7 Summer New England Wedding Trends for 2022

Are you engaged and planning a New England summer wedding for 2022? If so, you're in for some exciting trends!  Keep reading to learn about... Read More

Are you engaged and planning a New England summer wedding for 2022? If so, you’re in for some exciting trends! 

Keep reading to learn about the latest and greatest wedding ideas to make your special day perfect. From unique venues to cutting-edge fashion, there are sure to be some trends here that inspire you. 

Get ready to start planning your dream summer wedding with these seven big trends.

1. Break traditions.

Individuality is definitely on trend! Many couples are trying to make their special day unique, meaning they aren’t sticking to formal attire and more. Try breaking out of traditions, including the traditional wedding dress.  

Some brides are opting for a bold color wedding dress or no wedding dress. Instead, they are choosing to do more of a runway style. Whatever you decide to wear on your day is totally up to you.

2. Try a blast from the past.

From rust color pallets to restyled vintage dresses, your grandparents’ styles are coming back in 2022. Pay homage to generations past by incorporating a retro feel in your wedding theme.

Consider a second-hand vintage dress or a theme that lend themselves to prior decades: 

  • Roaring ‘20’s
  • Gone with the Wind in the ‘30’s
  • Casablanca in the ‘40’s
  • Rock ‘n Roll in the ‘50’s
  • Swinging ‘60’s
  • Studio 54 or Disco in the ‘70’s
  • Pretty in Pink in the ‘80’s

3. Use eco-friendly elements.

More and more couples are becoming conscientious about the impact of their New England wedding planning choices on the environment. There are many options to help with potential special event waste. 

Consider recyclable wedding favors or paper products for the entire wedding. Then, when planning your menu, choose a caterer that can ensure farm-to-table food and cut down on waste. 

4. Incorporate more greenery.

When it comes to floral trends, think greenery and more greenery. From eucalyptus to succulents, greenery can even replace floral.

More greenery can not only help you stay to your floral budget, but it can help bring the outdoors inside for a beautiful summer wedding.

5. Try a regal theme.

It’s no surprise that wedding trends are being influenced by the Victorian or Regency era, including the hit Netflix series Bridgerton. The show, set in Regency England, has sparked a renewed interest in all things related to the era. From fashion to décor, brides-to-be are looking to the past for inspiration. 

One of the most popular trends is an 1800s-inspired wedding dress. Whether it’s a dress with ruffles, an empire waistline, or long gloves, more and more brides are opting for a vintage-inspired look. 

And it’s not just the dress that’s getting the Regency treatment; wedding accessories (like veils) are also getting a makeover. 

6. Go over the top with your entertainment.

According to wedding planners, one of the significant trends for 2022 will be large, over-the-top wedding entertainment. After two years of separation from the outside world, many couples are ready to finally tie the knot and celebrate with their friends and family. And what better way to do that than with a big party? 

There are endless possibilities for making your wedding a truly memorable event. So if you’re planning a wedding in 2022, don’t be afraid to go big — your guests will thank you for it.

Playing on wedding bandstand

7. Take your wedding outdoors.

Couples are increasingly drawn to outdoor weddings, and the trend is only expected to grow. 

There are several reasons for this shift — for one, outdoor weddings allow for a more personal and intimate setting. They also provide a unique backdrop to make your wedding photos stand out. 

And, of course, they’re a great way to take advantage of beautiful weather (since you’re getting married in the spring or summer in New England). If you’re considering an outdoor wedding, you’re certainly not alone. Barns, courtyards, and vineyards are also popular wedding venues, as they offer a more rustic and romantic setting (and you can also keep your wedding guests covered with a tent).


Summer weddings are an excellent opportunity to show off your personality and style (and enjoy the beautiful weather). We hope this list of summer wedding trends has helped inspire you! 

Need help finding the right tent for your big day? For help with New England event rentals, give us a call at Sperry Tents Seacoast!