One of the biggest wedding trends in 2022 is individuality and out-of-the-box ideas with more and more couples opting to reinvent traditions and make their day exactly what they want. Whether that be a non-white wedding dress, some unique tabletop designs, or a reception-only wedding – couples are doing things their way.
Black tie weddings and pearl accessories are climbing their way back into fashion as more people are eager to ‘dress up’ again and enjoy a more formal affair; with rented wedding attire becoming more common as people look for ways to cut costs and lessen wastefulness.
While black tie is making a comeback, many couples are still opting for contemporary and relaxed-chic looks for their wedding attire and as an overall theme. A rise in backyard weddings and wedding creches also show how people still favour a lax wedding style and are happy to put their own spin to wedding traditions.
As awareness grows for environmental issues, lots of couples are incorporating sustainable elements into their wedding planning. Choosing vendors with greener production standards, choosing a plastic-free caterer, using online save-the-dates and invitations (you can find me in the guest list area of your Happly account), and by recycling and donating items where possible.
During the COVID pandemic, micro-weddings and intimate celebrations took centre stage as people tried to continue on with their plans to tie the knot. Weddings with smaller guest lists are not going anywhere any time soon as a lot of couples still opt for micro-weddings for the intimacy of them and to either allow for a more ornate wedding or to cut the overall cost of the wedding.
That being said, for those not interested in smaller affairs, bigger is better with many couples opting to have that big day with everyone invited for the celebrations. And for those who missed out on the opportunity to have a big wedding in the midst of COVID, sequel weddings are gaining momentum and couples are excited to finally have their big day even after already being legally married.
Couples are not holding back when it comes to the extravagantness of their wedding either. With over the top floral arrangements, champagne towers, and a multitude of colourful décor on everyone’s wedding wish list, expect to be dazzled at any future weddings you’re attending.
You can find every supplier you need to make your dream day what you want it to be on Happly.
If you’re not falling in love with any wedding venues near you, don’t fret! Many couples are taking advantage of easing travel restrictions and it shows in the surge of destination wedding weekends.
If a destination wedding isn't something you're interested in, you can find local venues on Happly!
Couples are also focusing a little more on their guests by paying more attention to the entertainment provided; with the favourite choice being a live band for some magical music moments. If the wedding is a destination one, couples also take the time to prepare a list of possible activities to enjoy while there.
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