Wedding Trends We Want To Leave Behind In 2023


As we step into the new year, the wedding season brings with it fresh ideas and excitement. However, with the evolution of wedding styles, there are certain trends from 2023 that we might want to leave behind. Let’s dive into some of these outdated trends and explore how we can make way for more innovative and personalized wedding experiences.

1. Over-The-Top Themes

Gone are the days of excessively themed weddings where every detail was overly coordinated to match a specific theme. In 2023, we saw themes ranging from fairy-tale to Hollywood glam dominating weddings, sometimes overshadowing the couple’s true story. Moving forward, weddings should focus more on authenticity and personalization, reflecting the unique journey of each couple.

2. Excessive Use of Technology

While technology has been a boon in many ways, its overuse at weddings is something we could leave behind. Unplugged ceremonies are becoming more popular, encouraging guests to be fully present and enjoy the moment, rather than viewing it through a screen.

3. Traditional Seating Arrangements

Strict, formal seating arrangements are losing their charm. Couples are now opting for a more relaxed and social vibe, with mixed seating plans that encourage interaction and comfort. This shift away from traditional seating is a trend we’d like to see more of in the future.

4. All White Decor

The classic all-white wedding decor had its moment, but it’s time for more color and creativity. Incorporating bold colors, mixed textures, and unique floral arrangements can add personality and warmth to the wedding environment.

5. Standard Wedding Favors

Generic wedding favors that often end up forgotten or discarded are a trend to reconsider. Personalized or useful gifts, like local artisan products or charitable donations in guests’ names, are thoughtful alternatives that leave a lasting impression.

6. Extravagant Bridal Entrances

The trend of extravagant bridal entrances, often involving special effects or elaborate performances, can sometimes feel overdone. A move towards simpler, more heartfelt entrances allows the focus to stay on the emotional significance of the moment.

7. Cake-Cutting Ceremonies

While the traditional cake-cutting ceremony is a classic, it’s becoming less of a focal point at modern weddings. Couples are now choosing to have intimate cake-cutting moments or replacing the cake with alternative desserts that better represent their tastes.

8. Conventional Photo Booths

Photo booths with standard props and backgrounds were everywhere in 2023. As we move forward, interactive and personalized photo experiences, such as 360-degree photo booths or themed selfie stations, offer a more engaging and memorable option for guests.
In conclusion, as we leave behind certain trends of 2023, the focus shifts towards personalization, authenticity, and simplicity in weddings. The most important aspect of any wedding remains the celebration of love and the coming together of families and friends. Here’s to creating beautiful, unique, and meaningful wedding experiences in the years to come!