The Top Wedding Decor Trends For 2023

As the wedding industry continues to evolve, so do the trends that come along with it. This year, wedding decor trends are all about making a statement, embracing sustainability, and creating a unique and personalized experience for each couple.

To give you a head start on planning the wedding of your dreams, we’ve put together a list of the latest in wedding decor. So whether you’re organizing a large, luxurious event or a more intimate gathering, these trends are sure to help you create a truly unforgettable celebration. From eco-friendly floral arrangements to bold color schemes, there’s no shortage of inspiration when it comes to designing the perfect wedding decor.

Let’s dive in and explore the top wedding decor trends that are set to take 2023 by storm!

1. Maximalism

Maximalism is one of the hottest wedding decor trends of 2023. This bold and daring style is all about embracing color, texture, and pattern to create a truly eye-catching celebration. Think over-the-top extravagance and glamour that captivates your guests!

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Photography: Martina Skrobot | Florals: Florantina
Photography: Purple Tree Photography | Design & Planning: Petals and Pearls | Floral Design: Flowers Time
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Photography: Snap Weddings | Florals: Stoneblossom

2. Interior Design Elements

From cozy lounge areas to antique wooden furniture, bringing the best of interior design to your wedding day can create an intimate and welcoming atmosphere for your guests. It’s also a great way to add a touch of personality and reflect your own personal style.

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Photography: Cavin Elizabeth
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Photography: Ashley Ludaescher
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Photography: Melissa Marshall

3. Bold Colors

This trend is all about embracing vibrant and eye-catching hues. From bright pinks and oranges to deep blues and purples, there’s no shortage of inspiration when it comes to bold wedding color palettes. Not only do they make a statement, but they also add a sense of fun and playfulness to your celebration. So, don’t be afraid to think outside the box and experiment with bold color combinations and contrasts.

bold wedding colors
Photography: Rachel Havel
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Photography: Claire Macintyre | Florals: All in One Season

4. Decorative Drapes and Streamers

Streamers and draping are perfect for creating a dreamy, romantic atmosphere on your big day. From suspended installations to cascading backdrops, these elements add texture, movement, and visual interest to your wedding decor. Whether you opt for soft, ethereal fabrics or bold, colorful streamers, draping can help transform any space.

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Photography: Jo Bradbury | Venue: Blackfriars Priory | Planning & Styling: Rebbeca Marie Weddings
Photography: Dana Fernandez Photography | Planning: Sparkle Shine Events | Florals: Mibellarosa Designs
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Photography: Halo Wedding | Planning: Valeria Ferrari Weddings | Florals: Elena Fiori

5. Terracotta Hues

If you’re looking for a warm and inviting color palette for your wedding, terracotta hues might just be perfect for you. The earthy aesthetic brings a sense of grounding and stability to your wedding decor. This color palette also work particularly well for outdoor weddings by complementing natural elements such as wood and greenery.

terracotta wedding decor
Photography: Peyton Byford | Planning: Heather Coday | Florals: Good Seed Floral
terracotta wedding decor
Photography: Bruna Kitchen | Design & Styling: Alexa Elizabeth
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Photography: Monique Serra

6. Statement Signs

In 2023, we can expect to see couples using larger and more elaborate signs, incorporating creative designs to make them stand out even more. Whether you’re using them as a welcome sign, directing guests to different areas of the venue, or displaying your favorite love quotes, statement signs can be a fun and creative way to enhance your wedding decor.

Photography: Janelle Photography
Photography: Halle Morgan
Photography: El Ramo Volador

7. Disco Themed Weddings

Get ready to party like it’s 1978! Imagine your wedding reception filled with shimmering lights, groovy tunes, and a dance floor packed with your loved ones showing off their best disco moves. This theme is all about embracing the fun and energy of the disco era, so don’t be afraid to go all out with bold colors, sequins, and playful props.

disco wedding theme
Photography: Kathy Davies | Design & Planning: Grahan Stanton Co.
disco wedding
Photography: Brogen Jessup | Planning & Design: Fawn Events
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Photography: Embellir Photography

8. Unique Venues

In 2023, we can expect to see couples incorporating unique structures and spaces into their wedding plans. From greenhouses to urban spots, more couples will be opting for non-traditional venues. Unique reception structures can take your wedding to the next level and provide a stunning backdrop for your celebration.

unique wedding venues
Photography: Image Bliss
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Photography: Max Koliberdin
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Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Planning: Lauryn Prattes 

9. Food & Drink Stations

Food & Drink stations are a fun and creative way to incorporate your favorite food and beverage items into your reception decor. By setting up stations around the venue, guests can explore different cuisines and flavors while also adding a unique and interactive element to your decor. From a champagne bar to a taco bar with all the fixings, food & drink stations can be customized to fit your personal tastes and preferences.

