2024 Wedding Trends: Embracing the New with a Nod to the Past

blog, January 16, 2024

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Hello, friends and future newlyweds! As we embrace the exciting possibilities of 2024, the wedding industry is buzzing with fresh, vibrant trends that promise to make your special day even more memorable. At Flora, our gorgeous San Diego event venue, we’re thrilled to share these trends with you. And guess what? We’re already ahead of the curve, ensuring that your wedding is not just an event, but a beautiful experience that reflects your unique style and story. Here are the forecasted 2024 wedding trends!

Audio & Digital Guestbooks: Voices and Messages of Love

Gone are the days of simple signature books. The latest trend, audio and digital guestbooks, add a personal and innovative touch to capturing your guests’ wishes. Picture a vintage rotary phone where guests can leave voicemail messages, or a sleek digital guestbook for heartfelt video recordings and messages. At Flora, we’re all about embracing these tech-savvy and nostalgic ways to preserve memories from your loved ones.

Champagne Towers: A Toast to Elegance

There’s something timelessly elegant about a champagne tower, and it’s making a grand comeback! It’s not just about the bubbly; it’s about creating a focal point for celebration. Flora is fully prepared to serve this timeless visual, complete with our exceptional bar services. Our skilled bartenders are ready to add that extra sparkle to your celebration, ensuring your champagne moment is as picture-perfect as it is memorable.

Seated Wedding Parties: Intimate and Inclusive

The trend of seated wedding parties is reshaping how we think about wedding receptions. It’s all about creating an intimate, inclusive atmosphere. At Flora, our versatile space can be transformed to accommodate this cozy setup, making every guest feel like a part of your special circle. Instead of standing beside the couple, why not have them seated in the front row, offering them a comfortable and honored place to witness your vows? Or consider forgoing the traditional party altogether, opting for a more intimate ceremony!

Sustainability: Eco- Friendly Weddings

Sustainability is not just a trend; it’s a necessity. And in 2024, it’s the biggest buzzword in the wedding industry. It’s about choosing eco-conscious options like vintage dresses, plant-based menus, and digital keepsakes instead of physical favors. Think in the realm of guests using a site like “POV” to snap and upload photos via QR code, cutting down on waste and creating an instant, shareable album. At Flora, we’re committed to eco-friendly practices, from our sourcing to our operations, ensuring that your big day is as kind to the planet as it is beautiful. Check out our other blog post on 9 ideas for a more sustainable event, here!

Midnight Snacks: Comfort at Its Best

As the night dances on, what’s better than a surprise snack? From tacos to churros, midnight snacks are all about comfort and whimsy. We can suggest a variety of vendors who specialize in fun and comforting treats like tacos, churros, and more. It’s a playful way to energize your guests and keep the celebration going.
You can never go wrong with El Churrero, charm your guests with their irresistible desserts! Explore more here or follow @elchurreroca.

Dress Separates: Define Your Style

2024 sees the rise of dress separates in bridal fashion, offering a unique way for brides to express their personal style. Think elegant skirts paired with cropped tops, or a chic pantsuit for a powerful statement. For those in San Diego, The Dress Theory is an excellent boutique to explore these contemporary styles! Check out a photo shoot Flora was able to enjoy with The Dress Theory!

DocuStyle and Candid Photography: Capturing Authentic Moments

The shift towards docustyle and candid photography is about capturing the essence of your day in its most authentic form. Flora has a beautifully curated list of recommended photographers that specialize in this approach, ensuring that your wedding album is a collection of genuine, unscripted moments

Themed Dress Codes: A Colorful Expression

Get ready for themed dress codes! Bold, bright patterns and a splash of color are the way to go in 2024. This trend is all about fun and allows your guests to be a part of the wedding’s aesthetic. Not only does it add an extra layer of fun to your wedding, but it also guarantees a collection of vibrant and amusing photos that you’ll cherish and giggle over for years to come.


The 70s Are Back: Disco, Fringe, and Fun

The biggest trend of all? The 70s inspiration! Think disco balls, fringe, bold and bright, and an overall vibe of carefree joy. At Flora, our venue is the perfect canvas for this retro revival, blending modern amenities with a nod to the past.

In-House Coordination: Your Dream, Our Team

At Flora, we’re not just a venue; we’re a team of dream-weavers. Our in-house coordination services are designed to bring your vision to life effortlessly. From the first consultation to the final toast, we’re with you every step of the way. Our coordinators are ready to find the right trend for you, or better yet, create one! With a keen eye on San Diego’s wedding scene, our coordinators are equipped to make your day uniquely yours.

In the heart of San Diego, a city known for its breathtaking views and vibrant culture, Flora stands as a beacon of contemporary elegance and timeless charm. As you plan your 2024 wedding, consider Flora not just as a venue, but as a partner in making your dream day a reality. With our in-house coordination and bar services, and our commitment to staying ahead of trends, Flora is more than a venue; it’s a place where your wedding becomes a part of our story, too. We can’t wait to welcome you to Flora and help you create a wedding that’s not just trendy, but timelessly yours.

With love and excitement,
The Flora Team

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