5 Wedding Trends to Watch in 2024

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As wedding specialists in Royal Tunbridge Wells, our skilled team of planners have seen various wedding trends come and go. However, 2024 seems to be gearing up as an exceptionally unique year! So, if you’re a soon-to-be bride preparing to say your vows in the upcoming year, you’re in for a treat as we explore the top wedding trends you need to know about.  

From film-style photography to bold and bright wedding themes, these trends are perfect for couples looking to add a touch of modern elegance to their special day! 


Film Wedding Photography 

Film wedding photography is currently experiencing a surge in popularity, and the reasons behind this are quite clear! The images have a nostalgic quality, and during an era when almost everything is rapidly accessible in digital form, the anticipation of waiting for the photos to develop introduces another element of excitement to your special day. 

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Saxophonists for Wedding Entertainment 

Wedding saxophonists are becoming incredibly popular in 2024. The instrument is perfect for any wedding style, adding a unique touch to classic jazz songs, love ballads, and even modern hits and Ibiza tunes! Whether it’s during the ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, or evening party, a saxophone’s versatility makes it the perfect form of wedding entertainment.  

saxophonist performing at wedding reception

Weekend Wedding Venues 

Why limit your wedding to a single day when you can extend the joy over an entire weekend? The search for weekend wedding venues is on the rise for 2024 as couples are picking up on American trends. From rehearsal dinners to farewell brunches, weekend weddings give couples and their guests more opportunities to connect and spend quality time together.  

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Dress Codes for Wedding Guests 

Setting a dress code is becoming increasingly popular amongst brides and grooms-to-be as it adds an extra layer of elegance to your special day, ensuring a cohesive aesthetic. From formal black-tie affairs to garden chic, encouraging your guests to dress their best and become part of the overall look and feel of your wedding is set to be big in the coming year.  

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Bright and Bold Wedding Themes 

Couples are embracing bright and bold colour palettes in 2024, transforming their wedding décor into a visual masterpiece. Forget about soft pastels and classic whites – next year is all about embracing vivid, attention-grabbing colours. Think fiery reds, rich purples, and hot pinks! Brides and grooms are infusing these striking schemes into every part of their wedding too, from the invitations and decorations to the bridesmaids’ dresses!  

bride and groom reading vows at the alter

As you plan your wedding for 2024, consider these five trends to create an unforgettable celebration that’s in line with the times. From film-style photography, saxophonists and bright colour schemes to weekend wedding venues and thoughtful dress codes, each wedding trend in 2024 adds a touch of modern elegance to your big day.

At One Warwick Park Hotel, our experienced wedding planners in Royal Tunbridge Wells are ready to turn your dream wedding into a beautiful reality. Whether you’re inclined towards modern trends, a traditional approach, or seeking something truly unique, our wedding professionals are dedicated to ensuring your journey to planning your dream wedding is seamless and stress-free. 

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