10 2024 Wedding Trends We Can’t Wait to See

November 17, 2023 | riley

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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.

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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 Weekends

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.

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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.

Serpentine Tables

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.

Parasol Umbrellas

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.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Wedding Registry Items For 2024

November 16, 2023 | kailey

Image by Eyeronic Love. See more of this real wedding here.

If shopping is your weakness, you’re going to love this portion of your wedding planning journey. It’s time to grab your computer and start setting up your wedding registry. This is your chance to scroll through your go-to websites and start loading up a long list of all your must-have items. We’re talking everything from kitchen appliances to home decor and everything in between.

Creating the ultimate wedding registry should be a fun task to cross off your planning checklist. That’s why we’re here to help. But before we dive in, here’s a sneak peek at the online stores to kick off your shopping experience. 

Best Wedding Registry Items from Caraway 

Cookware Set ($595); Bakeware Set ($395); Ready, Set, Prep Bundle ($835); Linens Set ($135)

Williams Sonoma 

Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro & Williams Sonoma Goldtouch® Pro Nonstick 4-Piece Bundle ($499.95); Zwilling Gourmet Knives, Set of 14 ($349); Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine with Aeroccino Milk Frother ($249); Fortessa Arezzo Flatware Sets ($64.95)

Pottery Barn

Mason Modern Melamine 12-Piece Dinnerware Set ($110); Mason Oversized Linen Napkins ($48); Hammered Café Drinking Glasses ($48); Chateau Handcrafted Acacia Wood Round Cheese & Charcuterie Boards ($79) 

Anthropologie Registry Items 

Aurora Candlestick ($28); Soho Throw Blanket ($198); Vietri Lastra Bakeware Essentials, Set of 4 ($606); Haden Heritage 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle ($79) 

Parachute Home 

Best Wedding Registry Items

Organic Cloud Cotton Duvet Cover Set ($329); Classic Turkish Cotton Bath Bundle ($465); Cloud Cotton Robe ($109); Down Duvet Insert ($300-$560)

Crate & Barrel

Best Wedding Registry Items

Wren Matte Dark Grey Dinner Plates, Set of 8 ($64); Ember Mug² 14-Oz. White Heated Coffee Mug ($149.95); Caesna Satin 5-Piece Flatware Place Setting ($44.95); Willsberger 13-Oz. White Wine Glasses, Set of 4 ($79.99) 

Target’s Best Wedding Registry Items

Best Wedding Registry Items

KitchenAid Artisan 10-Speed Stand Mixer – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia ($449); Breville Stainless Steel Barista Express Espresso Machine ($699); Dyson Hot and Cool Purifier HP07 ($549); iRobot Roomba 675 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum ($244.99)

Maybe you’re scrolling through these wedding registry gift ideas, and it hits you that you’ve pretty much got the whole list covered. Perhaps you’re daydreaming about that epic honeymoon and thinking, “Hey, a little financial help would be great.” Whatever it may be, asking for cash isn’t off the table. If this sounds like you, check out our guide on asking for money as a wedding gift.

Best Wedding Registry Items

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Colorful Weekend Long Camp O-AT-KA Wedding

Ali and Jesse’s wedding adventure started with a clear vision—a grand summer camp celebration. However, their initial venue plans hit a surprise snag when someone took over their contract. Fortunately, destiny had a better plan in store. Their Camp O-AT-KA wedding became a dream that surpassed all expectations. With the support of their trusted team of vendors, they orchestrated a weekend filled with heartwarming nods to their love story, fantastic live music, delicious comfort food, and memorable moments with their cherished ones.

The ceremony was a picturesque moment as the couple exchanged their vows in a charming birch chapel, with floor-to-ceiling windows framing a stunning backdrop of the property, enveloped by lush trees. The magic continued at the reception, where vibrant, electric florals and whimsical details, like clouds suspended above the dance floor, blended seamlessly with the rustic elegance of the venue. 

From the very beginning, this couple was determined to break away from tradition. Their weekend affair was a testament to their unique personalities that made it truly spectacular and one-of-a-kind. To relish every beautiful detail from this personality-packed event, keep scrolling through these stunning images captured by Kindred Weddings.

