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Hottest Wedding Trends for 2023

Weddings are a day full of love, friends, and family. So, when it comes to planning your wedding, you want to do research and find out the hottest wedding trends. We are here to help you get a jump on what to expect in the upcoming year! We are excited to see some of the fun new trends enter the wedding scene and we think you will too! We have all the hottest 2023 wedding trends from cake designs to wedding décor to trending wedding dress styles and more to walk you through planning the most perfect wedding day.

First, I would like to say Hi to those who might be new to our Venue!

Welcome to Historic Venue 1902. We are located in the beautiful Historic downtown Sanford, which is conveniently located 20 minutes outside of Orlando, FL As you’ll notice throughout many of our blog posts and social media, we love weddings and getting to be a part of these incredible days is always such a joy! If you are experiencing these you know we always enjoy providing engaged couples with some of our favorite tips for a seamless wedding planning experience, in addition to inside looks at real weddings held at Historic Venue 1902. You can guess this based on the opening paragraph, today we will be talking trends and what is HOT! Let’s get started! Photo

love drunk Photos

2023 will be the year of the blurry wedding photo, one that captures the dizzying bliss you felt on the big day. Alongside the “Drunk in Love” Neon sign- you will find this fun trend as social platforms are trading perfection for authenticity; we can expect wedding photography to hop on this trend with a more authentic look into your day!

Nontraditional Guest Books

Writing a sweet note for the newly married couple in a beautifully bound book is a classic and sweet. But there are plenty of fresh new ways to send those well wishes! Over on #WeddingTok, users are coming up with creative takes on guest books, like voice messages recorded with old-fashioned telephones, greetings written on the back of polaroid photos or well wishes signed on wooden Jenga pieces. We recently had a couple have their guests sign their corn hole game! Photo

Colorful Dresses

2023 fashion is bringing billowing sleeves, detachable skirts and sheer fabrics float down the aisle. But perhaps the most exciting trend is the use of color. From vibrant florals and soft pinks and blues, 2023 wedding fashion is playful and unexpected. Pastel pink is the new white!

Live Houseplant Décor

Succulents made their debut into the wedding scene several years ago. 2023 is set to see the generation of plant lovers take live plants for a wedding to a whole new level. These plant parents will be adorning their wedding venues with potted plant décor. Along with wanting a more sustainable choice than cut flowers, couples love the greenhouse oasis where live plants cultivate. photo

Make custom ceremonies feel less boring:

While weddings are traditional and ceremonies are beautiful and sweet, the trend towards ceremonies focused on individual couples is heading your way in 2023! Did you know that over half of weddings are officiated by family or friends? We are also seeing the trend towards shorter ceremonies. Weddings under 30 minutes are going to continue to trend as couples look towards a meaningful event but maybe not a long meaningful event! We love the use of family and friends as flower men and women add a little fun to a couple’s big day!


One of the biggest trends we're predicting for 2023 is bold and unique color palettes. Say goodbye to the white dress and pastel shades. More and more couples are opting for daring and unforgettable color schemes that reflect their personalities.

If you are planning a 2023 wedding, don't be afraid to experiment with some out-of-the-blue color schemes. And remember, it is your wedding, so anything goes.


Another big trend we are seeing for 2023 is creative ceremony backdrops. Couples are thinking outside the box when it comes to their ceremony décor, and we love it!

From hanging greenery to statement arches, there are so many ways to make your ceremony space unique. This will also help to make your wedding photography even more breathtaking. Historic Venue 1902 offers amazing options to help you create a perfect wedding with our onsite rentals! You can check them out on our website:

A Private Last Dance

The wedding couple takes center stage for the entire reception, but in 2023, we’re looking for a special moment just the two of you. After months of planning, many newlyweds are astonished when their wedding day flies by. To take in the magic of this milestone, partners are closing out the festivities with a private dance. While the Historic Venue 1902 team gets your guests ready for the grand exit, you two can enjoy one last moment before you head out to start your lives together as a married couple!

We hope we have offered you fun tips that will help you find the perfect vendor team to create your best day ever! Our venue team is here to help you from booking to the wedding day! If you haven’t booked your wedding, we would love for you to come and visit and let us show you why choosing Historic Venue 1902 can be the perfect backdrop for creating your custom and uniquely yours best day ever! Historic Venue 1902 is conveniently located just outside of Orlando in the beautiful Historic district of Sanford. We have been honored and privileged to host hundreds of weddings and celebrate so much love, we would love to show you everything Historic Venue 1902 has to offer. To schedule a tour, you can text or call 407-986-8600. In the meantime, feel free to check out our Instagram page @venue1902 and see the many reasons you too should say I do at Historic Venue 1902!


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