Here at Blush, we’re all about the details. From the bigger ones (like the dress and cake) to the smaller ones (like calligraphy and personal touches), every wedding detail is significant and makes a wedding truly memorable for both the couple and their guests.
However, the details can be the hardest thing to plan. With so many different trends coming and going, it can be hard to know what you should include at your own wedding. While we always encourage our couples to make their wedding truly their own, it also helps to know the trends to get the inspiration flowing.
So, if you’re planning your wedding this year and feeling a bit lost on where to start, look no further than this post! Here are some of the popular wedding trends 2022 has to offer!
Trend 1: Dessert Bar
Let’s be honest: wedding food doesn’t exactly have the best reputation. However, as Orlando wedding planners who have been in the game for nearly two decades, we’ve found that the food is one of the aspects that guests remember the most — whether that means good or bad. If you want to achieve the former rather than the latter, consider delighting your guests with a fun dessert bar!
With a dessert bar, you can be sure that you’re satisfying each of your guests since they can pick their favorite desserts from a variety of options instead of just one cake.
Now, dessert bars are nothing new, but we predict them to boom in 2022! And that’s because couples are recognizing the huge return on investment they get. When we’ve seen dessert bars at weddings in Orlando, guests never fail to ooh and aah over the tablescape, and they always have fun picking out exactly what they want! Not to mention, they can enjoy their favorite dessert on their own time without waiting for the traditional cake-cutting ceremony.
A dessert table could look like having different cakes, chocolate fountains, brownies, cookies, or even topping options like chocolate syrup and sprinkles!
Trend 2: Colorful floral arrangements
According to the couples we serve, florals are among the topmost important aspects of a wedding! This is why we predict that colorful florals are going to be a popular wedding trend in 2022.
Florals are really being treated like works of art now. Long gone are the days of cookie-cutter arrangements — florals are really being treated like works of art now. (And we’re definitely here for it.)
At the weddings we’ve worked, we see our floral partners incorporate different colors and textures into their arrangements to make a couples’ wedding vibrant and unique. And an unintended benefit of having gorgeous floral arrangements that fit your style and personality? There are so many ways to repurpose them after your wedding. Check out this blog post to learn more about repurposing your wedding florals!
Trend 3: Outfit changes
Choosing a wedding dress that’s both stunning for your ceremony and group photos and easy to dance in for your reception isn’t always an easy feat. What we’ve seen many brides do lately to remedy this challenge is change into a reception dress so they can bust some moves on the dance floor without worry. Check out this real wedding as a great example of this!
We predict that this outfit change is going to become more popular this year because nowadays, brides are prioritizing comfort more than ever.
Now, it may sound like a lot of work, but it’s not too bad if you plan for it! You can even opt for a two-piece dress to make the outfit change even easier. In the end, it’s all about what makes youfeel beautiful and comfortable.
P.S. If you like this idea but purchasing another dress doesn’t quite fit with your budget or your style — we totally understand. There are plenty of other ways to get comfortable for your reception. Check out this blog post that talks all about the non-dress ways to take your look from ceremony to reception!
Trend 4: Hire a live painter
If you’re looking for a truly unique ceremony experience, consider hiring a live painter. This 2022 wedding trend is all about taking your guests on an exciting and emotional journey. That’s because hiring a live painter doesn’t just mean that there will be some live entertainment but your guests will also get to take memorabilia home from your wedding.
A painter is especially perfect for those couples who want their event to be memorable and one that people will be talking about for years to come!
Trend 5: Neon signs
While neon signs might be on-trend today in other settings like cafés or even in homes, they are set to take wedding trends by storm in 2022. And to be perfectly honest, neon signs are one of our favorite ways to make a wedding personal! They’re so fun to look at, they make a statement, and you can really customize them to say whatever you want.
Whether you use a neon sign for a photo area or simply have them hanging around for some modern flair, these light-up signs will undoubtedly make a statement at your wedding.
Trend 6: Party hour
Liven up your wedding by surprising your guest with some mid-reception entertainment! We’ve been seeing our couples bring in some professionals to put on a show, and we always love seeing the surprise reaction on all the guests’ faces once they understand what’s happening! At some of the weddings we’ve worked, we’ve seen our couples bring out a violinist, salsa dancers, and a gospel choir— just to name a couple of memorable moments.
However, hiring entertainment isn’t the only way to liven up your reception. You can also consider bringing out LED foam sticks for your guests to dance with! It’s your chance to get creative and reflect your and your partner’s personalities and even incorporate some of your heritage into your wedding.
Trend 7: Spark boxes
Your wedding is a celebration, and celebrations call for… Fireworks! Spark boxes are perfect for adding some extra fun and excitement, and it’s a trend we expect to see for 2022 weddings. Some couples create a spark box with small, decorative fireworks — while others do big, extravagant spark boxes. Either way, it’s an excellent addition to the event!
We especially love seeing them used during the reception to boost the energetic mood. Check out this real wedding we had the pleasure of planning at Bella Collina not too long ago where the bride and bride’s father used spark boxes during their father-daughter dance!
Now you know the best wedding trends in 2022!
We hope this helped you get the wheels turning for your own 2022 wedding!
If you’re feeling like you need an extra helping hand to put together your dream wedding, we would love to talk with you about that! When you entrust Blush with your wedding, you’re in the capable hands of a support team that truly values and cares for you. Our reputation as the preferred planning team for many of Central Florida’s premier venues speaks for itself.