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Whether you love to discover and follow the latest trends, or would rather know what's trending right now in order to steer clear of that particular vibe, there's no denying that every year sees established and emerging trends embraced by couples planning their weddings. So, with the help of this year's Pinterest Predicts report, powered by the things we're actually searching for right now, I bring you my top 5 picks for the trends you're going to see incorporated into 2022 weddings.
Searches for 'Pearl wedding decorations' on Pinterest have soared by a staggering 185% of late, meaning that you can expect to see pearls taking centre stage adorning everything from bridal wear designs, inspiring cake decor and nail art, strings of pearls simply draped across the back of chairs at the reception venue, and of course bringing a touch of class and old style glam to your wedding day hair accessories.
2. Nature Inspired
We've seen home interiors heavily influenced by nature over the last couple of years, with houseplants having a serious moment in the sun, so it makes sense that we should see this trend spilling over into wedding day styling.
Expect to see stylists offering to create green living walls, whilst using natural materials that resonate with the outdoors.
If greenery is your thing, ask your venue if they can organise potted trees, an indoor water feature, or use atmospheric scents to create that outdoor feel.
Outside spaces decked out with rustic furniture, such as reclaimed wood outdoor-seating, draped with natural fabrics such as cotton, sheepskin or hessian, will offer welcome places to relax for guests at a nature inspired wedding.
3. Celestial Celebrations
This trend has been around a while now, but with searches for 'Moon Wedding Dress' up by 180% on Pinterest, it's safe to say that star crossed lovers are still looking to the skies to inspire their wedding day styling!
4. Natural Hairstyles
When natural curls and afro hairstyles look this sassy the straighteners and relaxants can stay at home!
Increasingly hair stylists like Kent based Brides by Aina M., who created this stunning updo, are specialising in natural hair and how to make yours look amazing on your wedding day.
Search 'High Puff Hairstyles,' and 'Natural Hairstyles,' or follow specialist stylists like Brides by Aina. M on social media for more inspiration.
5. Coloured Wedding Dresses
Wedding dress designers have been stepping away from simply producing ivory toned dresses for some time now, but with the number of weddings set to soar in 2022, and brides becoming less respectful of tradition and increasingly ready to embrace a more fashion forward way of dressing, this is a trend set to explode in a riot of colour!
Other hot trends for 2022 are:
48 hour celebrations
We've been separated from friends and family for too long not to make the most of our wedding celebrations by spreading them over a longer period. Expect to see spa days followed by the wedding day. Outdoor adventures after the wedding day, and full on glamping weekends to allow maximum time together!
Black table settings; black cakes; black wedding dresses; black accessories, all coming at you in '22.
Weddings can be wasteful with left over food, favours, and outfits bought at great expense and only worn once. But 2022 couples more than ever before are looking at ways of making their event more sustainable and kinder to the planet by investing in initiatives such as offsetting the carbon emissions involved in guests getting to the ceremony by planting a tree for each guest, having left over food donated to charities, and as far as is possible, sourcing goods from local suppliers.