Top Chicago Wedding Trends for 2024

By Chicago Botanic Garden By Chicago Botanic Garden | December 22, 2023


New wedding trends emerge every year, revitalizing long-standing traditions with a modern twist. For couples planning to tie the knot in 2024, keeping up with the latest wedding trends can help you create a celebration that reflects your style while still feeling fresh. Whether you're a bride or groom-to-be or a wedding planner, these ideas are sure to inspire.

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Sharing your wedding experience on social media has become an essential part of modern-day wedding celebrations. To make the most of it, it's important to plan ahead and think about how you'd like to share the day in real time. Consider creating designated areas and backdrops for taking stunning TikTok and Reels videos, and capture casual behind-the-scenes footage documenting the day as it unfolds. These candid moments can make for some of the most memorable and cherished memories of your big day. A new type of wedding professional—social content creator—can even be hired to produce and post content from your wedding as it happens.

Bubble Bars


To elevate your wedding bubbly, consider having a spectacular Champagne bar where your guests can create their own sparkling cocktails and enjoy the personalized experience. A bartender still pours the drinks, but guests doctor up with a variety of fresh fruits, berries, syrups, and garnishes to create a sparkling cocktail that is uniquely their own. Encourage your guests to go beyond the basics by including recipes for other cocktails. As guests mix and mingle around the bar, the Champagne — and the conversation — keeps flowing all night!

Color, Color, and More Color


Bright colors add a fun and playful touch to your special day. Instead of stressing over the perfect palette, let nature do the work for you. Add pops of color to centerpieces, bouquets, cakes, or arches by incorporating bold and vibrant florals in shades like fuchsia, tangerine, and coral. Consider surrounding yourself and your guests with thousands of multicolored live flowers by hosting your wedding at a venue like the Chicago Botanic Garden, where seasonal blooms provide the perfect backdrop for couples who want to go bold. With the Garden's picturesque setting, your wedding photographs will surely be nothing short of stunning.

The possibilities for creating a one-of-a-kind wedding in 2024 are endless. These trends are all about adding unique and personal touches to your celebration to create a day that's truly yours—and that doesn't feel like every other wedding your guests have attended in the last year.

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