This could be a bumper year for weddings, especially in the Lake District, a popular destination for many soon-to-be-married couples. If you’ve managed to get over the Christmas festivities, you will now be turning your attention to the planning for your wedding.
To help, here are some of the most popular trends you might like to follow.
Having your wedding photos with a spectacular backdrop is a trend that we love here at Broadoaks. We have spectacular grounds, and a gorgeous fountain which all make for stunning back drops for wedding photographs. If you want something wilder, then as we are based in the heart of the Lake District many couples choose to go out with their photographers for an hour or so before or after the wedding ceremony to capture the stunning beauty of the lake District.
That has led to real growth in wedding photography on lakesides, up mountains, or in old forests. The great news is that the Lake District has hundreds of amazing locations with stunning backdrops that you take advantage of.
Cutting the Guest List
Many couples are going for more intimate gatherings rather than inviting every relation and friend in the known universe. Part of this may be a hangover from the pandemic where guest lists were severely curtailed.
In short, narrowing down your list of invitees is not only better for your bank balance, but it can also create a friendlier and more inclusive atmosphere. The big question is who to include and who to leave out.
Boosting the Experience
In addition to cutting the guest list, wedding planners are looking to create a more memorable experience for attendees. Some people are going for a multi-day wedding where guests stay at hotels and holiday cottages and more events are included.
Bold Colours Are In
With a stunning magenta the Pantone colour of the year, bold colours for wedding designs are back in. You could be seeing bright blues and oranges to match the viva magenta, with couples putting in the work to create their personal wedding palette.
Amazing Floral Displays
In line with the bold colours, we’re also likely to see more extravagant floral displays, especially for those holding their wedding outdoors. These may include floral arches that can be used for the ceremony, but the idea is to create a centrepiece that has that all-important wow factor.
The trend is also for locally grown flowers and organic provenance to help reduce the impact on the environment.
Bows are Back
It may be a small thing, but wedding bows seem to be making a big comeback, whether that’s on shoes or around bouquets or on the dress itself. Many couples are looking to hire rather than buy their wedding outfits for the day to help reduce costs. Some are using these savings to change into different outfits during the day.
Giving to Charity
If you’ve ever ruminated over the couple’s wedding list, you’re not alone. The good news is that many are now keeping their list small and quite a few more are asking guests to donate to a favourite charity rather than buying gifts.
Sustainability isn’t necessarily a big trend, but many couples are aware of their impact and looking to both source locally and reduce their carbon emissions in small but important ways.
If you’re planning a wedding in the Lake District in 2023, the good news is that you have plenty of options to create a day that all your guests will enjoy and remember for many years to come.