It’s 2023 already, how about that? Even though it’s unbelievable how fast time flies, we’re all that much more excited for this new chapter.
If you are planning a destination wedding or an event in the Dominican Republic and you’re wondering what 2023 brings us trends-wise, buckle up because we’ve got just the answers.
Spoiler alert: By the looks of it, we’re going to have a very exciting event year! Let’s dive in!
Vibrant, Over-the-Top Decor
First up on our destination event trends list, we have vibrant, extravagant decor. If the previous years were filled with delicate and subdued hues, expect 2023 to bring the exact opposite!
Inspired by the vivacious 90s, we’re going to see a lot of strong color tones, rich patterns, and bold pairings. Expected to affect both event decor and attire, 2023 is set up to host visually stimulating, expressive events, filled with personality and that “make a statement” vibe. Needless to say, we’re here for it!
Now, if super bold isn’t your thing – don’t fret! It’s okay to customize and quieten this trend down to suit you! Instead of going with patterns and textures, stick to a subdued theme, but add accents to diversify it.
This way you can deeply personalize your event without worrying about seeming outdated.
Functional installations are the next big destination event trend! Sure, we’ve seen some functional installations at events over the years, but in 2023, they’re going to be everywhere!
With the possibility to be thoroughly customized and made your very own, these pieces will add personality, style, and excitement to your event. Suitable for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and every other type of event you may be celebrating, functional installations are a great way to mix things up and create a focal point at your venue.
Remember those floral walls? In 2023, we’re replacing them with walls filled with snacks/treats, champagne/drinks towers, elaborate wedding favor stations, neon signs, Polaroid displays... Virtually everything is fair game, all you need to do is tap into your imagination.
Live & Extravagant Entertainment
We sure love a good DJ (and hey, don’t skip them just yet), but 2023 will be the year of live music and unconventional entertainment.
Whether it’s a full band playing the greatest pop, rock, and Latin music hits, a violinist filling the air with gentle tones, or an acoustic set by a singer and guitar player – live music is going to be all the rage. When choosing musicians for your event, go with the ones that add to your event aesthetic and vibe. Another great thing is that you can mix and match: have one artist during the ceremony and another to handle the reception. You can also go with the winning combination of a DJ + band for a more versatile experience.
Aside from live music, we’re also expecting to see lots of live performance art. Fire shows, performance dancers, and other special entertainers are going to have an excellent year. Able to add such a unique, local touch to destination events, these performers will work incredibly well with the whole theme of excitement and novelty that 2023 is bringing along.
To Sum Up
Here’s a list of the destination event trends for 2023:
- Bold, statement colors. Events will be inspired by the colorful 90s. Patterns, textures, and over-the-top decor will dominate.
- Functional installations such as drinks towers, bar stations, neon signs, snack walls, etc.
- Live bands and unconventional event entertainment to add a local touch.
If you’re planning a wedding or an event in the Dominican Republic, here’s a bonus tip from an experienced Punta Cana event planner (hint: it’s us! Hi!): The scenery is just PERFECT for every one of these destination event trends. And the local live music and entertainment options are a great addition to any celebration.
If you need help with your destination event or wedding, our team at DIDEA – Punta Cana is just a click away. We’d love to incorporate any of the 2023 destination event trends into your special day and personalize everything to your ideas and budget.