Summer 2024 Wedding Trends: What Couples Need to Know

June 4, 2024


Summer 2024 wedding trends are all about something old and something new for a memorable experience. After being in the business for over 30 years, we’ve witnessed plenty of seasonal pivots. We also love highlighting the latest trends. For instance, this year is all about sustainable celebrations, micro weddings, and bold color palettes.

Beyond that, many modern couples are focusing on intricate details, like: 

  • Curated musical experiences and interactive entertainment
  • Outdoor lighting options and dynamic effects
  • Cinematic storytelling 

Keep reading to learn the hottest wedding trends coming this summer!

bride and groom summer 2024 wedding trends
Photography: Lauren Webb

DJ Services: Create Customized Playlists and Interactive Experiences  

Your music is more than the soundscape of your special event. It’s also a unique way to convey your love story. While personalized playlists aren’t new, many couples are going the extra mile to craft a meaningful tracklist. If you feel stressed about your music selection, reach out to your entertainment

Your professional wedding DJ can help you brainstorm songs, add transitional instrumentals, and make suggestions to ease the decision process. As we mentioned in our DJ secrets post, there are many elements to consider when creating the perfect wedding playlist, such as:

  • Tailoring your music to all generations
  • Adding classics, like ballads, pop hits, and nostalgic gems
  • Including songs that define your relationship
  • Curating separate playlists for each phase of your festivities, like the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception 

Need help brainstorming songs? Start with these ideas for your wedding ceremony!

Dancing all night is a fun way to celebrate, but if it’s not your style, consider offering an interactive experience. Group activities, such as trivia, games, live polls, and photo booths, are making a big splash this summer.

lawn game summer 2024 wedding trends
Photography: Lauren Webb

You can also break the ice with some fun in the sun. Provide lawn games to engage your guests, such as:

  • Giant Jenga
  • A photo scavenger hunt
  • Bean bag toss
  • Lawn bowling
  • Connect Four

Lighting Design: Brighten Up Your Summer Outdoor Wedding

Now that we’ve covered music, it’s time to focus on your lighting. The right event lighting can enhance your venue and create the perfect atmosphere. Whether you want a warm, welcoming glow or a colorful, pastel wash, your lighting designer can personalize your vision.  

Greenery Chandeliers
Photography: JBJ Pictures

Our clients are head over heels for these popular lighting staples:

  • Uplighting: Use these event lights to illuminate key areas of your celebration, such as your wedding cake or guest book  
  • Fairy lights: Accentuate the stars in the sky with fairy lights above your reception space 
  • Lanterns: Add an enchanting touch to your garden-inspired wedding by hanging lanterns in the surrounding trees or over the guest tables  
  • Color wash: Incorporate your color palette and make your special day more vibrant with a stunning color wash 
  • Chandeliers: Select elegant chandeliers to dress up your venue (greenery chandeliers have been on the rise over the last few years!) 

Check out this post to learn more about the different types of event lighting.

In addition, you can create a dynamic effect with custom monograms. Cast your names and wedding date on the dance floor as you sway to your favorite ballad with your beloved. 

Audiovisual Enhancements: Make Your Celebration Look and Sound Amazing

Cinematic storytelling is taking center stage as modern couples incorporate multimedia elements, like videos and slideshows. With a projection screen and quality sound system, you can put your romantic journey on full display. For instance, showcase your dinner dates leading up to your celebration. 

Photography: Classic City Films, LLC

Interactive photo booths and digital guest books are also gaining popularity as a fun way to immerse guests. Our photo booth service includes custom graphics, props, a personalized backdrop, and post-wedding digital delivery. Over the moon about this idea? Explore our photo booth options here

As for unique guest books, you can add a QR code to your guest tables so loved ones can capture candid moments and upload them to your digital gallery. You can also lean into this year’s vintage trend with a rotary phone guest book or Polaroid photos. 

Tap into the Summer 2024 Wedding Trends

The hotter season always brings a refreshing flair to wedding trends. You can add an unforgettable stamp to your milestone with personalized music experiences, sophisticated lighting designs, and audiovisual storytelling.

Did you discover any new trends? Bookmark this blog post and revisit it with your wedding planner as you prepare for the happiest day of your life!