2022 Wedding Trends


The pandemic has definitely changed and postponed wedding plans since 2020. This year, there still may be some uncertainty but the following ideas are the wedding trends we're seeing for 2022:

  • Weekday Weddings: Since many weddings were postponed to 2022, most dates are already booked or booking up quickly. 
  • Themed parties: Forget formality. Everyone wants to let loose and have fun!
  • Reverse-Destination Weddings: If you can't get there, bring it here! Utilize French, Italian or Moroccan style decor, food, music and drinks, for example. You and your guests can relax and be magically transported to another place and time!
  • Bold Colored Flowers and Technicolor Schemes: Couples want to celebrate with vivid colors! Click on image below for ideas.

  • Wallpaper Accents: Add plenty of color with colorful wallpaper backdrops. 
  • Smaller, more detailed wedding cakes: with separate "cutting" cakes ready in the back. 
  • Celebration Care Packages that include treats, monogrammed gifts, small vases with fresh flowers, tiny bundles of dried flowers or flower confetti. Click on image below for more information.

  • Moody Metallics: Brass, dark silver and copper finishes. Dark greys, deep reds, bluish blacks are all popular colors.
  • Night weddings: Memorable weddings filled with little fairy lights, candles or lanterns adding illumination for a romantic night. 
  • Bridgerton or cottage style weddings: utilize vintage furniture, decor, velvet sofa's and chairs. Click here for ideas.
  • Hanging Florals: This trend is popular for 2022, fresh or dried. Click on the image below for more information.

  • Large, floral installations: Fresh or dried flowers, green plants, large planters/containers/baskets filled with greenery and flowers with "pops" of color.
  • Dried Flowers also continue to be extremely popular for 2022 - they can be used in bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, centerpieces, reception decor, invitations, favors and even on the wedding cake! Flower and leaf colors tend to be more muted but intricate details and textures become more prevalent. Plus, dried flowers last for years and can be placed in a vase or container, keepsake frame or memory box. E's Florals stocks many types of dried flowers and grasses. Click on the images below for more information. Find our dried flowers/grasses here or contact us at 319-624-3121 for a custom quote.

  • Backyard or Back-Garden Weddings: This is one of our favorite ideas! So intimate and cozy!
  • Multi-Day Experiences: For smaller weddings, couples are opting to plan events during the week of the wedding (brunches, bridal luncheons/parties, spa day, karoke and cocktails, outings, etc.) for more contact with the bridal party and guests. The wedding goes by so fast, it's sometimes difficult to interact with everyone. These additional events allow for a more intimate, meaningful and memorable wedding.
  • DIY Bridal Bouquets and DIY Flower Arranging Parties continue to be popular for 2022. Invite your friends and family to take part in your wedding! Save money on bulk flowers by creating your own flower bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and floral decorations and have fun in the process! Click on image below for more information. Check out our DIY Flower and Greenery Buckets here! 

  • Micro Weddings: The pandemic made wedding couples think about having smaller, more intimate weddings with fewer than 50 guests. 
  • Open Air Tents: Guests are still protected from the elements but may be more comfortable in this type of outdoor setting.
  • Sustainable Weddings: Sustainable flowers and greenery from local growers were big in 2021 and continue to be popular! Help support your local economy! Find out more here. 
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