2024 Wedding Trend Predictions from Trinidad Weddings
2024 Wedding Trend Predictions from TW
2024 will be all about organic elements, lively colours, intimate gatherings and artistic expressions!
Here are some of our predictions:
- Colours –2024 will move away from the more subdued and neutral tones seen during 2021 – 2022, to a more saturated colour palette. Although Pantone’s 2024 Colour of the Year, is “Peach Fuzz” – a soft, demure shade, it will be paired with either other pastel shades or deeper colours. Popular colours for 2024 may be: mauve, lavender, violet, red-oranges, pink, rust, navy, french blue, mocha and deep aquamarine. The black and white colour scheme – a perpetual favourite, will still continue to be popular!
- Smaller guest list size – We predict that the majority of weddings in 2024 will continue to be on a smaller scale. Based on our database, most couples are still opting for 50 to 150 guests, as opposed to the larger guest list counts of 200 to 250+, pre-Covid.
- Change in format – Couples will be open to switching up the format of their wedding day. The usual programme will be adapted to a new order, depending on the couple’s wishes such as: private vows, a pre-wedding cocktail party for guests, a wedding lunch reception, an afternoon tea reception, replacing the garter toss with something else (or doing away with it altogether) or a private cake-cutting moment for the couple alone.
Seating – Head tables, where the entire bridal party sits and faces the guests are out! What’s in are “King’s tables” (one large table including the couple, adult members of the bridal party and their guests), a “sweetheart table” (a table for the couple only) or the couple sitting amongst their guests.
Cakes – Retro-inspired wedding cakes featuring royal icing swirls, swags and garlands, will be on trend this year. We will see intricate piping styles and textured frosting. Wafer paper flowers, pearl embellishments, isomalt details and silver or gold leaf will all continue to be on trend. Couples will be seeking out unusual cake flavours such as: pistachio, coffee, white chocolate, matcha and salted caramel.
- Florals – This year, we will see smaller bridal bouquets that are more asymmetrical or free-form. We will also continue to see more dry or preserved floral elements (e.g. pampas grass) and exotic leaves (e.g. caladium, calathea or philodendron) and grasses being used in bouquets. Flower walls, “living” backdrops (e.g. made of moss or foliage such as monstera leaves) and statement, hanging floral instalments will continue to be on trend.
Gowns – Styles for 2024 will range from simple, minimalist gowns to separates that are dancefloor-friendly. Detachable elements on wedding dresses (such as detachable sleeves, skirts or peplums) will also be a popular choice to create a different look from ceremony to the reception and for future wearability. Mini dresses are also on trend, as well as gowns featuring corsets, bows, and pearl embellishments. In terms of accessories, we will see either shorter veils or cathedral-length veils and gloves.
- Catering – Couples will be incorporating more of their childhood favourites, comfort foods and family recipes into their wedding meal. Late-night snack stations will continue to be a staple for those having longer receptions. Consider newer options such as: a sushi bar, an interactive flatbread or ramen station, sliders or kebabs. Signature cocktails (or mocktails) and grazing tables will continue to be popular.
- Digital options – Digital invitations will continue to be on trend as they are helpful with RSVP management and can help to cut costs as well. Video guest book stations – where guests can leave a video message or “audio guest books” – where guests can leave a recording for the couple, may also be options for those who don’t want a traditional guest book.
- A return to wedding themes- Couples are embracing wedding themes again and sometimes the quirkiest – ranging anywhere from Barbie-inspired to Star Wars, Roaring 20s, Groovy 70s. They are also asking guests to join in on the fun with respective dress codes!To keep in the loop on more wedding trends and for wedding planning advice, be sure to join our mailing list or order our wedding planning book!
Written by: Simone Sant-Ghuran, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, TrinidadWeddings.com