From thrifted dresses to four-legged ring-bearers, weddings in 2022 are set to follow some exciting trends.
A new study by financial comparison company money.co.uk has unveiled some of the most popular fads appealing to brides and grooms, and it looks like the second-hand dress movement is making waves.
According to money.co.uk, Google searches for renting bridesmaid dresses have increased by 181 per cent since May last year, while searches for renting wedding dresses increased by 89 per cent.
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On top of this, a new multi-coloured approach to decor and dress themes is catching on, with searches for brightly-coloured flowers, wedding decorations or colorful attire and dress themes increasing by 200 per cent.
Clearly, modern couples are looking to ditch the usual whites, blacks and beiges and swap for something a little bolder.
But the quirkiest of all is the rise in searches for ‘pets at weddings’.
Searches increased by 200 per cent compared to last year’s Google ratings, and according to money.co.uk, they’re not only referring to your usual four-legged doggy friends.
Searches have gone so far as to include llamas in the mix, with searches for ‘llama weddings’ increasing by 89 per cent.
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We’ve already seen how celebrities have adopted the pet wedding trend, with Aussie tennis stars Luke Saville and Daria Gavrilova suiting up their gorgeous mini dachshund ‘Tofu’ as ring bearer for their nuptials in December last year.
More recently, Australia’s DJ Tigerlily and now-husband Scott Lawson brought their fur baby into the mix during their wedding in March this year.
The pair decided to bestow their beloved pup ‘Lentils’ (aka Lenny) with the task of ring bearer. Watch the adorable video above.
The DJ also sweetly shared the moment she revealed her bridal look to her pooch on Instagram.
Posting on Instagram, the DJ wrote: “Most brides do a first look with their partner, family or bridal party. However, it didn’t make sense for me to do this with anyone but my fur baby.”
As well as getting pets involved, money.co.uk notes a more environmental approach to ceremonies this year, with searches for in-season flowers and sustainable wedding venues also on the rise.
Naturally, rented dresses also fall into this category, and reveal a more eco-conscious mindset among brides and grooms this year.
Other rising trends include increased searches for ‘moissanite engagement rings’, which are a more carbon-friendly option compared to traditional diamonds.
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