Looking for the hottest trends in 2024? Adding in some of these inspirations will help make your wedding the wedding of the year, something your guests will be talking about for years as the best wedding they went to. You can bet that you’ll be seeing some of these trends popping up all year long.
Seated Bridal Parties
Front rows are usually reserved for your VIPs (mom and dad, grandma, etc.) Why not your bridal party? Letting your squad have a seat puts the spotlight solely on you and your fiancé while you exchange vows. Plus, your wedding party will be thankful to not have to stand in sky high heels!
There is something magical about exchanging your vows with the setting sun. There is a reason photographers call that time right before the sun goes down “the golden hour.” Pictures are absolutely amazing with the light hitting just right! However, in the summer, this doesn’t happen until later. Why not mix up your timeline a bit. Instead of the traditional timeline, you could have cocktail hour and dinner first. Then have a dramatic dress change before the ceremony. With this, you can have your ceremony as the sun is setting and get some amazing pictures. Then dance the night away!
The DJ certainly knows how to keep the dance floor packed all night, but what about the guests that don’t want to dance? Try having something unique for another form of entertainment, like a live painter or a caricaturist. Some couples have hired sketch artists to blend in with the crowd at cocktail hour and surprise guest with portraits of themselves. These can double as favors as well!
Ditch the paper and pen variation of guest books. Have an antique phone available for your guests to “call” and leave a recorded message. It’s a fun way to hear your guests when looking back on your wedding day.
Late Night Surprises
Nacho bar, taco bar, dessert stations, oh my! Late night snacks and enhanced desserts are a fun way to elevate the energy in the room. Searles Castle has a great bananas foster station that is sure to wow your guests with live flambe!
Private Last Dance
At the end of the night, having a last dance is a tradition. Here at Searles Castle, we have the option of doing a private last dance inside. This makes for a super intimate moment between the two of you on the happiest day of your life.