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  • Writer's pictureNina Seignette

Inspiring Trends for Destination Weddings in 2023

Destination weddings are becoming increasigly popular,

and in 2023, Thailand is stealing the spotlight as the perfect location to say "I do." With its breathtaking landscapes, warm hospitality, and rich cultural experiences, Thailand sets the stage for an enchanting celebration. So, grab a seat and let's explore the latest wedding trends that will make your special day in Thailand truly unforgettable.


1. Curated Cocktail and Mocktail Hours:

Gone are the days of standard bar setups. In 2023, couples are opting for curated cocktail and mocktail hours, where mixologists craft personalized beverages inspired by the couple's favorite flavors. From tropical infusions to Thai-inspired concoctions, these creatively curated drinks add a touch of sophistication and delight to the wedding festivities.



2. Reception Outfit Changes:

Why stick to one outfit when you can have two? It's all about expressing your unique style! In 2023, couples are embracing the freedom to switch up their attire for the reception. Imagine dazzling your guests as you transition from a traditional ceremony ensemble to a glamorous reception outfit. Whether it's a sleek gown, an elevated swimsuit, or a fusion of cultural attire, these outfit changes bring an element of surprise and glamour to your celebrations.


3. Metal Color Palettes:

In 2023, metallic hues take center stage when it comes to wedding decor. Couples are incorporating gold, silver, and copper accents to create an opulent and modern atmosphere. These metallic tones complement the warm tropical landscapes of Thailand, adding a touch of luxury and elegance to the festivities.



4. Bold-Colored Florals:

While soft pastels and whites have always been wedding favorites, 2023 is here to make a statement! In 2023, couples are opting for bold-colored florals that truly pop. Picture vibrant blooms in deep purples, electric blues, and striking oranges against the lush greenery of Thailand. These eye-catching arrangements bring a sense of drama and individuality to your wedding aesthetic, creating a visual feast for all.



5. Smaller, Intimate, and Non-Traditional:

Forget the cookie-cutter weddings of the past. This year, it's all about smaller, intimate, and intentional wedding days that break away from tradition. Say goodbye to conventional settings and attire! Imagine exchanging vows on a pristine beach, in a private villa, or even on a traditional Thai longtail boat. Embrace your unique style and create a day that reflects your personalities. It's all about celebrating love in a non-traditional, unforgettable way!



6. Multi-Day Celebrations:

Why limit the fun to just one day? Thailand's cultural richness offers the perfect opportunity for multi-day celebrations. From pre-wedding ceremonies and traditional blessings to post-wedding excursions, extend the festivities and immerse your guests in the local culture. Let them experience the magic of Thailand alongside you, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


7. Offbeat and Natural Ceremony Locations:

Nature is your playground! In 2023, couples are seeking offbeat and natural locations for their ceremonies. Picture exchanging vows on a pristine beach, beneath a secret waterfall, amidst lush jungles, or in a tranquil temple. These unconventional ceremony locations create an enchanting ambiance, adding a touch of magic and tranquility to your special day.



8. Sharing the 80's Love:

Nostalgia takes center stage this year as couples embrace the vibrant energy of the decade. Picture retro-themed decor, throwback music playlists, and a playful atmosphere that transports you and your guests back in time. Think neon lights, bold geometric patterns, and a disco-inspired dance floor. It's all about adding a fun and memorable element to your destination wedding celebrations.




In 2023, couples are prioritizing the wedding experience! I'm excited to see less trends and more of what weddings should be—just about the couple, and the absolutely incredible experience they share with their guests !

If you're planning a destination wedding in Thailand, I invite you to reach out to me for capturing your special day through my lens. Let's make your dream wedding a reality and create memories that will last a lifetime !


Nina Seignette, Destination wedding photographer based in Thailand.


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