Wedding Trends For 2024
We’re already working with some couples planning their 2024 weddings, and it’s great to see some trends from 2023 are continuing and there’s some great new ones too. We’re seeing a beautiful whirlwind of creativity and new trends… and some trends from this year that are growing in importance. We’ve started to put together our favourites and most important for 2024 weddings, but remember weddings are always evolving, now more than ever, and with each passing year, new trends emerge, breathing fresh life into old traditions.
OK, so we’re not holding back here… wedding planning can be a daunting task! There, we’ve said it. It’s true, we’ve been in this business for years, we’ve heard many stories but for once in your life it’s your opportunity to let your personality and creativity shine through. Remember it’s your wedding, it’s your love story, so embrace it and enjoy every moment, and don’t be afraid to break the rules and create a truly unique day that reflects you.
We’re here to help and the wedding trends for 2024 offer so much inspiration for so many styles. Whether you want to go full on fashion with 80’s inspo, want to plan a sustainable wedding with nature and an eco-ethos, if you’re a fan of bold and bright colours or perhaps love the tradition and elegance of pearls.
So, take these trends ideas, mix them up with your ideas make to them your own… it’s your big day!
We start with one of our favourite trends..
SUSTAINABLE, ECO-FRIENDLY WEDDINGS
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Every day we become more aware and more mindful of the impact we have on the planet, with finding ways to reduce plastic usage and the volume of waste created, through to finding ways to repurpose items, and becoming more eco-conscious. Sustainability has become a very important aspect in all our lives, including weddings. More and more couples are choosing to have a sustainable and eco-friendly weddings, so it’s one of the top trends for 2024. There’s so many ways to incorporate sustainability into your wedding, reduce the carbon footprint, while adding a meaningful aspect to your day.
This could include, finding your perfect eco-friendly wedding venue, and there’s lots of good ones here in the UK that specialise in sustainability, such as outdoor settings, solar power energy sources and recycling stations, using sustainable sourced or plantable seed paper invitations or digital invitations (we’ll talk more about these later!) instead of paper ones, selecting locally-sourced, organic food and flowers, to using recycled or biodegradable materials for decorations and confetti and eco-friendly wedding favours.
The organic style is about simplicity, it creates a natural warm and inviting feel, with the use of greenery and wood. If you love nature, this trend if for you, find an intimate outdoor venue surrounded by trees, with wooden tables, locally grown flowers and lots of leaves and greenery. You can even plant a tree as part of your ceremony and visit it in years to come!
Love My Dress
Hummingbird Cards Digital Invitations
Blooming Green Eco Friendly Field Grown local flowers and foliage
Shropshire Petals Biodegradable Confetti
Hummingbird Cards Wedding Favour Place Settings
Wedding place cards that can double up as favours. These are our seed paper hearts that come on your place setting, with a little message of how to plant and look after your seeds.
We also love the trend of using heirloom vintage pieces, such as veils, dresses and rings. Call us sentimental but its a beautiful nod to tradition, a touch of nostalgia and also reduces the demand for new. You could also consider selling your dress, veil, and decorations after your big day so they can be part of another love story.
Going green reduces your ecological footprint, adds a meaningful touch to your big day, while celebrating your love and looking after Mother Earth!
INTIMATE AND MICRO WEDDINGS
The pandemic established the trend for more intimate and micro weddings. These smaller-scale weddings prioritise quality over quantity, giving couples the chance to create a personalised experience for their closest loved ones.
TECH-SAVVY WEDDING PLANNING
Weddings next year will combine tradition with cutting edge technology, and tech-savvy wedding planning is set to be one of the top wedding trends for 2024. With everyone having a smart phone to hand, it’s no surprise weddings are going tech, and anyway, it’s all about making the planning easier!
From virtual wedding venue tours, wedding planning apps to track your expenditures and budget, guest list and suppliers and digital invitations , technology is revolutionizing the way we plan our weddings. Using technology can also help you reduce paper waste, making your wedding more sustainable.
So now you can create your personalised custom wedding website, complete with online RSVPs, a digital guestbook, and live stream of your ceremony for those loved ones who couldn’t attend. If you’re a tech-savvy couple, you can save you time, reduce stress, and even create an interactive experience for your guests.
The Big Day Wedding App
Hummingbird Cards Digital Download Invitations
ON-THE-DAY CONTENT CREATION
This is a brand new service for weddings! A social media creator can be booked for your wedding day to create loads of content for your TikTok, reels and stories, shooting casual behind the scenes footage. You can put that phone away…phew!
BOLD AND BRIGHT COLOURS
One of the newest and most statement wedding trends for 2024 is all about embracing bold and vibrant colour palettes. So if you love colour, 2024 is your year and you can say goodbye to muted tones.
Bright popping poppy reds and purples to bold pinks like Pantone’s colour from this year, Viva Magenta. The colour trends for 2024 are predicted to be all about vibrancy and personality. These bold colours can be incorporated into every aspect of your wedding, adding true personality, making it a truly memorable event full of beauty, energy and happiness. Use for invitations and decor to the bridesmaids’ dresses and even the wedding cake, using vibrant corals, electric blues, and vivid yellows.
