WEDDING TRENDS I’M PREDICTING FOR WINTER 2021/2022
Updated: Dec 7, 2021
Tuesday, December 21st marks the beginning of winter! While the cold might not be for everyone, it's undeniable how beautiful this season is to tie the knot. There's something quite whimsical and romantic about the snowfall and thinking about curling up by the fireplace with your partner. So what are some top wedding trends you should keep an eye out for? Here are my top wedding trend predictions for the winter of 2021/2022:
Gold Tones: Gold is a stunning yet elegant accent color that’s making a comeback! After years of rose gold taking center stage, the classic metallic is back in many forms. It adds a luxury feel to any venue or theme and also compliments most color schemes. A pop of gold can be incorporated through your flatware, chairs, picture frames, flower vases, stationary, and so much more. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and get creative!
Curated Guest Lists: With COVID-19 still lingering in the background, many people are still trying to play it safe when it comes to large events and gatherings. The pandemic has also allowed for couples to feel less guilty when it comes to inviting a lower number of guests. Smaller weddings - also known as micro weddings - gives the couple more freedom to spend money in other areas such as flowers and specialty vendors.
Candlelight Decor: As beautiful as flowers and balloons are, they are also expensive. Candles are a classic and elegant choice for wedding decor that don’t break the budget. They set the mood for a soft atmosphere with an amber glow. Put them on each table, line the aisle, and hang them from the chandeliers.
Classic Color Schemes: Black-tie affair has a literal meaning when it comes to trendy color schemes this winter. Expect to see lots of blacks, whites, cremes, dark greens, and navys. These are sophisticated and timeless shades for the winter season because it creates a presence to the entire event. These hues will leave your guests speechless!
Eco-Friendly Weddings: It’s amazing to see so many people who are passionate about saving our planet, so expect to see this detail in weddings as well! Use elements that can be repurposed after the event such as reusable china and glasses instead of plastic. For decor, try to stay away from latex balloons and opt for acrylic signage, natural flowers, or creative wooden designs. To reduce carbon footprint, host your ceremony and reception at the same venue to prevent guests from driving to different places. Lastly, try to keep waste at a minimum by sending out digital invitations instead of paper.
Vegan/Vegetarian Wedding Food: Many people eat alternatives to foods for many reasons, so be prepared to see some interesting yet healthy alternatives for some of your favorites. It’s considerate to have at least one vegan/vegetarian option for your guests to choose from so they don’t think they have to bring their own food or show up and realize they can’t eat anything on the menu. Eating vegan/vegetarian is also a much healthier lifestyle, so maybe this can be the start of a new diet to try!
Keep an eye out for these trends this winter and maybe you'll even get a little inspiration for your own wedding!