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The Hottest Wedding Planning Trends Of 2023: What's in And What's Out

The days of the traditional wedding are a thing of the past. As 2023 rolls around, it's time to turn our attention to the hottest new wedding trends that will surely make your special day unforgettable.

After all, nothing is more important than having a wedding that will make your guests swoon with envy.

So, if you're looking for something different, have no fear – we're here to help!

As professional wedding planners, we've seen it all and know what is in and out when planning the perfect celebration.

From interactive installations to delectable food experiences, there's something for everyone in this year's must-have trends.

Whether you're looking for an intimate gathering or an epic party, this list has everything you need to create a truly magical occasion.

Are you ready?

Let's dive into the exciting world of 2023 wedding planning trends and see what's hot and what's not!


Unique Venue Options

When it comes to weddings, the venue is everything. It sets the tone for the entire day and can create a lasting impression.

As wedding trends evolve, couples seek unique and original venues that reflect their love story. From rustic barns to modern art galleries, there's no limit when finding a one-of-a-kind space for your special day.

For those wanting something totally unexpected, an outdoor ceremony under the stars or a boat ride along the river may be just what they're looking for.

Couples should consider all their options before settling on one location; each choice has its charm and can offer an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

No matter what venue you choose, it's important to give your guests a sense of comfort and familiarity. Make sure you select a space that reflects the theme of your big day and provides plenty of room for guests to mingle and enjoy themselves.

With such an array of choices, you're sure to find something perfect!

Now that we've discussed unique venue options let's discuss décor and colour schemes...

Décor And Colour Schemes

When creating a truly unforgettable wedding, the décor and colour scheme can be one of the biggest factors in setting the tone for the entire event.

From bold statements to more subtle touches, selecting the right hues for your special day is an opportunity to express your unique style and make it a celebration to remember.

To help you plan a stunning soiree, here are four key tips to consider when looking at décor and colour schemes:

  1. Consider how your colours work with the venue or outdoor space.
  2. Pick colours that complement each other, but don't be afraid to experiment with juxtapositions!
  3. Opt for fabrics and materials that are timeless and classic rather than trendy.
  4. Invest in quality pieces that bring out your colour palette's beauty.

Your big day should be all about you—so why not ensure your decor reflects that?

With careful consideration, you can create just the right atmosphere for your special occasion—one that captures who you are and what's important to you as a couple.

Whether you're looking for something more traditional or daring, there's no limit to what can be done when designing a memorable wedding day experience!

Now that we've discussed décor and colour schemes let's turn our attention to bridal attire - after all, everyone can't wait to see what beautiful look the bride has chosen!

Bridal Attire

When it comes to bridal attire, this is the moment everyone's been waiting for!

It's a chance to express your personality and make a statement. Whether you're looking for something traditional or edgy, there are several options to choose from. From jumpsuits to gowns, the possibilities are endless!

This year, natural fabrics such as cotton and linen are definitely in. They give an effortless yet elegant look that is perfect for any occasion.

Additionally, pastels and muted colours such as mauve and dusty rose are popular choices among brides.

Jewel tones like emerald green or ruby red will surely stand out if you're looking for something bolder.

For accessories, minimalism is key.

Think delicate earrings or necklaces with small stones that won't distract from your dress.

Furthermore, floral-inspired headpieces are all the rage right now - they add a touch of romance without being too over-the-top.

As we move into catering and food choices for your wedding day, it's important to consider your and your guests' tastes.

Catering and Food Choices

When planning the perfect wedding, catering and food choices often take centre stage. The possibilities are endless and ever evolving for couples looking to make a statement about their wedding cuisine.

From traditional buffets to innovative food stations or interactive dining experiences, let's explore what's in and out for 2023.

As as professional wedding planner, I'm here to guide you through this exciting culinary journey.

For starters, modern couples are increasingly looking for customised catering options as part of their celebration that showcases their individual taste and preferences.

