The wedding boom is here. Couples are ready to party at their Grand Forks weddings in 2022 with the wedding trends like never before. With most cities and states getting rid of restrictions, weddings are looking more like what they used to. Larger guest lists, destination weddings, more alcohol, and big design moments are just a few things you can expect to see at a wedding in 2022.
This year, we are also seeing that couples are generally making everything more intentional. Couples are focusing on the guest experience, creating more personalized details, and spending more money per guest to make them feel really included in the wedding day experience.
Keep reading for more inspiration and wedding trends we’re seeing now and on the horizon!
Unique Guest Experiences
Along with the build-up and anticipation of getting to see and celebrate with loved ones, we’re finding that our clients are REALLY focused on guest experience. “From planning surprise moments (celebrity impersonators and pop-up performances) to personal welcome notes and thoughtful gift bag items, ensuring that guests experience the weekend in a way that promotes presence and connection is of the utmost importance. The aim is to have guests depart the weekend feeling delighted and cared for and with specific memories that will last a lifetime.”
Entertainment has always been a central focus point at our weddings. However, we are seeing a new era of over-the-top musical elements come to the stage—and we are totally here for it! Whether it’s a fabulous pop-up boy band performance, a headliner, or a broadway set in the middle of dinner, surprising your guests with a major musical moment is a trend we are loving.
Sustainability is a trend that we absolutely love (and hope continues for years to come). We love to see that sustainable weddings are part of the 2022 wedding trend. People are starting to incorporate sustainable elements into their weddings by:
- Choosing vendors with greener production
- Selecting a plastic-free caterer
- Using online save-the-dates and invitations
- Recycling and donating the flowers after their special day
More couples are offering vegan options, and some even prefer an entirely vegan menu. A vegan wedding menu is a great way to make your wedding greener.
“Sourcing your food from a local farm and repurposing your flowers by sending them to a nursing home or hospital are two of the things we encourage our couples to consider. Hiring local creatives and supporting the community where you are hosting your wedding weekend are also great ways to continue that sustainability.
Now that many people are double-vaxxed, weddings are doubling down on both fun and classic traditions. However, rehearsal dinners and welcome parties are all about fun as well. Wedding themes that are all about fun and humor and whimsy: the circus, outdoor bonfires in the woods, masquerade with a point of view, even a rhinestone rodeo.
We’ve gotten so many requests for “themed” weddings or welcome parties—think Monte Cristo, disco nights, Old Hollywood. These are just a few. It feels like clients want an entire concept from start to finish, but executed in a way that doesn’t feel trite but rather modern and fun. We have actually really loved this and welcomed any non-traditional viewpoints on the celebration.
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