After a difficult few years for the entire wedding industry and those hoping to tie the knot, 2022 is the year that weddings come back in full swing! Engaged couples are looking forward to 2022 with renewed hope and excitement. Finally, they can dream of big parties, crowded dance floors and photos full of smiling guests again. Together with our loved ones, we will celebrate in style and launch into the future with joyful enthusiasm.
From drag queen entertainment to Bridgerton-inspired outfits, from elegant venues to low-key weddings. Of course, Covid has also left an indelible impression on the trends of 2022, and we'll see garden weddings and destination getaways leave their mark as some couples savor each other in the comforts of home while others have itchy feet. If 2022 is your wedding year, it's sure to be personal, creative and fun! Sustainability and support for small businesses will continue to be important factors in many couples' when it comes to wedding planning and being able to balance these priorities alongside the need to let loose and catch up on all the celebrations they've missed is key!
Keep reading to find out some of the biggest wedding trends for 2022!
1. Bridgerton-Inspired Weddings
The UK's obsession with Bridgerton shows no sign of abating as 2022 welcomes the long-awaited second series. This regency allure is subtly sneaking its way into weddings, with hints of literary inspiration everywhere. Echoes of Regency Blue, a signature shade of the time that used the reinvented Prussian blue pigment. Think of the quintessential English country aesthetic with empire waist wedding dresses and lace ruffles, elegant gloves, touches of pastel blue, delicate ballet flats, wisteria, handwritten notes and literary quotes, and afternoon tea with landscapes of vintage china tables eBay has a surge in searches for “puff sleeve wedding dress” reported up 205%, inspired by Daphne, Lady Whistledown played by Phoebe Dynevor and her Bidgerton co stars. So don't hesitate to find your perfect Bridgerton inspired wedding dress!
2. Rented Wedding Dresses
With the average bride spending £1,500 on her dress, 14% of brides said they would now consider renting their wedding dress. The global online clothing rental market is expected to grow by nearly £700 million ($990 million) over the next four years. Expect more specialized wedding dress rental services to emerge, as well as dress rental services like By Rotation and Hurr Collective branching out into the bridal market. It's a tradition for grooms to rent their suits and budgets, and eco-conscious brides are now taking the lead. You can rent a high-end designer dress for a fraction of the cost, you don't need the wait time it takes to have a dress made to order, and dry cleaning costs are included!
3. Earthy, Nature-Inspired Palettes
One of the biggest wedding trends expected in 2022 is the incorporation of earthy, nature-inspired wedding themes and colour palettes. "There will be a greater focus on the environment - many people have spent more time outdoors due to the pandemic and have a new appreciation for nature," says Tania Burton, CEO of Ginger Snap."With regards to the décor, I feel that the colour palette is moving towards earthy, natural colours and away from the whites and pastels of old. I think that people are happy to move away from the traditional ‘norm’. Rust is my prediction for the colour of 2022!"
Embrace earthy textures with terracotta pots, driftwood and linen napkins on your table. Honey-hued neutrals with pops of a brighter shades such as rust, amber and coral are this seasons must have wedding decor. In terms of florals, the Hayford and Rhodes team predict that nude palettes will be big in 2022, pairing perfectly with earth tones: "A sophisticated take on the more traditional pastel pinks and whites is a nude palette that includes tones of soft pink mixed in with coffees, caramels and silky ivories. "Flowers that can be used to create this look: Café au lait dahlias, Japanese Wabara Ioli Rose, Majolica Spray Rose, Caffe Latte Rose, and Golden Mustard Rose."
4. Two Piece Wedding Dresses
With the continuing rise in elopements, micro-weddings and casual-chic civil ceremonies, brides are looking away from the traditional gowns to something that better suits their modern, minimalist styling. We've seen searches for two-piece wedding dresses on Hitched rise by 176% this year alone, we also saw searches for casual wedding dresses increase by 197%.
Two pieces are extremely versatile and we can expect to see these gorgeous separate wedding dresses appearing more and more at weddings throughout 2022. They offer brides endless, effortless possibilities, and their re usability is a big plus for sustainably conscious brides. These sleek and contemporary wedding dresses can be easily transformed during the day with the addition of an overskirt for the ceremony and a change of pants for dancing the night away at the reception. Many new season collections include two unisex pieces designed for civil ceremonies, such as Alexandra Grecco's new made-to-order line, the waist-inclusive Poppy line and Jesus Peiro's Amalia collection -keep wedding dresses separate for years, just like Charlie Brear and Pronovias.