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  • Writer's pictureCaylee May

2024 Wedding Wonders: Celebrate Your Love with Top Trends and Unforgettable moments!

Updated: Apr 3

As we step into the enchanting world of weddings in 2024, it's evident that couples are redefining the art of tying the knot and weaving a tapestry of tradition and innovation. This year, wedding trends are poised to celebrate the union of timeless elegance and contemporary flair. Let's explore the top wedding trends that are set to make waves in 2024.


Eco-Chic Celebrations: Green is the New White!


bride and groom in woodland

Green weddings are taking center stage as couples embrace their love for each other, and make eco-conscious choices to minimise their carbon footprint at the same time. From biodegradable decor and ethically crafted clothing, to locally sourced, organic catering and flowers. Sustainability isn’t just a trend; it's a reflection of the happy couples’ values and a commitment to a greener, more conscious celebration. The celebrant world has traditionally been pretty paper-based, but like me, there are many wedding suppliers out there who are conscious of their carbon footprint too. That’s why I plant 5 trees with the World Land trust for each booking I take to off-set my carbon emissions, and actively encourage my couples to look towards digital resources where possible. The Sustainable Wedding Alliance have a fab list of sustainability focused suppliers and do a great job of encouraging sustainable practices amongst wedding suppliers too. So when you’re looking for your wedding suppliers, don’t be afraid to ask them what they’re doing to be more environmentally friendly.


Intimate Affair: Micro-Weddings Steal the Show!

   

Small is beautiful, and 2024 sees the rise of intimate weddings. Couples are opting for smaller guest lists, focusing on creating meaningful connections with their nearest and dearest. This trend allows for a more elevated and personalised experience, as couples can savor the intimate moments that truly matter.


With this trend also comes a shift in choice of venues - majestic hotels and fancy golf club function spaces don’t always pass the vibe check for intimate weddings, so more and more couples are embracing their freedom to think outside the traditional wedding box.


Whether it’s grabbing their passports in search of breathtaking mountain top or beachfront views to start their marriage adventure abroad, or keeping it closer to home by transforming back gardens and popping down to a local picturesque pub, these off-the-beaten-track venues provide the perfect backdrop for an exclusive affair.


Tech-Savvy Ceremonies: Bringing Loved Ones Closer, Virtually!


Distance won't dampen the joy! With the ongoing influence of technology, weddings are becoming more interactive and inclusive. Livestreaming ceremonies and virtual attendance options are making waves, ensuring that your far-flung friends and family can join in the celebration, no matter where they are.


lesbian couple first dance at their wedding surrounded by friends and family

It’s not just ceremonies getting a digital make over. Virtual guestbooks and personalised wedding websites and e-invites are all also gaining popularity. This fresh approach is not only great for the environment, but can also make it easier to track RSVPs and share updates about the wedding at the click of a button, cutting out some "wedmin" stress. It's also paving the way for new types of wedding suppliers - enter the Wedding Content Creators (and a special hello to my friends the Backstage Bridesmaids!). Complimenting the work of traditional photographers and videographers, these smartphone and tablet wielding wedding superheroes help couples capture and relive all of the candid heartfelt moments that traditional photography doesn't, in the form of Tiktoks and Instagram reels. Not only do they deliver fast results, having content creators on hand helps encourage guests to put their phones down and live in the moment, without missing out on the small details.



Blooms Beyond Imagination: Bold and Unique Florals Take Center Stage!


Floral arrangements are stepping into the limelight with a resurgence of botanical themes.


Lush greenery, wild and vibrant coloured blooms, and natural textures create enchanting backdrops for ceremonies and receptions. From cascading floral arches to garden-inspired tablescapes, the botanical trend brings the beauty of nature into the heart of the celebration.


With couples expressing their personalities through bespoke floral designs reflecting their individual style, the preservation of floral creations is also on the rise. Whether it’s drying a bouquet, or preserving delicate blooms in resin as ornaments, couples are seeking out ways to create wedding keepsakes.



Celebrant-Led Ceremonies: Crafting Your Unique Love Story!


Now, let's talk about the heart of the matter, and the trend closest to my heart – your celebrant-led ceremony.


In 2024, couples are increasingly choosing celebrants to weave a bespoke tapestry of their love story (a 70% increase in searches on last count!) .


Whether you desire a traditional affair, a quirky twist, or a fusion of cultures, celebrant-led ceremonies offer the flexibility to make your ceremony uniquely yours.


Unlike some other officiants, Celebrants have the freedom to be able to lead your ceremony wherever you like, whenever you like. So whether you're dreaming of a back-garden wedding, or want to elope in a woodland, we delight in creating personalised touches, custom vows and bespoke symbolic rituals that capture the essence of your love.


Whatever you're dreaming of, as we navigate the wedding landscape of 2024 it’s clear that weddings are becoming a canvas for couples to paint their unique love story. From sustainable choices to intimate gatherings and beyond, these trends promise a year of weddings that are not only visually stunning but deeply meaningful, and I for one am totally here for it!


So as we step into this new era of wedding planning, let's celebrate the union of tradition and innovation, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


Cheers to a year of unforgettable celebrations!




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