The Biggest Wedding Trends to Expect in 2022

Are you saying “I Do” in 2022? Bring out those warm fuzzy feelings as weddings are making a serious comeback after two years of uncertainty and strict lockdowns! Best part? We’ve gathered a handful of wedding trends that will definitely make a big impact on your big day!

Over the past year, the world adapted to a new normal through micro weddings, pod seating, sustainability, individualized food displays (and the list goes on)… But, what wedding trends will remain in 2022 and which new trends will surface?

1. The Bridgerton craze extends to the wedding trends for 2022

In 2021, the award-winning Netflix show Bridgerton took the world by storm and inspired Regency era weddings and in 2022, this Bridgerton wedding trend is being reimagined to include even more cottage core aesthetics.

 Concept and Design: Denise Lillie Engagements| Planning: JL events  | Catering: Graze and Gather | Décor: Fine Linen Creation | Floral Designer: Amy Burke Designs | Linens: Napa Valley Linens | Photographer: Erica Vernis

Think white flowers and greenery, draping wisteria, hanging lanterns, traditional wedding cakes and of course, a tea party!

Concept and Design: Denise Lillie Engagements| Planning: JL events  | Catering: Graze and Gather | Décor: Fine Linen Creation | Floral Designer: Amy Burke Designs | Linens: Napa Valley Linens | Photographer: Erica Vernis

2. Micro-weddings are the new norm

Going big is no longer in! The pandemic has made room for more simplicity and real connections and that’s being reflected on wedding trends in 2022. Couples are opting for more intimate weddings with 50 or fewer guests which makes room for some budget reshuffling. So instead of spending more on the venue, couples can now allocate more money to setting the perfect mood and catering options for their big day. We’ll toast to that!

Planner: Fabulously Chic Weddings | Photo: Set Free Photography | Floral: Floral Symphony

3. Destination Weddings are the big thing!

Recently, evading and changing scenery has become much needed as a result of lockdowns. Not to mention, curated guest lists have made destination weddings a more popular option as the number of invitees has become restricted. So, how about celebrating your big day with your close friends and family, on one big vacation, in a different country? If a destination wedding in Italy appeals to you, planning it is not that hard, you can start by heading to WedBoard where you’ll find everything you need to plan the perfect destination wedding in Italy, including the best destination wedding vendors in Italy and the most beautiful Italian wedding venues to choose from! Best part? You can price out your favorite wedding venues and chat directly online with your wedding team to start planning your big day.

Floral Design: Flowers Living | Wedding Planner & Designer: Silvia Slitti | Photo: Facibeni Fotografia
Wedding Planner & Designer: Varese Wedding | Photo: Carolina Serafini | Floral Design: Fior Di Fragola

4. Weddings are multi-day experiences

If you’re planning a destination wedding in 2022, consider making it a three-day weekend experience and embrace the time to create memories with your close friends and family. And why not! Pre-wedding drinks, after party and post-wedding brunch are wedding trends that will continue trending in 2022.

Photographer: Gilberti-Ricca Photography
Photo: White Fox Studios

5. Sustainability is becoming mainstream

The world is becoming more sustainable, and so is the wedding industry. The ephemeral décor is being replaced with more eco-friendly alternatives. Think replacing flowers with plants; candles with hanging lanterns and string lights, or even chandeliers; and confetti with olive leaves.

Planner:  The Tuscan Wedding | Venue: Villa la Fontanelle | Photography: Quattro Studio | Floral:  Flowers Living
Photo: Facibeni Fotografia
Planner: The Tuscan Wedding | Photographer: Quattro Studio | Invitations & Stationary: La Precisina

6. Bold colors for weddings

Pink and blush color palettes are unarguably the most popular as per the 2022 wedding trends. However, you might want to consider bolder themes like:

  • Champagne,
  • dusty blue combined with blush and white,
  • mint and peach,
  • ivory and gold,
  • mauve and green

Playing on the tone and designs using these colors can make the wedding pretty vibrant and add a bolder touch to it. Think more ombre or boho weddings. For some color palette inspiration, head on to Wedding Colors Trends: 32 Colorful Wedding Décor Ideas You’ll Love.

Floral Designer: Rsg event designs | Photo: Magnolia Photography
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Planner: Field: A Wedding Design Studio | Floral Designer: Habitat Floral Studio | Photo: Orange Photographie
Photo: Volvoreta Photo&Video | Wedding Planner & Designer: Marian Clavel Event Planner | Floral Design: Florist Mallorca Brigitta Norrenbrock

7. “Something old” takes on a new life!

“Something old” usually represents ties to the past and is often an heirloom. But why not embrace traditions with a twist? Imagine traveling back in time to the “La Dolce Vita” era by adding a vintage touch to your big day. In fact, the vintage furniture is taking the industry by storm So you might want to consider including it in your wedding mood! For example, you can add a vintage photobooth, or use antique armchairs for your pre-wedding drinks area…

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Photo: Katie Vowels for Annie McElwain | Event Planner: Green Ribbon Party Planning Co | Florals: Brown Paper Designs

8. Experiential Wedding Registry

Drop the traditional registry as experiences are more valuable nowadays than material things. A study shows that Gen Z is coming out of the pandemic more financially stable than their parents and with an urge to rethink traditions. In fact, they consider having unusual wedding registries such as a honeymoon fund and charity registries. And why not!

Photo: Benjamin Wheeler | Wedding Planning & Design: Love A Tope 

9. Monochromatic Weddings

In contrast with bold vibrant colors, another one of the big wedding trends for 2022 is having a monochromatic wedding theme – all the way from stationary to décor.

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Planner: Rachel A. Clingen | Photo: Mango Studios

10. Floral Cakes

While individualized food displays inspired wedding cake alternatives such as macaron towers or donut towers, the wedding trends for 2022 are bringing back the old fashioned cake but with a twist. Flowers are dominating cake designs for 2022, ranging from edible flowers to painted flowers or more budget-friendly wafer paper flowers and pressed flowers.

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Meanwhile, if you’re more into custom-made designs, then you can rejoice as custom painted cakes are also in this year. They can be artsy enough to be displayed in a museum!

Vendor: Le dolci magie di Taty
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But, since micro-weddings have dictated smaller cakes, then you can also have a showstopper creative cake! It can be a real eye-candy!

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Finally, for more cake inspiration, you can also read our “Wedding Cake Trends: Most Beautiful Semi-Naked & Naked Wedding Cake Styles” to get inspired. Meanwhile, if you are planning a destination wedding in Italy, you may want to check WedBoard’s list of Italy wedding cake vendors or explore other vendors in Italy in general to planning your dream destination wedding.

Happy Planning!


Feature image details: Floral Designer: Rsg event designs | Photo: Magnolia Photography

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