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Wedding Send Off Trends
Despite the sendoff happening at the end of the wedding, it remains top-of-mind with trendy brides.
Here are some of the most popular send off ideas this year.
Sparklers continue to be the most popular choice for wedding send offs. They are easy to use and provide some of the best wedding photos year after year.
LED balloons have become more popular in recent years because they provide cool photos and can safely be used indoors or out.
Our favorite wedding dress trends
Simple silk silhouettes with bateau necklines are a stunning new trend that was originally inspired by Megan Markle’s royal wedding.
Regarding bows, trend-setting designer Emilia Wickstead told Harper’s Bazaar, “I can see bows being used in bridal in a new and modern interpretation of the old classic, whether this is through bold placement or dramatic folds.”
Meanwhile, the fashion-authority Vogue included statement sleeves on their Top 7 Bridal Trends for Fall. From puffed sleeves to elaborate off-the-shoulder styles — the bigger the better, we say!
For the bride that loves comfort (and a little bit of rule breaking!) pants and jumpsuits as well as mini dresses were two of the top trends spotted all over the runways at bridal fashion week. Wedding experts say these two trends aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, so plan accordingly.
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The most popular wedding color trends
In the coming year, you can expect to see shades of purple from lavender to lilac showing up on everything from florals to bridesmaids dresses to lighting. Christina Millikin, the owner of Glow Event Design in San Francisco discusses the trend stating, “Blush has had its time in the wedding world for several years . . . . Lavender and shades of purples are beginning to replace classic blush tones.”
Wedding Technology Trends
Some of the emerging wedding trends in the technology sector include the use of video mapping, drones, and augmented reality.
So what exactly is video mapping? According to Kevin Dennis, the owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services, video mapping uses projectors to transform your venue with different shading, colors, and design elements.
Can’t quite picture it? We love cozy vibes created by the footage of soft, swaying corn projected onto a wall at a Coco Wedding Venues event created by Knot & Pop.
Wedding Flower Trends
Although trends may come and go, floral arrangements will always play a key role in weddings, whether it be in a simple bridal bouquet or an elaborate centerpiece.
This coming year, some of the most popular trends we are tracking include greenery, statement pieces, bold colors, and one-of-a-kind stand alones.
Lush greenery has been trending in wedding decor over that last several years, primarily showing up in wedding archways and garlands.
Similarly, lifestyle blog The Everygirl predicts that “Abundant greenery will continue to be a big part of the ceremony and reception decor, but we anticipate seeing it combined with a more colorful selection of flowers, as opposed to being used on its own or simply paired with white stems as we’ve seen recently.”
Move over centerpieces and archways, the way of the future is one-of-a-kind floral architecture masterpieces such as hanging installations and entire walls covered in flowers!
On their Fresh Trimmings blog, the experts at The Bouqs Company share that these floral installations don’t only serve as decor, they also create a stunning backdrop for photos, and can oftentimes replace photo booths.
Bold colors and florals
Along these same lines, unique, quality flowers that are available in a wide array of colors such as dahlias, ranunculus, and peonies, are slated to be some of the most sought-after blooms for weddings in the new year.
Wedding Decor Trends
A nod to the natural
Six specific wedding decor trends for 2023
Now that you know a little bit more about the industrial, natural, and minimalistic wedding decor styles to plan on seeing in the coming year, you are probably wondering about the more detailed aspects of decor like place settings and linens.
- Colorful flatware
- Textured linens (Such as velvet, tassels, and fringe!)
- Moody hues
- Specialized guest cards (such as laser cut placards and monograms)
- Black accents
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Delicious wedding food trends
Interactive food stations
Foodies also predict that many couples will ditch appetizer for miniature portions of main dishes. This is a fun way to let guests have a quick taste of favorite mains like shrimp and grits in a shot glass or a mini grilled cheese with a sip of tomato soup.
Wedding Cake Trends
Long gone are the days of a simple white wedding cake topped with a bride and groom. In the last few years, the art of the wedding cake has become increasingly innovative leading to delicious desserts that also double as stunning works of art. So what can you expect from wedding cake trends in the coming year?
This elegant option topped Wedding Wire’s compilation of wedding cake trends, and it makes sense considering the popularity of bold colors predicted by many wedding insiders. We suggest softening this style of cake with soft florals or pastel accents.
Following main dish trends, miniatures are also having a moment in the world of wedding cakes. Now, this is one adorable trend that we cannot get enough of!
Five out-of-the-box wedding trends you can expect to see throughout the year
1. Ethical weddings
To keep in line with this trend, check out our eco-friendly send off ideas.
Additionally, wedding experts expect to see an increase in philanthropy in lieu of traditional registries, inspired by the 2018 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
2. Wedding scents
According to wedding authority, The Knot, “Custom blends are being crafted especially for the occasion, spritzed on invites, pumped through the venue and even gifted in candle form as a party favor.”
3. Experience-based registries
Move over Le Creuset enamelware and Kitchen Aid mixers!
Additionally, many couples are registering for gifts that will keep giving long after the wedding such as meal subscription boxes or even wine-of-the-month clubs!
4. Unique entertainment
Our top takeaways on 2023 wedding trends
So here’s to an exciting year of weddings — filled with bold colors, luscious florals, decadent desserts, and most definitely drones!
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