Do you ever look back at a picture of yourself and wonder, “What was I thinking?” Unfortunately, it’s happened to the best of us. A popular trend takes our social media feeds by storm and influences us to try fashion and makeup risks we never dreamed of doing. However, these trends tend to fade as fast as they first spread. In this article, we’re looking at some of the biggest trends from 2021 that will not follow us into 2022.
Here are the worst wedding trends to say goodbye to in 2022.
The Garter Toss
The garter toss is a long-standing wedding tradition that has been debated among brides for decades. While traditions are a lovely element to include in your wedding ceremony and reception, we’re here to declare that this strange trend should stay in 2021.
Over the years, more and more brides have abandoned the garter toss, but 2022 is officially the year that this strange tradition gets left behind. Not only do most brides prefer to avoid having their partner remove their garter in front of their closest friends and family members, but this trend can also add to budget expenses. Bridal garters vary in price, so most brides prefer to cut this cost altogether.
Muted Color Palettes
Wedding color palettes tend to change every few years and fluctuate between warm, cool, and muted shades. For the past few years, muted bridesmaid dresses, floral designs, and décor have been at the forefront of modern wedding design. While this simplistic approach has a classical touch, the brides and grooms of 2022 will prefer a more colorful approach.
Wedding décor will not shift dramatically to bright colors; however, we foresee more weddings embracing bolder colors in floral designs or accent pieces. Additionally, since slip dresses have become one of the most popular dress styles for modern bridesmaids, we expect these simple silk and satin gowns will have slightly bolder gem shades in the coming year.
Environmentally Un-Friendly Weddings
Perhaps the biggest wedding trend to say goodbye in 2022 is non-sustainable weddings. In 2022, environmentally friendly practices will be at the forefront of wedding planning. There are many ways to make your wedding more sustainable, so participating in this trend should be accessible and affordable for brides and grooms everywhere.
For example, one of the simplest ways to minimize the amount of waste at your wedding is to use recyclable paper materials for table place cards or choose recyclable floral pieces. These minor tweaks will keep your wedding environmentally friendly so you can stay on trend in 2022.
Another common trend that will be cut in 2022 is gift-based wedding registries. Traditionally, brides and grooms used their registry to compile a list of new homeownership gifts they’ll need after their wedding. Household appliances were some of the most common items on wedding registries.
However, this trend has changed and evolved to be more money-based. Since many couples live together before marriage, most brides and grooms already have household essentials. Instead, 2022 registries will ask for money donations to mortgage or honeymoon funds. Although these gifts are not fun to wrap up and open, couples will benefit immensely from their guests’ contributions.
Consider leaving these outdated trends behind if you’re planning a 2022 wedding. Letting go of the old and embracing the new world of wedding planning will help you feel like a modern bride.