Popular Wedding Trends for 2022!

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Popular Wedding Trends

With 2022 being just a few short days away, it’s hard to believe how quickly 2021 flew by! Here at Madera Estates, our team has been honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of so many awesome wedding days over the past year. Hearing couples share their “I Do’s” and witnessing the fun celebrations that follow truly is something that never gets old. And with the new year just around the corner, we figured now would be the perfect time to break down a few wedding trends that we feel will be popular in 2022. So, for those who are currently in the planning stages and trying to come up with something unique for their big day, this could be a great blog for you to check out!

Before diving into some of our favorite wedding trends for the year ahead, we would first like to provide a brief introduction for any first-time visitors. Madera Estates is a luxury event space located in Conroe, just north of Houston and The Woodlands. While weddings continue to be our most popular event (and a major theme here on the blog), we’ve also hosted quinceaneras, company parties and various other events. If you’re ever interested in booking a free tour of our venue, feel free to check out our online booking calendar and select a time that works best for you! 

With all of that being said, it’s now time to take a look at a few wedding trends we see rising in popularity heading into the new year.

Special thanks to Jason Smelser Photography for the awesome photo on the blog thumbnail as well!

Photo Booths

In 2022, photo booths are certainly nothing brand new, as they’ve gradually become more and more popular at weddings. However, it is safe to say they’ve added some cool new features over the years and are absolutely always going to be a hit amongst your guests! You might ask, what features are we referring to here? Well, without a doubt, the 360 photo booth quickly became a major hit in 2021. If you’ve been to a recent wedding that had one of these, you know exactly what I’m talking about! The camera will completely circle your guests and give them a cool video clip that everyone will want to share on social media. 

Long story short, when it comes to photo booths in today’s day and age, the technological advancements have been quite impressive. From touch-screen controls to QR codes and more, they’re all designed with the end user in mind (and the ability to have a digital copy of the results). In addition to this, we still see plenty of the traditional components continuing to be popular as well. Whether that be hats, glasses or any other goofy props, it’s safe to say your guests will still love those too.

Weekday Weddings

It goes without saying that the Covid pandemic has impacted so many aspects of our daily lives. And to add to that, the wedding industry has been no different. While 2021 was a little more normal than 2020, many engaged couples, wedding venues and individual vendors are still witnessing some of the after-effects from the pandemic. As you’re well aware, many couples that may have booked their weddings in 2020 had to cancel their original plans and find a date in 2021. If that date was unavailable in 2021, they would either have to look for another day or push it back a year. In the end, this caused a domino effect, with certain days (like Saturday) being more popular than others and there obviously being only so many Saturdays in a year. With that being said, weekday weddings grew in popularity and we expect that trend to continue into 2022. 

Fortunately, there are definitely some advantages to booking your big day on a weekday with one of those being that it typically comes at a less expensive price tag. Since weekdays are traditionally less popular, you can possibly save a few bucks both with the venue and the vendors you select. Not to mention, you likely won’t have to worry about availability either! 

Interested in learning more about weekday weddings? We actually covered the topic in a recent blog post. Click HERE to check it out.

Firework Displays

Like we mentioned with photo booths, incorporating fireworks into wedding celebrations certainly isn’t anything brand new in 2022. Whether that be a sparkler send-off or a full firework display, they always make for amazing moments at weddings (and the most memorable photo opportunities as well)! As we’ve started to take note of through the last handful of years, we expect the fireworks trend to continue to become more and more popular in 2022. 

Are you planning on holding your wedding near the Houston area? Our friends at Roar Over Texas always put on incredible firework shows. They have a few different aerial packages that are sure to be the perfect addition to your wedding celebration. Not to mention, we may be a little biased, but the firework displays behind the Grand Fireplace always turn out to be marvelous!

Utilize Social Media

We’ve mentioned it before on past blogs, but the entire wedding industry truly is quite engrained with social media! While we covered a number of different popular trends throughout this blog, social media will also continue to be an excellent source of wedding day inspiration. Even though social media is something many of us already use on a daily basis, here are a couple of ways it can be impactful throughout your wedding planning and the big day itself.

Ideas & Inspiration – Just as I mentioned above, the majority of the wedding industry has gradually grown more and more active in the social media world. From photographers to wedding venues and plenty of other vendors, this is a terrific avenue for not only evaluating potential vendors, but also getting unique ideas to include into your big day.

Unique Hashtag – You’ve likely been to at least one or two weddings that’s incorporated a unique hashtag for their wedding day. Since all of your guests are going to want to share photos from the big day, many couples are creating hashtags and encouraging their guests to use these on their posts. Most of the time, this caption is something witty and creative, possibly even playing off the couple’s names. In any case, this is a fun thing for everyone to participate in and also will allow you to essentially have a gallery on social media filled with pics from the wedding!

Have You Finalized Your Venue Choice Yet?

Without a doubt, it’s safe to say the wedding industry is one that continues to evolve as the years go by. There are always new ideas or trends coming out and all of them truly make the entire process that much more exciting! If you’re engaged and planning a 2022 wedding, we hope you took some value from this blog post. While we covered a few trends we see being popular in this upcoming year, we’re sure there will be plenty others that’ll come to fruition. 

Having said all of that, for those of you that are still in the stage of evaluating potential venues, we would be happy to show you around Madera Estates. As briefly mentioned in the introduction, Madera Estates is a luxury event space located in Conroe, TX, just north of Houston and The Woodlands. Click HERE to check out our online booking calendar and select a time that works best for you. Happy wedding planning and cheers to 2022!

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