As a coastal wedding planner, I see many trends that come and go over the years. But Maine always has its very own set of trends that come about every wedding season. We have a special, unique space on the coast where many couples choose to wed along the calm waters of the northern Atlantic and away from the hustle and bustle of bigger cities. With that, couples want their guests to experience all of Maine’s peace and beauty. However, deciding what and how to include those Maine elements can feel overwhelming. If you want to stay on trend with your wedding this year, here are 5 Maine wedding trends to expect in 2023.
Linens are making a hard and fast comeback. When planning the wedding of your dreams, linens are not only crucial for decking out the banquet tables at the reception. They can also be transformative for the venue, the backdrop for the ceremony, the chairs, and more. Overall, linens are a great way to add a personal touch to your venue.
Couples are becoming more creative in waste management and looking to be more environmentally friendly but still get that Pinterest-worthy shot. There are numerous inventive ways and suggestions to include eco-friendly options on your special day. Things such as biodegradable confetti tosses to renting and repurposing decor and attire are becoming increasingly popular. Sustainability continues to be of utmost importance to many couples and vendors alike.
Choosing your wedding’s color scheme and decor style is one of the first things you’ll decide once you start wedding planning. Naturally, coastal Maine tends to draw a lot of attention to the color blue! We will likely see blues coming in with table linens, floral arrangements, and signage. Another design bonus with blue– you can really mix it with any metal and still have a beautiful, cohesive palette.
With being on the Maine coast, couples want guests to experience the tasty seafood. One of the 5 Maine wedding trends to expect in 2023 is curated raw bars to allow guests a sampling of things from lobster tails to oysters to crab legs. But don’t spend all of your time on the food, that forget about your signature drink! Choose one that adds a personal touch to you and your significant other, but try to have it go along with the food pairings you choose.
This is a Maine wedding trend I expect to see and hope is here to stay! If you already have a date for your 2023 Maine wedding, you might wonder what flowers you can use in your wedding. Florals are a great way to bring in color and texture. Even with the short growing season in Maine, we still have an exorbitant number of flower farms that can produce high-quality blooms so you can keep your vendor team completely local!
Overall at Maine weddings in 2023, I anticipate there will be a strong push for entertaining and engaging activities among guests. Expect to see higher seating alternatives, letting guests choose tunes, original guestbooks, and having disposable cameras at each table. As a result, weddings in 2023 will mark the return of wedding pleasure. Here at Coastline Weddings, we can’t wait to see all the unique wedding trends that will be popular in 2023, as it will be yet another extraordinary year!