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Engagement Timeline: Your 2022 Bridesmaids Edition

Getting on top of your wedding admin is key to big day planning, and your initial engagement timeline is where it all begins.

You’re engaged! This is huge! Congrats! We’re so happy for you! And you are both going to have an incredible time planning your wedding day over the next 12 or so months. From choosing the prettiest bouquets and cake, to picking your dream dress and bridesmaids – it’s going to be a whirlwind! So, its important that from 2022 you stay on track, and keep an engagement timeline. Otherwise, your best intentions could go flying down the toilet!

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An Engagement Timeline For You & Your Bridesmaids

In order to help your big day plans go as smoothly as poss, we thought we’d share our top tips for newly engaged couples. Bite-size pieces of wedding planning cake that will help to make the process more manageable, and more fun for you and your bridesmaids.

Check Your Nails

How are most people going to hear about your engagement? Social media. And how will you tell people that you’re engaged? By showing your engagement ring! Now, how’s it going to look if you share an image of your ring finger with cracked nail polish, or chipped ends? It’s going to look awful. Even if you don’t think so now, trust us, in 5-10 years time you’ll wish you’d got a manicure.

Post an Engagement Ring Selfie

This engagement ring selfie is probably going to be the biggest thing you’ve posted on Instagram to date. So make sure it’s exactly how you want it. A relaxed, loving shot of you and your partner is what we’re going for.

Once you’ve shared it with your adoring fans, WhatsApp it to Mum, so she can share it with the rest of the family!

Plan an Engagement Party

We said this was an engagement timeline, and the party is one of the most exciting parts! There are of course many things that need to be decided and prepared for following a proposal, but we’re not focusing on those today! We’re worried about having fun, relaxing, and enjoying being engaged!

Do you want to plan it all yourself? Or would you rather your friends throw you a surprise? Do you want it casual, or extravagant? Decide on the vibe early, discuss it with your future bridesmaids and then plan something that feels right for you, and your relationship.

Choose Your Bridesmaids

This should probably come before the engagement party, but who knows when parties will be taken away from us again, so we moved them up a bit! But this stage is critical, and you should decide early on how many bridesmaids or groomsmen you want by your side. Because they’ll play a key part in your wedding and engagement planning.

Do you want strict even numbers of grooms and maids on both sides? Or are you happy with an odd number? Will you have just friends? Or does his or her sister make the cut because they’re family?

The bridesmaids you pick will be emotionally carrying you to the altar over the next 12 months, so choose with your heart, and your head.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

You’ve said ‘yes’ to your beloved, and now it’s time to pop the BIG question to your bridesmaids! These girls (and guys) have (nearly) always been there for you, and they’ve always been there. So now it’s time to show them some love back.

Give them a proposal surprise that lets them know you care, and that you want them there on your wedding day, by your side. Something personalised is always appreciated, and some kind keepsake of the moment would also be good.

Take a Breath During Your Engagement Timeline

The internet is full of resources that will show you how your engagement timeline should be. And your friends and family will always be happy to share their advice with you also. But occasionally, it’s important to take a step back, and remember why you are doing this. This isn’t a task, this is your wedding. So put some time aside in-between the wedding planning, and do some fun downtime things that you both enjoy. Or do something that’s just for you. Whatever it is, it’s good to relieve the stress that an intense engagement timeline can sometimes bring!

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2022 Wedding Trends You’ll Love

The next 12 months will be defined by the last, and we will see the big trends appearing as a massive positive for anyone planning a 2022 wedding.

We’d all love to forget the last 24 months, but we’re sure they will always be remembered. Often when great tragedy strikes, lessons are learned, and we evolve to be better. So let’s not dwell on the negatives (which there have been many), and instead look to next year with positivity. And more specifically, what the 2022 wedding trends will be.

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How will the pandemic affect our approach to celebrations? Will it continue to affect it? And what trends will be born from it?

The Wedding Trends for 2022 Season


The Guest Experience

Until about 3/4 months ago, we’d all been starved of live entertainment. 2020/2021 was officially the year TV and… not much else. We were starved of the things that make us dance, cry, or interact with others within the real world. And this craving for the immersive experience is certainly something that will factor into 2022 wedding trends.

For instance, we’ll see alternatives to the average wedding reception performers. Forget magicians, think illusionists. Forget the classic wedding DJ, think live band and your favourite DJ! Maybe stand-up comedians could entertain your guests, while tarot readers predict their futures! The possibilities are endless, and we’re excited to see how creative couples will get!

