Move over, 2023 brides! If you’re already planning your 2024 nuptials, we’ve got some predictions on what will be trending in the wedding industry over the next few years. From unexpected places to hold your ceremony to unique guest experiences, here are four wedding trends we predict will be big in 2024:
1. Destination weddings will make a comeback—with a twist.
After a year of feeling cooped up, we predict that brides and grooms will be craving some fresh air and wide open spaces for their big day. That’s why we think destination weddings will make a comeback in a big way in 2024. But instead of jetting off to an exotic locale, we predict that couples will opt for more intimate settings closer to home, like vineyards, mountain retreats, and beachside villas.
2. Weddings will become more inclusive—and interactive.
In light of the recent focus on social justice and equality, we think weddings in 2024 will become more inclusive than ever before. Couples will be looking for ways to welcome all guests, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. And they’ll also want everyone to feel like they’re part of the action, not just spectators. So expect to see things like welcome drinks upon arrival, photo booths scattered throughout the reception area, and signature cocktails served during dinner.
3. Technology will transform the guest experience—again.
Remember when wedding websites were all the rage? In 2024, technology will once again revolutionize the guest experience—this time in the form of augmented reality (AR). AR is a technology that allows users to view digital information superimposed over the real world using a smartphone or other device. Imagine being able to tour the venue before even stepping foot inside or seeing what your favorite flowers would look like as part of your bouquet! We think AR is going to enhance the wedding planning process in a big way and can’t wait to see how couples use it to wow their guests on their big day.
4. Sustainability will be key—in everything from décor to food choices.
As awareness grows about the importance of sustainability, couples will be looking for ways to incorporate eco-friendly practices into their weddings. This could manifest itself in everything from locally sourced flowers and organic catering options to decor made from recycled materials. We predict that sustainable weddings will be one of the biggest trends of 2024!
Are you feeling inspired yet? We can’t wait to see how couples put their own spin on these predicted trends! Whatever you choose for your big day, just remember that at the end of the day, it’s all about celebrating your love with your nearest and dearest—trends be damned!