Planning Your 2022 San Diego Wedding

Are you planning to say “I do” in 2022? You’re not alone. After a tough few calendar years, 2022 is poised to be a record comeback year for the exchanging of vows. An estimated 2.5 million ceremonies are already scheduled nationwide — the largest number in nearly 40 years. So if you’ve got a San Diego wedding on the horizon, here are some ideas and trends to think about.


Choosing the Correct Venue

Amazing weddings call for incredible settings. That’s why Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside has pulled out all the stops to put together a comprehensive, highly customizable wedding program that gives happy couples the freedom to bring their “big day” vision to brilliant life. Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or you’re a San Diego local, our elegant venues, superb catering and personal attention will elevate your event to spectacular levels. We specialize in creating magical memories for a lifetime. Want more information? 


The Comeback of Color

Muted tones (such as weathered whites, grays, and neutral colors) were very on-trend during the last few years. But now, many couples are making use of more vivid splashes during their special occasion. Bright colors in floral displays, décor elements, and wardrobe are making a big comeback. Our planners are always ahead of what’s hot, so you can be sure that your special day will represent a contemporary celebration.  


Schedule an “I Do” Redux  

Given how many couples had to either postpone or reduce the scope of their weddings in 2020 and 2021, the ‘22 calendar will likely also be full of “do-over” occasions. Many couples who made the tough decision to opt for micro-weddings (with understated ceremonies and smaller guest lists) are feeling motivated to go bigger — this time opting for “round two” nuptials and vow renewals on a scale more in keeping with tradition.


Enjoy the Outdoors

Outdoor weddings (backyards, beaches, and others) were popular for obvious reasons over the last two years, and it seems they’re here to stay. Planning your nuptials under the sun or the stars will offer your guests a measure of comfort they’ll definitely appreciate. Many rental companies have made open-air tents available for larger-scale celebrations, as well. And San Diego weather is always perfect for being outside.     


Weekday Weddings

Here’s a classic example of turning a problem into an opportunity. Since many wedding venues have had their 2022 calendars fill up with rescheduled ceremonies, you may be hard-pressed to find any setting with a weekend to spare. But rather than lament it, embrace it — there’s no rule that says you can’t get married on a Wednesday!


Dynamic Destinations 

It may have been unthinkable two years ago to jump on a plane to go to a faraway place to celebrate the union of a happy couple. However, the classic destination wedding has once again become not just feasible, but fashionable. So don’t be afraid to exchange vows in front of a memorable dream-getaway backdrop. In fact, we hear the beaches, sunshine and beauty of San Diego is going to prove to be a popular setting in 2022!


Ready to Plan?

The events team at Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside is always ready to help make your wedding dreams a reality. Take a look at our weddings page for more information, and reach out to us. We’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure that your special day is every bit as magical as you’ve always dreamed it could be.