Wedding Trends for 2024 – What’s In Style This Season

From bridal bows to wedding weekends, more and more couples opt for the less traditional, more personal approach to wedding planning. Fun, style and authenticity are keywords when it comes to bringing together a wedding this year. If you need some inspiration for your upcoming nuptials, check out our thoughts on Wedding Trends for 2024.

1. Bridal Bows

Bride in wedding dress with bow

Photographer: Nicola Webster

Bows have come back in all areas of fashion as they add a more soft, feminine approach to outfit styling. The same can be said for bridalwear, with bows becoming their own standout feature. Imagine a satin bow that blends into your train or even creates it.

Whether added to the hair as an accessory or as a statement piece to the back of a dress, a bow adds an elegant element of styling overall.

Photographer: Nicola Webster

2. Wedding Entertainment

Photographer: Dermot Culhane

While wedding entertainment is a staple for all celebrations regarding music, the trend for more unusual and unique activities to delight guests is quickly emerging. 

Consider hiring an artist to paint your wedding portrait as you exchange vows. They can also create real-time, personalised portraits of your guests during the cocktail reception. Games such as crosswords, puzzle pages or topic cards are a great way to break the ice and keep your guests entertained.

Photographer: Dermot Culhane

3. Destination Weddings

Photographer: Under the Veil Weddings

Destination weddings are increasingly more popular each year and 2024 is no different. Couples are opting for settings and locations that hold a special connection for them. 

Maybe you’ve dreamt of getting married at a luxurious Irish castle surrounded by luscious green scenery. Maybe you want to honour a family connection, or there’s a place you and your partner hold close to your hearts. Whatever the reason, a destination wedding is a personal choice for each couple. 

Photographer: Wonder & Magic and Claire Studio Brown

4. The Wedding Weekend

Bridal party on the steps of Adare Manor.

Photographer: Claire Studio Brown

Weddings are no longer a one-day celebration. In fact, they are starting to move into three-day celebrations. A wedding weekend is essential, especially for destination weddings, to create the most memorable event. 

Start with a welcome party or rehearsal dinner the night before to get guests acquainted with each other. Day two is the main event of the wedding. Day three has a more relaxed atmosphere for you to spend more time with guests and share memories of the day before. 

Champagne ice bucket, wine and glasses for wedding reception.

Photographer: Under the Veil Weddings

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