And just like that, another year is over. As we prepare to enter a new year, you may be thinking about what’s going to be trending when you tie the knot in 2024. While many of these trends have already begun to make an appearance this year, we think they’re going to take the wedding world by storm next year. So if you’re someone who loves being in the know, take notes. From unique seating arrangements to bold color palettes, we’re rounding up some of our favorite 2024 wedding trends.
2024 Wedding Trends
Seated Wedding Parties
While we don’t foresee wedding parties standing next to the couple going anywhere anytime soon, we are seeing couples opt to seat their wedding parties in the front row. This allows the couple to be center stage during the ceremony and allows for the wedding party to get a better view of their loved ones exchanging their vows. It’s also the perfect way to break free from tradition and create an inclusive environment for bridesmen and groomswomen. We call that a win for everyone involved.
Wedding Content Creators
While nothing can replace the beautiful footage that your wedding photographer and videographer will capture on your big day, if you’re searching for those behind-the-scenes, candid moments, a wedding content creator may be right for you. They’re responsible for capturing photos and videos on a phone that you can use for your social media platforms or keep just to look back on when you’re feeling sentimental–or both.
Junebug Tip: Still not sure if a content creator is right for you? We’re breaking down everything you need to know about hiring a wedding content creator
Film Wedding Photos
Okay, we know what you’re probably thinking with this one. This isn’t exactly “new” in the industry at this point. But it’s a trend that’s here to stay, and we think it’s going to be even bigger than ever in 2024. There’s something about the nostalgia of film photos that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Plus, they’re going to look timeless 50 years down the line.
Not enough room in the budget for a film photographer or addition to your photography package? Don’t stress. We recommend leaving disposable cameras on every table so your guests can capture photos of your wedding from their point of view.
Wedding planning is no easy feat. You spend months collaborating with vendors to create the day of your dreams, only for it to be over in just a few short hours. That’s why we’re seeing a big shift in couples extending their weddings into weekend-long celebrations. Wedding weekends allow you to spend more time with your guests–which can be extremely important if you have people flying in from all over the world–and allow you to explore your destination more if you’re having a destination wedding.
Alcohol (Not Champagne) Towers
We’ll always be big fans of champagne towers. They’re a fun way to pour yourself a drink while getting a great photo opportunity. But we know not everyone is a big fan of champagne. If you and your significant other prefer a different drink of choice, why not create a tower with that instead? Take this mezcal tower, for example. While it may be smaller, it still makes for one great photo opp. And everyone gets a shot once the pictures are done.
Color, Color, and More Color
Classic pastel color palettes are gorgeous, but so are bright, bold color palettes. As more couples tying the knot embrace vibrant colors, we’re seeing fun, playful affairs that are the epitome of joyful. Of course, there is a way to strike a balance. So, if you want to add pops of color without feeling too over the top, consider adding it to subtle details like signage, table settings, and florals while keeping everything else more neutral.
Convertible Wedding Dresses
Who wouldn’t want to get two wedding dresses for the price of one? That’s just a smart spending decision if you ask us. As we see brides choosing to wear a second dress for their reception, it can be tempting to feel the need to buy a second option to fit in with the trend. However, this isn’t the most budget-friendly option. It can also be hard for those who truly just love their dress and want to wear it all night. For those who are looking for something a little more affordable but still want the 2-in-1 look, go for a convertible wedding dress. These typically include a removable skirt, detachable sleeves, or an optional cape.
Your florals and attire aren’t the only way you can make a statement on your big day. Serpentine tables at your reception will not only “wow” your guests, but they’re a unique way to stand out amongst traditional weddings. Using curved tables pieced together, you create a slithering look that is stunning in pretty much every kind of venue. Don’t take our word for it. The pictures speak for themselves.
What cuter way to beat the heat than to provide your guests with some shade using parasol umbrellas? They’ll keep your loved ones shaded while also acting as a wedding favor they’re sure to enjoy.
Vintage Wedding Cakes
Last but certainly not least is vintage wedding cakes. These retro-designed cakes are making a statement all over Instagram and Pinterest, and we are certainly eating it up. Think smaller, more simple cakes with lots of piping, fun colors, and quirky messages like “just married” or “we did the damn thing!”
We can’t get enough of these 2024 wedding trends, and we hope you love them as much as us. Ready to make your dream wedding a reality? Check out our ultimate wedding planning guide, where we give you countless tools to bring your vision to life.