They say hindsight is 20/20. The good news is now we can look forward to 2022 with new wedding trends! We see a spike in intimate celebrations, creative venues like rental homes, and making it a world-wide event with live streaming. No matter what year, one never forgets the biggest day of their lives. 2022 is a year of new beginnings. Celebrate the first step in your journey as a married couple by taking inspiration from some of these popular trends or create your own path by setting a new trend. Looking for flowers for your big day? We invite you to browse through our stunning collections of wedding flowers.
Wedding Trends for GatheringsWe all know how 2020 changed all gatherings. Weddings felt a major impact on how receptions and ceremonies were conducted in 2021. Expect some of those trends to continue into 2022. Also, expect some newer trends to develop.
Intimate Weddings and Micro Weddings Are InRemember those heady days when 300+ person weddings were all the rage? That’s not the trend for 2022. Even with things opening up and an end to isolation in sight, intimate weddings and micro weddings are still very much a thing for 2022. There’s even a new name in the wedding industry for it: minimonies. Along with intimate weddings, we are seeing a lot of weddings with smaller dining tables and unconventional seating. No more tables of 12 singles that don’t know each other. Pod tables are a thing and asymmetrical seating can be harmonious. Socially distanced spatial design has thrived. Similar to landscape design or feng shui, spaces have taken into account negative space and separation and helped create beautiful venues that tell a story.
Leave the Buffet in Margaritaville: Self-Serve Is OutBuffets have lost their glamor, no doubt about it. While we can see a future where buffets make a return in a big way, 2022 is not that year. Expect more creative ways of serving food: think self-contained hors d’oeurves and pre-bottled cocktails. Plated menus and suggested wine pairings have now replaced the carving stations and mashed potato bars of the late 2010s. Food trucks aren’t new, they were trendy several years ago, but they are now again a big hit with their ability to serve portions with a side of social distance.
Flight Risk: Destination Weddings Are OutThis should come as no surprise but people simply cannot travel the way they could in years past. Hear that sound? It’s your guests breathing a sigh of relief since they don’t have to book an expensive ticket to a tropical island for their friends and family.
Stay-Locations Are the new Staycations: Outdoor Venues Are InMany couples have discovered that you don’t need to travel halfway around the world to bask in the beauty of the great outdoors. Local outdoor locations are in. From beautiful scenic vistas to exploring local wineries, brides and grooms found that the local outdoors can be just as exciting without excessive travel time. Beach weddings have been extremely popular so forget those 3-inch stilettos and think about a ceremony barefoot in the sand at sunset. At-home venues have also grown in popularity, especially for intimate weddings. Don’t have a family home suitable for a wedding? Our tip: rent one. Rental homes have been incredibly popular in the last few months.
Broadcast Your Love: Live Streaming Weddings Is InThis was an emerging trend even before 2020 but live streaming weddings for friends and family who live afar and cannot make the trip has simply exploded in popularity. Many couples never imagined that certain family members could learn to Zoom but we made it happen.
Gone Green: Sustainability Is InSustainability has been fashionable for a few years now. But farm-fresh, locally sourced food will continue to be all the rage in 2022. No need to worry about delays with imported Maine lobster when you can use fresh local Pacific salmon or catfish. Looking for wedding flowers? Forget the foam and plan for a low centerpiece that facilitates table conversation and plays well with the environment.
Wedding Trends in Decor
A Secret Garden: the English Garden Vibe Is InThink The Crown and Bridgerton. These immensely popular shows have set the tone for a lot of themes we are seeing for weddings going into 2022. Teeming garden installations that would make Full Bloom contestants blush. With indoor weddings heavily limited, brides and grooms have turned to the gardens for inspiration. After all, what’s better than a vibrant, lush setting?
White Out Over New TraditionsFor the past few years, brides and grooms have been trying out new color combinations rather than sticking with the traditional all-white. Warm hues are in. Consider burnt orange or deep purple. Include your favorite color and make it pop!
Back to the Future: Nostalgia and VintagePerhaps it’s all the time spent on Zoom, but creating a sense of drama through nostalgic and vintage motifs is surging heading into 2022. No matter what your theme, from rustic farmhouse to boho chic, vintage elements can add that touch of flair to really make your wedding memories photographic.
Fresh Wedding Floral Trends
Flower arrangements set the tone for the wedding. Why limit yourself when you can customize your romantic vision with majestic blooms from around the world. Create an ambiance that reflects your unique story as a couple. You might not be able to travel to a volcano in Ecuador for your wedding but you can bring the sumptuous volcanic blooms to you!