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2023 Wedding Trends: What's In and What's Out


Vibrant colors, bold statements, technology solutions and personalized weddings are the latest trend.
2023 Wedding Trends: A Walden Floral Design Perspective

Wedding trends are constantly evolving, and 2023 is no exception. Already this year, couples and wedding planners alike are eagerly embracing the latest wedding trends. From décor to fashion, the staff at Walden Floral Design are seeing plenty of exciting trends in 2023.

One of the biggest trends dominating the wedding scene in 2023 is a shift towards a more personalized and unique approach. Couples are increasingly looking to create weddings that reflect their personalities and interests, rather than adhering to traditional wedding norms. We are seeing a rise in unconventional venues, non-traditional wedding attire, and unique décor elements that showcase the couple's individuality.

Another trend that is popular in 2023 is the use of technology in weddings. With the rise of virtual weddings and hybrid ceremonies, technology has become an integral part of the wedding planning process. From live streaming the ceremony to creating personalized wedding websites, technology is helping couples to plan and execute their dream weddings in new and innovative ways.

Color Trends

Pantone Viva Magenta is the 2023 Color of the Year
Pantone Color of the Year: Viva Magenta

Pantone Color of the Year

The 2023 Pantone Color of the Year is Viva Magenta, a vibrant and bold shade that symbolizes hope, courage, and resilience. This color looks stunning when paired with pale grey, blue, white, or pastels. This color is becoming more prominently featured in wedding décor, flowers, and bridesmaid dresses.

Popular Color Combinations

For 2023, neutrals are still in high demand, with taupe, nude, and blush being the most popular color choices for weddings. These colors reflect the state of the world in fashion today and blend beautifully with other shades. Another popular color combination is moss green and navy, which provides a fresh and modern look to any wedding. Rustic and boho brides will love the rust tone, which adds a touch of warmth and charm to the overall wedding theme.

Here are some popular color combinations for 2023 weddings:

​Color Combination

Description

​Taupe and blush

A soft, romantic combination that exudes elegance and sophistication.

Moss green and navy

​A fresh and modern combination that adds a touch of nature to any wedding.

​Rust and gold

​A warm and charming combination that is perfect for rustic and boho weddings.

When it comes to choosing your wedding colors, remember to choose colors that reflect your personal style and taste. Don't be afraid to mix and match different colors to create your own unique wedding theme.

Wedding Attire


Choosing the perfect wedding attire is an essential part of the wedding planning process. In 2023, wedding attire trends are all about individuality, personal style, and comfort. Here are some of the top wedding attire trends for 2023:

Bridal Gowns

Vintage-inspired silhouettes, such as A-line, ballgown, and tea-length dresses, are making a comeback in 2023.

Bridal gowns in 2023 continue to be all about individuality and personal style. Some of the top bridal gown trends for 2023 include:

  • Colorful dresses - While white is always a classic, it's so fun to see people playing with color for their wedding day looks! From blues and bright pinks to floral patterns and metallics, pretty much no color is off-limits.

  • Retro dress silhouettes - Vintage-inspired silhouettes, such as A-line, ballgown, and tea-length dresses, are making a comeback in 2023.

  • Off-the-shoulder necklines - Off-the-shoulder necklines are a popular choice for 2023 bridal gowns, adding a touch of elegance and romance to any dress style.

Groom's Attire

Groom's attire in 2023 is all about comfort, style, and individuality. Here are some of the top groom's attire trends for 2023:

  • Patterned suits - Patterned suits, such as plaid, houndstooth, and windowpane, are a popular choice for 2023 grooms, adding a touch of personality and style to their wedding day look.

  • Colored suits - While classic black and navy suits are always a timeless choice, colored suits, such as burgundy, forest green, and deep blue, are a popular choice for 2023 grooms.

  • Loafers - Comfortable and stylish, loafers are a popular choice for 2023 grooms, adding a touch of sophistication to their wedding day look.


Bridesmaid Dresses

Bridesmaid dresses in 2023 are all about versatility, comfort, and individuality. Here are some of the top bridesmaid dress trends for 2023:

  • Mismatched dresses - Mismatched bridesmaid dresses are a popular choice for 2023 weddings, allowing bridesmaids to choose a dress style that suits their personal style and body type.

  • Convertible dresses - Convertible bridesmaid dresses, which can be worn in multiple ways, are a popular choice for 2023 weddings, allowing bridesmaids to customize their look and feel comfortable all day long.

  • Floral prints - Floral prints are a popular choice for 2023 bridesmaid dresses, adding a touch of femininity and romance to any wedding party.


