5 Wedding Trends of 2024

Welcome, brides and grooms-to-be, wedding enthusiasts, and trend aficionados! As we step into the world of matrimony, the trends that define our special day continue to evolve, and as someone who LOVES to study and learn about trends, I am thrilled to share what I found. Truthfully, there are a LOT of trends for 2024, but these are my predictions for the top 5 biggest trends of 2024.

1. Colorful Engagement Rings

Gone are the days when diamonds reigned supreme in the world of engagement rings. Today, couples are breaking free from tradition, opting for vibrant and unconventional gemstones to symbolize their unique love stories. Sapphires, emeralds, and even morganite have become popular choices, infusing a burst of color into the sacred commitment of engagement. These rings not only express personal style but also stand as a testament to the diverse spectrum of love.

Seen it? Yep!! I've seen stones in a charcoal grey color, topaz, and sapphire. One couple even used their dog's birth stone for their rings! I predict this trend will be around for a while. People are ready to shake up the norm and this is the perfect twist for personalization!

2. Documentary Wedding Photography

Say goodbye to stiff, posed photographs and hello to the authenticity of documentary wedding photography. This trend focuses on capturing genuine, unscripted moments that unfold throughout the day, providing couples with a visual narrative that tells their love story in its purest form. With candid shots and emotional candor, these photographers create a timeless album that transports couples back to the very essence of their wedding day.

Seen it? Sure have!! Not only have I seen this trend for the last few years, I've leaned into it myself. Client's love that they get standard posed photography with a mix of candid, documentary style photos.

3. Wedding Content Creators

In the age of social media and digital storytelling, wedding content creators are weaving magic into the fabric of nuptial celebrations. These professionals bring a fresh perspective to the wedding industry, documenting every detail and emotion to create shareable and memorable content. They are different from photographers in that they typically work around the photographer, photograph on an iPhone, and deliver curated content almost immediately specifically to share to their social media platforms. This can have its pros and cons and many photographers and clients alike are still wrapping their head around the idea.

Seen it? Not yet, but I'm currently following people in the industry to learn more. I predict this trend will be a big hit starting mid-2024 and continue for a long time, if not indefinitely.

4. Elevated Photo Sets

Move over traditional photo booths; it's time to embrace elevated photo sets that transform wedding portraits into stunning works of art. Couples are opting for carefully curated backdrops, props, and lighting setups that add a touch of drama and elegance to their photo sessions. These sets not only serve as eye-catching elements during the event but also create unforgettable visuals that will adorn the walls of the couple's home for years to come.

Seen it? Absolutely! This trend started a few years ago and I predict it will continue for years to come.

5. Ultra Unique Veils

Weddings are a perfect way for couples to express their personality! This year brides are taking it one step further and opting for ultra unique veils! Imagine pearls, colorful florals and even unique designs sewn in to a veil to make it a statement piece!

Thanks to social media, Brides can find artists who create custom veils, or vendors who sell them pre-made. If this is speaking to your soul, then I recommend doing research to see what resonates with you. Whether you like traditional or out-of-the-box, your veil can live on as a unique emblem of your personality.

As we embark on 2024 and watch the latest wedding trends unfold, it's clear that modern couples are rewriting the rules, infusing their nuptials with personality, color, and flair. Whether it's the vibrant sparkle of a non-traditional engagement ring, the candid snapshots of a documentary photographer, or the personalized veil that expresses who you are, each trend adds a layer of joy and uniqueness to the celebration of love.

Cheers to the love and creativity of 2024!