Not long until the much anticipated wedding ceremonies! But, wait a minute, what will they be like this year? Full of new ideas, the wedding sector never sleeps!
This year, nothing will be done in halves: they will be either extremely simple, traditional and minimalist, or incredibly detailed and extravagant.
So, if you are wondering what it’ll be like at the altar, what the decorations, dresses and all the details will be like…
In this article we present to you 8 ideas for wedding ceremonies in 2023. So that you don’t miss a thing!
The boom of intimate and destination weddings
Until recently, weddings usually involved a large number of guests (some of them out of obligation), but this year, big weddings will be no more! It all changes, because this year weddings with a smaller guest list will be preferred.
Generally, these types of weddings are destination weddings that take place in other parts of the world, different from their hometowns, where the couple, along with those closest to them come together to say ‘I do’ in intimacy and privacy.
This has several advantages, such as spending more of the budget on taking care of other details and on more ways to personalise the space.
The bride and groom will decide to stand alone at the altar
Since forever, the bride and groom have been accompanied by their best men and bridesmaids, putting them in a privileged position above everyone else, but in 2023 it won’t be like that: The bride and groom will stand alone at the altar, enjoying their moment in privacy.
However, the best men and bridesmaids can be seated at the side or in another place closer to the married couple.
Traditionally the bride and groom have always been standing with their back towards the guests, mainly in religious ceremonies, but another thing that we will see in 2023 will be the bride and groom stood facing their guests at the altar, even perhaps by making a circle. Such originality at the altar!
Signposting at the entrance to the ceremony
Personalisation and attention to detail will be the key to every wedding in 2023, but par excellence, what we will be seeing the most this year will be signs and posters that indicate the direction towards the ceremony.
It is certain that we have already seen some wooden signs, but this year they will be reinforced with more innovation than ever through new signposts, such as glass ones. This element will become a must for wedding decorations!
Large arches and structures
Altars are being updated, and now appear in hexagon, circular and triangular form, as well as being suspended from the floor.
And they don’t come alone, as they will be covered in silk fabrics or velvet, flowers, herbs… because it is clear that these grand structures will be completely decorated, radiating colour, elegance and romance. Dress this structure like it deserves!
The bridesmaids refuse to disappear
Who doesn’t want to arrive at the altar followed by an entourage of their friends? Your best girls, those who accompany you to make sure that everything will go perfectly, will look incredible!
This is already all a tradition that, of course, will continue to survive, but with updates and new trends also.
Upon leaving the ceremony, we won’t throw rice
Throwing rice at the married couple as they leave the ceremony is already a tradition. But as nowadays weddings are completely personalised, this little gesture is also adapted, substituting the rice for something that reflects to perfection the style and tastes of the newlyweds.
The rice can be replaced by anything you like! From paper airplanes for those who love to travel, tree leaves for a wedding in full autumn, feathers and seeds for nature lovers, confetti and soap bubbles for those who love to have fun, to coloured smoke, petals, balloons, dry flowers… The possibilities are endless and full of originality!
One dress for the ceremony and one for afterwards
So, this is not a trend, but in 2023 it will continue to be popular to have one dress perfect to walk down the aisle in and another more comfortable one that gives you more freedom to move for the banquet and party afterwards.
Two is always better! And don’t you worry if your budget isn’t very high, as you could always choose low cost options from websites such as Zara or Asos.
An eco-friendly soul
This is something that will fill any space, as well as the ceremony. Through wooden boxes, vintage furniture, recycled wooden platforms, seasonal flowers for every seat at the wedding and with reused flower pot stands.
How to arrive at the altar in an eco-friendly way? Of course, it’s without pollution! Such as on a horse or by bike and wearing dresses with organic fabrics.
Take a look at all of the trends that you will find at eco-friendly weddings this year, because they are very popular! To get married in a way which respects the environment will be the motto of wedding ceremonies in 2023.
And now? Are you ready yet? If that’s a yes, come to Weddings and Events by Natalia Ortiz, we are expecting you!