May 24, 2024

Best Wedding Themes + Trends of 2024

You’ve been dreaming of this day since you were a child. Now that it’s here, you should have no problem choosing your “dream theme”, right? Surprise! In reality, you’ve hoarded every wedding magazine you could get your hands on and your Pinterest board is full of so many ideas that you’re overwhelmed just looking at your options.
Let’s help you narrow down those choices. We’ve put together a list of 2024’s best wedding styles and trending themes to get you started on a path to less stress and more ‘yes’!

1. Eco-Friendly + Sustainable Weddings

In 2024, sustainability is not just a buzzword, it’s a whole mood. Couples are opting for eco-friendly weddings and making choices that reflect their love for the planet. This trend embraces everything from recycled invitations and sustainable attire to locally sourced flowers and plant-based menus.

  • Environmental Responsibility: Couples are more eco-conscious, seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Unique Decor: Recycled and upcycled decor items add a personal and creative touch.
  • Green Venues: Outdoor venues like botanical gardens and eco-resorts offer beautiful and sustainable options.
Tori Bronston Photography + Statesboro Botanic Gardens

2. Maximalist Weddings

Move over minimalism; maximalism is here and she is making a statement! This trend is all about vibrant colors, rich textures, and extravagant decor. Bigger is better and bolder is best! Rich jewel tones, velvet everything, and a mix of patterns that somehow just works.

Maximalism is for the couple who wants their wedding to be an unforgettable work of art, packed with details that reflect their unique style and plenty of flair. Forget subtlety—2024 is all about making an eye-catching, head-turning, jaw-dropping statement.

Why It’s Trending:

  • Vibrant Aesthetics: Bright colors and lush fabrics create a visually stunning experience.
  • Personal Expression: Couples can express their unique tastes through eclectic and elaborate designs.
  • Photo-Ready: These weddings are beautifully exotic and perfect for those Instagram moments.
Tori Bronston Photography + Starland Strange & Bazaar

3. Micro Weddings

Micro weddings are taking over, and we’re here for it! With a guest list under 50, you can really focus on what matters—creating a super meaningful and personal celebration. It’s all about those special moments with your closest friends and family. Plus, you get to splurge on the details that make your day extra special, from personalized details to high-quality experiences. Micro weddings are proof that sometimes, smaller really is better.

  • Budget-Friendly: Smaller guest lists mean couples can save for other priorities, like photography/videography or a designer dress.
  • Meaningful Connections: You get more time to spend with the people who mean the most.
  • Unique Venues: Smaller gatherings mean you can opt for unique, non-traditional spots like private homes or boutique hotels.
Tori Bronston Photography + May River Manor

4. Classic Elegance

Classic elegance never goes out of style. It’s is all about that timeless sophistication with a fresh twist. Classy black-tie events, dreamy white florals, and tables set to impress with that understated luxury vibe.

Why It’s Trending:

  • Timeless Appeal: These weddings stay beautiful and relevant no matter how many years go by.
  • Sophisticated Vibe: Ideal for couples who love mixing tradition with a touch of modern flair.
  • Versatile Venues: From grand ballrooms to historic estates and elegant chapels, this theme fits like a glove in any stunning location.
Meredith Ryncarz Photography

5. Boho-Chic Weddings

Boho-chic weddings are holding onto a top spot in popular trends. This style is perfect for couples who want their decor to feel natural and woodsy, yet super stylish. Dreamy macramé details, wildflower bouquets, and earthy tones that make everything feel like a real-life fairy tale. Whether you’re tying the knot in a forest, a beach, or a cozy backyard, boho-chic brings that free-spirited, whimsical charm that’s both timeless and on-trend. If you’re all about good vibes and gorgeous aesthetics, this is the look for you.

Why It’s Trending:

  • Natural Beauty: Outdoor venues such as beaches or forests complement the boho aesthetic.
  • Relaxed Atmosphere: A laid-back vibe ensures everyone enjoys the day.
  • Versatile Decor: From hanging lanterns to vintage rugs, the decor options are endless and effortlessly chic.
Barefoot Royalty Photography

6. Destination Weddings

Destination weddings are still enchanting couples in 2024. Whether you’re dreaming of a tropical beach, a European castle, or a serene mountain retreat, this wedding trend is the perfect mix of ceremony and adventure.

Why It’s Trending:

  • Scenic Backdrops: Gorgeous natural settings make for stunning celebrations.
  • Adventure and Romance: Combine your wedding and honeymoon into one epic experience.
  • Memorable Experience: Your guests get a mini-vacation, making your wedding unforgettable for everyone.
Amia Marcell Photography + Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

We’ve given you 6 of the hottest wedding styles and trends for 2024! From eco-friendly everything to planning each detail to the max, there’s a little something for every taste. So whether you’re into saving the planet or living la vida loca, this list will help zero in on your perfect style.
What are you waiting for? Go plan that wedding—we can’t wait to see the finished product!

Photography Credits: Amia Marcell + Barefoot Royalty Photography + Tori Bronston + Meredith Ryncarz
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