Wedding Trends for 2023

1st Jun 2022

We know we’re not quite yet half way through 2022 but a good wedding takes some serious planning! Are you planning a wedding for 2023 and need some inspiration? Take a look at these five 2023 wedding trends we keep seeing and hearing about through our contacts in the industry and from talking to couples. If some of them take your interest, don’t forget to get in touch with us to book your viewing and see how we can make them a reality for you here at our stately home.

Tradition with a spin

Since things have slowly returned to normal post-pandemic, people are living with more gusto. People are seizing the day in everything from their holiday choices and weekend plans to their fashion sense. We’re seeing more and more couples taking the plunge, expressing their individuality and therefore putting a spin on wedding traditions.

For example, 2022 bride Pippa decided not to have every bridesmaid in the same dress. She also made them her something blue! The results truly had the wow factor and we listened to the decision receive compliments all day long.

bride with bridesmaids in blue dresses

Pippa and her bridesmaids credit Sugarbird Photography

Taking it outdoors

Birdsall brides and grooms have been able to opt for an outdoor wedding of sorts for years now. We have a temple overlooking our lake, that, due to the permanent roof, is licensed for ceremonies. However, from the 1st of July, there’s no need to worry about that – couples can marry anywhere outdoors!

wedding couple walking to a temple

Benita and Will credit Sansom Photography

This change in the law means our entire grounds are able to be used for civil ceremonies. It’s expected that this new legislation will mean outdoor weddings become a huge hit. Couples will race to find the most picturesque spots first. We are especially excited as we have some stunning twelfth century ruins on our lawns that are the perfect setting for saying “I do”.

Outdoor wedding at Birdsall Estates

Our ruins credit Dominic Wright Photography

We’re masters at a quick turnaround! So, if on the day, the weather has other plans, we can easily move proceedings to our ballroom, dining room or Oval room.

ballroom wedding at Birdsall

Our ballroom credit Dominic Wright Photography

Sustainable favours

This is a trend we are already seeing but we think it will really take off next year. As everyone tries to do their bit for the planet, couples are opting for favours that can be eaten, re-used or recycled. Lindsay and Graham got married here at the end of 2021 and they used sustainable favours that we absolutely loved!

sustainable wedding favour

credit Kieran Paul Photography

Travel is back with a bang!

As 2023 should mean the easing of travel restrictions across Europe and the world. The industry is expecting to see even more people book with confidence. We have a lot of couples from outside the UK that choose Birdsall for their destination wedding – perhaps because of family ties or a love of Yorkshire. We’re delighted that next year should see the return of people being able to invite their international guests to their special day. Of course, when guests are coming from afar, they want to make a holiday of it! We have six luxury bedrooms and have also partnered with Langton Hall who offer bespoke rooms, apartments and holiday lets nearby.

wedding hotel bed

bathroom in hotel

Headwear can finally have its resurgence

No-one wanted hats, flower crowns and headpieces to fall out of favour at weddings. But, hats and facemasks were a very awkward combination! Now that face masks are an individual’s choice, more and more guests are choosing statement headwear again. There are not many occasions left where hats are de rigueur so we say, go for it! We loved the choices of some of the guests at the recent wedding of Tabs and Nick. You can also read about in May’s issue of Your Yorkshire Wedding.

happy wedding guests

Guests looking great credit Melissa Beattie Photography

woodland wedding photography

credit Little Sixpence Photography

Dates are being booked fast here at Birdsall for 2023. As we only book one wedding per weekend, there’s limited availability. However, there are still some exclusive-use weekends available. Get in touch here to make an enquiry.

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