As we step into a new year, we can’t help but turn our attention to all the exciting stories of timeless romance that lay ahead of us. A year for storybook weddings, 2024 promises magical moments and matrimonial bliss, and we can’t wait to welcome loved-up duos for their special day.
If you are planning your dream wedding, here are some of the must watch 2024 wedding trends to help you. Promising the dreamiest ceremonies and celebrations, these tips and trends offer exciting twists on traditions and propose unforgettable experiences for all.
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Weddings
High on the list of must-watch 2024 wedding trends are planet-friendly celebrations. From eco-friendly decorations to locally sourced flowers, and from pre-loved outfits to farm-to-fork food, modern weddings are ensuring the environment is an integral part of considerations. To help you on your way, we can offer bespoke advice about sustainable wedding days. And, encouraging as little food mileage as possible, our bespoke food and drinks packages at The Great House feature only the freshest local produce, transformed into delicious menus by our talented team of in-house chefs.
Historically, weddings have been notorious for their great expense, with lavish ceremonies and large wedding parties straining purse strings and racking up huge costs. These days, there is much more freedom to plan weddings on a more frugal budget, focusing on the union of love between two people instead of a bank-breaking show. Refocusing agendas, thrifty weddings are one of our must watch 2024 wedding trends, allowing couples to reflect their own unique personalities and styles and consider more eco-friendly alternatives. Cue, smaller guest lists, tasteful DIY décor, pre-loved fashion and more.
Bold Colour Palettes
If you are planning your wedding for next year and would like to know the must watch 2024 wedding trends, then make sure bold colour palettes are on your radar. Swapping the pretty pastels of recent years with richer, bolder colours, 2024 is a year for statement hues. Adding a romantic feel to colour schemes, shades of pink, lilac and magenta are set to turn heads next year, while sunset hues of peach, warm yellow and tangerine add warmth and depth. Meanwhile, gravitating towards a more floral-inspired colour palette are the garden-style colours of earthy greens and blush pinks for loved-up duos who love the outdoors.
Falling in line with 2024’s trending colour palettes are statement florals. Some of our favourite must watch 2024 wedding trends, these eye-catching floral arrangements are set to take centre stage and infuse colour and natural goodness into celebrations. From elaborate, artistic installations to subtle injections of floral beauty, these petaled displays include everything from suspended floral chandeliers to cascading blooms to woodland themes. If you would like some advice about where to source the best local flowers for your big day in South Wales, please do get in touch and we’d be happy to help.
Micro-weddings are high on the list of our must watch 2024 wedding trends and for good reason. Beautiful and intimate, these scaled-down celebrations offer lots of wonderful advantages for wedding couples. With smaller guest lists, fewer pressures and a more personal feel, micro-weddings allow soul-matched lovers to focus on each other and forego many of the stresses associated with larger weddings. What’s more, with more intimate wedding ceremonies, more budget is also saved for dreamy minimoons and honeymoons. What’s not to love?
On the flipside of 2024’s micro-wedding is another of 2024’s must watch wedding trends: multi-day weddings. Taking traditional one-day weddings and turning them into an extended celebration over the course of two, three or more days, multi-day weddings offer a more immersive experience and the chance to spend more time with guests. Weaving together a tapestry of celebrations, these multi-day weddings typically commence with the wedding day itself, followed by days of further celebrations, family-friendly activities, and laidback hours catching up with loved ones. With more chance to capitalise on precious time together, this is a particularly popular option for those with far-flung families and friends.
If you are looking for a novel way to celebrate your wedding style, then why not consider a festival-style wedding? Amongst our pick of must watch 2024 wedding trends, festival weddings can be held over the course of a day or several days and are especially suited to the balmy season of summer. Ideal for venues with a choice of indoor and outdoor areas, these superb weddings can feature all your favourite aspects of festivals, including bohemian décor, fun dress-codes, and, of course, lots of live music and entertainment. For added fun, hire a private chef for live cooking demonstrations or an interactive bar for cocktail making masterclasses and create a wedding celebration that will be talked about for years to come.
Vintage vibes a must watch when it comes to 2024 wedding trends evoking timeless style and charm. Proposing a classic comeback with a modern twist, vintage vogue combines nostalgia and romance with a healthy dose of timeless escapism. Creating wonderful backdrops for photos and affording unique personalisation, this winsome wedding trend is one we’re all eagerly awaiting. To add some vintage elements to your 2024 wedding, consider antique or retro-style decorations, classic cars, vintage attire and jukebox tunes.
Tie the Knot at The Great House
An unforgettable wedding begins with choosing an incredible venue, which is why our Great House has become such a beloved wedding destination for couples from near and far. A stunning Grade II listed manor house surrounded by countryside, we are home to a private lake and a two AA Rosette restaurant, along with a host of beautiful oak-beamed rooms and manicured outdoor spaces.
Available for exclusive hire, The Great House is the most perfect space for wedding days and to showcase your 2024 wedding trens – whether you are looking for an intimate ceremony with a few of your favourite people or an all-out celebration. For inspiration, we can help you to plan your special day and offer a variety of packages to help create the wedding you have always dreamed of. We look forward to welcoming you.