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Exploring the Trends of 2024 and What Should Be Left Out


Photo by: Morgan Maxine Photography


The world of weddings is ever-evolving, with each passing year bringing forth new trends and ideas shaping how couples celebrate their love and commitment. As we delve into the trends we’re seeing so far in 2024, it’s clear that couples are embracing creativity, personalization, and inclusivity like never before. From innovative ways to involve guests to unique twists on traditional elements, the wedding landscape of 2024 is as exciting as it is diverse. In this blog, we’ll explore the hottest trends of the year and discuss what should be left behind as we move forward.



1. Seated Wedding Parties

The traditional standing wedding party lineup is becoming less and less popular. In 2024, couples are opting for a more intimate and inclusive approach with seated wedding parties. This trend not only adds a touch of elegance to the ceremony but also allows the wedding party to fully participate in the moment without the strain of standing for an extended time. By seating the wedding party, the focus remains on the couple saying their sweet vows. This new trend adds even more meaning and intimacy to the ceremony.

2. To-Go Snacks for Guests

Weddings are a time for celebration, but they can also be long and tiring affairs for guests. That’s why to-go snacks have become a must-have trend in 2024. From late-night munchies to post-ceremony treats, couples are ensuring that their guests are well-fed and energized throughout the day. Whether it’s a cute box of cookies or a savory snack pack, to-go snacks are a thoughtful gesture that shows guests they are appreciated and cared for. They’ll take their box of goodies with them to enjoy at home or the hotel, while reminiscing on the wonderful moments of your special day. Reach out to your caterer to see if they can offer these tasty to-go treats for your guests.

3. Audio Guestbooks

Move over, traditional guestbooks—2024 is all about audio guestbooks. With the rise of technology, couples are finding new and creative ways to capture the memories and well wishes of their guests. Audio guestbooks allow guests to leave personalized voice messages for the happy couple, creating a heartfelt keepsake that they can treasure for years to come. Whether it’s funny anecdotes, heartfelt advice, or words of encouragement, audio guestbooks add a personal touch to the wedding day and provide a unique way to remember the celebration.



Photo by: Erin Kathleen Photography


4. Colorful Dress Codes for Guests

Forget about traditional black-tie attire—2024 is all about embracing color and creativity when it comes to dress codes for guests. From bold hues to playful patterns, couples are encouraging their guests to express themselves through their attire. Whether it’s a vibrant cocktail dress or a stylish suit in a standout shade, colorful dress codes add an element of fun and excitement to the wedding day. Plus, they make for some seriously Instagram-worthy photos!

5. Sizzle Reel

In the age of social media, couples are finding new ways to document and share their special day with friends and family near and far. Enter the sizzle reel—a highlight reel of the wedding day that captures all the magical moments in a short and sweet video. From getting ready with the wedding party to saying “I do” at the altar, sizzle reels are a fun and dynamic way to relive the highlights of the day. Whether it’s shared on social media or saved as a keepsake for the couple, sizzle reels are a trend that’s here to stay. Ask your photographer if they offer sizzle reels so you can relive the day’s most special moments the morning after your big day.



1. All White Weddings

All-white weddings had their moment in recent years for couples seeking a timeless and elegant aesthetic, but they’re falling out of favor in 2024. Couples are now embracing color and creativity in their wedding decor and attire, opting for vibrant hues and playful accents that reflect their personalities and styles. All-white weddings can feel sterile and uninspired in comparison, lacking the warmth and personality that today’s couples are seeking.

2. Micro Weddings

The trend of micro weddings, which gained popularity in recent years, is beginning to wane in 2024. While intimate celebrations will always have their place, couples are now eager to reconnect with loved ones and celebrate in grand style. Larger guest lists and elaborate festivities are once again becoming the norm, as couples embrace the opportunity to create unforgettable memories with all their friends and family.

3. Wedding Hashtags

While wedding hashtags have been a fun and popular way for couples to document and share their wedding day on social media, they are becoming less common in 2024. With so many other meaningful and private ways to capture and share moments from the wedding day, couples are finding that wedding hashtags are no longer necessary.


We’re bidding farewell to some trends of the past, and we welcome the exciting new trends of 2024 with open arms. From seated wedding parties to colorful dress codes for guests, the world of weddings is more vibrant and meaningful than ever before. By embracing creativity, personalization, and innovation, couples can create unforgettable celebrations that reflect their unique love story and style.



Photo by: Erin Kathleen Photography


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