Weddings: Talking Big Day trends with event planner Elle Roberts-Nissen

Wondering what’s hot for 2024 weddings? Expert event planner Elle Roberts-Nissen reveals the top trends from planet-friendly confetti and sustainable menus to vibrant colour schemes and AI-inspired speeches

Elle in action, Picture Chris Boland Weddings
Elle in action, Picture Chris Boland Weddings

Gone are the days of your traditional three-course set menu. We are seeing more creative and carefully curated catering, the comeback of film photography, new bridal attire and much more! Move over Prosecco Walls; we are all about the Champagne Towers in wedding receptions, creating a statement photo opportunity for the couple! And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a coupe glass anyway?

Wedding at The Graduate Hotel, Picture @rafeabrook
Wedding at The Graduate Hotel, Picture @rafeabrook

Let’s explore some of this year’s emerging trends:

SOMETHING BLUE - Colour schemes

Traditionally, weddings have soft colour schemes which are portrayed as more delicate and romantic. 2024, however, will see pops of vibrant hues used to complement colour themes. Depending on the season, we will see richer reds, bolder blues and deeper greens. Whether it be centrepieces, floral arrangements or bridal party attire, you can tastefully incorporate a number of colours into your wedding to add personality and individuality.

SOMETHING NEW – Tech, tech and more tech

Artificial Intelligence is fast emerging into our world and whilst we would suggest avoiding using these platforms as gospel, they can be super useful as a starting point for inspiration. Not sure what to include in your speech? Start with a quick AI brainstorm to get the creative juices flowing.

Furthermore, people are now hiring content creators to live post and collect images and video for use on social media following the big day. Even though the rise of film photography is making a comeback, has anything really happened unless it’s posted online?

Elle Events, Picture Chris Boland Weddings
Elle Events, Picture Chris Boland Weddings


Nowadays there really isn’t any need to buy new unless you are having something custom-made. We live in a world where sustainability is in the forefront of our minds and therefore when it comes to weddings there should be a conscious effort to make these special days more eco-friendly. Think about what can be borrowed, research your suppliers to ensure they are working towards the same sustainability goals you set, use biodegradable confetti and work with your chosen caterer on a locally sourced, seasonal menu and try to avoid food wastage.

All that being said, let’s not forget about the bride herself! Bridal attire is forever evolving, and we can never say that there is a certain style for everyone. Because, at the end of the day, every bride is different and beautiful in their own right. We are seeing a return of statement veils (I hold Kourtney Kardashian to account for this one), shorter more playful dresses and comfortable shoes for the whole day not just the evening party.

Trends are inspiration, they are a good place to start conceptualising your dream day. But it is YOUR dream day, so let your personality shine, take inspiration, but don’t be shy to go against the grain.

Elle Roberts-Nissen
Elle Roberts-Nissen

About Elle and Elle-Events

Elle-Events launched in March 2021 by Elle Roberts-Nissen, who has more than 10 years’ experience in the hospitality sector. Elle works carefully to curate bespoke weddings for each individual couple through her diligent planning, personalised styling approach and on-the-day management to eliminate any stress.

Elle offers full and partial planning services, can assist with supplier sourcing, conceptualising of themes, styling, catering, accommodation, transportation needs, RSVP management and special guest requirements. Elle-Events remain onsite from beginning to end and will coordinate each element of the day to a high standard.

Find out more at, email and follow on Instagram at elle_eventsltd

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