2023 Wedding Trends for Your Big Day

As Spring officially settles across England, it is time for engaged couples to prepare their nuptials. Whether that’s picking beautiful blooms, tasting velvety cakes, or spending a weekend venue-hopping, Spring is the perfect time to plan your dream day.

 Yet, the reality is that planning a wedding can also be stressful. At The Moat House, we often meet overwhelmed couples who lack clarity about what their dream day should look like. And while we put together a bespoke wedding experience for couples like you, our experts always advise couples to take a look at wedding trends for inspiration. From festival weddings to intimate gatherings, today we’ll explore the top 2023 wedding trends and share how you can make your big day truly exceptional.


Wedding Trends: Festival Weddings

Imagine walking down a lush green meadow surrounded by fairy lights, dancing under the stars to a live band, and snacking on food-truck style delights. That’s what festival weddings are all about. By creating a laid-back and boho-chic atmosphere, festival weddings are one of the 2023 wedding trends you will want to embrace for a one-of-a-kind experience.

 With Festival weddings, you can infuse your unique personality and style to every aspect of the celebration. From unconventional wedding attire like flower crowns, flowy dresses, and colourful suits, to unique decor such as dream catchers, photo booths, and rustic elements, festival weddings allow you to create a personalised and Instagram-worthy experience that reflects your unique love story.

 At The Moat House, we understand the allure of festival weddings and offer bespoke wedding packages that can be tailored to your specific vision. Our stunning outdoor spaces, including our picturesque gardens and rustic courtyard, provide the perfect setting for a boho-chic ceremony and reception. So, if you're looking to break away from traditional norms and embrace a wedding trend that promises a memorable and unconventional experience, a festival wedding may be just the perfect choice.



Wedding Trends: Culture-First Weddings

For international couples, the most prominent 2023 wedding trend includes having a culture-first wedding. With the desire to authentically highlights roots and share cultural identity with loved ones, this trend offers couples like you a chance to celebrate inclusivity and diversity. Culture-first weddings are not only a way to honour and showcase your heritage and traditions, but also an opportunity to educate and engage guests in a meaningful and immersive experience.

Whether it's a traditional tea ceremony, a colourful Indian sangeet, or a vibrant African dance performance, culture-first weddings focus on celebrating love in all its forms. Couples looking to have a culture-first wedding can use traditional attire, music, and dance to customs, rituals, and cuisine to incorporate your heritage.

At The Moat House, we know the significance of culture-first weddings and our experienced team of wedding planners will work closely with you to incorporate meaningful cultural elements into your wedding, ensuring that your special day is a true reflection of your heritage and love story.



Wedding Trends: Multi-Day Weddings

Why settle for just one day of celebration when you can have multiple? In 2023, multi-day weddings are the wedding trends to watch out for, as they allow you to extend the festivities and lavish your party with lasting memories.

Behind multi-day weddings is often the desire to spend quality times with loved ones. With busy lives and distance from family, multi-day weddings allow for a worth-the-travel experience. By hosting events and activities over multiple days, such as welcome parties, rehearsal dinners, after-parties, post-wedding brunches – all which can be themed differently – you and your party can experience memorable times together.

At The Moat House, we offer a range of options for multi-day weddings. Our luxurious hotel accommodations provide a comfortable and elegant space for you and your guests to stay and celebrate together. Our versatile event spaces can be transformed into different themes and styles for each day of your celebration, from a formal rehearsal dinner in our grand ballroom to a relaxed brunch in our charming courtyard.



Wedding Trends: Intimate Weddings

Perhaps a not-so-surprising 2023 wedding trend is having an intimate wedding. Couples are opting for smaller, more intimate celebrations that truly reflect their personalities and desires. Intimate weddings offer you the chance to create meaningful connections and unforgettable moments. You can prioritise the details that matter most to you, such as personalised vows, unique decor, and special touches that truly represent your love story.

Additionally, an intimate wedding offers you more flexibility over budget and customisation. With a smaller guest count, you can allocate your budget to create a more luxurious and indulgent experience for your guests, such as a gourmet meal, fine wines, and personalised entertainment. Intimate weddings also offer more venue options, allowing you to choose unique and intimate settings, such as a cosy country inn or a charming outdoor garden.

At The Moat House, we understand the appeal of smaller weddings and offer intimate wedding packages that exude elegance and sophistication. Our charming and historic venue provides a cosy and intimate atmosphere for your special day. From our elegant private suites to our picturesque gardens, we have the perfect space for your intimate wedding celebration.


Bespoke Wedding at The Moat House

We are dedicated to making your wedding day truly special and memorable. Our luxurious hotel, with its rich history and stunning surroundings, provides the perfect backdrop for your dream day, no matter the 2023 wedding trend you fancy. Our experienced wedding planners will work with you every step of the way to ensure that every aspect of your wedding day is flawless.

 Our outdoor spaces, including the enchanting gardens and courtyard, offer a picturesque setting for your ceremony and reception while our elegant event spaces provide the perfect ambiance for your celebration, whether it's a formal affair or a more relaxed gathering.

 Whether you're envisioning a festival-style extravaganza, a culture-first celebration, a multi-day affair, or an intimate gathering, we have the expertise and resources to make it happen. So why not celebrate on the stunning grounds of our Staffordshire countryside estate and make your wedding day an unforgettable experience? Explore The Moat House bespoke wedding package today.