The Couple:

Ali and Jesse

The Wedding:

Camp O-AT-KA, Sebago, Maine, United States

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How Burning Man and Nature Shaped Their Camp O-AT-KA Wedding Style 

We met at Burning Man, which is all about self-expression and following curiosities. We also lived in an RV, traveled around the U.S. for over a year, and spent a lot of time deep in nature. Those two ideas informed the way that our wedding style and look and feel came together. We wanted bright, electric colors and whimsical touches like clouds hanging above our dance floor contrasted with the rustic beauty of Maine and the birch chapel that caught our eye during the venue search. It was also non-negotiable for us that we had a venue where guests would stay on-site, and we could hang out with friends and family all weekend for a complete, end-to-end experience.

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Unconventional Wedding Attire to Showcase Their Personalities

For Jesse’s velvet green tux, we saw photos from a styled shoot at our venue, and both fell for the unconventional look and thought green would be so sharp against the natural background of the camp setting. I wanted flexibility and wanted a dress that was both simple and sophisticated. From the beginning, I knew I wanted straps, a deep V, and some removable flair, which I found in the form of a custom 8-foot-long removable train and worked with Rebecca Shoneveld to design. I have never been one for much hair or makeup or the idea of not looking like yourself at your wedding. My very talented girlfriends came to my rescue and got me wedding-ready with a very natural look.

From Venue Setbacks to a Venue Dream Come True: How They Landed on a Camp O-AT-KA Wedding

We searched high and low for a venue, given we got married essentially during the rush of post-COVID-lockdown-rescheduled-wedding-palooza. We loved the birch wedding chapel at Camp O-AT-KA in Sebago, Maine. Our initial venue fell through quite dramatically (someone essentially bought out our contract), and we were so lucky to have made, in the end, a much better choice in Camp O-AT-KA. We envisioned a summer camp wedding from the beginning. We love how playful it is and knew it would bring many of our guests slightly outside their comfort zone, which is always a good thing.

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Meaningful Ceremony Touches: Handpicked Playlist and Symbolic Tree Planting

Our ceremony was one of our favorite parts of the day. We don’t think there was a dry eye in the house (especially not ours). Ali is a musician, so using music to set the mood was important to her. She picked unique, personal songs to be played on piano by a friend. We also ceremoniously planted a tree to symbolize the strength and depth of our love and life together. It is now in our backyard, and we look forward to watching it grow.

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Navigating the Complexities of a Weekend Celebration With the Help of Their Wedding Planner

We took on a relatively big project of a weekend-long destination wedding where everyone was staying on-site and traveling from out of town (including ourselves – we lived in New York City). It was exactly what we wanted, and it was a lot of work to get there. We hired the most amazing wedding coordinator, and we absolutely couldn’t have done it without her. We chose not to go the full planner route due to cost, but in the end, we might have done it differently, given the complexity of our particular venue and the surprising stress of planning a full weekend.

From Flowers to Sticky Toffee Pudding: Crafting a Wedding That Truly Reflected Them

People still tell us it was one of the more unique and fun weddings they’ve attended. We are biased, but it was the wedding we wanted, and we are so proud that we could bring our vision to life and share it with our family and friends. There was very little cookie-cutter about our wedding. It reflected us as individuals and a couple, from more obvious choices like flowers and music to finding someone amazing (Lisa from Cakes for All Seasons in Biddeford) to making us sticky toffee pudding as our wedding dessert instead of a traditional cake.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kindred Weddings
Event Planning – Strange Events
Venue – Camp O-AT-KA
Floral Design – Electric Flora
Cake – Cakes for All Seasons
Live Music – Sugarbabies
Wedding Dress – Rebecca Schoneveld
Groom’s Apparel – Indochino


Congratulations to Ali and Jesse on their colorful weekend-long Camp O-AT-KA wedding. And a big thank you to Kindred Weddings for capturing this fun celebration’s incredible details and unforgettable moments.

As this couple did, choosing a venue that matches your wedding vision is crucial for setting the right mood and style for your celebration. To help you make this critical decision without too much stress, take a look at our guide for finding the perfect venue. It’s designed to simplify the process and make your wedding planning journey smoother.

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