What's trending in 2023 for weddings? You're in the right place to find out! As couples continue to grow in creativity when planning their special days and the unique details included, we continue to enjoy documenting the shifts in trends we see in celebrations in the Madison, Wisconsin, area. From food to fashion and beyond, take a look at 12 trends we know we'll continue to see throughout 2023 weddings below! Which one(s) will you incorporate into your big day?
UNIQUE GUEST SIGN-INS
Polaroids, Jenga, vinyl records, coloring books, puzzles, voicemail audios, and more - unique guest book and sign-in options continue to increase in creativity and sentiment!
Joshua Harrison Photography / Lettered by Shi
MIXED-GENDER WEDDING PARTIES
There are no rules when it comes to your wedding party. Have your best people of any gender on both sides! Best woman? Man of honor? You and your partner do you with your unique crew.
Copper Antler Photography
A delicious and aesthetically pleasing way to ring in the party, we can't get enough of the champagne tower trend!
Makayla Mashlan Photography
RECEPTION OUTFIT CHANGE
A fun and flirty dress, a colorful suit jacket, or maybe a jumpsuit? Couples are getting creative with switching up their looks for reception time! Talk about comfort and style.
UNIQUE LOUNGE AREAS
Perfect for both comfort and connection, consider crafting lounge areas for you and your guests to mingle and kick those feet up throughout the day!
Maison Meredith Photography
Offer a variety of delicious and unique dishes by hiring food trucks for your reception! From the main meal to late-night bites, you and your guests will love having an array of yummy choices to keep you fueled for the dance floor.
Molly Jo Collection
SIGNATURE COCKTAILS + MOCKTAILS
Signature drinks can tie in both your color and flavor palette into cocktail hour! Share some of your favorite sips with guests, or create something new altogether with your bartender, with or without the alcohol.
Make an impactful grand entrance or light up your first dance with showstopping cold sparklers. These babies can be used indoors and are sure to wow your crowd!
Natural Intuition Photography
Grazing tables are a creative and stunning choice for small bites between your ceremony and reception, some light brunch wedding fare, or all your pre and post-wedding parties!
LK Bridal Studio / Twisted Radish
Add a glow to your reception, or light up a photo backdrop with a neon sign of any color on your big day! Whatever your wedding style, these add the perfect touch to the celebration.
S. Cole Photography
FAMILY FIRST LOOKS
We love first looks between partners, and first looks with family members are just as sweet! Invite those special people in your life into a private moment of seeing and celebrating you before the rest of your guests.
Larissa Marie Photography
INCLUDING YOUR PETS
Our furry friends are family too! You and your partner may choose to include your pet in your ceremony and photos or honor them with a debut in your decor details or take-home favors! Couples are finding new ways to incorporate their fluffy best friends on their special day.
Erika Diaz Photography
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