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2023 Wedding Trends to Look Forward To

Bride laughing and smiling with her bridesmaids as they help her get ready

The wedding industry is one of the most obvious places we see changing fashions and trends. Weddings change over the years with different colors, clothes, and foods depending on the couple’s taste and what’s in style.

Availability is one reason for the changing trends. Once companies determine what is going to be most popular during the year, they tend to carry way more of that than anything else. Many soon-to-be newlyweds just go with something already in stock rather than wait for a more unique option. This doesn’t mean the couple won’t like their wedding, just that the trends decide what most weddings will look like.

If you’re planning a wedding, it’s important to find out what’s in style so you know what choices you have. We’re here to help with that! Here is an overview of all the upcoming wedding trends for 2023.

Wedding Dresses

Bride wearing reception dress and groom leaving their reception with a sparkler tunnel

The bride’s dress is such a classic part of every wedding that sometimes it’s hard to recognize the changing styles. However, a couple of fun trends are coming your way in 2023.

First is sheer fabrics. The light, flowy nature of fabric you can see through is a big aesthetic that brides are starting to want. This is a nice trend because it works with modest wedding dresses too. It is possible to layer sheer fabrics over a basic dress design to add texture, character, or embellishment.

Reception and getaway dresses are also going to be big in the new year. By the time the ceremony is over, most brides are ready to party! It can be hard to do that with long, expensive gowns, so brides are compromising. Buying a shorter dress is a great way to change up the vibe on your wedding day, and it makes dancing the night away that much more enticing. These dresses can be any style, and we’re so excited to see the outfit changes in 2023.

Wedding Colors

From the time we’re little girls, we wonder what our wedding will look like. Once you’re finally ready to plan it, one of the first things you have to choose is the colors you’ll base your decor and theme on.

Luckily, some gorgeous colors are coming back just in time for your 2023 fantasy wedding. Bohemian, richer colors are going to be super popular, including forest green, rose, navy blue, and rust. For those brides who are looking for a lighter aesthetic, dusty blue and dusty pink are universally beautiful.

It’s important to choose colors that best fit you. However, these colors will be the easiest to find, so it will make the process easier to incorporate a few of them.

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bridesmaids pose with their flowers in their mismatched bridesmaid dresses

Historically, bridesmaids' dresses have been a matching set made to contrast the bride in white. That may not be the case this next year! One trend set to boom in 2023 is mismatched bridesmaid dresses. Why have everyone wear one color when you can have each bridesmaid wear the dress that fits her coloring the best and represent all your wedding colors?

Comfort is also a big factor in choosing formal gowns for your bridesmaids, which is why silk/satin dresses are going to be so popular next year. It’s super easy to find satin dresses in any color you need, and the comfortable fabric will keep your girls feeling amazing, regardless of the season or venue. Silk and satin are also great fabrics for modest bridesmaid dresses if that’s something you care about. These dresses are also super classy, so after your wedding, your friends will have elegant dresses for special occasions. Making sure your bridesmaids feel amazing is going to be a priority in 2023, and we are here for it.

Bachelorette Parties

We’re crazy about the new and big ideas coming up for bachelorette parties, including trying to celebrate more sustainably. That’s right! This next year, the trend for bachelorette parties will be DIY and chic. Maids of honor everywhere are ditching expensive trips and choosing to focus on quality time and connection before the wedding with the bride instead.

Included in this is another trend we’re going to see in 2023: bridal party gifts. It’s been the tradition for a long time to give your bridal party something special to say thank you for being a part of your day, but this is becoming even bigger with customizable items for individual girls and sometimes even DIY gift baskets. One of the more popular gifts to give your maid of honor and bridesmaids is jewelry. But regardless of what you provide, having supportive bridesmaids is not going out of style.

Design Your Dream Wedding With Called to Surf

Bride wearing a flowy wedding dress poses with her bridesmaids wearing pink

We are so excited about the many gorgeous trends coming in 2023! But it’s important to remember what your wedding is really about. Regardless of the current style, all brides should be choosing designs and aesthetics that they love. Called to Surf is proud to be going into the new year with a resolution to help all brides find styles they love in a price range they can afford.

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