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2024 Alternative Wedding Trends

2024 Alternative Wedding Trends


With 2024 just around the corner, we are talking about up-and-coming wedding trends for the next year! The wedding industry is constantly changing, and couples are embracing alternative and unconventional wedding trends that reflect their unique personalities and values. From wedding attire to photography, the upcoming year is sure to be full of creativity and individuality in the world of weddings. Let’s explore the top alternative wedding trends that are set to make waves in the coming year.


Non-Traditional Venues

While traditional settings like churches and ballrooms remain a classic choice, more and more couples are opting for venues that break away from convention. Industrial warehouses, barns, botanical gardens, and even historical museums are a few of the unconventional locations that are becoming popular. These non-traditional venues allow for couples to showcase their unique personalities for their special day.

DIY and Handcrafted Details

Couples are increasingly drawn to adding personalization to their wedding day through DIY and handmade details. From handcrafted decor to personalized signage and unique wedding favors, these DIY and handcrafted details add a sense of authenticity to the celebration. With help from platforms like Stickermule, couples can easily bring their creative visions to life. Stickermule offers customized stickers as a fun wedding favor or labels and decals for creating seating charts or invitations.

Unique Food and Drink Options

Food and drink options are becoming more interactive than ever. Couples are offering creative options such as building your own taco bars, craft cocktail stations, dessert tables, food trucks, and charcuterie boards. With so many options for your wedding day, it’s a great way to add your own personalized touch and make your day truly unforgettable.

Gender-Neutral Bridal Parties

Breaking down gender stereotypes, more couples are choosing gender-neutral bridal parties. Bridesmaids can include men, and groomsmen can include women or non-binary individuals. This inclusive approach reflects the couple’s desire to celebrate their wedding with their closest friends and family, regardless of gender.

Customized Wedding Attire

Weddings in 2024 will be all about couples embracing their individuality and this will be shown through their attire on their wedding day. Don’t be surprised if couples step away from the traditional wedding attire and explore the world of customized wedding fashion. Expect to see brides choosing colored wedding dresses that match their personality or opting for an alternative to a dress, grooms in custom and unique suits, and a wedding party in mix-matched outfits showing their individuality while still sticking to the vision of the bride and groom.

Sustainable Weddings

As environmental consciousness grows, sustainable weddings have become a significant trend. Couples are making eco-friendly choices for everything from invitations made of recycled paper to locally sourced, organic catering. Many are opting for outdoor wedding ceremonies to embrace the natural beauty of the environment and reduce the carbon footprint of their event.

Artistic Photography and Videography

In 2024, the world of wedding photography and videography is becoming even more important. Couples are drawn to wedding photographers and videographers that specialize in capturing the raw, and unscripted moments of their special day. Rather than focusing on perfectly posed and composed shots, the emphasis is on the emotional and candid moment throughout the day. This artistic approach to wedding photos and videos allows couples to relive the genuine emotions from their big day.

One trend that is becoming ever so popular is blurry wedding photos, once deemed as unconventional, blurry photos are now an intentional choice by couples. The trend of blurred photos produces a dreamlike quality that showcases the energy and emotion of the day.

Destination Elopements

Elopements are no longer just quick, secret weddings. Couples are now planning destination elopements in stunning locations, combining a small guest list with an unforgettable experience. Whether it’s exchanging vows on a mountaintop or at a beach paradise, destination elopements offer a unique and intimate way to tie the knot.

Alternative Wedding Trends for 2024

As we enter 2024, alternative wedding trends are breathing new life into the world of matrimony. These trends reflect the changing values and preferences of couples today from their desire for eco-conscious celebrations to more inclusive and personalized ceremonies. Couples are prioritizing individuality and authenticity for their wedding celebrations. Whether you’re planning your own wedding, or simply looking for inspiration, these trends offer a glimpse into weddings for the coming year! Check out our blog to get some more inspiration for your big day!

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