Summer Wedding Trends for 2023

September 23, 2023, is the most popular wedding date, reports The Knot. If you wish to say “I do” in October, however, you’ve landed the most popular wedding month of 2023. The summer of 2023 will host 65% of all weddings this year! With some fresh and intriguing wedding trends emerging for 2023, weddings this summer may look a bit different. The most recent and prominent trend: colours, colours, and then more colours.


Colours are back in style for wedding catering trends this summer of 2023. Wherever you look, wherever you go, weddings will be bright and loud – decorations, flowers, bridesmaid dresses, and even wedding menus. Wedding stylists and expert caterers encourage brides to be bold in their choices, all while remaining classy and fun. Wherever you go, ceremonies and wedding receptions will be decked out in vibrant shades of pink, orange, and yellow paired with complementary flowers in hues of pink, purple, and red.

Statement aisles

A statement aisle is a fun and unique approach to further personalise your wedding. It’s something guests haven’t seen before, and they’re not likely to forget it anytime soon! Fashion runways, interior design trends, and even nature are showering Sydney couples with aisle inspiration. Experts think it’s worth looking into if you want to make your wedding ceremony truly unique.

Big weddings

Covid has been quite the “inconvenience” for couples, but in 2023, thankfully, big weddings are making a comeback. People are more eager to travel longer distances and meet in large groups to attend the wedding of a dear relative or friend.

Retro wedding cakes

To match the growing popularity of brightly-coloured weddings, spectacular retro-inspired cakes are making waves in wedding trends of summer 2023. It’s yet another one-of-a-kind detail that Sydney couples may add to make their wedding stand out. Pick a decade as your inspiration and start creating something you both enjoy.

Convertible wedding gowns

Many brides dream of a flowy and dramatic dress for the wedding ceremony yet desire comfort and freedom to dance and move at the wedding reception. In the past, brides were limited to choosing one or the other due to budget constraints. However, the latest wedding trend of summer 2023 offers a solution: convertible wedding dresses – two dresses in one! Lightweight options are now available, featuring sleek and form-fitting designs with detachable skirts or capes that cover the shoulders. This allows for an easy transition from the ceremony to the reception without the need for changing outfits.

Over-the-top décor

In harmony with the vibrant colour themes, we’re witnessing a slew of elaborate, eye-catching table decorations. Minimalism took a step back, and maximalism is in the spotlight! With the rising popularity of all things bright and attention-grabbing, Sydney couples have endless possibilities to personalise the look and ambience of their wedding decorations.

Disposable camera 

Disposable cameras are also trending at weddings this summer, 2023. Most weddings used to have disposable cameras on each table, but with the introduction of digital cameras and the fantastic photos smartphones can take, the disposables were phased out. However, as the demand for blurry flash photos grows, disposable cameras are making a comeback at weddings. The good news is that they’re reasonably affordable, user-friendly, and wedding guests love them! 

Private last dance

One emerging wedding trending exclusively for couples is the private last dance (aka sweetheart dance). This intimate moment allows the newlyweds to truly connect after a busy day packed with family and friends. Couples select a meaningful song and take a few minutes to reflect on their big day. They can choose to share this moment while everyone is still present or wait until they leave to savour the quiet solitude of being alone together.

Working with Boardwalk Catering for your Sydney summer wedding in 2023

  • Gold Licence status: Boardwalk Catering has achieved the prestigious Gold Licence status awarded by the Restaurant and Catering Association, ensuring the highest standards of service and quality for your summer wedding.
  • Fresh and seasonal produce: Our commitment to using fresh and seasonal ingredients ensures that your wedding menu is filled with vibrant and delicious flavours that will delight your guests.
  • Rich menus: From canapes to buffets, plated dinners to food stations, Boardwalk Catering offers a wide range of menu options to suit your preferences and create a memorable dining experience for everyone.
  • Quality catering with a difference: With over a decade of experience in the hospitality and event industry, we bring a unique touch to your wedding catering, combining culinary expertise with creativity to deliver a truly exceptional dining experience.
  • Focused expertise: While we excel in wedding catering, our expertise extends to corporate events and private functions as well, allowing us to bring a comprehensive understanding of different event requirements to make your wedding truly special.
  • Values that set us apart: At Boardwalk Catering, we prioritise honesty, customer focus, adaptiveness, common sense, and attention to detail. These values guide us in providing customised and impeccable service to ensure that your wedding day surpasses all expectations.

Parting thoughts

In the vibrant summer of 2023, Boardwalk Catering is here to turn your Sydney wedding dreams into a joyous reality. Our expert catering team brings the hottest trends to life through visually stunning, mouth-watering culinary creations. Every aspect of your Sydney wedding feast has got to be a feast for the senses – from bold and beautiful colours to statement aisles and retro-inspired cakes. Boardwalk will be right there by your side. Our exceptional service and attention to detail will make your catering experience as seamless and stress-free as it’ll ever be. 

Contact Boardwalk Catering today to create an experience that leaves a lasting impression on you, your spouse, and your guests. Let us be the culinary storytellers of your special day, where every love story deserves a feast as unique and extraordinary as the couples it celebrates.