While we’re big believers in planning an authentic wedding that feels true to your relationship, we also love to be inspired by current trends. And if you’re planning your 2024 wedding, you’re in luck – because we’re expecting to see some incredible wedding trends take center stage!
Whether you’re a traditionalist or a trendsetter, 2024 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years for weddings yet. From personalized details to non-traditional timelines and minimalist bouquets, here are 18 of our top wedding trend predictions to watch in 2024.
Hiring a Wedding Content Creator
In 2024, you can expect to see more and more couples hiring “wedding content creators” to document their big day – capturing candid photos and videos that are perfectly curated for social media sharing.
While your wedding photographer will capture the key moments of your day, a content creator can work seamlessly in the background to capture the behind-the-scenes details. Not only does this trend add a unique touch to your wedding experience, it also ensures every moment is beautifully preserved to share with your loved ones.
Petite Bridal Bouquets
Oversized and extravagant bridal bouquets are on their way out, with petite bouquets to become more popular in 2024. Think: Sofia Richie’s simple yet stunning bunch of Lily of the Valley flowers for her wedding earlier this year.
Not only are petite bouquets friendlier on the budget (leaving more money to invest in other details), they also allow your wedding gown to truly shine.
Film and Flash Photography
Film photography has made a comeback in recent years, so it’s no surprise to see it finding its way into weddings! The timeless, romantic aesthetic of film photography can add an artistic touch to your wedding album – just be sure to find a photographer that specializes in this style for the best results.
Additionally, flash photography will become more popular for reception photography, particularly for key moments like your cake cutting and first dance. We’re loving the combination of both film and flash photography for a memorable wedding album.
Mismatched Bridesmaid Bouquets
Last year, we saw a growing trend of mismatched bridesmaid gowns. Next year, you can expect to see more of this trend, along with mismatched bridesmaid bouquets for an added eclectic look!
Rather than having identical bouquets, brides are opting for a mix of complementary blooms and colors for their bridesmaids. Not only does this allow each bridesmaid to express her individuality, it also creates a visually interesting look for the entire bridal party.
Vintage Wedding Cakes
Nostalgia is taking the cake in 2024 as vintage and retro-inspired wedding cake designs become even more popular. Think delicate lace patterns, intricate sugar flowers, and muted pastel colors.
You’ll also find couples opting for a smaller cake, and completing their dessert table with a number of bite-sized sweet treats.
Statement Seating Charts
Wedding seating charts are no longer just functional – they’re also an opportunity to make a serious design statement! In 2024, you can expect to see more seating charts that are creatively displayed, incorporating various materials and styles.
Be inspired by your wedding style and theme to design a seating chart that reflects this. For example: if you’re planning a destination wedding, consider a travel-inspired display with luggage tag escort cards. Or, add a personal touch by incorporating your favorite quote or song lyrics.
Floral Wedding Veils
Wedding veils are getting a floral upgrade in 2024. Expect to see more brides opting for veils adorned with delicate floral embroidery for a romantic, whimsical look.
You can also expect to see floral embroidery making its way into wedding dress designs, napkins and table linens.
Traditional guestbooks are being replaced by audio guestbooks for 2024 weddings. Couples are providing guests with the opportunity to record personal messages via a retro phone, which is then compiled into a digital keepsake.
Not only does this provide endless entertainment for your guests, it also allows you to relive your special day through the heartfelt (and often, hilarious) words of your loved ones.
Personalized details have always been a wedding staple, but in 2024, they’re taking on a new level of customization! Personalized napkins (featuring the couple’s names, wedding date, or even a fun fact) are a subtle yet quirky way to add a personal touch to your bar and reception tables.
Bright Pops of Color
While crisp whites, neutrals and pastels have dominated wedding color palettes in recent years, 2024 will see a resurgence of vibrant and bold color choices. Couples are incorporating bright pops of color into their wedding decor, attire, stationery and floral arrangements. Expect to see vibrant pops of fuchsia, lilac, burnt orange and red in 2024 wedding styling details.
Sustainable weddings are becoming increasingly popular, and we’re hoping this trend continues in 2024 and beyond! Expect to see more couples making eco-friendly choices when planning their special day – such as using reusable decor and sourcing locally grown and organic food and flowers.
Similarly, we’re also predicting couples will move away from traditional paper invitations and instead opt for paperless invitations and online RSVPs via their wedding website. Not only does this reduce the environmental impact of your day, it also streamlines the RSVP process for you and your loved ones.
Ps – here at WedSites, we plant a tree for every wedding planned on our digital platform!
Late Night Snacks
Late-night snacks will be making a comeback in 2024 as a fun and unexpected addition to wedding receptions.
From gourmet mini sliders to late night McDonalds, these delicious snacks can help to keep the energy levels high – ensuring guests stay on the dance floor all night long!
Interactive entertainment is gaining traction as a way to engage and entertain wedding guests, so expect to see more unique entertainment options when it comes to 2024 weddings. Think live painters, caricature artists and even tattoo artists (yes, really!) creating personalized keepsakes for attendees.
Eclectic Patterns and Prints
In 2024, you’ll also see more weddings featuring fun patterns and prints across different elements of the event – from table linens to crockery, napkins and bridesmaids’ dresses. This eclectic trend is an easy way to add visual interest and character to your wedding decor, creating a vibrant and whimsical atmosphere.
Remember: a little goes a long way, so it’s best to use this trend in moderation! Use patterns and prints as an accent feature, rather than the foundation of your styling.
While evening weddings have long been the traditional choice, we’re predicting lunchtime weddings to be a popular alternative for 2024 weddings.
Lunchtime weddings can be a great choice for couples who want to extend their wedding festivities and spend more quality time with their guests. This trend can also cater to guests of all ages, allowing elderly guests and families with young kids to enjoy the celebration while being able to leave at a reasonable hour!
Speaking of non-traditional timelines, we’re also expecting to see more multi-day wedding celebrations next year. Weddings will extend beyond just the one day, with couples hosting multi-day celebrations that encompass the entire weekend.
From welcome parties and rehearsal dinners to the main event and farewell brunch, weekend wedding celebrations are ideal for couples who may have out-of-town guests, giving you ample opportunity to make unforgettable memories.
Aisle decor is also getting a makeover in 2024, with the addition of fresh floral walkways. Couples are opting for floral arrangements that line the entirety of the aisle, creating a breathtaking floral path for the bride. The flowers can then be repurposed at your reception, giving you more value for money.
Non-Traditional Wedding Venues
In 2024, expect to see couples getting more creative with their choice of wedding venue. Non-traditional locations such as art galleries, restaurants and even boats are becoming more popular for wedding celebrations. Choosing a less-traditional setting can make your wedding feel more distinctive and unique, particularly if it has a special meaning to your relationship.
If you’re looking for fun reception ideas in 2024, add party glasses to your list! From heart-shaped sunnies to bedazzled glasses personalized with your wedding date, providing statement shades at your reception can make for some amazing photo opportunities. Plus, they can double as a favor for your guests to take home after the event.
Private Last Dance
One of our favorite wedding trends for 2024? Opting for a private last dance. This special moment (typically reserved for just the couple and their photographer) allows you to reflect on the day in private and share a meaningful dance together before departing your reception.
Planning Your 2024 Wedding
No idea where to begin with planning your 2024 wedding? Read our guide on the first 8 things to do after getting engaged here, or check out our ultimate wedding planning timeline!