Predicted Colour Trends From WGSN
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Following bright colours, here’s another trend to add a splash of creativity and fun to weddings – pattern. Patterns are making a big comeback in 2024!
From the wedding invitations to the table linens, adding a pop of pattern can really elevate the look and feel of your wedding. And the best part? The options are endless. You can go for classic floral prints, chic geometric designs, or even bold, retro-inspired patterns. The choice is all yours!
Rock My Wedding
Style Me Pretty
Don’t be afraid to play with patterns, have some fun with it. It could be as simple as a floral design for your invitations or go big with a bold statement for your bridesmaid dresses, a pop of pattern can make a joyful statement!
We just love this one… mini bouquets. What’s not to love? They’re cute and adorable, won’t overpower your dress, and they’re great for your floral budget too!
HIGH IMPACT FLORALS
Working in harmony with the bold bright colours and pattern trends, flowers are now making a high impact statement for 2024. They’ve always been a crucial part of weddings, but next year, it’s all about bold, dramatic arrangements, so don’t be afraid to go big!
High impact doesn’t have to mean go large in size though, it be choosing vibrant colours, unique types of flowers, or even mixing in metallic elements, something that draws the eye and leaves a lasting impression. It could be a floral archway at the entrance to your venue, church or reception, creating a breath-taking first impression for your guests, or statement table decorations, something that your guests will talk about!
You can take your wedding to new heights with a styled roof canopy for your reception add an enchanting hanging floral installations or mix flowers with mesmerising lighting designs and swathes of draping soft fabrics or even a lampshade or two!
Recently we’ve seen a number of VIP elopements, from Kourtney and Travis to Ben and JLo, inspiring couples to bring back this trend.
Afterall not everybody wants a huge wedding. They’re stressful and the focus of the day is really more about pleasing the family than the couple getting married. Luckily, there’s another option for you! Eloping.
Elopements are pretty much the exact opposite of a traditional wedding. If you’re not into being the centre of attention, the idea of a big wedding stresses you out, you’re not into wedding traditions, you think your money could be better spent…Afterall you love to travel and explore, and you want to spend your day with your loved one not a big crowd of guests you feel obliged to invite – then elopement may just be for you!
You don’t have to worry about pleasing the family and putting together table plans, you can get married wherever and however you want! They allow the focus of YOUR wedding day to remain with you.
So, from beachfront destinations to historic city sites, with many all-inclusive exotic resorts offering superior exclusive services, and wedding packages tailor made for eloping couples, why not go check it out!
PERSONALISED WEDDING STATIONERY
From the beginning of 2023, couples have been going beyond traditional wedding invitations and opting for personalised wedding stationery that reflects their unique style. And this trend is growing for 2024! From bespoke designs, adding a personal custom designed logo or monogram to the wedding collection or a wax seal, to hand-calligraphed details, every element of the stationery becomes a work of art.
Hummingbird Cards Bespoke Design
MAKE YOUR OWN – THE SAVVY CREATIVE BRIDE AND GROOM
Although some couples choose to forgo printed invitations and other stationery as they try to save towards the wedding budget, others still have the desire to follow this well-loved tradition… it also means you and your guests will have a keepsake to remind you of your special day. So, couples are looking at DIY, and getting all creative and making their own. This is the perfect option for the savvy couple so this year we are launching our own collection of individual items of blank cards and matching envelopes, pockets and wallets, vellum wraps with an array of finishing touches such as wax seals and ribbons. You can mix them up and print your own items and make it truly personal.
We can also package up boxes of everything you’ll need for making your on the day stationery, then you and your bridesmaids can get all crafty on the hen party, and help you to make place cards, table names and numbers, reserved seating cards, wedding signs and lots more!
AUDIO GUEST BOOK
Now this is great! It’s a wonderful way to capture the moment and create timeless memories, an alternative for couples to leave couples a special message. Guests record voicemails of love & well wishes on an audio guestbook. You can then relive your special day every time you press play! It’s really popular with couples and we think it’s an adorable decorative item too!
Simple table plans on an easel are done, now it’s all about a far bigger statement display. Think interactive drinks displays, champagne towers, hidden automatic food and drink dispensers, vending machines, audio guest book telephone boxes and walls of champagne escort flutes.
We predicted pearl trend for 2023 weddings, and they are still just as important for 2024. With their classic, timeless elegance they can be incorporated into many aspects of your wedding, from your dress, veil, hair accessory, flowers, cake, stationery, to the venue decorations.
So, if you’re a bride-to-be who loves pearls, consider incorporating them into your wedding, they will add a touch of elegance that will never go out of style.
There you go, a few ideas to get you started. We hope you like these 2024 wedding trends, and please let us know if you will be using any of them for your 2024 wedding? We’d love to help any couples incorporate these new trends with old traditions into their wedding stationery, so please drop us a line or give us a call.
Next up will be the ‘WEDDING STATIONERY TRENDS FOR 2024’, so come back soon and check out our blog with updates.