We know trends can be tricky. Where do you draw the line between a fleeting obsession and an idea you will love forever? When it comes to planning your own wedding, PartySlate.com — a website for people planning weddings and events of all kinds — and Crate & Barrel are here to help.
If you’ve been following PartySlate Event Manager, Kylie’s, wedding planning journey, you know it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing since her engagement in 2020. While Kylie and her fiancé have faced some challenges — from date changes to vendor switches — she had one realization that has been a constant: beautiful wedding trends can also be timeless.
“When I went to create my wedding registry, I realized that I didn’t want my wedding style to exist for just one amazing day,” says Kylie. “I wanted to carry my wedding design through to my home, where it could live forever.”
Some of Kylie’s favorite wedding trends for 2022 that she found on PartySlate were also incorporated into her wedding registry with Crate & Barrel. Keep scrolling to find out what she’s loving now, how she incorporated each trend into her wedding design and registry, and discover how you can marry your own wedding and registry styles.
1. Give Fringe a Second Chance
Forget fringe as you know it. What was a glam fad in the 20s and an earthy trend in the 60s has found new life in 2022. Just a touch of this textural element can add a fun yet elevated feel to your wedding setting — from chargers to decorative tassels, and even tiered chandeliers.
2. Spill the Tea After Dinner
We understand the importance of an after-dinner caffeine fix — especially at a dance-all-night wedding. From a variety of flavors to fun toppings and health benefits, it’s no surprise that tea stations are putting coffee on the back burner. There are plenty of ways to take your tea display to the next level, from carts that match your party palette to elevated warming stations.
3. Go for the Green Glassware
There’s something so fresh about a touch of green in your tablescape. The color suits all wedding styles and perfectly complements designs that need a little umph in the greenery department (2022 floral shortages are no joke). From romantic shades of emerald to soft shades of sage, green glassware is a sparkling addition to any place setting this year.
4. Use More Candles (& Less Table Space)
Over-the-top ceiling installations are losing our focus, as guests begin to look down at gorgeous ground-level candle arrangements — especially around the table. Romantic candlelit dinners are timeless, but often overcrowd your space. Moving pillar candles and hurricanes to the floor creates the same scene-setting flicker — but with more elbow room.
5. Make Your Fireplace the Star
There’s something about fiery lighting that can make a setting incredibly romantic. While sunsets aren’t always feasible for a wedding ceremony backdrop, fireplaces are stepping in as a reliable source of warmth. Plus, they offer a unique architectural element if a standard wedding arch isn’t your vibe.