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Photography: Katelyn Bradley | Bar Truck: Salud Mobile Bar | Planning: Hayley Nyal Events
wedding reception food truck
Photography: Ross Alexander | Design & Planning: Gloam | Food Truck: The Little Margarita Truck
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Photography: Kylie Chevalier | Coordination: Josefina Events

10. Statement Ceremony Aisles

Your ceremony aisle is the path you’ll walk down to your happily ever after, so why not make it a statement piece? Creating an eye-catching ceremony aisle is a beautiful way to set the tone for your wedding ceremony. Use bold and creative elements to elevate your aisle and make your walk towards your partner a truly unforgettable experience.

statement ceremony aisle
Photography: Sarah Falugo
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Photography: Clane Gessel | Floral & Event Design: Design House Décor
statement ceremony aisle
Photography: Andrew Bayda | Planning: Nadi Mironova

11. Natural Outdoor Venues

This will be another big trend for 2023, as couples look for ways to incorporate natural elements and unique locations into their wedding plans. Combine breathtaking views and rustic charm with natural wedding venues such as beaches, deserts, and mountain tops.

natural wedding venues
Photography: Chupris Photo | Planning: V.A. Day
mountain wedding venue
Photography: Corbin Gurkin | Planning & Design: Easton Events | Design & Florals: Mindy Rice Design
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Photography: Taryn Baxter | Planning: Weddings Vallarta By Barbara | Venue: Villa Milagros

12. Retro Wedding Cakes

Retro wedding cakes are a fun way to add some nostalgia to your special day. From bold colors to unique shapes and geometric patterns, retro cakes can be customized to fit any couple’s style and taste.

Photography: Rebecca Carpenter Photography | Cake: Sugar Plum Bakes
Photography: Samantha Grigg Photography | Design & Planning: Studio Plaxco | Cake: Cake Expressions by Lisa
Photography: Madi Ellis Photography | Planning: Elisa Anna | Cake: Uncommon Confections

13. Viva Magenta

What better way to incorporate a trend into your special day than using the Pantone Color of the Year? Viva Magenta exudes joy, vibrancy, energy, and romance. Add a splash of viva magenta across your wedding decor through flowers, linens, backdrops, and signs. It pairs well with neutrals including white, cream, and gold. Or you can even go for a bold contrast of turquoise, navy, and emerald green.

Photography: 515 Photo Company
Photography: Imogen Eve Photography | Design & Planning: Pink Palms Events
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Photography: Nicole Leever

14. The Western Aesthetic

This unique 2023 trend allows you to create a laid-back and comfortable atmosphere that is perfect for celebrating your love. From hay bale seating to cowboy boots filled with flowers, there are many ways to incorporate a western aesthetic. You can also include details like horseshoes, burlap, and denim accents to add a touch of rustic charm.

western wedding theme
Photography: Pierra G Photography
western wedding theme
Photography: Elizabeth Zuluaga
western wedding decor
Photography: Laura Murray

15. Creative Guestbooks

This year, couples will be taking their guestbook to the next level. From leaving audio messages or retro phones to writing on records, there are countless creative guestbook ideas that can add a creative touch to your wedding decor. You can also use alternative ideas like signed puzzle pieces or a signature bench that can serve as a functional and decorative piece in your home after the wedding.

creative wedding guestbooks
Photography: Laura Moll
creative wedding guestbook
Photography: Jessie Schultz
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Photography: Hazelwood Photo

17. Metallic Theme

Another fun trend this year will be metallic accents. Gold, silver, and copper can create a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere, while also adding a modern and trendy touch to your wedding decor. You can also mix metallics for a bold and eclectic look.

metallic wedding theme
Photography: Claire Nicola | Styling, Coordination & Florals: Lavishly Done
copper wedding seating chart
Photography: Victoria Carlson | Planning & Design: AE Creative
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Photography: KT Merry

17. Sustainability

As the world starts to be more conscious about its environmental impact, we’ll start to see this reflected more in the wedding industry too. Couples will be finding ways to incorporate eco-friendly ideas and sustainable practices for their wedding decor. For example, recycled materials, re-usable favors, renting instead of buying, and incorporating live plants are just some of the trending sustainable wedding trends.

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Photography: Epic Love Story
sustainable wedding decor
Photography: Lauren Fair
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Photography: Lisa Hibbert | Calligraphy: Studio Chavelli

With so many exciting and inspiring wedding decor trends to choose from, the possibilities are truly endless! For more tips for your special day, head to WedBoard where you can explore and price out stunning wedding venues across Europe. You’ll also find more decor inspiration, as well as advice for other aspects of your wedding including, 17 Stunning Wedding Color Schemes, 15 Small Destination Wedding Ideas, and 20 Wedding Theme Ideas For Every Style.

Featured image | Photography: Laura Olson | Event Design & Rentals: ELLSSI EVENTS

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