Can you believe it’s already nearly 2023? It’s like we blinked, and the new year is upon us! So, for those couples tying the knot in 2023, we have a treat today. All the 2023 wedding trends you may want to consider for your big day!
When you start putting the details together, whether that’s finding the perfect silhouette for your wedding reception dress (Costume change? Yes, please!) or deciding on your color palette, that’s when the reality that you’re marrying your best friend starts to come alive!
So, grab your partner and a warm winter cocktail (or mocktail) and start creating your vision board with some of your ideas. Here’s a fun vision board template you can use on Canva! As you go through, you can pull some of the images to put on your board or search for new ones online for trends you adore.
And no, not of the greenery variety. It’s looking like 2023 weddings will be dominated by more natural earthy tones like burnt oranges, burnished copper shades, and rustic terracotta hues. Pinterest has seen a 230% jump in searches for terracotta bridesmaids’ dresses, so this is sure to be a predominant shade!
If you haven’t booked a venue yet, it may be tempting to look abroad for an intimate elopement or micro wedding! Since travel has officially made its comeback since the pandemic is waning, more and more couples want to hit the road and tie travel into their big day.
Fun fact: The New York Post shared that villas in Italy are trending, and that is our dream wedding destination (ya think White Lotus had something to do with this… we do). It’s literal perfection between the romantic vibes, bold wines, and the sheer number of picturesque venues. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the Euro and Dollar are pretty on par these days.
We love when tradition and trends unite! Pearls are coming back, and brides are not only including them in their wardrobe but also in the décor scheme as well. Think centerpieces and edible pearls on the cake!
We love this for coastal CT weddings because it’s a fun way to tie in oyster shells with calligraphy for place cards.
A Solo Last Dance
Let’s face it. Your wedding day is a whirlwind! It’s so easy to get swept away and forget to soak up the moment. Which is why we adore the private last dance trend. After everyone clears the ballroom, your DJ or band will play one last song for you and your partner to bask in the moment of newlywed bliss before ending your special day.
We’re not crying; you’re crying! This is so special.
Pinterest is saying that all the purple hues and tasty blooms are going to be atop the table this year. Mini cakes or tortes with edible flowers? Say no more… our favorite. We also love the idea of summer rolls with pansies for passed hors d’oeuvres!
The pandemic did awaken a new trend that is still picking up speed, and that’s outdoor celebrations! Zola shared that 81% of couples are looking for some component of the outdoors for their big day, and we can second that, seeing all the inquiries we’re working with. Book your outdoor CT wedding venue soon so you don’t miss out on your date.
P.S. Here are some CT wedding venues we love for some inspiration!
While we love a good filet, it’s not all that’s on the menu these days. Standard plated reception meals are becoming less popular as couples embrace creative stations and menus that feature family-style or small-plate options of the couple’s favorite eats.
Printed details are out, and hand-lettered details are in. Couples are adding a personal touch with epic wedding signage and stationery that is custom-made just for them. This is also partially a sustainability effort, as you can ditch the menus and extra paper and reuse fun items like mirrors or picture frames.
Everyone is saying that 2023 is going to be the year of the mocktail with no alcohol spirits reigning king. On your specialty cocktail menu, have one cocktail and one mocktail!
Grand Arches & Chandeliers
Couples are going big to set the stage with luxurious and immersive décor that also serves as great photo opp. They’re using sprawling floral walls as the ceremony “arch” or backdrop and then using it as a photo booth setup later. We love a good repurpose! Plus, rather than tons of décor on the table, go for the chandelier-style décor!
Want Help Tying All the Details Together with 2023 Wedding Trends in Mind?
It can be a lot to put together the vision, design, and logistics for your big day. We get it! But that’s what we love doing. Let’s chat, take a look at that vision board, and talk about how Jordana and her team can help you bring your wedding day to life using all the fab 2023 wedding trends you love. Reach out today, and let’s get planning!