Etsy’s Top Wedding Trends for 2022

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Etsy is a treasure trove for couples seeking unique, one-of-a-kind wedding details. Searches for wedding items have increased 145% in the last three months, signaling that traditional weddings are back after months of postponed, restricted, or canceled celebrations. Here, Etsy’s Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson shares what’s emerging for 2022 weddings.

Bridal Bows

This sweet detail is having a moment; Etsy has seen a 51% increase in searches for bow gowns and a 114% increase in searches for bridal or bridesmaid bow accessories. “After living in sweatpants for the past few years, many brides are eager to get ultra glamorous and polished for their big day, and bows offer the perfect solution,” shares Johnson.

etsy wedding trend bows
Vintage Bohemian Bow, Bow Drop Earrings, Silk Ribbon, White Dress with Tulle Bows, Removable Train, Photo Booth Guest Book, Santorini Florence Hair Bow 

’60s Style

“Sixties brides did their own thing, rejecting the overly feminine standards of the previous decade, and opting for pared-down looks and shorter hemlines,” shares Johnson. Borrowing the top styles of the past, searches for short wedding dresses are up 20%, and searches for A-line dresses are up 22%. And when it comes to veils, there’s been a 41% increase in searches for short or shoulder-length veils, a 37% increase in searches for blushers, and a 10% increase in searches for pillbox hats. 

etsy wedding trend 1960s style
60s Mini Dress, Short Silk Veil with Bow, Off Shoulder Mini Dress, Tea-length Tulle Skirt, Lace Short Wedding Dress, Birdcage Veil, Audrey Wedding Dress 

Heirloom-Worthy Gifts

After waiting so long to celebrate together, guests are seeking out ultra-personal gifts for the newlyweds. Custom cutting boards are a top gift item (77% increase in searches), and people are also seeking out custom artwork (129% increaser in searches for custom wedding or couples’ illustrations). Custom cake knives and cutting sets are also increasing in popularity (34% increase). 

etsy wedding heirloom gifts
Personalized Wedding Box, Preserve & Frame Your Wedding Bouquet, Wedding Vows on Acrylic, Personalized Wedding Cake Server Set, Custom Cutting Board, Custom Couples Portrait, Wedding Vows Art Print, Hand Cut Map

Destination (and Destination-Inspired) Weddings

“It’s safe to say we’re all craving a getaway, and many couples are taking the opportunity to get hitched in paradise or, with all of the unknowns surrounding traveling over the last few years, bringing the destination right to their guests,” says Johnson. Searches for passport-inspired wedding invitations are up 140%, and beach-inspired favors are up 92%. 

etsy wedding trend destination wedding
Tropical Wedding Cake Topper, Watercolor Olive Branches and Villa Invite, Tropical Welcome Wedding Sign, Airmail Save the Date, Monstera Personalized Wedding Candles, Wedding Luggage Tags Favors, Palm Tree Wedding Table Numbers

Regency Aesthetics

“Thanks to this year’s much-anticipated return of a popular 19th century-inspired TV show, ‘regencycore’ — a style inspired by the 1800s elite — is continuing to influence both decor and fashion alike,” says Johnson. “Inspired by a sense of escapism, this trend is all about fairytale opulence, elegance, timeless romance and vintage-inspired luxury.” Etsy is seeing increased searches for bridal gloves (121%), puff sleeve wedding dresses (93%), and pearl veils (78%).

etsy wedding trends regency asethetic
Light Blue Cheesecloth Table Runner, Vintage Brass Candlesticks, Bridal Tiara, French Inspired Wedding Menu Template, Bridal Gloves, Calligraphy Place Cards, Hand Drawn Elegant Wedding Monogram Crest

Colorful Celebrations

Colorful wedding ideas are having a major moment — with a 327% increase in searches. “This trend is all about showing off your personality, injecting joy into your special day, and setting the tone for a fun, playful and entirely unique celebration,” says Johnson. 

colorful wedding ideasHolographic Arched Wedding Invitation, Pale Pink Tulle Wedding Skirt, Sapphire Engagement Ring, Acrylic Place Cards, Cake Stand, African Print Necktie, Wedding Bouquet, Velvet Table Runner, Modern Wedding Invitation

—Kristen Klein  

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