It’s out with the old and in with the new, and as we all prepare for 2024 weddings, we’ve delved into what are set to be the biggest nuptial trends for this year! Read on for the latest and greatest hot topics of the wedding industry…
The Weekend-Long Event
Here in Ireland, we’ve all heard of the all-anticipated “Day-2”, but 2024 celebrations are set to be even bigger and better than ever before. Perhaps this is due to the time many of us spent locked down in recent years wherein wedding guest numbers were strictly limited, or perhaps we just love a good party! Whatever the reason leading the trend, we can expect to see three and four-day wedding celebrations into the future. Think separate events for “The Night Before”, “The Big Day”, “Day 2” and more. If you’re a Bride, Groom, Wedding Planner or Venue, check out our full range of Weddings Hire options for premium quality pieces at unbeatable prices!
Renting Instead of Buying
An increase in sustainable consumer practices may be one of the driving factors for this trend. In 2024, we anticipate more couples opting for the rental route, with a significant increase in searches for wedding dresses for hire and venue essentials like crockery, cutlery, glassware, dancefloors and staging and so much more, especially when at-home wedding receptions are on the rise. Did you know that you can hire all of these wedding essentials here at Caterhire.ie?
Food Trucks & Buffet-Style Meals
As smaller weddings became more popular in recent years and the cost of living increases, menu options also saw a shift, with many couples opting for more low-key, informal style meal choices, as well as walled-treats, such as doughnut walls, prosecco walls and even crisp walls! Expect more of this trend in 2024, from ice-cream carts to delicious fresh fish and chips and everything in between. Buffet-style dining is also set to have a moment this wedding season. At Caterhire.ie, we hire everything you’ll need in our Buffet & Canape Hire Selection to serve the ultimate buffet to guests!
The Naked Wedding Cake
We’ve all seen the pictures of the unfinished, rustic-inspired naked cake. While it’s by no means a new concept, this trend is becoming increasingly common and is expected to continue into 2024. If you’re wondering what a naked cake is, it’s essentially an undressed, no-frills cake which has no decorative icing or fondant, often including layers of buttercream and/or berries. Love it or hate it, you’ll likely be seeing a lot more of this cake style this year!
Faux flowers are back, and we're here for it! Artificial flowers are looking more life-like than ever before, often created from materials such as silk. Artificial flowers are generally more budget-friendly than fresh options and it means you can replicate your favourite blooms even if they’re out of season during your wedding. Plus, you’ll get to keep them as a treasured momento. A win-win!
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