2024 Wedding Trends for Your Big Day

2024 is just around the corner and we’re taking a look at some of the best wedding trends for your big day. Helping you to plan your special day, these tips and trends can be perfectly tailored to you and provide unveiled inspiration for ceremonies and celebrations to cherish forever. From the top colour trends in 2024 to the best wedding games, we’ve put together the ultimate 2024 wedding guide blending timeless traditions with contemporary twists.

Creating unforgettable experiences for you and your guests, here’s our unmissable aisle style guide:


Sustainable Celebrations

At the top of the list of wedding trends for 2024 are sustainable celebrations. A wonderful way to make eco-conscious choices, support local businesses and add a more personal, handcrafted edge to your day, it’s no wonder these planet-focused celebrations are so popular. Environmentally friendly options include sourcing local flowers, farm-to-fork wedding menus, ethical fashion dress codes, and handmade decorations.

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Intimate Ceremonies

There’s a lot to think about when planning a wedding, which is why many couples are saying “I do” to intimate ceremonies. Whether you’re looking for a small daytime celebration or an evening wedding, intimate ceremonies can help to remove some of the stress and social politics of wedding planning and allow you to focus on yourself as a couple. Surround yourself with a handpicked selection of your nearest and dearest and immerse yourself in your special day.

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Retro Style

Retro revival has been making a firm comeback over recent years and it’s certainly not slowing down. More and more popular for fun-filled wedding themes, this growing retro revival allows you to bring all the colour, nostalgia, and fun of your favourite era to your big day. From vinyl records to classic cars to vintage style, why not add a splash of retro glamour to your wedding day and celebrate like it’s [insert decade here]?


Dog-Friendly Weddings

Weddings are a celebration of love to be shared with all those you hold dear. So, why shouldn’t your canine friend be included too as an honoured guest, or even as a ring bearer? Making sure that all the most important people in your life are present for your nuptials, dog-friendly weddings ensure none of your family misses out on the occasion. Hot on the wedding agenda for 2024, this is a trend we can see standing the test of time.


Romantic Elopements

If you would like a small ceremony to share private vows between you and your betrothed, romantic elopements are the perfect way to do so. Depending on your vision for your perfect day, you can even combine a quiet elopement wedding ceremony with a larger after-party with your favourite people. Allowing you to wear what you like, say what you like, and simply focus on your partner-in-life, every elopement is a wonderful celebration of you as a couple.


Trending Colour Palettes

Trending colour palettes for 2024 are set to include blush and wildflower themes, with sage and dusty pinks coming in at the top. Providing inspiration for bridesmaids’ dresses and wedding décor, some of the favourite colours for 2024 include apricot hues that balance between soft pastels and bright tones and add a real touch of warmth. For greens, mossy and sage greens are particularly popular, exuding earthy vibes and lending themselves well to every season.


Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses

Mismatched bridesmaids dresses have been a popular choice for a few years now and are set to be a popular theme once more for 2024. Whether you’re happy with different choices in the style or colour of dresses (or best men’s garb), this trend allows you and your entourage to pick flattering shades and shapes that complement each other. Using different outfits can also add extra interest and depth to wedding photos, too.

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Weekend Weddings

Among the wedding trends taking centre stage in 2024 are weekend weddings. Especially popular with couples who have large family groups or guests who are travelling a long way, weekend weddings allow you to maximise time with all of your friends and family and avoid missing out on time together. Allowing for more celebrations and creating more life-long memories, weekend weddings are a wonderful trend and can be as relaxed or action-packed as you wish.


Music and Entertainment

Music and entertainment are some of the best ways to put your own stamp on an event, curating your perfect soundtrack to your special day. Increasingly sought-after, wedding saxophonists are in high demand for 2024, infusing musical mastery and funky beats into wedding day celebrations. Playing everything from classic melodies to smooth jazz to love songs of choice, saxophones add a modern twist on classical piano pieces and create a great talking point amongst guests.


Foodie Experiences

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful wedding ceremony to pluck at the heartstrings. But an incredible foodie spread comes in at a close second. A sure-fire way to win over guests, great food packs flavour and wonder into every celebration – especially when combined with interactive experiences. Plan a delicious menu, hire a private chef for live cooking demonstrations or book a mixologist for cocktail lessons for the most delectable wedding day.


Untraditional Wedding Cakes

Once upon a time, tradition reigned supreme when it came to wedding cakes, with stacked towers of fruity goodness iced in white frosting. And, while there’s still a place in our heart for traditional wedding cakes, 2024 is opening the door for new, inventive, and ‘untraditional’ masterpieces. To get on trend, opt for a ‘naked wedding cake’ or choose something completely different that embodies all your favourite themes and flavours for a cake that really reflects you as a couple.


Outdoor Weddings

Last but not least, alfresco weddings are ready to take the limelight in 2024. Fortunately, our private grounds are absolutely perfect for outdoor weddings. With ample space and incredible views, they set an idyllic scene for ceremonies under flower-woven archways and pearly-white marquees and afford incredible photo opportunities with a backdrop of the Tamar Valley. For the icing on the wedding cake, you can also make the most of the space for outdoor games too. From tug of war to croquet, wedding games make for the perfect way to unite all generations of guests and offer hours of fun to transform your wedding day experience.

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Getting Married at The Horn of Plenty 

We love keeping an eye on wedding trends for the best inspiration, but one thing for sure is that at The Horn of Plenty, we can offer a timeless venue to celebrate your commitment to each other. One of the most beautiful places to get married in Devon, our gorgeous setting and super-flexible approach ensures that you can look forward to the very best day that is just right for you both.

Published on Tuesday 12th September 2023 / By Lizzie Heather