5 Hot Wedding Trends for Your 2023/2024 Liverpool Wedding

Weddings in Liverpool can be a glamorous affair. Everyone turns up in their smartest attire – the men in their smartest suits, the women in new dresses and fascinators firmly in place – all to see the happy couple start their new life together.

It’s a beautiful thing to see, but, like any social event, weddings have trends that go in and out of fashion. When you work in the industry – whether you’re a cake artist, a dressmaker, or a wedding venue like Allerton Manor – you get a feel for these things and can see them coming well in advance.

In this article, we’re going to talk about six of the hottest trends in weddings that you can expect to see more of in 2023 and 2024.

Outdoor Weddings

Outdoor weddings have only been widely available since the pandemic, when licenced wedding venues like Allerton Manor were given temporary permission to host weddings outside (but still on their grounds) to facilitate social distancing. When other restrictions were lifted, that permission was allowed to stand, giving couples the choice of marrying outdoors. As you might expect, it’s a popular choice for spring and summer weddings, with a few brave souls even risking the unpredictable British weather with an outdoor autumn wedding.
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Twilight Weddings

If we had to predict a single trend that is going to be massive in 2023 and 2024, then this is it. There’s something undeniably romantic about marrying at twilight, with the dying rays of the sun casting a warm glow over the happy couple as they prepare to make their vows. Here at Allerton Manor, twilight weddings are one of our specialities, and we have already noticed more and more of our clients choosing this option for their special day.

Fewer (But Finer) Florals

Traditionally, weddings have been a riot of fresh flowers, from the bridal bouquet and the groomsmen’s buttonholes to the elaborate tablescapes dotted among the guests. In 2023 and 2024, more scaled-back displays will be the norm. It’s part of a general minimalist trend where the tables are clean and clear, perhaps with a small central arrangement. This needn’t mean there’s any lack of quality. We expect smaller arrangements, but with less filler and perhaps more unusual blooms instead.

Upcycling

As the old wedding rhyme goes, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” It’s a tradition that dates back to the late 19th century  and one that modern couples are giving their own unique twist. Many brides are choosing to upcycle something old before adding it to their wedding ensemble, rather than buying from new. Not only is this more environmentally-friendly, it allows them to merge the past with the present as they begin their journey into the future – thus their “something old” is transformed into “something new”.

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Eco-Friendly Wedding Favours

It’s a sad fact that many wedding favours go unclaimed at the end of your big day, with most ending up in the bin and, ultimately, as landfill. This is why eco-friendly gifts are another big trend at weddings. From thank-you envelopes containing your favourite flower seeds, to edible treats that nobody will be able to resist, or even a donation to charity in your guests’ honour, there are plenty of choices that won’t harm the environment.

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