2022 Wedding Film Predictions

For engaged couples eager to tie the knot, 2021 was often a story of delays, panicked rescheduling and compromises. COVID-19 disruption carried over from 2020 and forced many couples to change their wedding dates, venues or plans entirely. 

If you managed to get married in 2021, chances are it didn’t go as you’d originally planned – but congratulations! For couples who either chose to delay until 2022 or those newly engaged, things are looking a little brighter. 

In fact, many wedding industry professionals (and specialist wedding site brides.com) are labelling 2022 as a ‘Wedding Boom’. As wedding popularity soars, videographers and photographers like myself are looking forward to many of the new trends which will come as part of this surge in wedding events. 

Let’s take a look at 2022 wedding film predictions and see how they might impact wedding videography…

Regency-inspired weddings

With Netflix’s hit drama Bridgerton creating a rush for countryside manor weddings, 2022 looks set to be full of the spirit of regency weddings for many budding brides. This means ‘puff sleeved wedding dresses’ (a surging topic on eBay and Google Trends), blue pastel colours, empire-waist dresses, literary quotes and other handwritten mementoes. 


For videographers, a wedding in the Regency style is all about capturing the sense of grandeur and romanticism. Documentary-style films will be an ideal way to follow the journey of your day and create your own slice of Bridgerton magic. 

Extraordinary entertainment

Move over, DJ. Step aside, Spotify playlist. With couples putting off their big day for so long, many have decided that settling for the standard level of wedding entertainment just isn’t enough. So, 2022 will see live bands, comedians, singing waiters, magicians, and more returning to the wedding scene. 

The rise of more mature entertainment options in venues across the UK will also influence the acts booked by wedding planners. Axe throwing, beer pong, circus acts and more are sure to see more chances to perform in 2022. 

This is a golden opportunity for the wedding videographer to help celebrate the effort you’ve put into your special day. With the proper lens selection, a videographer can capture slo-mo footage of high-flying acts or frame a perfect memento of your live band’s most soulful numbers. 

Sustainability 

As young couples aim to reduce their impact on the planet, it’s no surprise that weddings are becoming more sustainable. This is happening in a variety of ways: from the food selection to the location. More couples opt for outdoor weddings, even in the UK’s unpredictable climate, where they incorporate more natural, earthy tones and recycled materials, natural fabrics and wildflowers into their special day to reduce waste. 

Vintage furniture and materials

The world of upcycling is in full swing, especially after many of us took to it as a COVID-19 lockdown hobby. Whether you’ve placed a new coat of paint on an old dresser or began upcycling your whole home, it’s an interior design trend set to remain popular. 

For weddings, however, vintage and upcycling are going to be massive in 2022. As the explosion of interest causes costs to soar, couples will be looking to keep prices down wherever possible – which often means sourcing second-hand options and upcycling them to suit their wedding theme. 

I expect to see everything from vintage dresses and suits to furniture options and keepsakes, all coming from charity shops, family members or giveaway groups. 

Large guest lists

Where many 2020/21 couples had to focus on small, intimate weddings due to restrictions and the challenges related to the general pandemic, 2022 will see more significant celebrations back on the menu. This means 100+ guests at a time, which increases the planning, cost and logistical considerations you’ll have to make. 

For videographers, larger weddings necessitate a different style of filming than intimate ones. A great wedding film must capture the emotions, mood and general ‘scale’ of the wedding – which means you need a professional who can confidently direct your wedding video regardless of how many guests you have attending. When you’re inquiring with any potential videographer or photographer, ensure that they know how to handle large events without losing focus on the happy couple. 

Child-friendly weddings

As guest lists increase, so too does the inevitability of lots of children attending the wedding. Unless you have an adults-only occasion, chances are you’ll have at least some friends and family who want to bring their children. 

In addition, Google searches are on the rise for terms like ‘maternity wedding dress’ – indicating many budding brides are also expectant mothers. This will lead to an increase in kid-friendly weddings that feature games, entertainers and food specifically for the children. 

As a professional videographer, you have to interact with kids comfortably and encourage them to behave when filming certain scenes. So when choosing your wedding videographer, make sure you choose someone who is comfortable being around children and understands the shooting considerations required if your wedding will have lots of young guests. 

Of course, as with any trends article, it’s hard to predict the future. The UK could feasibly be in for another wave of COVID-19 disruption, making it difficult to plan. However, if you’re thinking of tying the knot in 2022, one thing is for certain: cost and venue competition is at an all-time high – so book early to avoid missing out. If you want a wedding videographer, click here to learn more about my services. 