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Informal, Relaxed & Intimate


Intimacy is one of the major trends for 2022. During our prolonged isolation, we have all learned much about ourselves, and those we are closest to. And what we’ve discovered is that our loved ones are really all that matters.

Those people that you missed the most but didn’t realise that you would, those mates you started calling everyday just to check in. Those people are the ones you want to celebrate your big day with, not some cousin you’ve never heard of!

Having a smaller guest list certainly has its benefits, predominately, your wedding budget will go much further. Which means you can provide a much more luxurious experience for your chosen few. An intimate wedding also allows you to not just be more lavish, but also spend time with your nearest and dearest. How many times have you been to a wedding and not been able to say more than two or three words to the happy couple? Reduce your guest size, and you’ll instantly have a lot more time for an intimate, shared experience.

Have a Wedding Wherever


Following on from our last point, a smaller guest size means you no longer need to marry in a traditional wedding venue. Meaning you can tie the knot wherever you wish. Plus, there were a lot of weddings cancelled in 2020/2021 due to the pandemic, which are now re-arranged for 2022/2023. This means if you want a weekend wedding, you’ve got stiff competition! However, if you plan to throw your wedding somewhere unusual, like a bowling alley, a boat, or maybe your favourite restaurant…? You’ll have much more choice, and you’ll create something pretty unique too.

Shop Local


One of the major positives that has arisen from the last 24 months, is our renewed appreciation for neighbours and community. Our local shops and small businesses have all been hit really hard during the pandemic. But thankfully, these once overlooked individuals are now favoured over the likes of Amazon or big brands. And we believe this is because the wider community has started to look inwards, and understand that these real people, need our support. This is also being reflected in the weddings trends of 2022.

For example, the friendly neighbourhood florist who hand-selected flowers to send to your mum on her birthday, is now being booked for your wedding. Or the local bridal and bridesmaids shops who worked tirelessly to make sure every bride can still arrange their big day — even during a worldwide pandemic!

These people are our heroes, and we need to shop local in solidarity, and support for each other. And sourcing as locally as possible will not only help our neighbours, but it will also reduce our carbon emissions too. A win-win for all of us.

A Thoughtful Thank you


Post-pandemic, we’re all so thankful to have weddings back, and even more fortunate to be able to really spend time with each other again. Because of this, we’re sure every wedding in 2022 and in the near future will have a much more profound meaning to it, an extra layer of gratification for the opportunity to celebrate with our loved ones.

This appreciated will be reflected in the wedding trends of 2022, and in how we show appreciation to our guests. Maybe a handwritten note could be placed on each place setting, or personalized wedding favours that go above and beyond the traditional could be made. Or even extra wedding support staff couple be brought in to look after childcare, so all those war torn lockdown parents can really let their hair down for the night.

If you’d like to see the biggest wedding trends for bridesmaids in 2022, feel free to check out our latest post here.

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The Jenny Yoo 2022 Bridesmaid Dresses Your Girls Cannot Fail to Fall For

The brand-new bridesmaid dresses from Jenny Yoo 2022 are a pure breath of fresh air, and a gift your girls will love for years to come.

Famed New York bridesmaid dresses designer Jenny Yoo, has been an innovator in bridal fashion for nearly two decades, and is still killing it as we speed towards 2022. Continually evolving, her designs celebrate modern femininity with clean lines, luxe fabrications, hand-placed details, and fresh perspectives on classic silhouettes. This season is no exception, and so far, their new arrivals have blown us away.

The Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses have been our most favoured designer for some time, and if their 2022 collection is anything to go by, that’s not stopping anytime soon! Be it luscious in satin, or floaty in tulle, these new gowns have been designed for the modern bride who wants to pick something that actually makes her bridesmaids look good. And this season sees some of the most flattering styles enter the collection, in colourways that are so effortlessly on trend.

In order to celebrate these fabulous new designs, we thought we’d share some of the new arrivals from Jenny Yoo, in the hope that maybe one, or two of them could be your bridesmaid dresses for 2022!

You’ll Love These Jenny Yoo 2022 Bridesmaid Dresses

Lissa

The Lissa cowl neck chiffon bridesmaid dress from Jenny Yoo has a chic halter neckline and flowing A-line skirt. The strappy back and side slit on this bridesmaid adds a peek of skin to this chic style for 2022, one of our fave new dresses!