Whether it's a favourite family recipe, specific dietary restrictions or an extravagant menu – your caterer can help make it happen!

Furthermore, more couples opt for interactive food stations rather than traditional plated dinners - a great way to keep your guests engaged during cocktail hours and receptions!

On the other hand, some trends are on their way out. For example, while traditional cake cutting is still popular among some couples, others are considering alternatives such as dessert bars or doughnut towers!

Additionally, themed meals like medieval feasts may be too 'out-there' for 2023 weddings, so if you're considering something unique - think carefully before committing!

From custom catering options to interactive food stations - each couple has different needs when it comes to selecting the perfect menu for their wedding day.

As you plan for entertainment and music choices that will ensure your guests have an unforgettable time at your celebration - remember that today's trends may become tomorrow's memories!

Entertainment And Music

Couples have the power to make their big day truly special when it comes to entertainment and music. Music is great for couples to show off their personalities and set the mood for an unforgettable celebration.

Couples can choose from various musical styles, from classic love songs to high-energy dance tunes.

There's something for everyone!

Live bands and DJs are still popular for wedding entertainment, but some new trends are emerging in 2023. Couples have been opting for acoustic performances, smaller ensembles, and incorporating interactive elements like karaoke or trivia into their reception.

This adds an element of fun that's sure to bring guests together in a unique way.

No matter what kind of entertainment couples choose, the most important thing is that it reflects their tastes and styles.

With so many options available nowadays, there's no reason why couples shouldn't be able to personalise their entertainment accordingly giving them a memorable experience they'll never forget!

From live music to interactive activities, there are plenty of ways to ensure your guests have an amazing time at your wedding.

Now let's explore some special touches and personalisation that will allow you to make your big day stand out!

Special Touches And Personalisation

To add that extra bit of oomph to any wedding, special touches and personalisation are becoming increasingly a must-have in 2023.

From personalised gifts and favours to décor that reflect the couple's style, these are the digital age twists on classic traditions that will make the big day shine.

Firstly, couples should think about how they want their guests to remember their wedding. What better way than with thoughtful, customisable gifts?

Monogrammed mugs or engraved wine glasses are a timeless way to immortalise the special day - just like on your grandparents' day!

Secondly, couples should consider ways to make each element of their wedding unique and personalised. Customisable menus for dinner, for example, or fabric handkerchiefs with the couple's initials as an alternative to traditional confetti.

Finally, don't be afraid to think outside the box! A photo booth backdrop that captures the couple's style, a wishing tree with sentimental cards from friends and family, even a balloon artist – all these ideas can help create a one-of-a-kind experience for everyone involved.

These special touches and personalised additions have become an integral part of planning any wedding in 2023, creating lasting memories for both couples and guests alike.

With such an array of options, it's easy to find something perfect for you – now it's time to move on to wedding favours and gifts!


Wedding Favours And Gifts

The wedding day is a time for celebration and joy; guests should feel cherished for trying to be a part of it. The perfect way to make sure your guests are remembered long after the big day has passed.

Wedding favours and gifts! Picture it like a garden of love, with every guest taking home with them something special that was handpicked just for them.

When it comes to wedding favours and gifts, think unique but practical. It's no longer enough to give an ordinary favour like a piece of candy or bottle opener; couples are now looking for ways to wow their guests.

Thoughtful items that can be used in everyday life are becoming more popular, such as mini succulent plants, personalised mugs, tiny jars of honey or jam, scented candles, and more.

For larger gifts like welcome boxes or bridal party thank-you baskets, think of personalised items to show each individual how much you appreciate them being there on your special day.

Showing attention to detail is key - from handwritten notes inside each box to customised labels with your names and wedding date on the outside - this will ensure each gift looks beautiful and is something your guests will cherish forever!


Photographers and Videographers

Photographers and videographers are a big part of any wedding. After all, they capture some of the day's most meaningful and emotional moments. Couples want to ensure that every moment of their special day is perfectly captured, so hiring professionals is always recommended.

