The Hottest Wedding Trend for 2023

Are you planning a wedding for 2023 and asking yourself what type of wedding you should have? If so, you’re not alone. 

As I write this at the end of 2022, weddings are being reimagined. And couples are increasingly planning weddings that embrace their individuality and originality. You might call this reimagining the hottest wedding trend for 2023.

So where do you start with planning a wedding for 2023?  First ask yourself:

  1. What rocks your world? 
  2. What is it about you that makes you stand out? 
  3. What is your couple super power – the way those closest to you would describe you as a couple? 

Why am I asking these non-traditional wedding planning questions? Because the answers to these questions are the secret to you embracing the hottest wedding trend for 2023. And I’m not referring to ‘surface trends’ like the most popular flowers or colours, it goes deeper than that.

Let me explain.

Why individuality is the hottest wedding trend for 2023

Wedding trends come and go each year. Some hang around for longer than others and some hang around way too long. But what’s clear right now, is that the hottest trend in weddings is individuality and originality. And the best way to stand out is to embrace whatever rocks your world when the two of you consider your wedding day.

Put another way – anything goes right now – as long as it’s what you want. Which is exciting but perhaps a little intimidating too. It’s not always easy to hone in on exactly what you want and even more difficult to turn an ‘anything goes’ approach into a cohesive wedding that reflects your originality in a beautiful way.  

Don’t worry, that’s what I’m here for. I’m about to share with you some less traditional wedding ideas that are trending right now – ones that could be the right way for you to stand out. Or of course, you can skip to the part where we get your ideas out on the table together by booking a free consultation with me

Ideas to inspire your 2023 wedding

Toss traditions!

When it comes to traditions, some couples love them, many more tolerate them and then there’s the couples who toss them altogether. And tossing traditions is one of the hottest wedding trends for 2023. 

Here’s the thing – if you don’t like a tradition or simply don’t get it, you don’t have to do it. The only thing you have to do on your wedding day is the legalities (if you want to be legally married that is). The rest is up to you. If cutting a cake, making speeches, tossing a bouquet or even exchanging rings is not your thing, toss it. And likewise, if there is something you would like to include that is meaningful to you, include it. Remember 2022 and 2023 are all about standing out as originals.

Wear what you want

There are a lot of emerging wedding fashion trends right now from ballet-inspired to minis and jumpsuits and a return to the 90’s. But the strongest trend of all is wear what you want. If you want to embrace colour and bold prints, you can. This is also a wedding fashion trend, but don’t do it for that reason, do it because it speaks to your heart and allows you to embrace the originality trend.

Work with creative vendors and venues

Most weddings, even the smallest ones, are a collaborative effort. Of course you need somewhere to host your wedding and you’ll need vendors to supply other details like food and entertainment. And right now this is where it’s getting interesting.

It started with couples choosing non-traditional wedding venues, a favourite restaurant for example, but in 2022 and 2023 the hottest wedding trends will go further than that. An emerging trend is including non-traditional vendors in your wedding especially when it comes to entertainment and even food and drinks. To embrace this trend, think live and interactive.

Lite luxe

Lite luxe is a fun way of saying ‘go small to go big’. This is a trend that couples started to embrace in 2021 and it’s not going away. The idea is that with a smaller guest list you can invest more dollars in statement details that take your wedding experience to another level.

A more intimate wedding is also a beautiful way to include more personalised and individual details in your wedding – a mini, beautifully made and decorated wedding cake for each guest for example. Or an extravagant chandelier hung over the table which is luxuriously styled and set for a guest list of just 10 to 20 people. 

I’ve shared with you a few examples of how other couples are embracing the  ‘rock my world’ wedding trend. But the key to getting this ‘look’ right is personalisation, individuality and originality. And working with a wedding designer like me is a good first step to getting those ideas out of your head so they can be brought together in a memorable and meaningful wedding that just happens to be trending too.

Image: Red Apple Tree Photography via The Knot

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