always be in fashion. However, for 2022 there is a strong emphasis on prints, especially small prints and checked suits. If you prefer a more understated look than a printed two-piece suit then add a statement waistcoat in a pattern.