Wedding trends to look out for in 2023

Event planner Tara O’Grady shares inspiration for your big day.
March 22, 2023 12:13 p.m. EST
March 22, 2023 12:13 p.m. EST

Event planner Tara O’Grady shares inspiration for your big day. Take a look below at some of the trends and vendors featured in the segment and watch the video clip above for more wedding inspo! 


Tara loves the look of long tables and says the repetition of table settings makes a great visual impact and promotes a special and celebratory dining setting. 

Our segment featured a modern glass table paired with ivory chairs (available at Detailz Couture) which ground the table and complement the beautiful place setting and flowers. 


Tara also loves a graphic element on tables, so she used “dogwood plates” (available at Splendid Settings) which served as a jumping-off point to the rest of the look—the blue glassware ties in, and the gold accents of the charger and cutlery add opulence and glamour, yet have a modern feel. 

Candlelight is a major component of a beautiful setting, but be sure to check with your venue if real candlelight is permitted and if so, whether it needs to be enclosed in a glass cylinder. 


Of course, we can’t forget about flowers—they’re one of the most decadent decor elements. Try to use seasonal and local blooms—we used tulips, peonies, hyacinths, and roses from Jackie O. Opt for a variety of components in a variety of heights and sizes. This can be a budget-friendly approach as the number of stems is less than a large, single centerpiece. Components are also helpful as they can be relocated easily to accommodate bread baskets or family-style platters

Sweet Table & Cakes 

Like all elements of a beautiful wedding or party, the visual impact is very important. Our segment featured the exquisite work of Fine Cakes by Zehra and sister company Gift Cake Co. To embellish the look of the sweets display, we used a variety of platters and tiered trays from Glamorous Affairs.

While the tradition of cutting the cake is still popular, we’re seeing smaller “cutting” cakes rather than large wedding cakes.