Spotlight: 10 Wedding Trend Predictions for 2024

Wedding experts unveil what trends will shape the industry next year.
Written by
Laura Cross

As we turn the page to another year, couples are set to redefine tradition with innovative and personalized trends that promise to make their special day truly unique. In the ever-changing landscape of weddings, here's a glimpse into the top trends experts predict will redefine the wedding experience.

1. Floral Veils
Auburn Photography predicts the rise of floral veils, adding a touch of romance and whimsy to the bridal ensemble. Imagine delicate blooms intertwining with the veil, creating an ethereal and enchanting look for the bride.

2. Sustainable Celebrations
Couples are embracing eco-conscious choices and sustainable weddings are becoming a significant trend. From ethically sourced florals to recycled paper goods and zero-waste catering, the emphasis is on reducing the environmental impact without compromising on style.

3. Maximalism
Alisha Reicks-Sturgill of The Indigo Bride anticipates the dominance of maximalism in 2024. Expect patterned linens, lush floral runners, and an abundance of textures and candles. Full place settings adorned with fabulous glassware and unique paper goods will create a visually stunning and opulent atmosphere.

4. Living Installations
In 2024, expect to see couples infusing their venues with living installations, incorporating lush greenery and potted plants as part of the decor. From hanging botanical arrangements to potted centerpieces, this trend not only adds a touch of nature to the celebration but also creates a refreshing and vibrant atmosphere for guests.

5. Private Dining Before the Grand Entrance
Jordan Morales of Lit Productions introduces a thoughtful trend where couples dine privately before making their grand entrance. This allows couples to enter a room where guests are already seated, ready to enjoy their meal, saving time and ensuring the couple can genuinely connect with each table without feeling rushed.

6. Extended Experiences and Cool Libations
Kelly Shook, Catering Sales Manager at Sunriver Resort, highlights the evolution of wedding experiences in 2024. Couples are creating days-long celebrations that go beyond the traditional wedding, inspiring memories with cool cocktails and mocktails. Personalized moments, such as personalized s'mores kits at receptions, punctuate the occasion, adding a creative and fun touch.

7. Mix-and-Match Attire for Bridal Parties
2024 is the year of individuality in fashion. Bridal parties are moving away from uniform looks, embracing mix-and-match attire that allows each member to express their unique style. From varied dress styles to a diverse color palette, couples are celebrating the beauty of diversity within their wedding parties.

8. Hand-Lettered/Funky Menus and Day-of Signage 
Alisha Reicks-Sturgill of The Indigo Bride predicts a surge in personalization. From hand-lettered and funky menus to imaginative day-of signage, these creative touches add an extra layer of personality and uniqueness to the wedding atmosphere. Additionally, couples are incorporating cocktail napkins adorned with sweet love notes or texts, elevating the guest experience with intimate and personalized details that leave a lasting impression.

9. Destination Micro-Weddings
Micro-weddings continue to be on-trend, but with a twist. Couples are opting for destination micro-weddings in exotic locations, creating intimate celebrations against breathtaking backdrops. These smaller gatherings allow for a more immersive experience for both the couple and their guests, combining a wedding celebration with a memorable vacation.

10. Inclusive Menus
Couples are redefining the dining experience by curating inclusive menus that cater to diverse tastes and dietary preferences. From vegan and gluten-free options to globally inspired cuisine, weddings in 2024 are showcasing a culinary journey that ensures every guest finds something delightful on their plate.