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Top 10 2022 Wedding Themes
The process of how to choose a wedding theme is a personal one. Some brides and grooms turn to a favorite book or a favorite movie, while others may turn to food, wine, musicals, and nearly anything else you can come up with!
Although many wedding themes are very specific to the bride and groom, there are some wedding themes that pop up each year that many brides and grooms want to make their own.
Here are 10 of our favorite 2022 wedding themes with some tips on how to personalize each theme for your nuptials:
- Deconstructed luxury
- Dried florals
- Nearby destination weddings
Victorian-Style Chair and Wedding Bouquet: The Perfect Palette
When it comes to wedding style themes, the Victorian theme is one that takes inspiration straight from the runway. Bridal gowns are increasingly featuring Victorian-era details, like cinched waists, petti skirts, puffed sleeves, and collars. Complete the look by using brass candelabras, incorporating birdcages into centerpieces, and creating a vignette out of Victorian-style furniture in your décor.
Open Tent Reception Space Covered in Greenery: Rachel Haven
Flowers are always popular at weddings, but greenery is becoming more and more popular. Many brides and grooms are forgoing blooms altogether and choosing to decorate with greenery only, making the greenhouse a popular 2022 wedding theme.
You might get married in an actual greenhouse, or create a greenhouse feeling with a clear tent. You might also choose to have an indoor wedding dripping in leaves from top to bottom, making guests feel like they’re outside.
Tropical-Themed Wedding Arch in a Courtyard: Style Me Pretty
Tropical is a popular wedding theme for the beach, but it’s gaining in popularity with brides who live hours from the coast. As a wedding theme for summer, it can make you feel like you’re at a destination wedding when you aren’t far from home!
Decorate with monstera leaves, incorporate protea in flower arrangements, and elevate table settings with tropical leaf charger plates and rattan lanterns. When executed properly, it can be just as stunning on the beach as it is in the backyard.
Bride Standing Next to a Decorated Cactus: Magnolia Rouge
The desert is a popular wedding theme from 2021 that will carry into 2022. It might mean getting married in the actual desert next to sand dunes and cacti, but you can also give your wedding a desert twist by choosing the right color scheme and decorative items.
Neutrals like olive, sand, dusty blush, and terracotta are perfect for a desert theme wedding. Decorate with cholla wood, terrazzo details, and dried florals for a 2022 wedding theme in the desert.
Bridal Bouquet Featuring Dried Flowers: Rock My Wedding
Dried florals are great for a desert wedding, but they’re great for many other weddings too. They were among many of the most popular fall wedding themes for 2021, and they will continue to be popular in 2022. What makes this trend different going into the new year is that it’s not just for dusty desert and boho weddings anymore. Brides may opt to carry dried bouquets that they can keep, while other couples may incorporate dried florals into a wedding theme for winter. Dried florals will be incorporated with live flowers, they will adorn arches, doorways, and reception tables.
Birdcage-Themed Wedding Cake: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
If you love the countryside, a more relaxed rural life, and you are one of the millions who tuned in to watch Bridgerton, cottagecore is for you! Traditionally, this is a great wedding theme for spring, but as a movement that’s gaining traction, summer, fall, and winter brides are looking to cottagecore for inspiration.
When planning your cottagecore wedding in 2022, consider horse drawn carriages, garden nuptials, and tables filled with rustic baked goods.
Luxe Table Setting Featuring Bare Cane Chairs: Anneli Marinovich
Lavish celebrations have become less lavish over the years, resulting in the 2022 wedding theme deconstructed luxury. It's all about putting fun before fuss, while still including beautiful details that make your wedding the perfect combination of informal and formal.
You might allow long velvet table runners to pool on the ground instead of fitting them for the table, cane chairs at the reception may be unadorned, and the bride may opt for an A-line dress covered in detailed lace instead of a big ball gown.
Simple, Rustic, Wooden Centerpiece With Greenery and Candles: The Bubbly Soirée
Rustic décor has been a popular wedding theme for fall, and it’s going to continue being popular with brides and grooms throughout 2022, regardless of the season.
Rustic weddings are great for DIY couples, especially as supply chain issues threaten to derail orders placed in 2022. Rustic weddings can take place on the beach, on the farm, and in the backyard. Decorate with rectangular wooden vases, tin lanterns, painted windows, and wooden pallets.
Geometric Illuminated Wedding Cake Mapping: Shaadidukaan
Among the wedding themes and ideas in 2022, the tech-centered wedding is the most unique. Although brides and grooms have been using things like hashtags and virtual ceremonies for over a year, there are even more fun tech wedding ideas couples can use:
- Drone photography
- GoPro bridal bouquet
- Wedding cake projection mapping
- Robot bartenders
- Hologram photo booth
- 3D printed décor, favors, and attire
Bride and Groom Getting Married on a Salt Flat: & Two Were Tamed
Nearby Destination Weddings
Instead of heading to a tropical location or trotting halfway around the globe, 2022 wedding themes include a destination wedding that’s a little closer to home. Brides and grooms are discovering magical, otherworldly destinations that are only a short drive away.
A few wedding theme-friendly locations across the U.S. include:
- Anza-Borrego Desert Wildflowers in Borrego Springs, California
- Delicate Arch in Moab, Utah
- Luray Caverns in Luray, Virginia
- Badlands National Park in Interior, South Dakota
- Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island
- Snoqualmie Falls in Snoqualmie, Washington
- Badwater Basin in Death Valley, California
- Mackinac Island, Michigan
- Pope Farm Conservancy in Middletown, Wisconsin