With 2023 wedding season well and truly in full swing, let's take a look ahead at what 2024 may bring.
In a nutshell — party-focused, interactive and far less traditional than we've seen in the last few years, with a lot less grey at the alter and a lot more colour popping up.
The Anti-Bride has arrived and all the usual wedding traditions have been thrown out with our Covid masks. It’s time to party. With this trend, anything goes! It’s time to ditch the minimal look, and go wild down the aisle — Boots with your wedding dress (tick), mismatched bridesmaid dresses (tick), cocktail dresses and poker after dark (tick), faux wedding cakes (🙀 tick) and a the bride and groom walking down the aisle together… wait what…. hell yeah! We’re here for it.
Here’s what you can do to ensure your 2024 wedding is bang on trend:
• Shake up the order of events and throw in a surprise or two. Hidden disco rooms are soooo cool, and your guests will love it too.
• Display one or two statement florals (ceiling, entrance or photo backdrops ftw) with understated flowers elsewhere, including a mini bridal bouquet.
• Mismatched bridal party, including coloured suits for the guys.
• Add pops of colour. Burnt orange is going to be big next year. If its not your thing, autumnal tones such as dark greens, browns and reds will work too.
• Wedding cakes aren’t going anywhere but couples are opting for lots of handheld mini desserts instead of a traditional cake cutting experience… think hot churros and baked cookies, or lolly’s and ice creams on super hot sunny days.
• Documentary style photography. Capture your day in a candid, film like style with plenty of flash. No more posing and instead couples are opting for the photographer to follow them around as they mingle, in true Kardashian stylie.
• Simple wedding dresses and bridal suits paired with statement accessories — Pearly bags, crazy footwear, pretty capes, frilly veils and huge silk bows. Think classic rather than traditional. We’re getting all the Grace Kelly vibes.
• Guest involvement (disposable flash cameras, choosing songs, unique guestbook ideas, such as voice recorded notes) and interactive experiences (think pizza making, cocktail shaking).
• Shorter ceremonies with less guests and way more emphasise on the after party seems to becoming a thang.
• Champagne towers. Because why not?
• Themed/colour specific dress code for guests.
• Grazing tables and food served throughout the day.