Being in the events industry, planning weddings is one of our fortes (if we do say so ourselves) and having planned a variety of weddings so far throughout 2023, we have seen several different trends and themes; from classic and traditional, to unique and quirky.
If you have a wedding coming up and you’re starting to think about themes and decor for your big day, we have highlighted a handful of themes to make that decision a little easier. Let’s dive into the captivating wedding trends that are stealing the spotlight in 2023…
As you start to curate the look and feel of your ceremony and reception, you may want to peek at the popular wedding colours of 2023. According to pros in the industry, it’s time to start experimenting with shades ranging from light pinks to moody blues and greens.
Going green is a trend for couples looking to host more sustainable weddings and for those who are wanting to hop on the trending colour scheme. There are so many shades of green that will make your colour scheme pop – green could be the one!
Pink is in! Thanks to Barbiecore and the ‘Pantone Colour of the Year’, we expect to see a lot of pink throughout the rest of the year – and we can’t help but love it…
Whilst we are seeing a pop of colour this year, neutrals are also having a major moment. Neutrals offer a timeless, elegant look that can be threaded throughout your wedding, from the florals to the table settings and beyond.
When you’re planning your wedding, make sure to consider the colour scheme you want to go for to make the process a whole lot easier!
If you are yet to explore our variety of venues, we have a range of wedding venues across London that are designed for more intimate weddings. We have seen throughout 2023 that couples are opting to keep the ceremony slightly more private and save the party for the reception in the evening. Not only does this reduce the anxiety that comes with planning a large-scale wedding, but you are guaranteed to have an intimate celebration surrounded by loved ones.
Some of our smaller venues include the likes of 41 Portland Place with a selection of stunning spaces to tie the knot and host the reception, Cooper’s Hall is another great option for an uber intimate celebration – accommodating up to 50 guests. Plaisterer’s Hall is one to add to the list, with several rooms to choose from to impress your guests – whether you choose to say ‘I Do’ in the impressive Livery Hall or dance your heels off in the Humber Room.
Explore our full list of venues and don’t be shy, reach out to a member of the team for more guidance on our lower capacity venues here.
In 2023, sustainability has taken centre stage with couples opting for locally sourced, organic food, eco-friendly décor, and making conscious efforts around zero-waste. From eco-friendly wedding favours and décor to the food and drinks supplied. A sustainable wedding is not only firmly ‘in’, but it’s a trend that is here to stay. There are so many ways to give your guests a token of your appreciation that will also have a positive effect on the environment – here are some wedding favours that you can consider when it comes to interiors and decoration:
- Plantable Place Cards are becoming increasingly more popular – benefiting the environment whilst still making your table setting beautiful and elegant.
- Looking for something for your guests to take away as a token of the big day? Wedding Welcome Tote bags are a great idea and will last a lifetime.
- Christmas wedding? No problem. Eco Friendly Wedding Favour Crackers are a seasonal touch, and who doesn’t love a cracker at Christmas?!
When it comes to having an environmentally friendly wedding, the ultimate focus should be the venue and location, opt for a location that reduces the carbon footprint and takes sustainability seriously. There are a variety of venues on our list that do just that – so take a browse and find the perfect one for you. From 41 Portland Place in the heart of the city and can be accessed via public transport, to Chiswick House in the beautiful surroundings of Chiswick, just a short walk from Chiswick station.
Take some time to factor sustainability into your wedding planning – it’s good to be green!
Now more than ever, couples are getting creative with their décor and floral arrangements. Sticking on the colour schemes, we have seen bright and bold colour pallets when it comes to wedding flowers. Forget pastel shades and instead think vibrant and daring…a pop of colour mixed with neutrals are destined to make a huge impact amongst your guests. Ensure to tie in sustainability with your floral choice, and choose seasonal, locally sourced flowers so that they are at their peak and better for the environment.
Aisle flowers are most certainly in, and they are here to stay. If you missed the recent viral wedding of Sofia Richie, her floral arrangements were talked about by many – and there’s a reason why! Impress your guests with a beautifully designed aisle lined with your wedding flowers – whether you go big or more low-key they are a stunning addition to your floral décor.
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Once you’ve chosen your bride tribe, you need to start thinking about what they’re going to wear – and more importantly the colour. Take into consideration the time of year and the season you’re getting married, and of course, your overall colour scheme. It is also key to think about your bridesmaids too – what will they feel comfortable in?
As we have seen with colour schemes in 2023, greens and blues are more popular than ever, and we also have pinks and neutrals taking their own spotlight. So, if you’re wanting to be on-trend this year, consider these colours when choosing the bridesmaids dresses.
When it comes to the style of the dress, offering your bridal party a little bit of fashion autonomy is becoming more of the norm. To make it easier for you, all you need to do is tell them the colour pallet and theme and let them pick their own dress – that way, your bridesmaids will feel as though they have some control over what they are wearing whilst remaining on-theme to your colour pallet. The result will be a group of friends who feel beautiful and confident, and they got to have a little input in the process. Check out Vogues article on ‘The Death of the Matching Bridesmaid Dress’ for more inspo!