Wedding Trends in 2023

As the year 2023 wedding season gets underway, many couples are eagerly planning their weddings, with a keen eye on the latest trends in the wedding industry. If you are one of those couples, here are some of the most popular wedding trends you should be aware of:

  1. Intimate Weddings: One of the biggest trends in 2023 is the growing popularity of intimate weddings. These small weddings typically feature a guest list of 50 people or less, allowing couples to spend more quality time with their closest friends and family members. Intimate weddings can also be more cost-effective, giving couples more budget flexibility for other aspects of their wedding.
  2. Sustainability: Sustainability is a growing concern for many people, and weddings are no exception. In 2023, we expect to see more couples incorporating eco-friendly and sustainable practices into their wedding plans, from choosing locally-sourced food and flowers to using biodegradable or recyclable decorations.
  3. Inclusive Weddings: Weddings are a celebration of love, and in 2023, we expect to see more couples celebrating love in all its forms. I love being part of inclusive weddings that welcome guests of all genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds will be a growing trend. This may include gender-neutral wedding parties, diverse music and entertainment, and even officiants who are trained to perform ceremonies for couples of different cultures and faiths.
  4. Unique Venues: Gone are the days when couples had to choose between a traditional church or hotel ballroom for their wedding venue. In 2023, we expect to see more couples opting for unique and unexpected wedding venues, such as vineyards, museums, or even private estates. These venues not only offer a unique and memorable setting but also allow couples to showcase their personalities and interests.
  5. Technology: Technology is transforming every aspect of our lives, including weddings. Following the pandemic innovations of the past few years, we expect to see more couples incorporating technology into their wedding plans, such as live-streaming their ceremony for virtual guests, using drones to capture aerial footage, or creating personalized wedding hashtags to share their special day on social media.
  6. Personalisation: In 2023, we expect to see more couples putting their personal stamp on their weddings, with details that reflect their unique style and personality. From customised invitations to personalised wedding favors, couples will be looking for ways to make their weddings truly one-of-a-kind.

Last year, the Law Commission of England and Wales published its recommendations to reform weddings law, proposing a fairer system that gives couples more choice over where and how their wedding takes place. I am excited about what this might mean for your wedding celebrations in the future!

Whether you're planning an intimate wedding or a grand celebration, incorporating these trends into your plans will help you create a memorable and meaningful wedding that reflects your style and values. I would love to be part of your day - get in touch to share your plans and check my availability.