Welcome to the Suffolk Conference Center, your premier wedding venue in Suffolk, VA. Our elite team of professionals is here to help you plan and enjoy your special day. We believe planning your wedding should be about celebrating you and your fiancé’s love. Trends come and go throughout the years, and traditional wedding customs may not feel right for you and your future spouse. Don’t feel pressured to jump on every trend or to do something just because it’s considered traditional by Great Aunt Sue. Be true to you two and your love when planning your wedding.
Let’s discuss 10 wedding trends you’ll see in 2024. If you want to incorporate them, great; if not, that’s okay, too! Either way, contact us; we’d love to talk to you more about what you want!
Trends for Unforgettable Weddings in 2024
- Immersive Wedding Entertainment
- Statement Fashion Choices
- Bold, vibrant colors
- Polaroid/Disposable Cameras
- Tech-Infused Celebrations
- Sustainable Celebrations
- Creative cuisine and cocktails/mocktails
- Personalized details
- Intimate low-key weddings
- Seated bridal parties
2024 Wedding Trends
1. Immersive Wedding Entertainment
This 2024 trend is all about how to make your wedding memorable. A fun way to commemorate your wedding is to have a live painter at your wedding, capturing a specific moment in time on canvas (what an excellent gift for you and your spouse). Another unique idea is to have an artist surprise guests with miniature portraits of themselves. These keepsakes can also serve as unique and personalized favors. Another option is having a dessert bar with a DIY s’more station, creating an interactive experience. Or what about including the most adorable ice cream cart with delicious natural ice pops from Joysicles! Your wedding venue Suffolk VA, can provide examples of other ideas planned throughout the year.
2. Statement Fashion Choices
Let’s talk about the Grooms first. In 2024, more men will be interested in tailored and colorful suits. We’re talking emerald green, burgundy, and even blush pink. The grooms are more involved in wedding planning than ever before and want to show off their style! We also see many suit jackets with textures like linen, corduroy, satin, and velvet.
Traditional-style wedding dresses are trending, with an emphasis on changing into a flashy party dress for the reception. Statement florals and bows are also very trendy for wedding dresses. You may also see a lot of pearl details on wedding dresses and veils. When a bride is picking her wedding dress, it is important to consider the wedding venue, that you have selected. The style of the gown may be impacted by your event location.
3. Bold Vibrant Colors
Tying in with the trends we are seeing in Groom fashion choices, bold and vibrant colors are all the rage. From flowers to décor and table settings, there are lively colors. We are seeing a lot of pops of red, yellow, orange, and cobalt blue. The 2024 wedding color of the year is Marseille Bleu.
4. Polaroid/Disposable Cameras
Polaroid cameras are trendy in general but are high on the list for 2024. Along the same lines, disposable cameras for guests to take photos throughout the reception are also a hit again. I think these are popular again because there’s a bit of nostalgia for some generations, and they’re new and weird but cool for the younger generations.
5. Tech-Infused Celebrations
While wedding hashtags are still super cute, they are not the primary way to get guests to share photos they have taken at the wedding. Now, couples create QR codes and link through an app or storage service like Google Photos or Dropbox. Another use for QR codes is to RSVP for the wedding instead of mailing back an RSVP card. A digital guestbook is also very trendy in 2024. This includes audio messages left for the newlyweds or videos of guests wishing the couple well.
6. Sustainable Celebrations
This trend isn’t new in 2024 but is still a hot wedding planning topic. Couples are looking for eco-friendly options for all aspects of the wedding. Clothing made from organic materials or renting outfits instead of buying new helps to minimize waste. Sustainable decorations are about embracing the natural surroundings and not adding a lot of extras. Our wedding venue in Suffolk, VA embraces the natural waterfront beauty. There are options to have your intimate wedding ceremony on the veranda or closer to the riverfront.
7. Creative Cuisine and Cocktail Trends
As mentioned earlier, incorporating interactive food stations is trendy to add wedding entertainment. Creative cuisine also means including your favorite foods, even if that means hot dogs and jumbo pretzels during the cocktail hour. Signature cocktails aren’t new to the wedding scene but are still very popular in 2024. Adding in signature mocktails is also a fun way to switch things up. Create cute names for the drinks to create a more personalized experience.
8. Personalized details
Tying in with the creative cocktail names is making your wedding personalized. Tailor wedding details to reflect the couple’s love story. On the back of the menu cards, include trivia about when you met or where your first date was. Wedding signs with the couple’s name or new last name can be included in a photo backdrop. Our wedding venue can help refer you to vendors they have worked with.
Intimate low-key weddings
In 2024, we will still see a trend of intimate weddings. The Suffolk Conference Center is a wedding venue in Suffolk, VA, with flexible event space. We can accommodate weddings from 10 people to 500 people.
9. Seated Bridal Parties
Traditionally, the bridal party has stood throughout the ceremony. However, moving into 2024, the trend is having the bridal party sit during the ceremony. This puts the total focus on the couple saying their vows. Another trend is letting the flower girl(s) and ring bearer sit with their parents/guardians in the audience. This will likely make the kids much happier and calmer than standing at the front of the room with a case of wiggles.
Our wedding venue in Suffolk, VA, is ready to embrace the trends of 2024 with you! Your dream wedding awaits at the Suffolk Conference Center: book your date with us today!