Wedding Trends for 2022

One of the wonderful things about wedding season is seeing how each couple brings their own unique flair to the festivities. Table settings, decorations, flowers, and color-schemes are all important considerations when planning your wedding, but the fashions seem to change every year. Luckily, we’ve got you covered! We have scoured the internet, spoken to couples, and reached out to our contacts to find out what the hottest wedding trends are for 2022. We’ll make sure that you’ve got the most up-to-date and hip wedding of the season (It’ll be more hip than the word “hip”, I promise, this was a one time thing, you won’t hear it again).

Intimate guest lists

People are definitely letting loose more after two years of pandemic weddings, but one thing that’s sticking around seems to be scaled back guest lists. Whether this is for health and safety precautions, or the realization that you can have just as special an occasion without inviting people you’ve never heard of, a lot of people have come to expect this in recent years, giving you the opportunity to invite whoever you want to stand beside you on one of the most important days of your life.

Another interesting trend to come out of this is to invite in “waves.” You want to invite as many people as you can, but you’re not sure who will or won’t be able to attend, for various reasons. So if you’re trying to keep numbers at specific capacity limits, then this is a great way to do so. Having tiered waves of invites lets you invite the most important people first, seeing how many RSVP, and then sending out more invitations until you fill your guest list. It might be a bit utilitarian, but in times like these, it can be a helpful way of figuring out exactly who can attend.

Destination weddings

With travel becoming more viable than it’s been in the past few years, why not use your wedding to scratch that travel itch? Traveling for your wedding will help this time feel like the vacation you deserve, while keeping your guest list to an intimate minimum. If people can’t make it, they won’t feel as bad, plus you’ll get to wrap your wedding and honeymoon into one trip. This has the bonus effect of giving you some really unique wedding photos, so make sure to splurge on a great local photographer!

Eleganza Gold and Silver Leaf Ketubah, by Susanne McGinnis

All gold everything

One of the emerging trends this year is gold accents in wedding colors. From tablecloths to floral arrangements to wedding party outfits, there are tons of creative options for adding a splash of gold to your wedding, so embrace the opportunity! Periwinkle is Pantone’s color of the year, so show off your fashion sense by going full met-gala, and combining this year’s most fashionable colors. Transform the evening into an unforgettable, glamorous affair. With Ketubahs from our Gold & Silver collection, you can even match your design to your wedding colors. Stay on theme, but don’t be afraid to stand out: this day is for you!

Reception Parties

It’s never too late to celebrate your love. Despite different places’ capacity or gathering limits, many couples still got married during the pandemic, but might not have been able to throw the party they’d always dreamed of. So if it’s safe to do so, why not throw the wedding bash you’ve always dreamed of – even if you’re already married?  You want to celebrate, and your friends and loved ones want to celebrate with you, so go out and book that venue, strike up the band, and make up for lost time by dancing like it’s the 2020 (or 2021) that could have been.

Return of the Weekday Wedding

2022 is shaping up to be one of the most wedding-packed years in decades, but there are only so many weekends on which you can book your wedding. If you don’t act soon, the venue you’re eyeing might be booked before you know it! But don’t panic: if we’ve learned anything from the past few years, it’s how to get creative when things don’t go your way. While weekday weddings were once frowned upon, they’ve made a comeback in recent years as a practical way to host your celebration, while saving a bit of money on less-than-pime wedding dates. Whether its a large, in-person gala event, a more intimate affair, or a live-streamed production, it’s important to remember to set the time of the ceremony late enough for your guests to arrive. Your wedding party might be able to justify leaving work/school/dance practice early to get there, but remember to give everyone else enough time to get there!

This year is shaping up to be one of the biggest for weddings on record, partly due to the large number of postponements from the past two years. So while it might be a busy year for you and your loved ones, we’re sure that it will be one to remember.