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Unique ideas from a wedding insider on the bridal table trends that are worth putting your budget towards to create an incredible experience

In 2022 a major focus for couples is considering the little details and overall guest experience for their loved ones when they enter their wedding venue. After all, the majority of the time your guest will either be working out a storm on the dance floor or seated at their table.

1. Handwritten Details

Nothing makes a guest feel more included than seeing their names written in calligraphy. Handwriting adds a personal touch that can never be replicated with print, not to mention creating the most beautiful stationery for your table. One of the top trends of the year is most definitely personalised calligraphy stationery.

Hand written calligraphy Menus and stationery by Calligraphy en Vogue
Hand written calligraphy place cards by Calligraphy en Vogue
Calligraphy tent place cards by Calligraphy en Vogue

2. All White Table Scapes

I love a classic, all white decor for a wedding but the trick to executing a beautiful all white affair is good consideration of colour, tones and textures, to ensure the right details pop and create the dramatic effect you’re after.

All white done right Nina Ma’Belle Weddings photographed by Natasja Kremers.
Beautiful white affair by Bertie Does photographed by Ridhwaan Moolla
This incredible white orchid wedding featured in Mod Wedding planner Melissa Baum – Photography – Purple Tree Photography

3. Personalised guest gifts

I know what you’re thinking – “aren’t wedding guest gifts a bit done.. i mean no body does these anymore.” The truth is – considered gifting is back in a BIG way for 2022. The reason why they fell out of favour for a while was because couples saw the bonbonniere as something they had to spend money on but didn’t really care about. The guest gift is now all about combing a place card with a small gift that’s meaningful to the couple but also the guest, if you choose something your guests will love and match the theme of your wedding, you can be assured they won’t get left behind.

Calligraphy tags for Mini champagne or cocktails by Calligraphy en Vogue
Personalised Champagne Flutes by The Luxx Co

4. Destination dreaming

With Covid wrecking havoc on weddings worldwide, many destination wedding plans have been cancelled and couples have been forced to settle for local celebrations. While a Lake Como wedding might still be off the cards for the moment, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring a slice of destination vibes to your wedding tables.

Versailles oppulence via DK Weddings & Events photographed by Blumenthal Photography
Tuscan table Via Mrs Smith Weddings photography Blumenthal Photography
Positano Wedding Table Via Calligraphy en Vogue
Calligraphy menus on handmade paper for a french themed table via Calligraphy en Vogue styling/ florals Don De L’Amour
Hand written calligraphy menu Calligraphy en Vogue

5. Monogrammed details

I think one of the most valuable investments you can make in your wedding is a custom monogram or name details that you can carry across your whole wedding including your table details to create a feeling of unity and family in your decor. Think of monograms and name designs as a modern day coat of arms.

Custom designed monogram embroidered on napkins via Calligraphy en Vogue Planner/ stylist Jordan Weaver Events
Calligraphy Wedding Menus Monogram via Calligraphy en Vogue photography via George John Photography
Calligraphy monogram names via Calligraphy en Vogue

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6. After Party Vibes

Couples are ditching the black tie dinner in favour of a more party atmosphere complete with large dance floor and tables that say Vanity fair after party soirees instead of a formal sit down affair.

Jimmy Choo campaign
Photography – Wedding Novelle
Photography Bayleigh Videlago

7. Hanging Installations

Thanks to the creative genius of so many incredible wedding stylists, artists and florist – wedding table styling is no longer just about whats on the actual table.

Think art installations, hanging florals and hand picked decor to creative a truely unique wedding space.

Fringe and floral masterpiece by Styled by Coco photography My little company photography
Paper cranes and draping fanatasy by Belenko Design
Garden party installation Planner – Vpudre
Babies breath dream installation by Lake Como Wedding Planner photographed by Greg Finck

8. Champagne Tower

If there’s one trend that’s having the biggest moment in 2022 it’s without a doubt the Champagne tower. The perfect way to get your party started and signal to your guests to get the party started. Don’t like Champagne? – Try a martini tower or a cognac pouring. – It’s all about making the trends truely your own.

Champagne Tower Sydney – Photography George John Photography
Photography – Haute Weddings
Photography – Katie Hamsworth

9. Bridgerton Themed Wedding

It was bound to happen that one of the most popular shows on netflix, would also start to influence wedding trends. From pastel hues, royal stationery and opulent reception, you choose how much you want commit to a period style in your wedding.

See this gorgeous Bridgerton styled shoot via Elegant Weddings
Hand written calligraphy on hand made paper is the perfect Bridgerton Stationery Via Calligraphy en Vogue
Joy Proctor Design

10. Wedding Websites & Digital RSVP

With the sudden cancellation of millions of weddings across the world collectively, when Covid cause absolute chaos for weddings worldwide. One thing became glaringly obvious, the way we are currently communicating with our guests makes it very difficult to pivot when it comes to sharing information quickly and easily.

I think in 2022 the one absolute must trend all couples need to consider is creating a digital RSVP and wedding website and here’s why –

  • Quickly and easily contact all your guests who have RSVP’d to your wedding should you have a change in plans
  • Gather more information from your guest other than just dietary requirements and numbers – making it easier to create a personal experience for your guests
  • Easily collate the RSVP information to help you when planning your seating arrangements
  • Reduced spend on invitations with no need to include an additional card for an RSVP and return envelope with stamp. The costs definitely add up for a paper RSVP.
  • Post wedding sharing of links and images with your guests and even send digital thanks!

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