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AnniCeption: The New Wedding Trend You Need to Know

Start planning: the biggest wedding trends for 2022 are out. The new year brings a fresh perspective on long-loved traditions, and we expect to see lots of personalisation. In this blog, our Yorkshire wedding venue shares some of the most popular trends we expect to see.

 

Earthy, Natural Colour Schemes

Bring the outside in and breathe life into your wedding, inspired by a new consciousness and appreciation for nature. Rust is predicted to be a popular colour for the year, signalling a move away from crisp whites and pastels. Terracotta pots, driftwood, linen, and dried flowers are core decorations, creating a sophisticated palette of nudes, coffees, caramels, and soft pink.

 

Two-Piece Wedding Dresses

Brides are constantly searching for something new and different. A two-piece wedding dress enables you to mix and match to suit your taste, and create a truly unique look. A contemporary take on the traditional, you can transform your look from day to night with the addition of an overskirt or changing of one piece. Ever versatile, and much easier to re-wear for brides who are eco-conscious.

 

Alternative Entertainment

Couples are really taking the opportunity to make their 2022 wedding their own, and entertainment is a huge part of this. From drag queens to axe throwing, photo booths to circus performers, this is a chance to have some fun. At Carlton Manor, we’ve seen giant Jenga, ice cream vans, bouncy castles, and photograph guest books to name a few. 

 

Inside-Outside Experiences

A seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces is what many couples are craving this year. Think patios, tipis, and barns which easily transition between one another. More elevated than a ‘backyard’ wedding, with an atmosphere of ‘secret garden’ sophistication. To increase the whimsical element, add fairy lights, draped fabric, and vintage decorations. It also allows for a safer celebration with plenty of fresh air.

 

Anniceptions

A combination of ‘anniversary’ and ‘reception’, anniceptions are a wedding-reception style celebration which takes place around your anniversary. With many couples having smaller celebrations over the past few years, this is a way of gathering all your friends and family for a bigger celebration. For more information, read AnniCeption: The New Wedding Trend You Need to Know.

 

Rented Wedding Dresses

While it’s not uncommon for grooms to rent their outfit, eco-conscious brides are now following their lead. Hiring a dress means designer brands are accessible for a fraction of the price, which is perfect for those who love their labels! Brides can also change their outfits throughout the wedding at a highly reduced cost, and don’t have to wait for their dress to be made-to-order.

 

What does your dream 2022 wedding look like? At Carlton Manor, we can make it come true. At our exclusive-use venue, you can choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor backdrops to build your special day. Choose from our list of trusted suppliers, or find your own, for an unforgettable experience.

 

Give us a call or enquire today to find out how we can create your perfect wedding.


You may not have heard the term anniception before, but it’s set to take the wedding world by storm this year and next! Our country wedding venue in Yorkshire is delighted to answer all your burning questions about this exciting new wedding trend.

 

What is an anniception?

Anniception: a conjunction of the words anniversary and reception.

Through a year of postponements, downsizing and virtual wedding ceremonies, many couples opted for smaller wedding celebrations. Promising a larger get-together later, the anniception came to life!

An anniception is a second wedding celebration, where you can fulfil your wildest dreams. Posing as an extension to your original wedding day, couples can cut the cake, have a first dance and enjoy all the best wedding traditions. In short, an anniception is your wedding reception, just without the ceremony before.

 

How is it different from an anniversary party?

Whereas an anniversary party is a celebration of the couple after a certain number of years, an anniception is a celebration of the wedding day. You can choose to re-create your celebration, host the dream reception you never had, or do something completely different.

Most importantly, anniceptions include speech-giving, dancing with your parents, tossing the bouquet and all the other elements we love from wedding receptions. You can even have a grand entrance if you wish.

 

When should I have an anniception?

Although it’s a new trend, an anniception will usually take place on the anniversary of your wedding – or as close as possible. That said, there’s no reason why an anniception can’t be a month, six months, or even six years after your original date!

 

Should I keep the same venue and theme as my wedding?

Continuity is something that many couples desire, but after some compromises in their original wedding, many decide to make their anniception different. You have no obligation to the original venue, but if you do hunt for somewhere new, make sure you check the reviews and take a look round.

 

How hard is an anniception to plan?

In all truth, it’s as hard as you want to make it! Some couples will choose to go all-out and have a huge celebration, whereas others may want to keep it intimate. We can promise you though, it won’t be as difficult to plan as your original wedding.

 

Can I re-wear my wedding dress?

Of course! You may have lots of friends and family who haven’t seen you in your bridal outfit yet, and many more who would love to see it again. You might have spent a lot of money on your dress or suit, and would love the opportunity to wear it again. The point of an anniception is to create a wedding reception experience, so relive the magical moment you put on your dress.

That said, things can change in a year, and if you don’t fancy putting on your original, or any, wedding dress, that’s perfectly okay! The most important thing is to feel happy in whatever you wear.

 

Carlton Manor is a wedding venue near Beverley which is currently holding viewings for 2022 availability. Get in touch today to see how we can make your day perfect.