Given the time lost to the pandemic, 2023 is lining up to be the year of the wedding, with new engagements and postponed nuptials all to be packed into the next 12 months. For the top tips on planning your perfect day, we’ve put together a list of predicted wedding trends for the year ahead.
Entertainment always plays a major part on your special day. Singer, bands, DJs are now seen as somewhat formulaic, as couples now opt for that little extra element to make their matrimony all the more memorable. Long gone are the days of one form of entertainment during the night, bride and groom now prefer unique and interactive elements that guests will rave about. Think beyond a photo booth – palm readers, casinos, silent discos, fire dancers, caricature artists, and even mini golf!
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Although the pandemic may be over, caps on attendance figures hasn’t gone away as many couples are now opting to keep numbers low. Intimate weddings began to trend in the pandemic and are now considered less gauche and more tasteful, not to mention more economical in these uncertain times. Prior to 2020, the average wedding numbers were over 150. In some cases, couples are opting to keep numbers less than 50 By keeping these numbers low, couples are now spending money saved from the guest list on more luxurious decor, catering and entertainment.
With people becoming more aware of global warming and spiraling costs, it’s no surprise many couples are opting for more sustainable solutions to their big day. A recent study in the United Kingdom revealed that as many as 22% of couples are saying sustainability was a factor in their wedding planning. Using local caterers, produce and suppliers can help drastically reduce your carbon footprint. Upcycling “something old, something borrowed” can also put a sustainable twist on wedding day tradition.
A growing trend recently has been bridal parties with a palette rather than a single colour, with bridesmaids wearing a fusion of complementary colours, rather than one block of a single colour.
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