New year, new wedding trends – top wedding trends for 2023

With the beginning of 2023 swiftly approaching, there’s a whole host of new wedding trends to look forward to; things are about to get interesting!

Every aspect of the wedding will be influenced by the upcoming trends, with a slew of classic and contemporary movements about to become realities. If you’re counting down to your 2023 wedding date, it’s time to get inspired!

The 80s return – and the sleeves are bigger than ever

Every New Year brings a nostalgic blast from the past. This time, it’s the 80s that are making a return, with the sleeves of cutting-edge bridal gowns bigger than ever and the hemlines even shorter on some designs.

80s-inspired wedding dresses feature dramatic details, but selected designs have one twist that makes them perfect for brides looking to stay on trend for the long haul. Many bridal designers have embraced the trend by making puffed, voluminous sleeves detachable, giving the brides of 2023 all the flexibility they need and quick changes galore.

The dinner suit is back but not as you know it

Grooms have their own trends to follow. With the dinner suit being a huge hit during 2022, next year’s groomswear designs are set to take things up a notch. Dinner suits that are patterned or textured are big news for 2023, with barn-inspired designs with contrasting waistcoats the go-tos in groomswear.

Fresh flowers? Forget about it!

Whether growing your own wedding flowers or enlisting the help of a florist, 2023 is all about dried arrangements. As well as making a range of creative, rustic designs possible, dried arrangements unlock a long list of perks.

Dried arrangements are low maintenance, especially when compared with fresh bouquets and cut floral displays, which means there’s no worrying about withering. They’re also excellent value for money, not to mention, stunning keepsakes as Rock My Wedding reveals:

“Firstly, they last for years with just a small amount of care which means they can be effortlessly kept as a keepsake – a dried flower bouquet, flower crown or buttonhole can be saved, cherished and even handed down just like a wedding dress or a veil. In a similar vein, dried flower accessories can become lasting gifts for the people involved in the wedding.”

Finding your ‘something blue’ just got a whole lot easier

Blue is the colour of 2023, with blue tones popular picks for bridesmaid dresses in particular. Moving on from last year’s Bridgerton trend, regency blue still remains a great choice and a best-selling colour.

Whatever your favourite blue shade – whether it’s royal blue or Pantone Colour of the Year ‘Digital Lavender’ – use it well throughout your 2023 wedding.

The traditional wedding timeline is changing

The top wedding trends of 2023 don’t just influence what you wear and how you decorate your venue. The traditional wedding timeline is evolving too. Twilight wedding ceremonies have increased in popularity during the latter part of 2022, and this is set to continue into 2023 and beyond.

For autumn and winter weddings, in particular, marrying at twilight ensures a magical atmosphere and a stunning scene that’s certain to look great in those wedding photos.

The ceremony itself is also changing, with humanist weddings set to be the format of choice for couples marrying next year. Read our guide to humanist weddings for more details.

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