After weathering through a tough year of lockdown restrictions during the pandemic, many wedding plans were disrupted, postponed and cancelled. Still, with the recent lockdown easing during July 19, engaged couples are looking forward to 2022 with renewed hope and excitement.
With many couples planning to reschedule their wedding plans and finally tie the knot in 2021 and onwards, there will undoubtedly be a big surge of new trends and significant changes to wedding trends in 2022. There will undoubtedly be a few trends to stay and a couple of trends that will become obsolete. To help you get a head start on your wedding plans, here are our wedding trends predictions in 2022.
Unconventional Wedding Entertainment
The pandemic has inevitably affected how wedding receptions were held, and many couples did not let it put a damper on their spirit. Many wedding planners found ways to rework their entertainment plans with a bit of creativity and ingenuity to make it both safe and unforgettable. From outdoor drive-in movie settings, car park weddings, and other wacky yet covid safe ideas, there are many ways to host a unique wedding experience.
Backyard weddings were a big trend in the wedding planning industry, and we expect the movement to grow in popularity in 2022 and onwards. Not only does backyard wedding venues provide both comfort and safety, but it’s also intimate and cost-friendly. With the encouragement of smaller weddings, many wedding planning businesses offer services to transform your home into a venue worthy of a wedding.
Holiday Destination Weddings
With so many engaged couples having to reschedule or postpone their wedding amidst the lockdown, many will want to go all out with their wedding plans and host a special celebration when it’s finally safe to travel again.
With the world slowly re-opening for tourism, and a few countries allowing vaccinated passports, many couples will want to embrace their wedding to the fullest. Some airline companies and the wedding planning industries are already offering pre-booked holiday packages in advance.
Indian weddings tend to be more traditional compared to a regular wedding ceremony. Based on their tradition, their weddings normally consist of performing a number of rituals right from the beginning till the end. We’ve listed some of the most well-known rituals that you may see at an Indian wedding. Some rituals are performed depending on their religion.
The Kanyaa Daan is a ritual that involves the father of the bride handing his daughter to the groom. The meaning behind the ritual is to show the father handing all his duties to the groom. This ritual may sound familiar in a regular wedding ceremony. However, at an Indian wedding, it’s performed differently where the daughter sits on her father’s lap, and a few words are recited at the same time.
Indian weddings are filled with other fun rituals including playing games after the ceremony. Once the ceremony is over, the couple will head back to the groom’s place. The couple is then given a knotted long string in which they need to untie the knots as fast as they can. The meaning behind the game is that both couples will need to work together in any obstacles that may come their way.