Groomsmen Attire

Groomsmen attire in 2023 is all about comfort, style, and individuality. Here are some of the top groomsmen attire trends for 2023:

  • Mismatched suits - Mismatched groomsmen suits are a popular choice for 2023 weddings, allowing groomsmen to choose a suit style that suits their personal style and body type.

  • Bow ties - Bow ties are a classic choice for 2023 groomsmen, adding a touch of sophistication to their wedding day look.

  • Suspenders - Suspenders are a popular choice for 2023 groomsmen, adding a touch of vintage charm to their wedding day look.

Décor and Design

Floral Arrangements

Floral arrangements are a timeless wedding décor element, but in 2023, Walden Floral Design is seeing couples embracing bold and unconventional choices. We are designing arrangements featuring unexpected combinations of flowers, such as tropical and desert blooms paired together. Additionally, brides are returning to cascade bouquets.

Tablescapes

The tablescape is where guests will be spending most of their time during the reception, so it's important to make it visually stunning. In 2023, we see a continuation of the trend of mixing and matching table settings, such as using different colored plates and glassware. Couples are incorporating more natural elements, such as wood and greenery, into their tablescapes.



Lighting

Lighting is crucial in setting the mood for a wedding reception, and in 2023, we're seeing couples using lighting to create a more immersive experience for their guests. Couples are incorporating more dramatic lighting installations, such as large-scale chandeliers or suspended Edison bulbs. Couples are incorporating more colorful lighting elements, such as neon signs, into their décor scheme.

Venue Décor

When it comes to venue décor, couples in 2023 are embracing a maximalist approach. Bold colors and patterns are popular, as well as incorporating unique elements such as textured fabrics or mixed metallics. Couples are incorporating more interactive elements into their décor, such as photo booths or lounge areas for guests to relax and socialize.

Food and Beverage

Cocktail Hour Trends

The cocktail hour is a time for guests to mingle and enjoy some tasty bites and drinks. In 2023, couples are getting more creative and personalized with their cocktail menus. Signature cocktails inspired by the couple's favorite drinks or locations are popular. Non-alcoholic options are becoming available, such as mocktails made with fresh fruits and herbs. Food-wise, we see a continuation of the trend towards locally-sourced ingredients and sustainability. Passed hors d'oeuvres are popular, with a focus on small bites that are easy to eat while standing and chatting. Creative food stations, such as a raw bar or charcuterie board, will also be a hit.


Dinner Trends

Dinner is a time for guests to sit down and enjoy a meal together. In 2023, plated dinners continue to be popular, with an emphasis on high-quality ingredients and elegant presentation. Couples are opting for family-style dinners, where guests can pass plates and share dishes. Plant-based menus are on the rise, with more couples choosing to offer vegetarian or vegan options.


Late Night Snacks

As the night goes on, guests will appreciate a late-night snack to keep them going. In 2023, we are seeing more creative and fun options, such as mini grilled cheese sandwiches or gourmet popcorn. Food trucks will also be a hit, offering guests a chance to indulge in their favorite street food. In terms of drinks, coffee and tea bars are popular, offering guests a chance to warm up and recharge. Alcoholic options include craft beers and artisanal cocktails, with a focus on quality and taste. Overall, the food and beverage trends for 2023 focus on creativity, personalization, and sustainability. Couples are offering guests a chance to indulge in high-quality dishes and drinks, while also being conscious of their impact on the environment.

Technology

Live Streaming

Live streaming has become a popular trend in recent years, and it's not going anywhere in 2023. With more and more couples having guests from all over the world, live streaming is a great way to include everyone in the celebration. Couples can set up a live stream of the ceremony and reception so that guests who can't attend in person can still be a part of the festivities. This is also a great option for those who have to downsize their guest list due to budget or space constraints.

Another benefit of live streaming is that it allows couples to share their special day with loved ones who may not be able to travel due to health issues or other reasons. It's a great way to keep everyone connected and involved in the celebration.

Digital Invitations 2023 is all about sustainability, and digital invitations are a great way to reduce paper waste. Not only are they eco-friendly, but they're also convenient and cost-effective. Couples can design and send their invitations online, and guests can RSVP electronically. This not only saves time and money, but it also makes it easier to keep track of RSVPs and guest counts.

Another benefit of digital invitations is that they're customizable and can be designed to match the couple's wedding theme and style. They can include photos, videos, and links to the couple's wedding website or registry.

However, it's important to note that not all guests may be comfortable with digital invitations, so it's important to provide alternative options for those who prefer traditional paper invitations.

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