Wedding Season has officially begun, and 2022 is expected to be the busiest year for weddings since 1984. COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing requirements resulted in many couples postponing their big day until now. With over 2.5 million nuptials predicted to take place this year, here are 5 trends you can expect to see.
1. Couple Customization
The first trend of the season is the ‘anti-trend’. Breaking tradition and incorporating each couple’s signature style is the way to go for 2022. According to Vogue, from toastless receptions to wallpaper statement walls, something old is definitely not on the list of many couples this year.
2. Back to the Black
After two years of staying home and wearing sweatpants, “people are more excited than ever to get dressed up,” says Alison Hotchkiss from Alison Events. However, black and black-tie is not just for the groom and guests. In fact, black can be found everywhere from platform heels to wedding dresses for the bride this year.
3. Pearls? Yes, please!
Pearls have always been a classic pairing in bridal fashion, but this year you can expect to see them everywhere, not just on the bride! Adding an air of sophistication and timeless elegance, brides this year are adding pearls to their table centerpieces, bouquets, and cake designs. And of course, you can expect to see a classic pearl dangle on the bride befitting her place as “Queen of the Day”!
4. Mix and Match Maids
Recent trends have seen different styles within the same color for attendants, but this year, brides are creating their own personal rainbow at the altar. Wedding photographer, Lisette Gatliff, expects to see brides choosing “different colored dresses that complement each other and the wedding colors.” Brides can really show they appreciate their bridesmaid’s individual preferences and value their comfort by giving some autonomy to their dress choices.
5. Functional Flexibility
Brides are turning to function and flexibility in their wedding fashions, such as pockets. Choosing pieces that change throughout the day, like detachable skirts and sleeves, brides are looking for ways to adapt from the ceremony to the dance floor without having to do a complete wardrobe change.
Choosing functional accessories, like earring jackets, are another way brides can transition from the elegance of chandelier dangles at the altar to studs on the dance floor. Our Michael-Alexis Jax Collection can help the brides and you too! With so many weddings expected this season, chances are you’ll be attending at least one! So visit our site and create your look with our interchangeable pieces! You'll be ready for this year's trends and beyond!