Inspo for your 2024 wedding: Colour schemes, AI & more
Inspo for your 2024 wedding: colour schemes, AI & more
So, you’ve decided to take the plunge into forever—congratulations! As you embark on this beautiful journey, you’ve likely found yourself bombarded with questions about wedding colour schemes, favours and venue. The excitement is palpable, but so is the overwhelming feeling of crafting an event that’s uniquely yours.
Guess what? There are no steadfast rules when it comes to weddings. It’s your day, and you get to script it precisely the way you’ve always dreamed. However, a sneak peek into the latest wedding trends can be a wellspring of inspiration for your grand celebration.
Here at Time Marquees, where we specialise in wedding marquee hire in Berkshire, Hampshire, and the surrounding areas, we understand that planning your special day can be a whirlwind of emotions. With decades of experience assisting couples in creating their dream weddings, we’ve honed the skill of staying abreast of what’s en vogue.
Let us be your guide as we explore some of the hottest wedding trends for 2024. After all, a touch of inspiration never hurt anyone, and who knows, it might just be the missing piece to your perfect day puzzle. Shall we dive in?
1. The sustainable shindig
Green is the new white! Sustainable weddings are stealing the spotlight in 2024, and we couldn’t be happier. Imagine saying “I do” surrounded by eco-friendly decorations and locally sourced delights. At Time Marquees, we’re proud to play our part by offering furniture for hire and connecting you with fantastic local suppliers for eco-conscious catering. Let’s make your special day not only memorable but also kinder to the planet.
Here are three easy tips to reduce the impact of your big day:
Eco-friendly invitations: Instead of traditional paper invitations, consider going digital. Send e-invitations or create a wedding website where guests can RSVP. If you prefer physical invitations, choose recycled paper or plantable invitations embedded with seeds. This way, guests can later plant the invitation, and flowers will bloom as a beautiful reminder of your wedding.
Rent, reuse, recycle décor: Instead of buying new decorations, consider renting items for your wedding décor. As mentioned above, Time Marquees offers furniture hire options for weddings and marquee events.
Choose ornaments and accessories that can be easily reused or repurposed after the wedding. If you decide to buy decorations, try to buy second-hand (but often almost like-new) from Vinted or other re-selling sites. Select items that can be added into your home décor or donated to charity or re-sold afterwards.
Local and seasonal cuisine: Opt for a caterer who focuses on using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. This not only supports local farmers but also reduces the carbon footprint associated with transporting food long distances. Work with your caterer to create a menu that showcases the best of what’s available in your region during the time of your wedding. Don’t forget to discuss composting options for food waste to minimize environmental impact.
2024 wedding colour schemes are all about embracing the vibrancy of life. Picture palettes bursting with bold crimsons, deep royal blues, and rich emerald greens.
Expect to see an influx of vibrant colours, retro shades, and even disco-inspired themes dominating the wedding colour trends for 2024 – promising a visual feast and ensuring spectacular wedding photo booth pictures to treasure forever.
Consult with our approachable team who can you advise on how to maximise your wedding colour scheme within the marquee.
3. Celebrate with a celebrant
Bid farewell to traditional ceremonies and say hello to celebrant-led weddings! 2024 is all about personalisation, and what better way to make your ceremony unique than having a celebrant tailor it to your love story?
It’s also an emerging wedding trend involves couples turning their legal marriage ceremony at a registry office into a preliminary celebration, followed by a separate wedding day featuring a more symbolic and ceremonial service.
Wedding celebrant Nat Raybould explained to Hitch.co.uk “Celebrant ceremony popularity grows naturally, as once you see one, you never forget it! I have so many guests come to me after a ceremony and say that they will now opt for a celebrant ceremony too, having not known about them beforehand.”
When asked about the benefits of a celebrant-led ceremony, she said: “How much time have you got?! True flexibility, freedom of time and place and space, ample room for inclusivity and cultural diversity within a single ceremony, a close personal bond with your chosen celebrant who is truly rooting for you throughout your process and beyond.
“But ultimately, a celebrant-led ceremony is crafted to be a precise reflection of the couple themselves, containing their values, their passions and their joys – their unique love. Their ceremony won’t be like anyone else’s ceremony, just as their love isn’t like anyone else’s love.”
Create a ceremony that reflects your journey together and let Time Marquees be your canvas to paint the perfect backdrop for your vows.
4. Take a seat, bridal party
This trend is a game-changer – seated bridal parties! Ditch the traditional standing line-up during the ceremony and let your bridal party relax in style and take the weight of their stilettos. Ensure everyone has a comfy spot with an unobstructed view to witness your magical moment.
At Time Marquees, we’re not just about providing stunning marquees; we can also help you craft the perfect seating plan for your wedding.
5. The future is now: AI weddings
AI tools like ChatGPT have been in the headlines for the last 12 months, but can these chatbots effectively help you plan a wedding? Well, the answer is yes and no.
While they can certainly help you with the basics of wedding planning, the bots don’t have that all important humans touch – they won’t know your local area, trusted vendors and the legalities of tying the knot.
AI can help give you ideas for speeches and what to write on the invitations, but check what it generates, and tweak and change the wording to make it sound like it’s has been written by a human – you!
If you’re a tech-savvy couple, why not embrace what else technology can do to streamline your wedding planning? From digital invitations and wedding planning apps to online registries and live streaming the ceremony, technology is changing the world of wedding planning.
Ready to plan your 2024/2025 wedding? Feeling inspired? We sure hope so! If these trends have sparked your imagination, it’s time to turn your dream wedding into a reality. Get in touch with Time Marquees, and let us be your partners in creating an unforgettable celebration.