We know that many of you are either starting to plan your wedding for 2024 or organising those final touches to make it extra special. At Dine, we’re lucky to be in the know when it comes to upcoming wedding trends, so here’s our prediction for the top ten wedding trends for 2024.
1. Wedding weekenders to bring everyone together
Say goodbye to one-day weddings and hello to celebrating with your friends and family for the entire weekend. Wedding weekends with a schedule full of events are all the rage for 2024, and why not? With guests travelling far and wide to reach your wedding, it is a win for everyone if you choose to turn your wedding into a weekend of celebrations.
2. Sustainable weddings with minimal waste
One thing that’s no secret in the wedding industry is that hosting a wedding requires a lot of equipment. Many of our planet-conscious brides and grooms are turning to wedding rentals instead, from hiring their centrepieces to wedding dresses and suits. The best part about this is that it’s cheaper than purchasing everything upfront, and you don’t have to worry about what to do with it afterwards.
Another alternative is to shop secondhand. You never know what you can scout out in charity and secondhand shops. We’ve even heard of brides finding unique vintage wedding dresses this way. You could also look out for pre-loved decorations like candelabras and lighting to help dress your wedding venue sustainably and on a budget.
3. Minimal aesthetics for the understated couple
We’re seeing many couples choose a minimal aesthetic for their wedding, with simple tablescapes and floral arrangements, rather than big bouquets and glamorous decorations. Other ideas for simple but beautiful weddings include embellishing your venue with understated greenery, clean table linens, and church candles in staggered heights. Not everything needs to be extravagant to make a statement.
4. Entertainment, but make it experiential
Experiential entertainment is on trend for 2024, and there’s a good reason why. You want your wedding to be memorable, so incorporating entertainment like artists, aerialists, dancers, and musicians is a great way to achieve that. We expect to see more saxophonists, singing waiters, and photo booths to help keep guests entertained throughout the day and night.
5. A touch of elegance with pearls
After a brief hiatus, pearls are back! We expect to see many brides draped in elegant pearl detail in 2024 – from pearl-embellished veils to pearl-detail wedding dresses and even pearls incorporated into the wedding décor. Some brides choose pearl wraps for their bridal bouquets or design seating plans laden with pearls.
6. Bringing back the veil
The veil is another bridal accessory that’s back with a bang, and brides aren’t holding back. The cathedral veil is proving highly popular again, thanks to the drama it adds to a dress and its unique look to your ceremony outfit. Everything from simple mesh veils to personalised embroidered veils that feature your wedding date are available.
7. A nostalgic nod with film photography
Vintage-style film photography will have its moment in 2024, as couples opt for timeless photography with muted colours and grittiness that gives your photos a whole different vibe. We expect to see more photographers specialising in this style of wedding photography, and we can’t wait to see how it turns out.
8. Personalisation to make your guests feel special
We’ve seen an increasing trend for personalisation, with couples going that extra mile to show their guests how much they appreciate them. From getting digital designs drawn of your guests to personalising your wedding favours in line with what each person likes – we’re pretty sure this will go down well with everyone and give your guests a keepsake to hold on to.
9. Say it with colour
Bold and bright colours will be popping up at many weddings in 2024. Couples are taking a colour scheme and running with it, making sure that bright pops of colour feature in everything from floral arrangements to cakes.
10. A little assistance from technology
Lastly, technology will be a key feature at weddings in 2024, with couples taking advantage of ways to speed up their planning or create memorable moments. From helping people create AI-generated wedding planning checklists to audio guestbooks – we’re excited to see how this trend plays out.
If you’re looking for further wedding advice and inspiration, look at some of our other wedding planning blogs or contact our expert wedding planning and catering team – call 0345 450 4545 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.