2022 may very well be one of the busiest years for those of us in the wedding industry. Wedding postponements, cancellations, venue swaps, vaccination hurdles, and frustration all met with reckless optimism, and that is to be celebrated. Reckless optimism for the win!
2022 is going to be THE MAKE UP YEAR!
The coming months are the most popular months for weddings, so here's what the experts are sharing about what is IN for spring weddings!
These are not only still very much "IN," they are even more popular. There's nothing wrong with traditional services, but themes like Old Hollywood, Carnivale/Mardi Gras, Disco, Garden Parties, Star Wars or Bridgerton are now seeing their debut.
While gold has been the standard bearer, silver speaks of an older, more medieval time ... as if you're in Old Europe and everything is imbued with fairytale magic. Couples are including more silver and platinum in their decor and using it with style. Rose and white gold are still in the mix, as well.
Themed wallpaper and themed walls are also a hit for the ceremony and the reception. These provide a lovely backdrop for capturing photos of the couple and their guests. If you have a style that you're trying to match - from Art Nouveau to Living Wall - consider a themed wall.
Virtual Save-the-Date & Details
People need to be kept up to date and the traditional cards, save the dates and extras are still great. But these days, brides and grooms create websites and social media sites, hashtags and eblasts for their weddings. Consider keeping your attendants in a text thread, creating an account for your helpers and vendors, and then sending out any last minute changes to guests via electronic communications. It's in real time and can save you - and your guests - big time confusion and headaches. These bits of communication also let everyone in on the excitement as you build toward the big day.
Hanging Florals & Twinkle Lights
What else is there to say?! Twinkly lights and hanging florals are still IN.
Make it a Weekend Wedding
We've been cooped up for 2 years. People want to see each other, so the long weekend wedding format is back in play. You don't have to burden everyone with the expense of getting to Bali for a destination wedding ......... although that would not be horrible.
Consider choosing a spot that can accommodate your party and ceremony-- a resort town, a campground of fun tiny houses, a popular lake or park with cottages, or a hotel with great penthouse rooms and a spa nearby, and invite your guests to come on Thursday and leave late on Sunday. Everyone can indulge!
We say this to brides and grooms who come to BT for their attire: KNOW THYSELF. Couples who know who they are and what they want will create the wedding day that makes THEM the happiest. Start there and you cannot go wrong!