When it comes to weddings this 2023, people are going all-out – after all, with the recent lockdowns and restrictions, many have found a good reason to celebrate this year – and what’s a better reason to celebrate than a wedding? There is a bevvy of new wedding trends in the UK, and it’s all about revamping the wedding as we know it. These wedding trends are setting the pace for weddings, be it a tailored list of guests, sustainability as key, and bigger and grander events. So without further ado, here are the top wedding trends to look out for in 2023.
What’s new in fashion
The first trend is in the wedding dress – and we all know that the wedding attire of the bride, groom, and entourage has a huge impact on the atmosphere and ambience of the wedding. For instance, did you know that the 1980s have made a comeback in wedding fashion? But fortunately, we’re not talking about Princess Di’s pouffy, cake-topper-like wedding dress – the 80s have made a comeback, but the styles of wedding dresses are much improved. For one, we’re looking at wedding dresses with puffed sleeves, and short dresses are definitely in. Bows are a big thing, too, and so are pearl embellishments.
An outdoor affair promises to be a huge success
Since the pandemic, a lot of weddings have been staged outdoors and have an outdoor venue. This trend continues to this day, and plenty of couples are deciding to hold their wedding outdoors. Before the pandemic, couples could only get married in an outdoor setting if their venue had a certain structure – like a bandstand or a pagoda. But ever since the pandemic, the rules were changed – and now, couples can get married in any outdoor venue or location, regardless if the venue has a licence! This allows couples and event planners like Oasisevents.co.uk to be inventive and creative, installing new structures and pavilions in the surrounding grounds to give couples a beautiful wedding backdrop. The flexibility of this arrangement is greatly welcomed by couples, as they could choose to wed amidst a forest or woodland setting or in front of a waterfall – the possibilities with an outdoor wedding are endless indeed!
A beautifully muted flower setting
Flowers will always be present at any wedding – that’s just a fact. But while there will always be flower arrangements, they will be more muted and simple in 2023. Couples are looking for a more scaled-back design, and gone are the days when we tended to over-decorate with flowers. For instance, there will still be tablescapes, but they will be simpler and cleaner, with minimal shapes and lines and neutral hues and shades.
Also, couples are looking for larger floral arrangements, such as clouds or arches, rather than smaller flower arrangements, as they present better and more beautiful photo ops.
Sustainability and eco-friendly weddings
Along with other wedding trends, this comes as no surprise: more couples are planning more sustainable and eco-friendly weddings by upcycling (plenty of couples will follow the tradition of ‘something old’ by upcycling items), and couples are also going for eco-friendly wedding favours like seeds, edible gifts, potted plants, and donations to charity.
One great way to have an eco-friendly wedding souvenir is by giving thank you cards with seeds, so guests can plant them and have a wonderful remembrance of your wedding.