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This year’s top trends for tying the knot

Words by Amelia Allen

22 March 2024

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Our expert take on what’s in and what’s out in the world of weddings.

Out with the old and in with the… bold. With wedding season around the corner, our specialists at Quintessentially Weddings have shared what brides and grooms-to-be are opting for when planning their special day. From bold bouquets and bigger-than-big bashes to hot locations and handwritten invitations, here’s everything that’s going to be everywhere this season.

What’s in?


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Destination weddings

Imagine exchanging vows in a 12th-century castle in Florence – or saying ‘I do’ in a private château in Burgundy. That’s right: all-out destination weddings are firmly ‘in’ this season. Think dreamy locations, fairytale-like ceremonies, and a mini holiday with all your nearest and dearest.

Wedding weekend newspapers

Hot off the press for this year? Creating a wedding newspaper after your nuptials to document and reminisce about the best bits of your big day. From cutting the cake to dancing the night away, couples can relive every moment of their celebrations and ensure it remains front-page news for years to come.

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Big floral displays

We believe that when it comes to weddings, the bigger the floral arrangement, the better. And soon-to-be newlyweds seem to agree, as large displays have come into bloom this year. Award-winning floral designers like Paula Rooney are purveyors of this trend, showing how big, bold, and beautiful arrangements are in, whilst less-is-more neutral designs are out.

Sustainable menus

Green is the new black – in the world of wedding breakfasts, anyway. More and more couples are embracing environmentally friendly practices such as seasonal menus with reduced food miles, and sustainably sourced, created, and disposed of menus are also on the rise. Catering companies like Lettice Events are going even further with innovative solutions such as turning food waste into water.

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Wedding content creators

Don’t want to miss a single second of your wedding day – or wait for months to see your final pictures? Let us introduce you to wedding content creators. Acting as an undercover guest, they capture candid moments whilst blending into the background – and you’ll usually receive the images within 24 hours of your day.

What's out?

Matching bridesmaids

Uniform bridesmaid dresses are a thing of the past. These days, an increasing number of bridesmaids are wearing dresses of the same colour but in different designs – ideal for catering to different body shapes and personal styles.

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Formal departures

Gone are the days of Cinderella-style midnight departures. Because today’s couples aren’t saying their goodbyes early doors – they’re staying up and celebrating until the wee hours. In other words, they’re going big and not going home.

Electronic invitations

In an increasingly digital world, you might be surprised that physical invitations are making a comeback. Doubling up as a keepsake for guests, couples are going back to basics with handwritten cards delivered through their invitees' letterboxes.

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Destination hen and stag parties

Whilst destination weddings are taking flight this year, stag and hen parties are staying put. From long weekends in country houses to city breaks with their nearest and dearest, this year’s brides and grooms-to-be are opting for local getaways before tying the knot.

Micro weddings

You heard it here first: bigger is, in fact, sometimes better, especially when it comes to wedding guest lists. And, this year, we’re seeing a lot more couples move away from micro-weddings in favour of larger-scale affairs with guest lists that surpass the 50 mark.

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Our award-winning team of wedding planners has been trusted by couples worldwide for over two decades. Our dedicated specialists provide an end-to-end wedding planning service that brings your dream day to life – find out more about Quintessentially Weddings here.

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