For 2023 weddings, couples may opt for more naturalistic photography and videography styles focusing on capturing real-life emotions - candid shots and less posed pictures.

Using technology to enhance the experience is also becoming increasingly popular.

Drone photography, 360° video cameras, and even 3D printing can be used to create something truly unique. With the help of experts in the field, couples can create an immersive experience for their guests that will make their wedding stand out from all the rest.

PRO TIP: Don't forget to ask your photographer or videographer about what technology they offer! They may have access to something you hadn't thought of before that could help create a truly memorable experience for your guests. From there, it's just a matter of getting creative with how you use it!

Technology Integration

Many couples want to ensure their wedding is up-to-date and in line with the latest trends. Technology integration is one of the hottest wedding planning trends of 2023, and it's here to stay.

I can tell you that tech integration is a great way to add convenience, style and sophistication to your special day.

To explore how technology can be integrated into your wedding, here are some ideas:

  • Venue selection: Several apps allow couples to compare venues side-by-side, browse photos and get detailed pricing information. This can help make venue selection easier and more efficient.
  • Digital invitations: Digital invitations offer convenience for guests and couples alike. Couples will save time by having the ability to send out digital invites instead of physical ones that have to be printed and mailed.
  • Music streaming: Music streaming services such as Spotify or Apple Music allow couples to create custom playlists for their big day. This allows them to choose music that reflects their personalities without hiring a live band or DJ.

Technology integration has become an integral part of wedding planning in 2023, offering convenience and customisation options for couples who want their special day to stand out from the rest. With so many different options available, it's easy for couples to find the perfect way to incorporate technology into their wedding plans.

Now that we've discussed tech integration let's take a closer look at another hot trend in 2023 - wedding planning software...

Wedding Planning Software

As the clock ticks towards 2023, wedding planners are on their toes to stay up to date with the newest trends.

I've seen a lot of changes in the industry, and one of them is the integration of technology into wedding planning. Like a beacon of hope, wedding planning software has lightened the load for those eager to make the most out of this special day.

Like a swan gliding across a lake, wedding planning software is here to help couples create their dream weddings.

Everything can be done with just a few clicks, from generating seating charts to manage budgets and contracts.

It helps couples customise their weddings according to their taste without worrying about getting overwhelmed by all the details.

They can easily access resources and photos from anywhere worldwide and even plan events virtually!

The trend of using wedding planning software is quickly gaining pace among couples who want an effortless and stress-free experience when organising their big day.

With its wide array of tools and features, it's no surprise that this software has become indispensable to modern weddings. Couples have more options than ever before when it comes to creating personalised events that are tailored for them alone.

The future looks bright for those wishing to make their weddings unforgettable - with the right guidance, they can create memorable experiences without breaking the bank!

Who wouldn't want that?

Conclusion for Wedding Planning Trends

The possibilities for the perfect wedding of 2023 are truly endless. With so many exciting and unique trends popping up, couples can create a unique event that will surely wow their guests.

There is something for everyone, from unique venue options and décor ideas to bridal attire and catering selections.

Entertainment and music choices will set the tone for a memorable evening. At the same time, wedding favours and gifts will surely be treasured keepsakes.

Photographers and videographers will capture every moment of the day. At the same time, technology integration will allow couples to stay connected with their guests in real-time.

Finally, utilising wedding planning software ensures that every detail is planned perfectly.

Creating a dream wedding takes careful planning, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. With these trends in mind, couples can take their special day to the next level by incorporating modern touches into traditional elements.

As they explore their options, their vision will become a reality as they combine all the pieces to create an unforgettable celebration that celebrates love in all its forms!

We've only just scratched the surface of what's possible for weddings in 2023.

As you begin your journey toward creating your perfect day, remember these trends – you never know what hidden gems may spark your imagination!

Let's make your dream wedding come true!

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