February 28, 2022

The Biggest Wedding Trends | What to Expect in 2022

What are the biggest Wedding Trends 2022 will bring us in the Wedding World?

2022 Biggest Wedding Trends

One of the most fun parts of being a Wedding Photographer is seeing the latest Trends–especially after the last two years.  With the lifting of many COVID restrictions, more people are planning weddings than in the previous years.  So sit back with a coffee (or a nice glass of wine) and read about what we can expect to be the biggest Wedding Trends for 2022.

Non Traditional Wedding Trends
Non-Traditional can include your choice of attire. Love this print dress!

Embracing the Non-Traditional Wedding

During the Pandemic, many couples opted for micro weddings, elopements, and other non-traditional ways of celebrating their weddings. Happily one of the major results is that the trend of Non-Tradition is continuing.  Whether it is elopements, intimate weddings, reception only celebrations, couples have realized that there is no “right” way to get married.  Or maybe they are having a larger celebration, but they are doing things in a more tailored way to suit them.

Black Tie Wedding Trend 2022
Black Tie always looks great. And it photographs wonderfully as well.

Formal and Black Tie Wedding Trend

Everyone is so happy to be able to gather and celebrate family events.  After a year plus of being in isolation, they are especially happy to have a great excuse to get dressed and go out for a lovely party.  And guess what–formal attire looks amazing in photos!

Biggest Wedding Trends 2022
Creating a sense of intimacy even at a larger event. is important.

Intimacy at Weddings

If you have been to an Intimate Wedding recently, you know how beautiful and moving they can be.  Even with a larger Guest List, Couples want to capture an intimate mood so they are incorporating intimate and cozy spaces in their Wedding Venues.  Think small lounge spaces where guests can hang out during cocktail hour or the dancing portion of the event.  One “cozy” option is to create dining booths in lieu of the traditional wedding tables.

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This couple chose a destination half way between families and made a weekend of it.

Destination Weddings

Travel Restrictions are eased, so Destination Weddings are coming back.  International Destinations will be especially fun after the interminable Lockdowns.

Biggest Wedding Trends 2022
To be honest, I don’t think the Champagne Tower ever went out of style.

Champagne Towers

What is a great Wedding without Champagne?  The Champagne Tower is back!

Sustainable Eco-Friendly Weddings

Saratoga Mansion Tent Wedding
Did you know you can donate your centerpieces to local hospitals and nursing homes?

The Eco-Friendly Wedding Trend has remained strong.  People are opting for online invitations and save the dates, selecting vendors with a smaller carbon footprint, and donating the flowers after the event.  Many couples want at least one vegan option, and some want an entirely vegan menu.  Hiring local vendors instead of bringing vendors to your destination is also a great way to sustain the local economy.

Bold and Colorful Florals and Decor

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Bold colors in florals and decor are reflective of how happy people are to be getting back to “normal.”

Bright and Happy color choices will be at the forefront signaling a happier mood.

Are you planning a wedding for 2022?  You might also enjoy this post on Wedding Planning.  Be sure to also check out our Wedding Photography Gallery.

Feel free to call us at (518) 584-4237 to discuss your 2022 Wedding.

Susan Blackburn is a Saratoga NY based Wedding Photographer who loves documenting the happiest days in her clients’ lives.




Wow, these are some great ideas for newly engaged couples! Planning a wedding takes a lot of time and effort, but these wedding trends are all such great ideas! And that photo at the top? Gorgeous!!

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So many fun wedding trends for 2022! I am sure as a wedding photographer it is exciting to see all the new trends each year!

Great news for newly engaged couples as clearly the 2022 wedding trends you have expertly laid out offers something for everyone! I am a big fan of the formal and I agree, who doesn’t love an excuse to get all dressed up after these last few years!