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Popular Wedding Trends Brides Are Saying Goodbye to in 2023

Popular Wedding Trends Brides Are Saying Goodbye to in 2023


As we enter the 2023 wedding season after a fantastic year for weddings in 2022, you are sure to see brides adopt a host of fun & unique trends you’ve never seen before. As these new ideas emerge, many traditions and wedding trends that have been the norm for years begin to fizzle out and will eventually get the boot. Here we will break down five popular wedding trends many brides are saying goodbye to in 2023.

Intimate Ceremonies

2020 and 2021 brought an increase in small weddings mainly due to covid & pandemic restrictions. We know 2023 is bound to see even more significant and expansive events, some lasting all day or multiple days. Couples are more eager than ever to gather with friends and family to celebrate their new journey together. Go big or go home may be the theme behind many weddings in 2023. 

Large Bridal Party

In years past, the number of bridesmaids in their wedding party seemed to be a status symbol. Today, many brides will choose to have only a few close friends and family members stand by their side on their wedding day.

This allows brides to focus more on meaningful relationships and less on all the details & planning involved with a large bridal party. As a bonus, we will likely see fewer matchy bridal parties and more emphasis on letting them choose their dresses & design elements. 

Wedding Hashtags

When Instagram came into the world in 2010, we saw many couples turn to hashtags for organizing their wedding photos, sharing informational posts with guests & many other ways. Recently, as other social media platforms have become more of a norm, couples are now opting for alternatives such as QR codes or even hiring content creators to capture and share the big moments of their special day.

Needless Waste! 

It’s no secret that there is a strong push towards more sustainable choices in many different facets of our lives & this movement is also pouring into weddings. Brides may be choosing more eco-friendly options for their big day, such as:

  • Encouraging carpooling & shuttling to decrease carbon emissions
  • Incorporating more natural items into their decor
  • Choosing reusable signage, digital invites
  • Napkins made from recycled material

When selecting sustainable, earth-friendly options, the ideas are endless, and brides are more creative than ever when incorporating them into their wedding day. 

White Wedding Cake 

Brides in 2023 are opting for more bold & bright colors for their wedding palate, and this trend will surely pour over into their wedding cake. We may no longer see the standard white cake with subtle colored details. Brides in 2023 will be choosing cakes with bold & beautiful floral motifs. Metallic, shabby chic & stained glass are all designs you will see in 2023! 

What’s To Come?

Overall, 2023 will be another remarkable year for weddings with larger-than-life events, smaller bridal parties, saying farewell to hashtags, a push for eco-friendly details, and gorgeous vivid cakes full of bright colors. Complete Wedding & Events ensures you’re free to enjoy your day, no matter what elements you choose to say no to for your upcoming wedding. 

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