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Wedding Reception Décor Trends

If you are planning your wedding, I am sure you have read about a hundred wedding blogs that give you an overview of the wedding trends for the upcoming year (am I right?). We have been taking mental notes ALL year (tell us how are we already halfway through June?) of the décor not only at our Metropolis Brides’ weddings but the featured weddings within the industry. To give you the exclusive emerging wedding reception décor trends in 2022. Wedding trends come and go but these four trends will definitely be around for a while.

Vintage Buttercream Styled Cakes

These vintage buttercream-styled cakes are a mixture of retro 70’s cake designs and the vintage Victorian age and they have been popping up everywhere on social media. Since last year, we have seen them at birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, hen’s parties and bridal showers. They have finally made their way into the wedding sector and we cannot get enough.


A handwritten calligraphy font makes a romantic statement for your wedding stationery – signage, seating chart, invitations, place cards & menus. It allows each element to look and feel uniquely crafted for your special day. The best news is, that calligraphy fonts never go out of style (after all they have been around for hundreds of years).

Coloured Dancefloors

Don’t be frightened by the mention of colour at your wedding. But lately, we have seen brides stepping out of their comfort zone and thinking big with their styling with a coloured dancefloor (not that there is anything wrong with a classic white or black dancefloor). Incorporating colour tells a visual story, it allows you to make your reception that extra bit unique and memorable for you and your guests. Find our favourite coloured dancefloors below.


If you’ve ever scrolled our Instagram and seen our Metropolis Bride’s weddings you would have spotted the clusters of candles at each one. We can see why it’s become the IT thing to have at your reception, candles create an intimate atmosphere at your wedding and allow you to be more creative with your styling. There are endless possibilities with candles; tall, short, tea light, different shapes and colours.

If we have inspired you with any of these reception décor trends and you choose to incorporate them within your styling, tag us or send us your pictures or videos. There is nothing we love more than seeing a glimpse of your dream day.

Want to be a Metropolis Bride? Get in touch with one of our Wedding Specialists today to book your site inspection and let’s start planning the wedding of your dreams.