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5 Wedding Trends to Look For in 2022

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It's officially 2022 and wedding season will be here before you know it! If you're in the midst of planning your upcoming wedding and want a little extra inspiration (of course you do!), you've come to the right place. We've got five trends for the upcoming season that will help you plan an unforgettable wedding. From boho florals to paperless invitations, and a few extras in between, we've got some ideas we know that you'll love. Keep scrolling to see our list of five things to keep an eye on in the coming year.

Corset Dresses

Brides will be looking to create an hourglass figure with their wedding dress as they prepare for their special day. Corset dresses are designed to help give the illusion of a smaller waist and wider hips, all while giving your bust a fuller appearance. They create a feminine silhouette that many women are looking to proudly show off, and this is the perfect dress style. Dresses with delicate details like lace and crystal beading help create an even more beautiful style, making it a top choice for brides in this new season.

Woman wearing a white tulle wedding gown with off the sleeve shoulders and a corset boostier around her midsection. Bride is standing on a hardwood floor with a grey backdrop behind her

MIA Tulle Corset Dress by Piondress Bridal

Four women wearing a variety of corset dresses and/or with wedding veils. Each of these dresses are wedding gowns and are made from a variety of materials. All of the women are looking directly at the camera

Corset Dress Collection all by BERTA

Virtual Invitations

For the bride who is looking to save on time and money, and do something good for the environment, virtual invites are a great alternative to printable wedding invitations. There will be an increase in these types of wedding invitations, as people are becoming more concerned with ways they can help the earth around them. Just like their printable counterparts, they can be completely customized to your exact event specifications, and can be accessed instantly from anywhere. Guests can reply to their online RSVP's easily, and both parties won't have to wonder if their invitation will get lost in the mail. A true win win for everyone.

SANTA BARBARA Collection virtual wedding invitation by Unmeasured Events that shows a virtual invitation display on an iPhone and a printed wedding invitation next to it with a watercolor design of Santa Barbara. Both invites are on a white sheet with pampas grass in the background

SANTA BARBARA Virtual Wedding Invitation by Unmeasured Events

ADELLA collection virtual invitation that shows the virtual invitation being held in a woman's hands. A computer screen can be seen in the background with the design enlarged for detail. The invitation features a modern minimalist design and custom fonts.

ADELLA Virtual Wedding Invitation by Unmeasured Events

Top Color for 2022- Shades of Blue

One of the top colors to keep an eye out for this upcoming season is blue. Light blue shades like Kennedy Blue or richer toned cerulean will certainly be a very popular color choice for weddings, especially in the spring and summer months. Go all in by having your bridal party wear full blue, or add in smaller elements like blue wedding invitations or napkins at your wedding reception. You can even mix and match the color shades for a unique look, or keep it monochromatic if you're looking for a more minimalist style.

Photo of Bridesmaids and Groomsman in a variety of shades of different blue- light blue and dark blue respectively. A bride and groom in their wedding attire stand on either sides of the bridal party

Blue Bridesmaid Dresses & Blue Suits by Kennedy Blue

KENNEDY collection dusty blue wedding invitations by Unmeasured events that features blue invitation and details card, and a white RSVP card. Invitations and cards are all on a white sheet with feathers in the background

KENNEDY Collection Dusty Blue Invitations by Unmeasured Events

Statement Headpieces & Hairpins

Statement pieces such as large decorative hair pins and flower crowns are in for the 2022 season. Don't be too surprised if you see halo crowns or decorative headpieces as well. Many brides are choosing to add floral flair and jewelry to their wedding day hairstyles, choosing to leave veils and basic styles behind, having their headwear be the focal point of their bridal outfit. Boho crowns with florals to match your wedding colors can look beautiful and will go perfect if your wedding style is less classical. Brides whose weddings are more minimalist in nature will be adding jeweled barrettes or hairpins into chic chignons or dramatic updo's.

woman wearing a boho floral crown that features pampas grass, brown and orange flowers. Woman is looking down away from the camera as she smiles

Floral Boho Flower Crown by Luna and Wild

Woman wearing a beaded crystal hairpin that is placed at the bottom base of a chignon bun and is styled up at the right side of her head. Woman's back is to the camera and she is wearing a white wedding gown

Beaded Crystal Hair Pin by Julia Fratichelli Bridal Stylist

Boho Florals

Forget your standard floral bouquets- boho inspired bouquets are going to be very big this upcoming wedding season. Pampas grass, bunny tail cotton, palm leaves, and a variety of other plants and flowers create a unique but stunning composition. Dyed or colored pampas grass make for a pretty aesthetic and it looks beautiful mixed in with any type of flower. For a different look, neutral toned versions can turn heads and will have everyone asking about it. The beauty of this boho floral genre is that you can pick and choose from an assortment of plants and flowers to create a bouquet that is completely aligned with your own style.

woman holding a rose gold and beige, boho inspired bridal bouquet with pink toned florals and pampas grass with beige bunny's tail and a variety of pink florals and plants mixed in with a light pink ribbon

Rose Gold & Beige Boho Bouquet by Decor Flower Bar

woman wearing a white glove holding a white boho inspired floral bouquet that features white florals, white pampas grass, feathers and bunny's tail, as well as a variety of white plants and florals being held together with pearls and w beige ribbon

White Boho Floral Bouquet by ByEterea

BONUS - Destination Elopements

Over the last few years, couples have been opting to elope rather than have a large ceremony, and this will continue to be a big trend for the 2022 wedding season. Instead of having a quiet ceremony at a courthouse or at a family member's homes, many people are taking vacations to exotic locations and turning them into their elopement ceremonies. It's a vacation and a wedding all in one! Worried that other people won't be around for the big event? You can still incorporate your family in friends in your special day by sending them an elopement announcement with all of the details and a few photos from your wedding day to include them.

NANI collection elopement announcement from Unmeasured events that features back and front photos and a light pink design with custom fonts, and a watercolor drawing of Hawaii.

NANI Elopement Announcement by Unmeasured Events

What do you think will be the biggest wedding trend for the 2022 wedding season? Let us know! Questions or comments? Send us an email via Etsy or Instagram- we want to hear from you! For more inspiration like this, subscribe to our list to get your weekly dose straight to your inbox. Planning an Event? Let us help! Visit our Etsy shop for our easy to use DIY templates to make event planning as easy as possible.



Tulle Corset Dress | @piondressbridal

Corset Dresses | @berta

Virtual Invitations | @unmeasuredevents

Bridesmaid Dresses & Suits | @kennedyblueofficial

Invitations & Announcements | @unmeasuredevents

Hairpiece | @juiliafratichelli.bridalstylist

Flower Crown | @lunaandwild

Rose Gold & Beige Bouquet | @decorflowerbar

White Boho Bouquet | @byeterea

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