We may have just wrapped up this summer’s wedding season, but industry experts are already anticipating what the biggest trends will be in 2022.
Hitched, one of the UK’s leading wedding planning websites, has revealed what the future holds for bride and groom who want to be on trend on their big day next year.
For example, wedding dress rental is expected to become a growing trend in 2022, with 14% of brides surveyed saying they would now consider renting a dress for their special day.
It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie made headlines this year when she got married in an ivory tulle and silk gown rented by Christos Costarellos, costing just £ 45 against her retail price of £ 2,870.
Elsewhere, sober and curious weddings are expected to increase, with 89% of couples saying they will welcome guests who don’t drink alcohol, while Bridgerton-inspired weddings are also gaining popularity.
Here, FEMAIL breaks down the big trends you’re likely to see at weddings next year …
Bridgerton Inspired Weddings
We may have just wrapped up this summer’s wedding season, but industry experts are already anticipating what the biggest trends will be in 2022, including Bridgerton-inspired nuptials.
As the UK eagerly awaits the launch date for the second series in the hit Netflix series Bridgerton, it has been revealed that the show is expected to have a big impact on the wedding industry.
Hitched predicts that the fascination of the Regency period will subtly seep into ceremonies in 2022, with pops of pastel blue, empire-waist wedding dresses, sleek gloves and vintage table settings increasingly present.
eBay also reported a 205% increase in searches for “puff sleeve wedding dresses” as brides continue to be inspired by the fashion displayed on the show.
Rented wedding dresses
Carrie Johnson’s decision to rent an ivory tulle and silk gown from Christos Costarellos, costing just £ 45 against its retail price of £ 2,870, made headlines when she married Boris Johnson this year (pictured)
Carrie Johnson’s decision to rent an ivory tulle and silk dress from Christos Costarellos, costing just £ 45 against its retail price of £ 2,870, made headlines when she married Boris Johnson this year.
With an average wedding dress costing £ 1,313, Carrie is joining a movement of thrifty and environmentally conscious brides using wedding dress rentals, with 14% of women surveyed revealing that they would now consider renting a dress for their own. big day.
Following Carrie’s eco-dress choice, Hitched also saw a 32% increase in the number of brides looking to find out how they can rent their own wedding dress in the following month, compared to that in June 2020.
Upcycled formal wear is also expected to be important, as shoppers continue to look for ways to reduce their impact on the environment.
Sober and curious weddings
For many, alcohol is an essential feature of a wedding celebration – but more and more people will reduce the amount of alcohol on offer (stock image)
For many, alcohol is an essential feature of a wedding celebration – but more and more people will reduce the amount of alcohol on offer.
Experts predict an increase in sober and curious weddings, with guests choosing to avoid or cut down on their alcohol consumption, often for reasons of well-being.
Almost 90% of couples say they will have non-alcoholic guests at their wedding, so we can expect an increase in non-alcoholic menus, non-alcoholic beers and coffees at weddings across the country. UK.
Nature color schemes
With couples spending more time outdoors during the pandemic, a new appreciation for nature is likely to infiltrate the wedding decor.
The bride and groom will likely focus on the environment, with traditional whites and pastels being replaced with natural, earthy colors and textures, experts say.
Guests are expected to see plenty of terracotta pots, driftwood, and linen napkins in neutral colors paired with pops of brighter rust, amber, and coral.
Couples will also always use color schemes to reflect their personality in their nuptials – going for the traditional all-white palette, but with bold pops of bright color to weave their style into the big day.
Trend forecasters predict that vibrant pink-purples, earthy olive greens, creamy yellows, tropical oranges, and ocean blues will all be popular color interjections in the spring and summer of next year.
Two piece wedding dresses
Searches for ‘two-piece wedding dresses’ on Hitched have increased 176% this year (in the photo, stars including socialite Olivia Palermo have worn two-piece wedding dresses in recent years)
Searches for “two-piece wedding dresses” on Hitched have increased 176% this year, and with wedding dress purchases typically starting nine months before the big day, beautiful bridal partings are likely to appear at weddings. in 2022.
Popular due to their versatility, two-piece dresses can easily transform from day to night, and their re-wear is especially popular among durable brides.
Following the pandemic, runaways and micro-marriages continue to gain in popularity.
As such, brides are also turning away from traditional dresses in favor of more modern and minimalist styles.
Hitched has seen a 197% increase in searches for “casual wedding dresses” since March 2020, with searches for bridal costumes up 167%.