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December 17, 2021

5 Top Wedding Trends to Look for in 2022

5 Top Wedding Trends to Look for in 2022

It's almost a new year, which means a new set of wedding trends to keep an eye out for as you plan your 2022 ceremony. Even if your ceremony isn’t for a while, it is never too early to start researching new ideas for your big day. Thankfully, we have collected some of the up and coming trends for your rehearsal, ceremony, reception and catering in Mayland to get you started. Keep reading to discover how weddings are changing in the upcoming new year — and gather some ideas for your ceremony while you’re at it. 

        1. Toasts at Your Rehearsal Dinner

Let your catering in Maryland know that you plan to hold your toasts at the rehearsal instead of the reception

rehearsal dinner toast at a restaurant
Allow your guests to make more intimate toasts at the wedding rehearsal.

Traditionally, sentimental toasts have always occured at the wedding reception — in front of all of your family and friends. Often, these toasts can take up a large portion of your wedding reception. In 2022, it seems like more couples are doing away with toasts at the reception, and instead having family members toast at the rehearsal dinner. 

Toasting at the rehearsal dinner is preferable for a number of reasons. The first, and most important for your guests is that they won’t have to give a speech in front of such a large group of people. Another great reason to hold your toasts at your rehearsal dinner is so your family and friends can tell as many inside jokes as they want without confusing the rest of your guests. And, as we already mentioned you will have more time to socialize and dance at your reception. Before your ceremony, communicate with your catering in Maryland so they can get a better idea of your intended reception schedule.

           2. Cocktails Before the Ceremony

Arrange for a pre-ceremony cocktails with your catering in Maryland

wedding party in suits holding martini cocktail
Get your ceremony started on the right foot.

More couples than ever are kicking off their big day by serving a signature cocktail before the ceremony. A pre-ceremony cocktail could be in lieu of or in addition to your cocktail hour later in the day. Your guests are sure to enjoy a cocktail as they wait for the ceremony to begin. When you are planning your pre-ceremony cocktail, consult with your catering in Maryland to set up a bar near the ceremony entrance. Serving your signature cocktail before the ceremony is not only a fun way to kick off the ceremony, it also makes your guests feel immediately welcomed.

         3. DIY Dessert Tables

Collaborate with your catering in Maryland to set up a specially themed dessert table

wedding dessert table with pink cake pops
Cake pops are adorable and a crowd favorite.

In 2022, couples are customizing their catering in Maryland more than ever. For this coming year, the biggest trend is a DIY dessert bar. It doesn’t matter which type of dessert you choose but we have a few ideas to get you started.

  • Ice cream sundae bar
  • Cookie tasting
  • Cake pops
  • Artisanal doughnuts
  • Assortment of candies
  • Cupcake buffet

By encouraging your guests to serve themselves at your dessert bar, each guest can get a little bit of the things they love most. It is also a more memorable and interactive experience than your standard wedding cake.

        4. Vibrant Color Stories

Say goodbye to muted tones and pastels, it’s all about going bold in 2022

outdoor wedding with red tablecloth and chair covers
2022 is the year to experiment with bold colors.

In years past, bold and vibrant colors were considered to be just a little bit “too much” for a wedding ceremony. In 2022, however, a bolder color palette is coming back into fashion. That is not to say that you have to choose all bold colors for your ceremony. Rather, couples are picking one or two accent colors that stand out against the rest of the chosen decor. Now that more muted colors have become traditional, it's time to shake it up and try a color story with a little bit more impact.

        5. Tented Weddings

Work with your catering company in Maryland to arrange the perfect menu for your tented wedding

Greenery hanging from a tented venue
Tented weddings are on the rise in 2022.

Tented weddings gained popularity in 2021, and that trend is expected to continue in 2022. In the New Year, there will be more outdoor weddings than ever before, and many couples are turning to tented wedding venues. Tented weddings are a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather outside. If you’re planning your wedding against the elements of mother nature, tented venues can be outfitted to protect your guests from any less-than-ideal weather conditions. 

As a wedding catering company in Maryland, we’ve worked with many venues in the area to help plan beautiful tented weddings. Here are some of our recommendations for tented wedding venues in Maryland:

  • Maria’s Love Point Bed & Breakfast: Maria’s Love Point Bed & Breakfast is located on Kent Island in Stevensville, and their event space overlooks the Chesapeake Bay and Chester River. 
  • Matapeake Beach: As for Matapeake Beach & Clubhouse, this waterfront venue previously served as the ferry terminal house between Sandy Point and Kent Island before the Chesapeake Bay bridge was built. In 2009, the terminal ferry house was restored, and the venue has since then been a popular location for weddings. 
  • Herrington Harbor Marina: Herrington Harbor Marina is tucked away on the Chesapeake Bay and is a great option if you’re looking for a waterfront tented wedding venue. The Paradise Ballroom at Herrington Harbor Marina offers a state-of-the-art tented venue with delicate tulle fabric, fairy white lights, and a gorgeous chandelier. 


If you are looking for catering in Maryland to help take your wedding reception to the next level, look no further than The Smokehouse Grill. We’ll help you customize your venue for your guests and help you design your perfect menu and reception. Contact The Smokehouse Grill today and we’ll help you turn your dream wedding into a reality.

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