Six wedding trends for 2023 and beyond

We may be deep into January 2023, but its not too late to add some 2023 trends into your wedding planning. These are the six trends we are seeing across the country leading into 2023 weddings and beyond!

Intimate Weddings – All I need is you!

We’ve discussed intimate weddings often on Vicinity Weddings, particularly throughout 2020 and 2021 when they were a necessity. Even though they are not a necessity in a lot of places now, they are still going strong with couples planning the smallest or most relaxed weddings they can. Embracing small midweek weddings, to casual informal affairs, large guestlists are certainly an expectation of weddings past.

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Party Time – Make it loud!

Just because your guest list is small, doesn’t mean you can’t have a big party! In fact, cutting back on other aspects means couples can have a bigger budget for their party, and our 2023 couples doing just that. Gone are personalised cocktails, to be replaced by stripped-back bars reminiscent of fun house parties.

Having been so restrained the last couple of years we expect couples to really want to let their hair down when it comes to their evening reception. Being constrained by a beautiful big dress or long veil is being ditched in favour of a second dress for the evening which allows the bride to really show off her dance moves without having to worry about someone stepping on her veil or spilling their glass of bubbly down her dress.


Cakes – Let them eat cake!

Large, colourful, and fun – Cakes are well and truly back in a BIG way. Naked cakes had their day, but couples are now turning to the inspiration of decades past (let me simply say 80’s style is in). Using their cakes to create a spectacle, many couples are choosing to let their creativity flow with a showstopping cake.

In terms of trends, for cakes, I’m seeing lots more colour and colour pops, textures and using additional clear tiers and separators and other props to achieve height or a floating cake illusion (the latter two aren’t new but have been popular and looks like it’s staying for 2023).

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Aisle Solo – I got this!

2023 is the year of ditching the traditions, and one that a lot of couples are choosing to forgo is having someone walk to bride down the aisle. Whether couples choose to walk down together or to walk down with their wedding party, or even solo – there are many routes couples can go down in 2023.

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Bridesmaids – Be comfortable!

Matching bridesmaids are something that is being left in 2022 and for a good reason. Couples want their wedding party to feel comfortable on their wedding day, as well as allow couples and/or their party to cut back on unnecessary expenses. Rewearing something they already own, or letting your bridesmaids/groomsmen, etc pick their own is much better for the environment, is something they will wear again, and just helps everyone look happier and more comfortable in wedding photos.

Gowns and beyond

Speaking of clothing, wedding gowns in 2023 are as extravagant or casual as you wish. In some cases, they aren’t even gowns! Suits, jumpsuits, and two-piece outfits are at the forefront of planning for future brides. Vibrant colours, large bows, and anything that makes the bride feel their best self are top choices for 2023 and beyond.

Other areas of weddings, big statement bows (hair pieces/veils, back of dress).

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