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Summer 2023 Wedding Color Palettes & Top Trends

Published on May 3, 2023

By Katy Eriks
Blue and orange fun summer 2023 color palette mood board with light blue wedding and rust suits, bright colors, and sunglasses.
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We thought 2022 was a big wedding year, but The Knot let us know that “2023 is anticipated to return to pre-pandemic levels with approximately 2.1 million wedding receptions” in their Real Weddings Vendor Report. Which is to say, as we near summer 2023, it's all only getting bigger. And, couples in 2023 are breaking tradition. This year we’ll see grazing tables instead of passed hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour. In place of traditional rentals, décor will be locally-sourced and eco-friendly. And, brides will replace the traditional ball gown with accessories like feathers, capes, and gloves. As you narrow down the details of your summer 2023 wedding, here are a few ideas to keep you current. 

Protect your guests from the heat. 

In 2023, we aren’t looking to see outdated baskets of sunglasses and paper fans. Instead, opt to provide parasols for your guests. Stick to light and airy, sheer colors like white, beige, and rose quartz. Not only will your guests appreciate the shade from the summer sun, the pictures from your big day will look like they popped right out of a magazine. 

Draw inspiration from the West. 

You don’t have to live west of the Great Plains to embrace Western décor at your wedding this summer. Western weddings is one of the biggest trends of the season, and it's also one of the easiest to make your own, customized to your preferences. Use Western fonts in your invitations, dress the guys up in bolo ties, or set up a late night fire pit at the reception. And, don’t forget the cozy pillows and blankets to keep your guests comfortable. You can also find tasteful ways to dress up the day with horseshoes and cacti. 

Connect to the earth. 

Wedding color palettes for summer 2023 are full of earth tones, from sky blue to evergreen, sunset orange and sandy beige. Here are a few mood boards to help you pull together the earth tone wedding of your dreams. Order fabric swatches to compare shades and let the stylists at SuitShop know how we can help make your dream wedding come to life.

Earthy, relaxing wedding color palette for summer with tweed suit vests, burnt orange suits, brown shoes, and rust bridesmaid dresses.
Green wedding theme mood board for summer color palette in forest green wedding suits and seafoam bridesmaids' dresses and seafoam accents.
Trendy neutral wedding color mood board with champagne & beige bridesmaid dresses and ties and light gray wedding suits.
Bright summer wedding color ideas with pastels and bright pops of light blue and orange groomsman suits, bridesmaid dresses, and bouquets.
Katy Eriks
Katy Eriks

Katy Eriks started out as one of SuitShop's first brides. Having experienced SuitShop as a customer first, Katy brings valuable perspective to customer car...

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