There are trends being made or coming back
Discovering new trends is one of my favorite tasks as a wedding magazine editor. The pages of WV Weddings magazine are filled with them. For those of you planning a 2023 wedding, according to Google search data and the esteemed New York Bridal Fashion Week, here are 10 trends to tempt you.
Written by Nikki Bowman Mills
The ’80S are back
Yep. Puff sleeves—just reimagined.
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Pearls, Pearls, Pearls
And more pearls—on everything from shoes to gowns to decor.
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Bows are back
They are bigger (and smaller) than ever.
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Non-traditional Wedding Parties
They continue to grow. Best mates, groomsmaids, men of honor … gone are the lineups of the past.
Photographed by Chris Jackson Photography
The number of wedding guests
Which were slashed during the pandemic, are expected to continue to trend smaller.
Photographer by Jenni Grace Photography
Twilight outdoor weddings
Are on the rise.
COURTESY OF Andreas Rønningen on Unsplash
Elopments continue to gain ground
Many are opting for a smaller, more intimate ceremony followed by a party for all.
Photo by Lauren Rader on Unsplash
Sustainability is top-of-mind. Elegant bamboo disposable plates are replacing china, and wedding sites that sell pre-owned decor are helping couples lower costs.
Courtesy of Maria Ilves on Unsplash
These take center stage.
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Pale blue wedding gowns, mini dresses, and gowns
Accented with sheer fabric, 3D flowers, and feathers are predicted to be all the rage.
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