2022 Wedding Film Predictions

For engaged couples eager to tie the knot, 2021 was often a story of delays, panicked rescheduling and compromises. COVID-19 disruption carried over from 2020 and forced many couples to change their wedding dates, venues or plans entirely. 

If you managed to get married in 2021, chances are it didn’t go as you’d originally planned – but congratulations! For couples who either chose to delay until 2022 or those newly engaged, things are looking a little brighter. 

In fact, many wedding industry professionals (and specialist wedding site brides.com) are labelling 2022 as a ‘Wedding Boom’. As wedding popularity soars, videographers and photographers like myself are looking forward to many of the new trends which will come as part of this surge in wedding events. 

Let’s take a look at 2022 wedding film predictions and see how they might impact wedding videography…

Regency-inspired weddings

With Netflix’s hit drama Bridgerton creating a rush for countryside manor weddings, 2022 looks set to be full of the spirit of regency weddings for many budding brides. This means ‘puff sleeved wedding dresses’ (a surging topic on eBay and Google Trends), blue pastel colours, empire-waist dresses, literary quotes and other handwritten mementoes. 


For videographers, a wedding in the Regency style is all about capturing the sense of grandeur and romanticism. Documentary-style films will be an ideal way to follow the journey of your day and create your own slice of Bridgerton magic. 

Extraordinary entertainment

Move over, DJ. Step aside, Spotify playlist. With couples putting off their big day for so long, many have decided that settling for the standard level of wedding entertainment just isn’t enough. So, 2022 will see live bands, comedians, singing waiters, magicians, and more returning to the wedding scene. 

The rise of more mature entertainment options in venues across the UK will also influence the acts booked by wedding planners. Axe throwing, beer pong, circus acts and more are sure to see more chances to perform in 2022. 

This is a golden opportunity for the wedding videographer to help celebrate the effort you’ve put into your special day. With the proper lens selection, a videographer can capture slo-mo footage of high-flying acts or frame a perfect memento of your live band’s most soulful numbers. 

Sustainability 

As young couples aim to reduce their impact on the planet, it’s no surprise that weddings are becoming more sustainable. This is happening in a variety of ways: from the food selection to the location. More couples opt for outdoor weddings, even in the UK’s unpredictable climate, where they incorporate more natural, earthy tones and recycled materials, natural fabrics and wildflowers into their special day to reduce waste. 

Vintage furniture and materials

The world of upcycling is in full swing, especially after many of us took to it as a COVID-19 lockdown hobby. Whether you’ve placed a new coat of paint on an old dresser or began upcycling your whole home, it’s an interior design trend set to remain popular. 

For weddings, however, vintage and upcycling are going to be massive in 2022. As the explosion of interest causes costs to soar, couples will be looking to keep prices down wherever possible – which often means sourcing second-hand options and upcycling them to suit their wedding theme. 

I expect to see everything from vintage dresses and suits to furniture options and keepsakes, all coming from charity shops, family members or giveaway groups. 

Large guest lists

Where many 2020/21 couples had to focus on small, intimate weddings due to restrictions and the challenges related to the general pandemic, 2022 will see more significant celebrations back on the menu. This means 100+ guests at a time, which increases the planning, cost and logistical considerations you’ll have to make. 

For videographers, larger weddings necessitate a different style of filming than intimate ones. A great wedding film must capture the emotions, mood and general ‘scale’ of the wedding – which means you need a professional who can confidently direct your wedding video regardless of how many guests you have attending. When you’re inquiring with any potential videographer or photographer, ensure that they know how to handle large events without losing focus on the happy couple. 

Child-friendly weddings

As guest lists increase, so too does the inevitability of lots of children attending the wedding. Unless you have an adults-only occasion, chances are you’ll have at least some friends and family who want to bring their children. 

In addition, Google searches are on the rise for terms like ‘maternity wedding dress’ – indicating many budding brides are also expectant mothers. This will lead to an increase in kid-friendly weddings that feature games, entertainers and food specifically for the children. 

As a professional videographer, you have to interact with kids comfortably and encourage them to behave when filming certain scenes. So when choosing your wedding videographer, make sure you choose someone who is comfortable being around children and understands the shooting considerations required if your wedding will have lots of young guests. 

Of course, as with any trends article, it’s hard to predict the future. The UK could feasibly be in for another wave of COVID-19 disruption, making it difficult to plan. However, if you’re thinking of tying the knot in 2022, one thing is for certain: cost and venue competition is at an all-time high – so book early to avoid missing out. If you want a wedding videographer, click here to learn more about my services. 

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