2024 Wedding Planning Tips: Navigating our 5 Favorite Trends

2024 Wedding Planning Tips: Navigating our 5 Favorite Trends

Did you get engaged this holiday season, or do you have a sneaking suspicion that someone is about to pop the question? Congratulations! 2024 is going to be an incredible year to get married.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2024 will be the Year of the Wood Dragon and is said to bring a year of transformation and abundance. 2024 will also be a leap year, long considered good luck for happy couples. What better way to celebrate the good fortune to come than by planning a wedding that celebrates all the happiness, growth, and joy you feel? As you start your wedding planning adventure, here’s a sneak peek at some of the best wedding trends we expect to see in 2024!

Maximalist Weddings

Maximalist Weddings at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

More is more, which is just right when it comes to 2024 weddings, and we’re here for it! After years of micro weddings, paired-down or virtual-only guest lists, and small venues, we predict a big shift towards grand wedding venues, full guest lists including everyone you know, elaborate decor, and extravagant entertainment!

  • Embrace the timeless grandeur of a classic ballroom wedding in 2024! A great ballroom wedding is an ode to elegance and sophistication, marked by luxurious details and a traditional ambiance. Plus, you’ll have plenty of space for your maxed-out guest list and the perfect setting for a fun, over-the-top grand entrance or first dance to set the tone!
  • Embrace a theme that exudes extravagance. Whether it’s a fairy-tale Disney-inspired soiree or a glamorous Hollywood-style affair, indulge in opulent decor with lush florals, elegant lighting, and ornate details.

Wedding WeekendsWedding Weekends at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Any happily married couple will tell you that your wedding day goes by in the blink of an eye! Why not extend your celebration with events for your guests before and after your big day? Turn your wedding into a won’t-want-to-miss weekend celebration with fun events that bring everyone together.

  • Welcome parties are a super popular wedding trend that we expect to see more and more of in 2024. Keep it relaxed, or go full-on formal; there’s no wrong way to kick off your wedding weekend! Just be sure your focus is on connecting with your guests and setting the right first impression!
  • When planning events, make sure to balance active and passive options that are fun and low-stress. You want your guests to be excited about as many of the weekend events as possible. You won’t please everyone with every option, so curating an inclusive list of ways to spend time together is essential! 
  • Take the whole crew to Disneyland® Resort! Make the most of our FREE daily Dream Machine Shuttle for a stress-free way to add some magic to your wedding weekend!

Sustainably-Minded CelebrationsSustainably-Minded Celebrations at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

From ethically sourced wedding rings and sustainable wedding dress materials to paperless wedding invites and upcycled wedding decorations, there are countless options when it comes to planning an eco-friendly wedding!

  • Booking your wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue is a great way to keep your wedding green. You’re cutting down on the environmental impact of transportation for your guests and vendors. You can also significantly reduce the need for additional decor as ceremony items can seamlessly transition to the reception. Bonus sustainability points for booking at a venue that also offers guest accommodations for even more fuel consumption and emissions savings!
  • Rent as much of your wedding decor as you can! Renting decor items means you’re utilizing existing resources rather than buying new products, saving raw materials and energy. Renting also allows for the reuse of items, preventing them from ending up in landfills after a single use. 
  • Opt for an outdoor venue, like our lush outdoor gardens, to utilize natural surroundings, reducing the need for excessive decorations.

Bright and Bold Color SchemesBright and Bold Wedding Color Schemes in 2024

In 2024, we expect to see more brides and grooms prioritizing personal preferences over tradition, opting for vibrant, bold color palettes that reflect their unique style and personality.

  • The top wedding color palettes we expect to see in 2024 will be bright and beautiful. Look for greens from lush and mossy to bright and emerald. We believe we’ll see more Barbie-core weddings centered around pinks and magentas. More romantic sunset-inspired peaches and orange colors. Vibrant reds from deep burgundy and maroon to fiery brick and ruby. Whether you go with a high-contrast color combination like the timeless black and white or embrace the monochromatic look in hot pink or fuzzy peach, as long as you love the colors, there’s really no wrong choice!
  • Go big and incorporate your wedding colors throughout your big day! We’ve been seeing bold-colored bouquets, suits, and bridesmaid dresses for a few years. In 2024, we expect to see the trend taken even further! Use bold florals in your color palette or vintage rugs in the right hues to line your ceremony aisle. Decorate the stage, dance floor, or DJ booth with a backdrop or colored decor. Consider renting bold glasses for pops of color throughout the room.

High-tech EnhancementsHigh-tech enhancements at 2024 weddings

2024 is sure to bring us even more digital innovations, and we are excited to see how happy couples introduce technology into their big days! Weddings are so much more than just a ceremony; they are a memory-making event, a celebration of love that intertwines tradition with cutting-edge advancements.

  • Adding technology to your wedding instantly makes the event feel more exclusive. Think 360 photobooths like you see on the red carpet, roaming, or handheld photo booth options for guests. 
  • Get creative with 3D-printed wedding favors that will keep guests talking and more! 
  • Make your tech personal with smart wedding rings!
  • Upgrade your invite experience with a modern wedding website, complete with an AI-powered chatbot to answer your guests’ questions.

In embracing the unfolding wedding trends of 2024, Anaheim emerges as an unparalleled destination for couples seeking a perfect wedding destination. For help planning your 2024 wedding, contact the team at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel! With the perfect venue and a passion for making dreams come true, we’re thrilled to help weave your unique style into every aspect of your special day. Let’s create unforgettable memories together!

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