Wedding trends—like all trends, of course—come and go. One year, it’s all about mason jars and market lights; the next, it’s candelabras and chandeliers. And while you should always go for what you love, here are some fresh suggestions for your modern wedding.
Instead of this: Chalkboard signs
Try this: Mirrored signs
We’ve all seen the ubiquitous chalkboard signs with their loopy white chalk calligraphy. And though they’re still cute, couples are now opting for signage with a less rustic, more refined look. Some options we love: gorgeous vintage mirrors (like this one!) and super-simple signs, like this sophisticated Minted option.
Instead of this: Donut walls
Try this: Custom cookies
While donuts will always be delicious, hanging them on giant pegboard walls is feeling a little overdone. Instead, couples are serving beautiful custom cookies. (According to this article, last year saw a 13 percent increase in searches on Etsy for customized or personal cookies.) And we’re not talking cookies shaped like wedding rings, but gorgeous hand-painted creations, simply elegant monograms, and sculptural, 3D flower cookies.
Instead of this: Pastels
Try this: Bold colors
Pretty pastels and tonal cream-and-white palettes are timeless, but going forward, look to bold, statement-making colors. (Varying shades of purple are predicted to be big for 2023.) Intimidated by a super-bright wedding? Try shades like dusky blue, terracotta and mustard yellow.
Instead of this: Neon signs
Try this: Candles
Neon signs had their run as playful additions to wedding décor, but now couples are incorporating light in a different way: tons of candles. (Note: Many venues prohibit real flames, but flameless candles are a great alternative.) And think beyond the tea lights here. Add interest to your tablescapes with a generous sprinkling of taper candles in a multitude of hues. (We love these!)
Instead of this … Balloon arches
Try this … Hanging florals
Whimsical balloon arches found their way into weddings a few years ago, and while they’re still popping up here and there, couples are leaning more towards hanging floral installations, which draw the eye upwards for a spectacular focal point.