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Top 2022 Wedding Trends

December 17, 2021

Engaged couples are looking forward to 2022 with excitement and a new desire to break some traditions. The Avalon Event Rentals team of wedding planning experts have compiled the top 10 wedding trends to create a magical, memorable wedding ceremony and reception!

Trend #1: Welcome to the Outdoors

The Okanagan and surrounding region provides the most breathtaking natural settings you could dream of for your wedding! A highly photogenic option, which can help guests feel more safe and comfortable these days! Think tents, patios and barns to organize your reception after saying yes in the Great Outdoors. 

Trend #2: Earthy, Nature-Inspired Palettes & Gold Tones

After years of muted tones, bright colours and warmer tones are emerging again, and it’s a trend that we love! Earth tones mixed with golden notes will create a warm atmosphere at your event. Browse the Avalon decor and accessories, including charger plates, flatware,  and even golden chairs for the perfect palette.

Trend #3: Bold Florals

Florals are going in two different directions in 2022: minimalist or exuberant! At Avalon Event Rentals, we think you can never have enough flowers at a special event! It is the most visual medium to express love and spread positivity. With the return of warm, vibrant colours, this is your chance to make a statement!

Trend #4: Curated Guest Lists

As a result of the pandemic, many couples have cut their wedding guest lists and it seems like micro weddings are here to stay! Intimate ceremonies with 50 or fewer guests allow couples to spend their budget elsewhere, such as catering, flowers, or honeymoon. These types of micro-weddings are less traditional, more laid-back, and can be an opportunity for a more creative ceremony. 

Trend #5: Eternity Arches

Trendy in 2021, eternity arches will still be relevant and stunning for 2022 weddings! Oversized, geometric or flamboyant, you can let the florist run wild to create the artistic frame you dream of! Browse wedding arches and start imagining the floral installation that will make your special day even more magical. 

Trend #6: Fairytale Lighting

Nothing sets the tone and mood of a special event like a wedding ceremony like the perfect lighting! Accentuate the romance or set up a fun photo booth with 2022’s latest wedding trend of string light installations or classic romantic options. So take your pick between exposed bulbs and vintage chandeliers!

Trend #7: Multi-Day Experiences

2022 will be about generosity and love! Some weddings will host several events in order to be more flexible due to continual changes in health restrictions as they relate to gatherings. What really matters is getting together with loved ones and creating special memories - whether it's a wedding morning brunch with just immediate family members, to a post-ceremony cocktail reception with friends, or a pre-honeymoon mini getaway with those you are closest to!  It is also a way to consider your guests' time and budget, which will be appreciated. To plan a multi-day, multi-generational experience, you might need the help of event planning experts!

Trend #8: Brunch + Wedding

Everyone loves a good brunch! If you are planning to tie the knot in the morning or early afternoon, you might want to consider a brunch + wedding reception before the ceremony! It is a simple and guaranteed recipe for success, also easy to set up for a cozy, laid-back and budget-friendly reception.

Trend #9: Eco-Friendly Weddings

As we all become more and more environmentally conscious, weddings are easier to organize in an earth-friendly manner. Marry in the great outdoors, recycle when it is possible, reduce food waste, and rent local to cut down on carbon emissions! Instead of paper napkins, use linen, rent beautiful furniture and cut back on anything you don’t absolutely need.

Trend #10: British Style Inspiration 

British shows and movies, from Bridgerton to The Crown, have inspired the wedding vendors with their gorgeous scenery and interiors! Regency-inspired wedding dresses, handwritten notes and back-garden venues are looking to be popular wedding trends for the foreseeable future. Make sure you have control over the look and feel of the day with our new harvest inventory!

Now that you know everything about top wedding trends for 2022, start by contacting a professional who can help you with all the details! Still need inspiration to organize the reception of your dream? Have a look at our wedding gallery or visit the Kelowna showroom to see what’s new and popular in wedding decor this season! 

Ensure your event complies with current Provincial Health Orders and prepare a COVID-19 safety plan, as well as talk to us about all your party rental requirements. 

Here's to a new year filled with happy weddings!

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