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Weddings, like everything else, have trends that come and go. Broadoaks, as an exclusive-use wedding venue in the heart of the beautiful Lake District has seen many brides and many trends over the years and we are excited to see what our couples have planned for 2024.
Here are some of the emerging wedding trends for 2024 and how you can incorporate them into your special wedding day.
- Micro Weddings – Intimate celebrations with a smaller guest count have become more popular. Couples often opt for a more meaningful and personalized experience with close friends and family. Fortunately, Broadoaks can accommodate any size wedding from small and intimate to larger parties.
- Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Weddings – There’s an increased focus on sustainability, with couples choosing eco-friendly options for everything from invitations to decor. This includes using recycled materials, reducing waste, and supporting local vendors.
- Audio Guestbooks – This is a new trend that is showing no signs of slowing. Audio guestbooks are a unique and fun way to capture the thoughts of your wedding guests. It is also a great addition to wedding videos and for social media sharing.
- Personalised Experiences – Couples are focusing on creating unique and personalised experiences for their guests. This includes customized decor, interactive elements, and thoughtful details that reflect the couple’s personality.
- Wedding Veils – Wedding veils have become a popular option for 2024 brides. As more brides hire their wedding dresses, owning a veil they can keep is a great way to match sustainability with budget considerations and keepsake ideas. Veils are also glamorous and add something really special to a full wedding look.
- Diverse and Inclusive Celebrations – There’s a growing emphasis on inclusivity, with couples incorporating diverse cultural elements, embracing non-traditional ceremonies, and ensuring that their weddings reflect a range of identities and backgrounds.
- Statement Fashion – Brides and grooms are exploring bold and non-traditional fashion choices. This includes unique wedding dresses, vibrant suits, and accessories that make a statement.
- Weekday Weddings – To accommodate venue availability and budget considerations, some couples are opting for weekday weddings instead of traditional weekend celebrations.
- Interactive Food and Beverage Experiences – Food and drink are becoming more experiential, with interactive food stations, creative cocktails, and unique dining experiences taking centre stage.
- Focus on Mental Health – Recognizing the stress that wedding planning can bring, couples are incorporating wellness elements into their celebrations. This may include mindfulness activities, relaxation spaces, or even wellness-themed wedding favours.
- Bold Colours and Non-Traditional Décor – Couples are moving away from traditional colour schemes, embracing bold and unconventional choices for decor, flowers, and overall wedding aesthetics.
- Personal Branding – Couples are creating a “personal brand” for their wedding, with custom logos, monograms, and hashtags that make their celebrations easily recognisable and shareable on social media.
Whatever your wedding plans, the team at Broadoaks are experienced and able to help you plan and enjoy your wedding day just the way you imagined it. As a country house wedding venue in the heart of the Lake District you can decorate and adjust your wedding times to make the most of your ideas to create a unique day you will never forget.