Wedding Planning Trends 2023
So, you just got engaged! Congratulations! Once it’s all sunk in and you’ve shared the big news with family and friends, you may have a moment when you wonder, what do I do now? After all, you want to be sure that your big day is everything you’ve dreamed about!
Planning a wedding is a big deal, and there are a lot of moving parts to tie together. It’s an exciting time, and it may feel like a whirlwind as you navigate it all. But if you’re looking for some tips on how to start planning an amazing and unique wedding day, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. These wedding planning tips can help you to plan a celebration to remember.
Consider Your Options
When it comes to wedding planning, there are so many things to think about. After all, this is a significant event in your life and should be exactly what you’ve always wanted. So even before you set a date and post on social media, it’s essential to narrow down some details, including:
- Formal or informal
- Venue type
- Time of year
- Inside or outdoors
- Large or intimate
Weddings can be anything you want. For some, an all-out party with a big band and lots of guests is the perfect plan, and for others, a small group of family and close friends witnessing the vows in an intimate garden ceremony is their perfect day. However, having an idea of what you want your special day to look like and visualizing some important details can help to clarify the next steps.
Plan the Ceremony
One wedding trend that’s been well received by couples and their guests is the on-site ceremony at the same location as the reception. While others opt for a ceremony off-site. Whatever your preference, check to make sure the ceremony space and time are available and accommodate your vision for the day. While most weddings schedule the wedding ceremony followed by photos and the reception, another trend is to schedule both for later in the day to allow for photos prior to the festivities. Don’t forget to research scenic photo opportunities before the big day and share your vision with your photographer and videographer.
On-Site Ceremonies are Becoming Popular Because:
- It allows the bride and groom to have more time before and after they say “I Do” to be alone without having to worry about being transported to the next location. After all those months of planning and stress, it gives them time to relax and gear up to spend the evening with family and friends and dance the night away.
- It gives the couple more time to enjoy their photo shoot as newlyweds without having to rush off to the cocktail hour. For some couples, it can provide a more relaxed atmosphere when they know they can take their time and enjoy the session together.
- It’s also been a beneficial experience for guests as they also have the time to relax after the ceremony and enjoy the on-site amenities at Spring Field Country Club, like the views from the golf course and Tavola Restaurant and Bar, or they can choose to rest up at the Marriott Hotel before a long night ahead.
Skip the Traditional Wedding Registry
What could be more fun for an engaged couple than picking out everything they want for their home and new life together than adding them all to a wish list? That’s essentially what a wedding registry is. While it was customary to add things like china, home decor, and small appliances to the list, times have changed.
Where couples used to register separately for each store, now wedding registry sites make it easier than ever to create a universal registry where they can add just about anything to their wish list. In addition, guests can choose from a variety of options and price points.
The best part is that along with registering for any gift they ever wanted, couples can now add a cash fund option to allow their wedding guests to contribute to the honeymoon fund or the down payment for a new home.
For newlyweds who plan to purchase their first home soon after the wedding and have been busy researching how much house they can afford, a cash fund is a great way to help with the down payment.
Go Bright with Popping Color Palettes and Intentional Lighting
You’ve said your “I Do’s” and had your photos taken, and now, it’s time to hit the reception to celebrate with family and friends. But don’t count on the same trends you’ve seen before because 2023 is popping with bright colors.
If you’re a fan of pink tones, you’ll love the new statement color of magenta. According to the Pantone Color Institute, Viva Magenta shows strength and optimism, which may be why it’s so popular for weddings. Read more about how you can incorporate the color of the year into your wedding in our blog.
But it’s not the only bright color couples are choosing in this wedding season. Also popular are shades of bright blues and greens, with color being used in bridesmaid dresses, bow ties, flowers, table settings, and other accents for the reception decor.
Lighting is vital to create the mood, so it’s also become an essential part of the overall decor. More couples are choosing custom lighting that is clean looking, elegant, and completely unique for the tone they want to set for their special day.
Photographed by: Matt Gruber Photography
Personalized Wedding Celebrations
While wedding traditions like guest books and ball gowns have been a staple in the past, many couples are leaving them behind for new, personalized ideas for their wedding day celebration. As a result, the trend has grown to wow guests and make the wedding a memorable day.
Things like break-out dances from the bride or groom, flash mob events, dessert martini bars, photo booths and backdrops make each wedding reception unique and memorable, but the ideas are endless. From theme weddings to extravagant dining choices, decor, entertainment, and more, couples can choose whatever options they enjoy, including making sure it’s a stress-free celebration!
Now, more than ever, couples can design their wedding day with their one-of-a-kind personal touch and include only those elements that suit them. With so many places to find ideas and inspiration, every couple can make their special day a one-of-a-kind wedding event