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2024 Wedding Must Haves

Guest blog collaboration Smitten Weddings x Calleo. With a range of new and exciting trends in the wedding industry, planning a 2024 wedding promises to be an exciting journey filled with fresh ideas and innovative approaches to celebrating love. Here are five ways to make your special day unforgettable. From incorporating the charm of retro wedding dresses to adding a touch of musical magic with a saxophonist and the sentimental Calleo Audio Guest Book, these trends will elevate your wedding.

1. Retro Wedding Dresses: A Vintage Twist

Vintage-inspired wedding dresses are making a strong comeback in 2024. Brides are embracing the elegance of the past with gowns that draw inspiration from the iconic styles of the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Think flowing sleeves, delicate lace, and intricate beadwork.

2. Audio Guest Book: Cherish Moments in Sound

A Calleo Audio Guest Book captures the hearts of couples and guests alike. Instead of traditional written messages, couples are opting to record audio messages from their loved ones. By capturing heartfelt, spoken words, you create a lasting memory that can be listened to for years to come. Your Audio Guest Book becomes a treasured keepsake, preserving the voices and emotions of those who shared in the joy of the day.

Photo Credit - Lainey Lovell Photography

3. A Celebrant-Crafted Ceremony: Personalised and Meaningful

Couples are increasingly seeking personalised ceremonies that reflect their unique love stories and values. Collaborate with a skilled celebrant (such as Faye Elizabeth Event Services featured below) to craft a ceremony that is meaningful, heartfelt, and one-of-a-kind. This trend allows you to share your journey in a deeply personal way, making your wedding day truly unforgettable. Find out more about celebrants here.

Photo Credit - Savanna Sturkie Photography

4. Saxophonist Serenades: Elevate the Atmosphere

Live music always adds a touch of magic to weddings, and in 2024, the saxophonist is taking centre stage. The soulful tones of a saxophone can set the mood for various parts of the wedding, from the ceremony to the reception. Whether it's a smooth jazz melody during the cocktail hour or a lively serenade on the dance floor, a talented saxophonist can elevate the atmosphere and create unforgettable moments.

5. Must-Have: Wedding Planner

In the whirlwind of a wedding, a skilled planner is the must-have on the day to ensure your wedding day unfolds as a seamless, joyous celebration of love. Smitten Weddings offers a variety of wedding planning services and will orchestrate every element, allowing you to relax and savour every moment. Planners offer so much more than just a venue coordinator; overseeing every little detail of your wedding day from start to finish and putting your needs first. With expertise and dedication, a planner will bring your 2024 wedding dreams to life, ensuring a stress-free and memorable experience for you and your loved ones.

Photo Credit - Luke Bell Photography

By incorporating elements like a wedding planner, retro wedding dresses and an Audio Guest Book you'll be well-prepared to create memorable and unforgettable weddings in 2024. Embrace these trends, and watch as your dreams come to life in the most spectacular and meaningful way possible.


We hope this article has been helpful. If you'd like help sourcing these wonderful suppliers, then get in touch with Smitten Weddings and we can point you in the right direction. For even more top tips and advice for your special day, check out the rest of the blog here!


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