2022 is bound to be a much more exciting year than 2021, or the year before that, 2020, which was a real challenge for all of us. However, 2021 is opening up new horizons for everyone, and 2022 is expected to be even better. The pandemic certainly hasn’t stopped us from celebrating milestones in our lives, from going on a different career path to learning something new to having a baby and, of course, getting engaged. If you have just gotten engaged, congratulations! After the initial excitement of your engagement, you’re probably now at that point where you have decided to sink your teeth into the planning of your wedding. But weddings have transformed as well, and whilst you can always have a traditional, classic affair, you may want to incorporate a trend or two which might be more feasible for your wants and requirements. So what should you know about the latest and upcoming trends in weddings? Here’s what you can expect in wedding trends for 2021 and 2022.
Weddings on a weekday
In these times, venues and vendors are quite busy, with plenty of couples (finally) tying the knot as soon as the lockdowns eased. But one noteworthy trend that can save you a lot of hassle is a wedding on a weekday, and with this, you can tie the knot at your dream location and venue and still be able to hire the vendors you prefer. There are also benefits to such an event in terms of cost because you can save more money if your wedding is on a weekday instead of a more popular time such as weekends.
Whilst a lot of couples still plan to get married with a grand affair with over a hundred guests, more couples are opting for micro-events – smaller, more intimate weddings with just the family and a few friends. There are plenty of pluses to this trend, as it allows you to celebrate your special day with those who matter the most, and it lends a more personal vibe to your wedding. The event has proven to be more emotional and memorable for those who have had a micro wedding, particularly during these more trying times.
A wedding sequel
This may surprise you, and it’s certainly a novel idea: some couples who got wed in 2020 are doing the entire thing again, albeit with more guests, as attested to by excellent party planning Oxfordshire experts like Oasis Events. It’s a great way to celebrate the day with those who couldn’t attend their wedding the previous year. Some couples even save certain wedding traditions and elements for their wedding sequel, including writing special vows and having their first wedding dance.
More couples are opting for assigned seats for all their guests, rather than just assigned seats for family members. It’s perhaps a takeaway from pandemic restrictions, and it’s an excellent way to get rid of some of the ‘awkwardness’ that sometimes happens during the ceremony.
Yet another trend that’s worth noting is the preference for non-traditional venues, whether it’s a boat or yacht, a meadow with a tent, and so on. There is indeed something special with this kind of venue instead of the traditional venue such as a hotel or social hall.