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23 Wedding Trends For 2023

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

Happy wedding season! Trends come and go from season to season while others make a lasting impression and stick around for multiple seasons. Here are 23 wedding trends we love and are excited to see this wedding season!

Eternal Bliss Events Couple: Caitlin & Luke Photo Credit: Pink Champagne Photography

1. Mismatched Bridesmaids

We love this trend! Let your bridesmaids choose a dress that fits a colour palette to have a unique bridal party that feels just as beautiful as you do on your big day!

Photo Credit: Sarah Kate

2. Statement Decor

Create a wow moment at your wedding by hiring a designer or a decor company to create the perfect decor installation. Choose anything from a dramatic ceiling, florals hanging or trees perfectly placed around the room.

Photo Credit: Junebug Weddings

3. Elopements

Many guest counts are getting lower as couples are forgoing traditions and larger receptions for an intimate event shared with their partner.

Photo Credit: Seth and Co. Photography

Photo Credit: Andrew Bayada

4. Unique Seating: Runway Aisle

Why walk down an aisle when you can walk down a runway? It is a modern, picture-perfect way to seat a small guest count at your ceremony.

Photo Credit: Lindsay Coulter Photography & Emily Paints Events

5. Live Painter

We are obsessed with this trend. Paintings are a stunning keepsake from your special day and is a great option for entertainment during your cocktail hour or reception!

Photo Credit: Sesame Letterpress
6. Wedding Weekends

Why have one day when you can celebrate with family and friends all weekend long? Celebrate the weekend with all of your favourite people with a welcome party, your wedding, an after-party and Sunday morning brunch!

Photo Credit: Jenny Quicksall Photography

7. Colourful Palettes

Many couples are beginning to welcome colour in fun ways: through flowers, decor, bridal party fashion and more. Showcase your personality and make your wedding day uniquely yours with colours!

Photo Credit: Brandon Kidd Photography

8. Maximalism

A maximalism wedding is extravagant with beautiful florals, bold colours and lavish accents. These grand weddings are indulgent events that start with invitations that make a lasting impact and through the planning process- always use the more is more motto!

Photo Credit: Vera Wang Bride
9. Bridal Styling

Many brides are opting for timeless and classic styling by selecting headbands, pearls, dramatic veils and sleeves. While others are choosing a more fun and modern look with bows, feathers, asymmetrical necklines, colourful dresses, cape veils or mini sparkly dresses.

Photo Credit: Lela Rose

Photo Credit: Bloom Culture Flowers

10. Groom Styling

Many grooms are choosing non-traditional styles this season. Including patterned or coloured suits. Grooms are putting a twist on the classic boutonnieres by choosing to forgo one or choosing a pocket boutonniere!

Eternal Bliss Events Couple: Renee & Thomas Photo Credit: AB Creations Studios

11. First Touch

If you don’t want to see your partner before your ceremony but would like to have a special moment before you both walk down the aisle this first touch is a great solution! Just hold each other’s hand moments before you get married!

Photo Credit: Vivian Fox Photography

12. Blurry Photos

These photos capture fun and romantic moments using movement and are very candid. This style of photo is becoming increasingly popular and many photographers choose to take these in a black-and-white setting.

Photo Credit: Coral Compass Co.

13. Audio Guest Books

Have your guests leave you a message on an antique-looking phone as a unique way to hear well-wishes from your closest friends and family.

Photo Credit: Eternal Bliss Events (Nicole Moss)

14. Personal Thank-You Notes to Guests

Have each of your guests find a handwritten note on the seating chart or at their place setting as a personal thank you.

Photo Credit: Eron Marton Photography

15. Unique Late Night Food and Drink Bar

Have fun with your menu by adding one of your favourite foods to the late-night station! Some menu items we love are a boba bar, gelato station, and of course fast-food burgers.

Photo Credit: Haute Weddings

16. Champagne Tower

This was a trend that became very popular last season! It creates a chic picture perfect moment and is a great decor item during your reception.

Photo Credit: Jose Villa Photography

17. Bridal Boudoir

A bridal boudoir photo album is an excellent gift for your spouse to open up on the morning of your wedding!

Eternal Bliss Events: Diana's Bridal Shower ~ Photo Credit: Streets of 6ix

18. Bud Vases

An array of bud vases is a popular alternative to the classic bouquet centrepiece and we are loving it! They are perfect for a minimalist wedding and are absolutely beautiful when a variety of colours are used.

Photo Credit: Elyse Hall Photography

19. Long Stem Bouquets

A long-stem bouquet is the perfect modern bouquet. It has a fresh-from-the-garden look and adds simple elegance to every bridal party.

Photo Credit: Lou Paper

20. Circular Stationary

Stationary is getting a modern update! The classic rectangular edge of menus, invitations, place cards, seating charts and table numbers are widely being replaced with chic circular arches & we are obsessed!

Photo Credit: Amrit Photography

21. South Asian Outdoor Wedding

South Asian weddings will continue to have outdoor venues. Couples are loving the freedom of larger scenic spaces that allow decor creativity while accommodating the traditionally large guest count for rituals such as Baraat engagement and wedding.

Photo Credit: Memoire

22. South Asian Floral Pre-Wedding Theme

Floral decor is a widely loved decor theme during wedding rituals. Many couples prefer to have new and creative options in choosing their floral decor. You can be a maximalist or minimalist- depending on the flowers and colours you choose!

Photo Credit: Amrit Photography

23. South Asian Bride & Groom Styling

Brides are opting to wear a lehenga made by smaller brands rather than designer stores and we will be seeing many veil shots. Many brides are choosing to have dewy natural makeup with simple relaxed hairstyle as they are embracing the 2023 soft glam beauty trends. Grooms are having fun and experimenting with fashion choosing bright prints and bolder patterns!

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