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Vows Now, Party Later

As 2024 wedding predictions are circling the internet, we are starting to see a few top trends that pique our interest. Looking into the brides and grooms on our books, we have a good mix of couples that are on par with what is planned for the year. We are excited for all of the trends: bold colors and flowers, creative dessert stations, and intimate or destination ceremonies.



Why not take your honey and maybe a small group to a location for your vows, then come back and let loose with your favorite friends and family? Pros to an intimate ceremony can include one-on-one time with your fiancé, less stress or pressure from a crowd, more possibilities for location, and another photo opportunity. That intimate location could be a historical landmark or an island getaway like two of our 2024 couples, or perhaps a national park like Chris and Carleigh's Joshua Tree journey.



After our couple Chris and Carleigh tied the knot, the two returned to Nashville to party in a unique and unforgettable way. Another trend for weddings this year is to consider non-traditional aspects, including unique venues and experiences. Chris and Carleigh did just that and hosted their wedding reception at Eastside Bowl music venue and bowling alley. The funky details of the venue added to our party vibes. Guests danced all night at a disco inspired reception complete with a pasta bar, photo booth, Bundt cake dessert display, and energetic live band shining on stage.



With our careful planning, Chris and Carleigh still celebrated their wedding with fun introductions as husband and wife, first cake cutting, and family photos. We hit all the traditional pieces in informal ways and really took the pressure off of planning. For 2024 (and all the years going forward IMO) make the reception uniquely YOU and celebrate how you and your S.O. want to. It's your wedding world!



Intimate ceremonies and not-so-norm receptions are big for the year. Will you be following either of these trends for your 2024 wedding? We'd love to hear from you!


Penny Haas

Owner, Lead Planner

Penny Haas, LLC


Vendors:

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Drum and Drummer


Sources:

1. Elise Taylor, "The Wedding Trends That Are In—And Out—For 2024", ww.vogue.com, December 2023

2. Karen Loise, "The Hottest Wedding Trends for 2024", www.onefabday.com

3. Ashly Alt, "Wedding Trends for 2024: Micro Events, Nontraditional Venues, Statement Attire and More", www.columbusmonthly.com, August 2023


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