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Althea

The Althea long sleeve chiffon bridesmaid is a boho beauty with a clean, modern edge that sets it apart from other dresses. Billowing sheer sleeves are balanced beautifully by a structured bodice and straight neckline. The flowing A-line skirt has a slit to reveal a peek of skin.

Beckett

The Beckett V-neck satin bridesmaid dress from Jenny Yoo takes a modern approach to old Hollywood glamour. Delicate spaghetti straps highlight the collarbone and shoulders, and the faux surplice neckline flatters the décolletage. Soft pleats in the bodice create beautiful movement in the bodice. The slim A-line skirt skims your curves, and a sultry slit reveals just the right amount of skin.

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Chase

The Chase scoop neck bridesmaid from Jenny Yoo is a chic, modern addition to one of our favourite dresses fabrics, satin back crêpe. Delicate spaghetti straps highlight the shoulders and collarbone, and a scoop neck flatters the décolletage. The structured bodice is balanced beautifully by a slim A-line skirt and sultry side slit.

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Kat

The Kat bridesmaid dress is effortlessly romantic with an easy shape and thoughtful details. The dainty spaghetti straps tie at the shoulders for an adjustable fit and a feminine flourish. The soft cowl neckline and slight blouson waist lend and easy feeling, and the bias cut skirt skims your curves for a flattering fit.

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Gabriela

The Gabriela burnout satin slip bridesmaid dress has an elongating empire waist seam, notched neckline and body skimming bias cut skirt. Cut in the brand’s beautifully textured satin burnout fabric, this style is a natural to mix and match with other fabrications.

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Jolie

The Jolie V-neck velvet bridesmaid is another of our dresses for 2022 that takes a modern approach to old Hollywood glamour. Delicate spaghetti straps highlight the collarbone and shoulders, and the faux surplice neckline flatters the décolletage. Soft pleats in the bodice create beautiful movement in the bodice. The slim A-line skirt skims your curves, and a sultry slit reveals just the right amount of skin.

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The 5 Bridesmaid Dress Trends That Will Rule in 2022

Create the most up-to-date line-up of gorgeous girls with these hot trends for 2022

If you’re (finally) celebrating your big day in 2022, there’s so much to get excited about, especially if your original wedding plans were scuppered over the last 18 months. As with every new year, a fresh wave of wedding trends is upon us, from bridal gowns to table decor and floral arrangements. But the most important, if you’re having a wedding party, is the latest bridesmaid trends for 2022, and straight outta the gate, we’re here to tell you: it’s all about dresses with uniqueness, be it an on-trend colour colourway, whimsical print, or a luxe fabric.

Depending on your wedding style, be it classic, boho, or oh-so glam, the choice of bridesmaid dress is a crucial element to consider if you want a cohesive feel for your big day. Be that with one, two or twenty maids in your line-up. The right choice will perfectly tie the details of your special day together, from the venue’s aesthetic to your ceremony attire. Even better if it feels fresh and on-point for the season, too.

Whether you’re getting married in the spring, summer, autumn, or winter, these bridesmaid dress trends for 2022 will ensure a decidedly fresh look for your special day, with something to please every taste and budget. 

Bridesmaid Dress Trends for 2022

Number 1 / 2022 Bridesmaid Trend: Mix, Not Match

Make your bridal party one worth remembering, by mixing things up! We love the eclectic boho vibes that come to life when our bridesmaids mix prints, fabrics, and styling to show their unique personality. The key to controlling possible chaos? Set some boundaries on the colour palette family to ensure that it feels cohesive.

LUNA \ JENNY YOO BRIDESMAIDS

The Luna V-neck flutter sleeve midi dress combines vintage inspired details and a thoroughly current leopard pattern for a perfectly modern look. The plunging V-neck and open back are balanced beautifully by the fullness of a romantic flutter sleeve. The cummerbund cinches in your waist, while the button front skirt skims your figure for an effortless silhouette.

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HATTIE \ TRUE BRIDESMAID

Hattie is a strapless off the shoulder bridesmaid style with an elegant boho vibe. It has a sweetheart neckline with elegant wide chiffon sleeve frills and a stylish low v-back. We have added a narrow chiffon belt with a scattering of hand beaded pearls at the centre front to add a dash of sparkle, and to accentuate the waist. This dress is finished with a slim floaty A-line skirt and zip up back with covered buttons and loops.

