What’s in and what’s out for 2023? Weddings are a time-honoured tradition, but they are also an ever-evolving celebration of love and commitment. Each year, new trends emerge that reflect changing styles, tastes, and preferences, and 2023 is no exception.

Wedding trends to look for in the coming year

Personalised ceremonies: One of the biggest trends in weddings is the focus on personalisation. Couples are increasingly looking for ways to make their wedding ceremony unique and reflective of their personalities and values. This can include incorporating elements of their shared hobbies, interests, and cultural backgrounds into the ceremony, such as readings, songs, or rituals.

Eco-friendly events: Another trend in weddings is a focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility. Many couples are looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of their wedding, such as by choosing locally sourced and organic food, using reusable or biodegradable materials for decorations and favours, and offering guests the option of carbon-offsetting their travel. We know some great local suppliers and we’ve got plenty of ideas for your wedding breakfast.

Intimate gatherings: In recent years, there has been a trend towards smaller, more intimate weddings. Many couples are opting for a more personal and relaxed celebration with close family and friends, rather than a large and formal event. Why not host your wedding at our private home? You can all get cosy in the armchairs in the Hall or snuggle up in the library for late night chats.

Food and drink: Food and drink are an important aspect of any wedding, and in 2023, expect to see a focus on local and artisanal offerings. Many couples are choosing to serve locally sourced and seasonally inspired dishes, as well as craft cocktails and locally produced wines and beers. Food trucks and pop-up bars are also becoming popular options for wedding receptions.

Themed weddings: Another trend in weddings is the themed wedding, where couples choose a specific theme or concept to inspire their decorations, attire, and activities. This could be a vintage or retro theme, a colour scheme, or a cultural or historical theme. Themed weddings offer couples the opportunity to be creative and expressive, and can add a fun and memorable element to the celebration.

Technology: Technology is also playing a growing role in weddings, with couples using apps and websites to plan and manage their guest lists, budgets, and schedules. In 2023, expect to see more use of technology in the actual wedding ceremony and reception, such as live streaming, interactive photo booths, and virtual reality experiences.

Hargate Hall Weddings in 2023

Wedding trends are always evolving, and 2023 is sure to bring new and exciting developments. Whether you’re planning a traditional or a modern wedding, there are many options to choose from and ways to make your celebration unique and personal.

Keep an eye on these trends and consider incorporating them into your own wedding to create a memorable and meaningful event. And remember, the most important thing is to focus on what makes you and your partner happy and excited, and to plan a wedding that reflects your love and commitment.

We’d love to talk about your wedding and help make it the best it can be. Call us on 01298 872591 to talk about your 2023 wedding dates. Or email us at info@hargate-hall.co.uk with the dates you’d like to book, and we’ll get straight back to you.