In the blink of an eye, 2023 is winding down to a close and another year is upon us. If you’re a bride-to-be and currently planning for your wedding in 2024, you’re in luck. In the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2024 is the Year of the Dragon, making it a very popular year for celebrations and major life events. This includes expanding the family, starting a new business, and of course, getting married! In this article, read on as we unveil the biggest trends shaping up to take the wedding industry by storm in 2024.
As climate change gets more pertinent and the world increasingly globalised, Singaporeans are also getting more conscious of their environmental impact and this shows in their approach to wedding planning. Eco-friendly weddings are gaining popularity, and couples are opting to reduce their carbon footprint in more ways than one, such as recyclable wedding invites, doing away with wedding favours, choosing plant-based decor or food choices and keeping their weddings a local affair.
2. Non-traditional Wedding Venues
Ten years ago, a banquet hall would be the go-to choice of venue for most couples without much further thought. After all, these would also tend to be more fuss-free and offer all-inclusive packages so that brides-to-be would not have to lift a finger in the planning.
However, in recent years, we’ve witnessed a shift towards couples opting for non-traditional wedding venues. Intimate restaurant settings have shot up in popularity, and even garden and art gallery solemnizations, among others. This trend reflects the desire for a more personalised, memorable and intimate wedding celebration.
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3. Customised Wedding Attire
Another emerging trend among couples, especially brides, is opting for customised wedding attire such as bespoke made-to-order gowns. With customised attire, there is much more flexibility to make special arrangements with the dress maker, with the possibility to even include little details which hold special meaning to the bride. For example, embroidered initials, significant dates or even hidden messages.
Here at My Bridal Room, we can help you make your dream wedding come true with the perfect customised attire. With our dedicated team of skilled seamstresses, we will partner with you to create the dress of your dreams. Find out more about our bespoke gown services here.
4. Individual Bridesmaid Dresses
The days of bridesmaids standing in a row, wearing exactly the same dress are now leaving us. Brides these days are embracing individuality and extending this to their girl squads, such that bridesmaids are no longer wearing the same dress in the same colour. This allows room for bursts of creativity, and brides simply provide a loose theme for their bridesmaids to stick to, such as pastel, metallic, jewel tones, etc. For brides who trust their sisters to ‘go rogue’ with the theme, this makes for some very interesting reveal pictures on the actual day!
5. Raw, Candid Moments
This recent fun trend at weddings allows couples to look back on their day in joy, basking in the memories even if they weren’t present for that specific moment during their busy day. Prepare a few disposable film cameras and hand them out to your guests, with the brief of asking them to capture random moments throughout your wedding day on film. The result will likely be many adorable, candid moments captured by your guests which would otherwise be overlooked and forgotten forever. This definitely makes for many meaningful memories to last a lifetime.
6. Micro Weddings
Like its name suggests, micro weddings refer to intimate, scaled-down weddings with a reduced guestlist. More and more Singaporeans are opting for a micro wedding as it allows them to ensure that they are surrounded by only their nearest and dearest on their special day. On top of that, the wedding couple has more free time to mingle and spend time with all their guests during the event.
Some micro weddings also mean having their guests witness their marriage solemnization without throwing a formal wedding banquet. Having a scaled down wedding doesn’t mean it has to be any less special. My Bridal Room offers multiple ROM packages to suit differing needs – depending on whether couples would like to opt for simply a gown rental, or the full works, which includes suit rental, hair and makeup and photography services.
While the latest wedding trends will change year on year, My Bridal Room remains committed to offering you a range of wedding services for the celebration of your dreams. Contact us today for a non-obligatory quote and we’re happy to assist you with your planning.
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