2022 Spring Wedding Trends

A bride and groom in front of an old building covered in ivy.

You wouldn’t know it from the winter weather impacting much of the country right now, but spring is just around the corner. It won’t be long until temperatures start to rise, flowers begin to bloom, and wedding season begins. What can you expect from spring weddings in 2022? Let’s break down each trend one at a time.

Color Trends: It’s Time to Go Green

A bride surrounded with her bridesmaids wearing green dresses.

As many couples move toward a more nature-inspired wedding look, it’s only *natural* that earth tones have a starring role. From floral arrangements to bridesmaid dresses to the wedding cake itself, all signs point to green being in vogue this season.

Here are some trending shades of green for spring 2022:

  • Sea green. Think of the blue-green waters of the Mediterranean—or the light, opalescent shine of sea glass. These hues will be a great choice if your spring wedding is happening at the beach!
  • Sage green. Think of eucalyptus leaves, or a muted pistachio color. Sage green is especially lovely for a spring wedding when paired with light pink.
  • Emerald green. Think of the dark sheen of tropical foliage, or the deep tones of the gem itself. This dark shade of green will pack a dramatic punch to offset any other jewel tones in your palette.

Design Trends: Anybody for Cottagecore?

A wedding reception decorated with vintage chairs and garden florals.

If you’re not familiar with the term “cottagecore,” a quick search on Pinterest will bring you up to speed. It’s a whimsical, feminine aesthetic anchored by nature and life’s simple pleasures. It conjures images of fairy tales and happily-ever-afters, which makes it a great design theme for a wedding day. Cottagecore is very spring, and it’s very in. If this aesthetic is your jam, lean into it for your spring wedding!

Reception Music Trends: Let’s Ask TikTok

Social media is the place for new music discovery these days. If you’re a user of TikTok or Instagram Reels, you already know the power of trending audio. So if you’re planning your wedding reception and are looking for some crowd-pleasers to get your guests on the dance floor, here are a few hits that will make the ears of every Gen Z guest perk up.

  • Industry Baby by Lil Nas X
  • Meet Me at Our Spot by THE ANXIETY
  • Beggin’ by Måneskin
  • “Good 4 U” by Olivia Rodrigo
  • Levitating by Dua Lipa
  • Stay by The Kid LAROI
  • Kiss Me More by Doja Cat

Photography Trends: Guests Just Wanna Have Fun

The happy couple is no longer the sole arbiter of wedding photos and videos. Wedding guests want to snap some amazing photos and post them to social media as well! Couples getting married this spring can easily give their guests a way to do this by having a dedicated photo booth or backdrop at the reception.

Floral Trends: Just Hanging Out

Pink wedding florals displayed as a backdrop.

Speaking of photo shoots, many couples getting married this spring will find a way to make a design statement and a perfect photo backdrop at the same time with hanging floral installations. These hanging floral arrangements (curtains or arches of vines and flowers) will be equal parts romantic and stunning.

Food Trends: It’s a Personal Matter

A caterer plating food for a wedding reception.

As you might expect from the events of the past two years, spreading germs is still a consideration for events large and small. One good option for pandemic weddings (and one that is likely to continue in 2022) is the trend of offering guests personalized, individual plates instead of serving from a buffet or charcuterie.

Hair and Makeup Trends: So Fresh and So Clean (Clean)

A bride with natural makeup and loose wavy hair.

In spite of what the show Euphoria may tell you, most people don’t incorporate glitter and jewel tones into their everyday makeup palette. Indeed, the spring 2022 wedding trends for makeup will tend toward a more natural look: think a neutral lip and eyeshadow color, not overly contoured, etc. The result? A fresh, organic glow that’s lovely for spring. Similarly, hair trends will skew minimalistic as well. Loose curls, simple braids, and no-fuss bobs are likely to make star appearances at this season’s weddings.

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