2023 Wedding Trends

2023 wedding trends are off to a great start! You’ll be seeing many new ideas and inspiration throughout the wedding industry. With the Pantone Color of the year for 2023 being Magenta, wedding decor will include vibrant colors including wedding palettes of textures, furniture, and fashion. A lovely way to bring in color to your design include florals, guests place settings, dance floors, stationary and wedding dresses (yes…floral wedding gowns). The sky’s the limit.

Lighting will be a creative opportunity to provide unique installed light fixtures that elevate and transform your space into a memorable decor element.

Micro weddings continue to be very popular and will continue to do so. Micro weddings are like having a dinner party for a small number of guests, with tablescapes that can be fun, eclectic and custom from your dinnerware to stunning florals and furniture settings.

(courtesy of Pretty Little Vintage Company)

Over the top “After Parties” are popular with custom espresso martini bars, 3D and 360 photo booths, pop up lounges for a club feel and even aerial dancers.

Architectural and interior design elements like wood and textures will enhance your event space for a unique style and vibe, whether your vision is rustic or elegant.

Food is always an area where I encourage our couples to explore as there are so many options other than the traditional wedding menu(rubbery chicken is never a favorite). Farm to table is very popular as they source locally for fresh ingredients. Caterers and chefs are able to customize your menu to your particular taste and liking.

Fun food elements include nostalgia food like your school favorites of mini grilled cheese and tomato bisque soup combos, truffle french fries, a tasty version of Monte Cristo sandwich wedges and mini pastry mac-n-cheese. Comfort food is always a crowd pleaser and that’s just the hors d’oeuvres!

A fine dinning experience would include elegant created menus of braised short ribs and french onion soup boule. Elevated from the traditional hors d’oeuvres of bacon wrapped scallops and lobster roll.

(courtesy of Pretty Little Vintage Company)

Dessert is always a great way to wrap up a celebration. Butter cream painted cakes are very popular, which elevate the traditional wedding cake. Creativity and color are the key. Don’t overlook dessert tables, which have been popular for awhile and will continue to be so. A dessert table allows you to have an array of options, options and more options for your guests. You’ll be sure to find one of your favorite sweet treats from candy apples and donuts displays to mini desserts. There are options galore.

(courtesy of Making with Megan)

Signature drinks are a fun way to infuse your personality. One of our favorite signature drinks was a “Candy Apple” (red wine and cherry sparkling cider) which worked perfectly with the vineyard setting for our couples wedding celebration. What’s your favorite drink? It can easily be worked into a signature drink for you.

As we move forward in the 2023 wedding season, you’ll see couples personalizing their big day, as it should be. This celebration is the perfect opportunity to make memories that last a life time. Happy planning!

Mary Homer

Fairy Tale Weddings by Mary


(Contributing partner – The Bride)

(Photo Credits – Pretty Little Vintage Company, Making with Megan)