Some trends from the pandemic molded weddings into something new and a bit different. We saw micro weddings, elements of nature, and minimalistic color palettes in 2020 and 2021. Now that we have successfully welcomed another New Year, it is time to say goodbye to old trends and hello to new and retuning wedding trends for 2022. The trusted professionals here at Griffin’s Floral Design are excited to share our favorite trends that you should keep an eye on throughout this year.
Introducing New Trends for 2022 Weddings
Curated Guest Lists
Continuing the trend of micro weddings and small guest lists from the last two years, 2022 will continue to see a rise in intimate weddings. The majority of brides and grooms this year will continue to invite their closest friends and family to celebrate their nuptials, making the average wedding a gathering of just 35-70 people.
Natural Elements & Inspiration from Mother Nature
While many brides and grooms were reacquainted with Mother Nature over the last two years, this reignited love of nature has spilled over into the wedding industry. Brides and grooms are opting for more natural elements within their 2022 wedding decor and details, like greenery and single stems adorning napkins or wedding invitations. There has also been a spike in outdoor weddings, whether in a garden, in the mountains, on a beach, or bringing the outside in with an abundance of flowers, botanicals, and wooden accents.
Quality Over Quantity
Since 2022 is seeing a decrease in wedding guest counts, brides and grooms now have a more significant portion of their budget for unique, personal, and refined details. From the perfect tablescape and showstopping centerpieces to customized food menus and the picture-perfect floral walls and instillations, couples are hosting weddings that prioritize quality over quantity.
Cakes of Art
For the last few years, traditional wedding cakes have been replaced with fun cupcake towers, doughnut walls, and creative dessert tables. However, 2022 is seeing a remarkable comeback of wedding cakes unlike ever before! Professionally designed with dramatic details, vivid colors, and adorned with brilliant blooms, you may mistake this delicious dessert for a true piece of art.
Another effect of the pandemic is that 2020 and 2021 brides and grooms may be planning their “wedding redo” or postponed wedding in 2022 in addition to newly engaged couples. This makes securing a favorite venue on a Saturday or Sunday quite challenging. As a result, weekday weddings are sure to be a hit in 2022! While at first, this may seem like an inevitable trend, the benefits of weekday weddings include a lower price tag as well as an extended celebration as you party through to the weekend with loved ones.
Bold & Vibrant Color Is Back
Multicolored botanicals against a black and white or white and gold foundation are just the tip of this 2022 wedding trend iceberg. Pops of vivid hues and vibrant, uplifting colors are adding more energy and new life into this year’s wedding color palettes.
Couples in 2022 are ensuring that their personalities and styles are expressed in a big way. Whether through a vintage or modern lounge, antique display, floral wall, or elegant neon sign to illuminate their love, a trendy statement piece at their wedding is something not to be missed.
Loose, Airy, Fresh Flower Arrangements
Floral arrangements in 2022 are sure to look their most natural, airy, loose, and free-spirited. This year, weddings will be full of fresh flowers as they line tables, create lush centerpieces, hang in baskets from tree limbs or ceilings, or act as a whimsical asymmetrical backdrop for photos.
Bridgerton Inspired Style
Popular wedding themes in 2022 are drawing inspiration from the early 1800s, more specifically the hit Netflix series that swept the nation just last year, Bridgerton. With its elegance, glamour, romance, and passion, weddings are emulating this Regency-era style with lavish blooms and luxurious floral arrangements. Couples are also choosing to hold their weddings in venues that offer historic and ornate architecture or grand ballrooms so they, too, can feel like royalty.
We are a fan of all these wedding trends and expect they will stick around well beyond 2022. After all, natural elements, personal touches, and an experience to remember are what all weddings should be about. For further guidance, trending advice, and the most beautiful wedding flowers in Columbus, call the trusted professionals here at Griffin’s Floral Design.