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Wedding Trends 2024

The countdown has officially begun to your special day. To help you along your wedding planning journey, we’ve compiled some of 2024’s top wedding trends. So you can rule out the ones your don’t like and begin pinteresting for the ones you have your heart set on.

Celebrant-led wedding Ceremonies

With an 49% increase in search volume for ‘celebrant weddings’ in the past year, this is certainly a trend to keep an eye on in 2024. With an ever-growing desire for personalised experiences, celebrants ensure your ceremony is bespoke to you. With wedding celebrant Nat Raybould sharing, wedding celebrants are a great choice and allow for “True flexibility, freedom of time and place and space, ample room for inclusivity and cultural diversity within a single ceremony. But ultimately, a celebrant-led ceremony is crafted to be a precise reflection of the couple themselves, containing their values, their passions and their joys – their unique love.”

Film Wedding Photography

We’ve all seen it on Instagram. The rebirth and resurgence of film cameras and camcorders, but have you thought of incorporating this hint of nostalgia to your wedding day. Whether that’s through disposables left for your friends and family to capture their perspective or as a brief to your photographer. We personally love this trend.. no filters needed here, but authentic nostalgia.

Wedding Weekenders

Is one day really enough to celebrate the biggest and best day of your lives? Simply put, the answer is no. With all your nearest and dearest in one space, make the most of it and extend your wedding a little longer, whether that’s a brunch, formal lunch or extended party. Burley Manor and Bartley Lodge offer exclusive use weddings, meaning you can enjoy the entire hotel to yourself, including all facilities and bedrooms. Sound dreamy? Contact our wedding team at events@newforesthotels.co.uk for more information.

Retro Weddings

Whether it be the ring, wedding dress, styling, the location or vehicles, retro weddings are a great way of injecting a sense of fun and personality to your wedding day. Our personal favourites are wax seal invitations, retro photobooths and quirky sunglasses in wedding portraits.

Signage and Backdrops

In our Instagrammable world, a picture-perfect backdrop is everything and boy have been seen this trend escalate across our New Forest weddings of recent. Forget flower and balloon arches, think neon, geometric shapes and larger than life letters. The greatest part, is the signs can be easily moved, offering you a variety of backdrops to make your wedding gallery pop.

Think Bold

From fiery reds and beetroot purples to warm, bold pinks like Pantone’s colour of the year, Viva Magenta, the colour trends of 2024 are all about vibrancy and personality. These bold colour schemes can be incorporated into every aspect of your wedding, from the invitations and decor to the bridesmaids’ dresses and even the wedding cake.

Sustainable Sourcing

In 2024, sustainability continues to take centre stage, whether it be second hand wedding dresses, recycled table centre pieces or wedding favours you can plant. Couples are becoming increasingly mindful of their environmental footprint, and this extends to their wedding plans.

Sharing Boards

A popular social media trend, the grazing table is a modern update to the buffet. With a mix of sweet and savoury dishes carefully arranged on the table, guests can dip in at their leisure.

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