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LIANA \ AMSALE

Liana from Amsale has a stunning and unique silhouette, with asymmetrically draped crêpe creating a one-shoulder neckline and covering a fitted bodice. Its straight crêpe skirt grazes the floor with graceful elegance.

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Number 2/ 2022 Bridesmaid Trend: Luxe Fabrics

Velvet and charmeuse feel so rich and celebratory looking toward 2022, a year when we can’t wait to bring the party back to weddings! Charmeuse is perfect in flowy styles, like the silhouette of the moment, the slip dress, while velvet is best when featured in tailored styles and sleek silhouettes.

SAMMI \ JENNY YOO BRIDESMAIDS

The Sammi velvet cowl neck slip bridesmaid dress is an effortlessly glamorous choice for any wedding or event. With the delicate spaghetti straps, gentle cowl neckline, and elongating empire waist seam, this style is incredibly chic and versatile.

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ADELE \ JENNY YOO BRIDESMAIDS

The Adele satin cowl neck midi length satin slip bridesmaid dress features a flattering empire waist and body skimming bias cut skirt. This minimalist midi slip dress from Jenny Yoo give you an effortlessly glamorous feeling for the modern bridal party or wedding guest.

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ISSA \ JENNY YOO BRIDESMAIDS

The Issa velvet off the shoulder bridesmaid dress is an elegant addition to any bridal party. The wide scoop neck leads into a flattering draped sleeve that highlights your shoulders beautifully.

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Number 3 / 2022 Bridesmaid Trend: Greens & Blues

Shades of green and blue feel like a fresh change of pace, as bridesmaids colours have been dominated by pink hues for so long. For spring and summer weddings, why not consider sage, olive, and dusty blues for a fresh look, 2022 look. For autumn and winter? Emerald green and midnight blue are set to rule, with a seasonally appropriate mood.

KAIA \ AMSALE

This satin gown is perfect for a modern bridesmaid look, we instantly picture it for a black-tie London town wedding. Available in a rainbow of shades, it’s an elegant choice, any time of year. 

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SYLVIE \ JENNY YOO BRIDESMAIDS

Channel Old Hollywood vibes in this stylish slip dress with a show stopping fit.

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CHLOE \ AMSALE

With an effortless drape across the bodice supported by delicate straps, this fluid satin fit-to-flare features a low backline and high slit. It’s sultry, but never attention-stealing.

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Number 4 / 2022 Bridesmaid Trend: Neutrals

The absence of bold colouring can make a statement all of its own. Neutral bridesmaid dresses will be big in 2022, with muted tones like champagne, nude, and even ivory creating a clean, crisp, and super modern look for your girls.

ADDISON \ JENNY YOO BRIDESMAIDS

The Addison satin cowl neck satin slip bridesmaid dress features a flattering empire waist and body skimming bias cut skirt. This minimalist slip dress give you an effortlessly glamorous feeling for the modern bridal party or wedding guest.

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JUDE \ JENNY YOO BRIDESMAIDS

The Jude chiffon slip bridesmaid dress from Jenny Yoo has an elongating empire waist seam, notched neckline and body skimming bias cut skirt. The slim silhouette also makes this style a natural to mix and match with other fabrications.

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IMANI \ AMSALE

The high neck of this bridesmaids dress gets contrasted by a deep keyhole back, outlined by wide straps and secured with a single covered button at the neck. The fluid satin skirt starts at the bust line and is flattering in a fit-to-flare shape.

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Number 5 / 2022 Bridesmaid Trend: Prints

Prints on prints is the trend for a personality-filled bridesmaid look in 2022. Printed bridesmaid dresses bring so much fun and whimsy to a bridal party, and watercolour-inspired prints can bring a super dreamy feeling, while a bold graphic print can be very contemporary.

COLBY PRINT \ JENNY YOO BRIDESMAIDS

The slip dress of your dreams! The Colby’s chic cowl neckline is taken to the next level by her twirl worthy print skirt.

Colby Print Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Dresses in London
JADA PRINT \ JENNY YOO BRIDESMAIDS

Cross our heart, you’ll love this dress with her sweet ruffled halter and her sultry skirt slit, especially in a print.

Jada Print in Blush - Blush - Jenny Yoo
RYAN PRINT \ JENNY YOO BRIDESMAIDS

The Ryan Print dress has an elegant A-Line silhouette with a chic plunging V-neck in a flowy Luxe Chiffon. Illusion tulle is used at the neckline to create a fitted bodice, while a deep V in the back gives way to a romantic long circle skirt with a whimsical sweep. 

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