Who knows what the future holds, but we can make some educated guesses about wedding trends for 2022. Here are seven of the top trends to watch out for! Keep in mind that these could change, but they offer a glimpse into where weddings may be headed in just a few years. So whether you’re planning your own big day or simply curious about what’s hot right now, read on for some inspiration!


1.Have a private last dance

A recent wedding trend is for couples to have a private last dance. Couples planned to end the night 15 minutes earlier, and kindly requested their guests to leave in preparation for a private last dance. It’s a way for the newlyweds to share one final moment alone together before they become part of the wider wedding party. Some couples even choose to have their first dance as a couple privately before debuting it to the rest of their wedding guests.

The private moment the newlyweds share with each other is a final goodbye and they can do whatever they wish during that time, whether that’s just dancing or saying special words to one another. The last song that was played at the reception – or coming from the DJ’s playlist – is often the song that they then dance to. Or, if they prefer, they can choose a totally different piece of music for their final dance with each other.

2. Skip the boring formalities and focus on what matters most: dancing!

A new wedding trend has been recently popularized where the wedding party is all about dancing. Couples are skipping the boring formalities and focus on what matters most: dancing! This trend has been catching on due to the fun and carefree atmosphere it creates. Guests can let loose and enjoy themselves without having to worry about proper etiquette. This type of wedding is perfect for those who love to dance and have a good time! If you’re looking to add some excitement to your big day, consider skipping the traditional formalities and focusing on dancing!

Instead of the normal boring reception, couples are opting for dance parties where everyone can come together and have fun. There is simply no other event like it! The focus of the wedding party is to get you off your feet and make sure you’re enjoying yourself. Guests will always remember a lively event with good music and fun dancing!

3. More couples are opting for outdoor weddings with a rustic vibe

More and more couples are choosing to have an outside wedding than ever before because they want a rustic feel rather than the traditional church setting. This can be seen in the rise of popularity for barn weddings and other outdoor venues that give a more natural vibe. Many couples are even choosing to have their wedding ceremony and reception in the same location, which can save money on transportation and setup costs.

Having an outdoor wedding can be a great way to celebrate your love with your friends and family. If you’re planning to have your wedding outside, here are some things to think about:

What’s the weather like? Will we be able to move inside if it rains?

How do we transport everything and set up inside if it gets too windy or rainy? Do we need a tent? How big of one?

Are there enough power outlets to charge all the cameras and other devices?

What should we wear? Will a heel sink into the grass or mud, will it get dirty if it rains, will it be too hot outside for layers?

Do we have access to a bathroom nearby if one of us has to run inside quickly during the ceremony?

4. Guests should expect more “green” touches at weddings, such as biodegradable flowers or reusable plates made from bamboo

People are increasingly becoming aware that climate change is a reality.  As such, it is no surprise that people are trying to find ways to make weddings more sustainable. One example of this trend is biodegradable flowers like wheat or barley that can be used in lieu of traditional florals. These materials decompose within a few weeks and do not require any special care or handling. You can also choose plates, cups, and utensils made from sustainable materials like bamboo. Not only are they beautiful, but they can be composted or recycled at the end of the event. By incorporating a few “green” touches into your wedding, you can show your guests that you care about the environment and set the tone for a sustainable future.

For people who want to make wedding planning more environmentally friendly, it is important for them to find eco-friendly suppliers who can help in making their dream wedding day into a reality.


5. The bride’s father won’t walk her down the aisle anymore – she’ll walk herself down the aisle or get escorted by her mom or maid of honor

Nowadays, more and more brides are choosing to walk themselves down the aisle, or get escorted by their mom or maid of honor. This is a great way to show your independence and strength as a bride. If your dad is unable to walk you down the aisle, don’t worry – there are plenty of other ways to show your appreciation and respect for him.


6. Wedding cakes are getting smaller in size because people want less sugar and fewer calories these days

Wedding cakes are getting smaller in size because people want less sugar and fewer calories these days.

One reason is that many couples want to serve more than one flavor of cake, or even offer guests the option of pie instead of cake. Having four cakes just doesn’t make sense for some budgets anymore.

Cake designer Sylvia Weinstock says, “We’re doing a lot of petit fours, individual cakes that are two or three bites. And we’re seeing a lot more groom’s cakes, too – smaller and less expensive.”

While the average wedding cake is still about 800 calories, cutting back on sugar and fat can save a lot of calories. So if you’re planning your wedding, be sure to ask your cake designer about smaller cakes that are still as delicious as ever.


7. Creative centerpieces have been gaining popularity

Weddings are some of the most important events in your life, and as such, they warrant some level of attention to detail. Creative wedding centerpieces have been gaining popularity recently due to their uniqueness. They help set the mood for a romantic evening, and they can be an excellent conversation starter among guests.

Employing creative centerpieces doesn’t have to be expensive either. You can use readily available items from your home or garden, or you can purchase inexpensive items from a craft store. The important thing is to put some thought into the design and to make sure that it compliments the overall theme of your wedding.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, take a look online or in magazines. There are many ideas out there to choose from, and you’re sure to find something that will fit your taste and budget. So don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to your wedding centerpieces!

When it comes to wedding centerpieces, creativity is key!


Fabian Cordova

Owner, Beverly Hills DJ Company