As expected, 2022 was a big year for weddings, known as the post-pandemic wedding boom, since so many nuptials had been restricted with their wedding plans. 2022 was the year for square necklines, corsetry, big sleeves and bridal separates.
As we approach the end of 2022 it is time to begin discussing what will be the most popular trends in the 2023 bridal seasons. Thinking of tying the knot in 2023? Then this is the perfect place to start and get ahead of the trends
Bridal Fashion Trend Predictions
Larger than large bows are in and we’re all here for it. Bows have been spotted all over the 2023 runway at bridal weeks, from over the top larger than life bows to dainty and delicate bows. They can be used to make a statement or just to add some detail. We’re not just seeing it on dresses but veils, shoes and gloves too.
Fashion forward and fancy florals. If delicate florals aren’t for you and you are looking for something more dramatic and dynamic, this 3D floral applique trend is for you. Think intricate blossoms all over dresses, applique off the shoulder straps and cascading down bodices, adding instant femininity and romance to any gown.
Elaborate Ball Gowns
The bigger the better, who doesn’t want to look like a princess? Although the minimalist and clean trend is very popular and here to stay, maximalist gowns are going to be all the rage. Statement silhouettes with lace applique, decadent fabrics and beading. If you’re looking for an over the top and glamorous wedding day look then this silhouette might be for you.
The perfect trend for a modern bride. This trend can be either used subtly or to make a statement. We’ll be seeing pearls for buttons, straps, veils and gloves, as well as jewellery and shoes.
Old school romance. From fingerless gloves, opera style and even short gloves, we think that gloves are here to stay. They add automatic elegance to any bridal look. Gloves are available in all lengths, fabrics, colour or even embellished- so your bound to find something that suits your style.
Wedding Party Trends
Elopements are on the rise, with weddings becoming more extravagant and therefore more expensive, it is no surprise that couples are running away from classic weddings. There is so much pressure around having a perfect wedding, and there is no surprise that a lot of this is down to social media and having the ‘picture perfect’ day. For those who don’t like the formalities of a traditional wedding day an elopement is perfect for you.
It’s all about a soft impact, it is easy to get caught up ordering a bouquet which is too heavy to carry. You can still make a stunning impact with a smaller bouquet – minimalism is in. We think you’ll also be seeing this with table designs, couples are cutting out clutter and keeping it simple.
Why does your bridal party need to be specific to a gender and fit anarchaic tradition? For 2023 we’re excited to see more male bridesmaids and ‘Man of honour’s – let’s break the stereotype! Your bridal party should reflect your friendship group and there shouldn’t be any rules.
2023 seems to be a year about forgetting tradition, in the UK its most common to get married in the day followed by a meal and an evening party. However, many are choosing to go for something different, twilight weddings. Twilight weddings take place later in the day, usually in the early evening. They are timed so that the sun is setting just as you’re saying your vows, making for a beautiful visual.
Outdoor weddings rose to popularity during the pandemic restrictions for safety reasons. This offers a huge flexibility for couples and their choice of wedding location.