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Wedding Trends for 2023 | Predictions for 2023 Celebrations 


December 19, 2022


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It’s that time of year again: wedding trends for 2023 have been announced! I LOVE learning about the latest trends for weddings and celebrations. It’s always fun to see the direction that weddings are going, especially over the last few years. The pandemic has really redefined how we see big celebrations like wedding days. I’m so excited to be sharing nine 2023 wedding trends as the next wedding season gets closer! 

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Petite Bouquets

One of the highest trending searches on Pinterest right now is for small bouquets with wildflowers for wedding days! Many brides are looking for petite bouquets to carry on their wedding day. This is definitely going to be a trend in 2023! Traditional full bouquets are becoming less popular for brides and wedding parties. 

petite bouquet: 2023 wedding trend shared by FL wedding photographer Ruth Terrero Photography

Colorful Wedding Days

From colorful bridesmaid dresses to wedding dress underlays, and décor, colorful wedding days are in for 2023. We’ve already seen this trend over the last few years – jewel tones and bold colors – but it’s definitely not stopping anytime soon. Feel free to play with bold pops of color in your décor or attire, including accustom suit for your groom or colors in your bouquet! 

Florida and destination wedding photographer Ruth Terrero Photography shares 2023 wedding trends and predictions for celebrations

A Private Last Dance

Many couples are looking for quiet ways to steal more time together on their wedding days. Private last dances offer a last chance to connect with your new spouse before the party ends. Consider spending the last 5-10 minutes at your reception venue with your favorite song on, the lights low, and dancing with your new husband or wife! It’s a sweet and romantic way to end your day.

Dramatic Wedding Dresses

In 2023, wedding gowns will continue to get even more dramatic. Fashion experts suggest that wedding gowns will feature more 3-D floral accents to create a bolder look for brides. Off-the-shoulder gowns will remain popular, and brides will continue to incorporate colors into their gowns, like blush and light pinks. 

Sustainable Weddings

Couples and vendors are always looking for ways to create more sustainable wedding days. Finding options that are low-waste, reducing or eliminating favors, and being more mindful of how to reuse décor or flowers on your wedding day can help you create a more eco-friendly wedding day. 

Sweeping Floral Arrangements 

While petite bouquets might be in for the ceremony, sweeping and dramatic floral arrangements are definitely in for 2023. Couples are looking to create more interest during their reception celebrations – from floor to ceiling arrangements and varying heights in their table florals to create more visual interest. Couples and florists are working to create more interesting and exciting visuals during their parties! As someone who LOVES great floral options, I’m totally here for this trend. 

Unique Intimate Wedding Days

Many couples are still loving the intimate wedding days brought by the pandemic. It’s a chance to celebrate with the people you love most – and spend your budget to create a luxurious day all about you. Couples are looking for unique twists to their intimate wedding day including brunch weddings, destination weddings, and walking elopements.

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Couples Getting Ready Together 

Since the pandemic and particularly at smaller wedding days, it’s not uncommon to find the couple of honor preparing together for their celebration. For many couples, it’s a nice way to calm some of the nerves leading up to their wedding day. This option also allows for more quiet and intimate moments between partners before their event starts. I think it can be a really sweet and romantic option instead of a first look for a low-pressure start to a wedding day! 

Florida and destination wedding photographer Ruth Terrero Photography shares 2023 wedding trends and predictions for celebrations

Non-Traditional Guest Books

This is a really fun trend for 2023. Expect to see more non-traditional guest books from couples. There’s so many unique options available now, including audio guest books through old telephones, video guests books, and more. Couples are looking to create more experiences for their guests during their celebrations – and this is a great (and easy!) way to do that. 

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As you can see, there’s some really fun trends coming for 2023 wedding days! Which will you be incorporating into your wedding? Tell me below! Remember: your wedding day is all about you. Do what you love and nix the rest!


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