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These are the Top Wedding Trends for 2023!

By: Velas Weddings / 16 Jan 2023
Wedding Trends 2023

2023 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for weddings!

It's never too early to start planning your big day. Whether it's a matter of a few months or a full season away, if you're looking for the top wedding trends for 2023, you've come to the right place.

The wedding industry is constantly evolving, with new ideas gaining traction every year. If you're looking to get hitched in the near future, it's important that you stay up to date with what's popular at the time so that your big day is as unique and special as possible.

Show off to your guests and throw a spectacular celebration knowing the top wedding trends for 2023!!


Colorful Ceremonies are Back

In recent years, we've seen that weddings have leaned towards a more minimalist style, favoring neutral tones that give a modern and simple touch to the celebration.

And although this palette is quite beautiful, in 2023 weddings full of intense and vibrant colors are coming back with a bang, bringing a more playful and fun aesthetic. So, if you're tying the knot this year, start thinking about your favorite colors to implement in all the little details of your wedding!

Wedding trends 2023 - Colorful Wedding

Photo: Every Last Detail


Spectacular Ceilings and Skies

For both indoor and outdoor weddings, the idea of decorating what's above is coming in hot, with incredible hanging flower installations, fairy-tale lighting, balloons, or drapes being just some of the many possibilities to enhance your venue. While not necessary, this touch adds something unique to your floor plan, showing how even the littlest of details can make a big difference. 

This is a great idea for decorating the area around ​​the newlywed's table in addition to the dance floor, creating a one-of-a-kind atmosphere around those spaces and making them feel even more special.

Spectacular Wedding Ceilings - Wedding Trends

Photo: Party Slate


A Curved Walk to the Altar

The path to the altar has always played an important role in weddings, as it's where all eyes will be looking when the bride makes her entrance. 

Although the aisle is usually decorated with flowers or candles in a straight line, it's becoming more and more popular this year to follow a serpentine-shaped, or "s-curved," design, which will bring an elegant and fresh effect to the walk. This change from a straight aisle to a curved aisle also makes the walk to the altar a bit longer, giving the bride more time to see her cherished guests and for them to admire her for the first time in her beautiful gown.

Curved Wedding Aisle

Photo: Event Chic Design


Grace Kelly-Inspired Wedding Dresses

Grace Kelly's wedding dress is known as one of the most influential in history, considering how after she wore it in 1956, it became a source of inspiration for millions of brides around the world, including celebrities and royalty.

In previous years, we had seen a trend in more daring wedding gowns with unusual details, but this season will bring dresses with a clean and timeless aesthetic, inspired by Grace Kelly. Adding to this, we'll also see longer and more lavish veils.

Wedding dress trend 2023

Photo: Allure Bridals


Mismatched Dresses for the Bridesmaids

We're used to bridesmaids doting the same color dress, just in the cut and style that each one chooses.

But this is expected to change with the rising trend of different dresses for each bridesmaid. Now, the ladies will not only choose the style of their dress, but also the color or pattern, with no thought as to if they combine with each other or not.

Not all brides will find interest in this trend, but it certainly brings a fresh, more laid-back aesthetic to the day, plus it allows bridesmaids to show more of their personality!

Mismatched bridesmaids dresses - Wedding Trends

Photo: Jorge Mercado


Cutting Out Poses for More Natural Wedding Photos

When it comes to wedding photos, we've spent several years focusing on soft lighting and plenty of posing for the bride and groom, wedding party, and guests.

Now we're going full circle, with a trend towards photos that focus on the real moments, without perfect posing or lighting. The idea is for photographers to capture wedding moments with a minimum of prompting or interruption. Picture candid shots like one of your mom racing her sister to the dance floor, or a tilted shot of your friends sharing a tequila shot in celebration.

The result is fantastic, where these more fun and real images convey the true lively atmosphere that was experienced at your wedding.

Natural Wedding Photos - Wedding Trends

Photo: Elena Damy


What do you think of the top wedding trends that we'll see in 2023? Which ones do you like for your wedding?

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