Wedding trends that are going to make a splash in 2024
The predictions are out! Ivory lehengas, larger-than-life floral setups, and much more await you at Indian weddings in 2024.
The Indian wedding landscape has proved itself to be versatile once and again. In tandem with international trends and adeptly tweaking them to suit their traditions, new-age Indian couples are unhesitant when making a statement. However, they are also keenly aware of the world around them.
If you’ve got a wedding on the cards in 2024, here are the upcoming trends that are bound to make a statement in the coming year.
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Gone are the days when Indian brides used to bid their single life goodbye with teary eyes. Instead, the modern Indian bride has begun to whole-heartedly embrace a glam send-off with fun parties, friends flanking her with sparklers as she begins her new adventure, and, in many cases, the couple zooming off together in a vintage car!
Photo Courtesy: Ivy Weddings, Vinuthna Garidipuri
High Impact Florals
Flowers and weddings have shared a close bond for ages and this time round – fresh, larger-than-life floral decor is having a moment! Grand mandaps with floral chandeliers, aisles lined with a generous array of blooms, intricate bridal seats with floral arches, clouds of gypsos along with pastel roses and peonies are steadily climbing up the list of top wedding decor trends.
Pop culture-inspired weddings
Millennials and Gen Z couples are unabashed in their love for pop culture. As increasing numbers of them enter matrimony, we are going to witness them taking a trip down the nostalgic route with pre or post-wedding celebrations that are themed in line with their favorite fantasy novel or series. With a Harry Potter-themed reception, a Game of Thrones – themed sangeet, a Squid Game-themed haldi, and an Alice in Wonderland-themed mehndi, they have been edging their way into the spotlight awing us with their inspiring concepts.
With Bollywood divas opting for ivory and subtle pastel hues as their color of choice in the past wedding season, it will come as no surprise when Indian brides across the globe don the same hue. Sheer ivory sarees with gold details, subtle chikankari lehengas, and white lehengas with monochrome details are in for a fashion revival!
Photo Courtesy: The House On The Clouds
Social Media Content Creation
Trendy and instant wedding reels, witty wedding hashtags, and live streams are no longer the couple’s or their cousin’s cup of tea! Instead, these responsibilities are handed over to content creators like reelwale.in who are sharp editors and know what it takes to make a viral wedding reel.
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Bars no longer serve the purpose of just serving drinks at Indian weddings. They’ve evolved into hotspots where wedding guests can flock to have a fun time while indulging themselves. Sip and solve a crossword, dominoes-and-shots, or beer pong – gamify your bars turning drinking into a fun experience with the help of wedding professionals like Gaminstaan!
Indoor banquets and traditional lawns are no longer the norm. Today, couples are seeking out venues across the world be it snow-clad peaks, unending deserts, or cliffsides. Europe, Middle-Eastern countries, and even unique spots in India, like, Varanasi have been hitting the right notes for couples who want their wedding to stand out.
Venue: Saluting Battery Malta ; Photo Courtesy: Hiraaya by Aayushi
Documentary-Style Wedding Photography
Candid wedding photography has witnessed an artistic evolution with wedding photographers weaving tales with documentary-style shots. These artistic, emotionally raw shots perfectly capture the essence of the couple’s love while giving the wedding stills an almost movie-like, ethereal treatment.
Grandeur coupled with sustainability is not an option anymore for Indian couples. It has become somewhat of a norm with to-be-weds and planners sharing their quest to make the planet a greener place. Eco-friendly wedding favours, plantable wedding invitations, and recyclable macrame wedding decor have steadily witnessed an upward swing.
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Giving back to the community
Sharing your happiness multiplies it and it stands true for the coming year too. Similar to giving back to the planet, couples of today are more than eager to share their joy with the community. More than ever, couples are eschewing gifts and urging their loved ones to donate to charities instead of gifting, adopting wedding waste management, distributing food to the underprivileged and more. WeddingSutra Charity Registry is a great way to double up your wedding joy by helping change lives.
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