It is predicted that there will likely be over 2 million weddings in 2024 in south east asia, and many of these events will incorporate modern wedding styles. Modern brides are increasingly opting for something unique, and archaic rituals like the ballroom weddings and regular wedding cakes are being phased away.
Weddings today are more about the happy couple and their guests than about fulfilling social obligations, and this is reflected in the couple’s choice of decorations. In the coming years, you can expect to see a wide range of decorative styles as newlyweds express their individuality through bold use of color, personalized ornamentation, and unique wedding themes. Though fads in wedding decorations come and go, the modern wedding is shaping up to be an event that guests and newlyweds will never forget.
Vibrant Motifs and Colours
Colourful and eye-catching weddings are on the rise, replacing traditional white themes. This trend is driven by a desire for self-expression and enjoyment on the big day. Pantone’s 2024 Colour of the Year, Magenta, is a popular choice for its vibrant and dramatic impact. Other favoured colours include fuchsia, apricot, coral, sunny yellow, orange, and scarlet, offering inviting and versatile options.
Maximalism has Returned
Extravagance, richness, and a more-is-more attitude are at the heart of the maximalist style in weddings. Maximalist weddings, in contrast to its minimalist counterparts, feature an abundance of color, texture, and decoration. Couples can now make their wedding a visual and sensory extravaganza by following this trend, which includes anything from lavish floral arrangements to elaborate table settings. Maximalist weddings are characterised by elaborate decorations, backdrops and tablescapes, blending a mashup of numerous styles and components. Couples who can afford it will go all out in creating an outstanding, visually spectacular wedding experience in keeping with the maximalist style, which can take many forms, including vintage glamour, bohemian eclecticism, or a synthesis of cultures.
Many engaged couples planning weddings for the coming year will prioritise sustainability by sourcing or making many of their decorations from secondhand or donated items. That doesn’t mean eco-conscious couples aren’t interested in lavish trimmings for their big day. However, a movement toward sustainable luxury has recently swept the wedding business. Biodegradable confetti, compostable table settings, and choosing locally-sourced, organic catering options are just a few examples of the new trend toward eco-friendly weddings that don’t skimp on style.
In 2024, statement ceremony aisles are a significant part of the maximalist wedding trend. These lavish and unique aisles enhance the bride’s entrance, making it even more memorable for guests. Serving as one of the first impressions for attendees, they become a captivating centrepiece of the ceremony, allowing photographers and videographers to capture special moments. Furthermore, a curving aisle can lend a sense of romance to your special day. The gentle curves of the walkway provide for a memorable entrance, giving your guests time to take it all in as you make your way to them. The trek to the altar will be much more memorable if the aisle is curved, whether it is surrounded by natural beauty or exquisite ornamentation. It’s a memento of the unconventional path that led you to this day and the beginning of an extraordinary love story. So, if you want your wedding to be as unique as your love, think about the elegance of a curved aisle.
Unique Wedding Entertainment
Couples are now opting for unique and unexpected entertainment options to surprise and delight their guests. To be assured of an unforgettable wedding experience, live entertainment such as live music and photo booths have become a staple for weddings. Couples that are looking to create a lasting impression will embrace the trend of interactive entertainment. From live caricaturists, magicians and cabaret acts these interactive elements provide endless entertainment and create an immersive experience for both you and your guests.
It’s no secret that destination weddings are becoming more popular, and as they do, couples are focusing on creating a wedding experience that goes beyond the ceremony and reception, choosing venues that are not only picturesque but are guest experience focused. Making sure that every detail would leave an impression on their guests, couples are looking for relaxing accommodations, top-notch service, great food, interesting local cultures and unique experiences for their guests.
As you plan your wedding, remember that it’s a celebration of the love between you and your partner. Your wedding day should be a reflection of who you are as a couple, not just of what’s trendy or what other people have done. You can use some of the top trends in 2024 to guide your choices—that’s what they’re there for! But don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to those trends; if something makes sense for you and your partner, do it! It’s all about celebrating what makes your relationship special.